Loftus William Otway

Loftus William Otway 1775-1854

Born: 28 Apr 1775
Died: 07 Jun 1854
Father:Cooke Otway
Mother:Elizabeth Waller
Partner:Frances Blicke
Children:Loftus Charles Otway, Georgina Frances Otway, Robert Otway
Education:Trinity College, Dublin
Occupation:Army Officer
Buried: Highgate Cemetary, Near Karl Marx
Updated: 24 Dec 2000


Loftus William was a Lt. in 5th Dragoon Guards on 2/9/1796, Capt. in 27/10/1798 and Major on 24/2/1804, and then Lt. Col. 28/3/1805. On half pay 1802 - 1805. Lt. Col. on 28/3/1805 18th Regt. of (Light) Dragoons.

He probably fought in Spain in the Penninsular Wars 1807/8 - 1813/14, then a Lt. Col. in 26th Cameronians (Scottish) in 1818 and then Colonel of the 84th Regiment, rose to Lieut. General and was Knighted (C.B.).

His epitaph in Highgate Cemetry reads : "To the memory of General Sir Loftus William Otway, C.B., Colonel of the 84th Regiment, and Knight Commander of the Order of King Charles III of Spain, Born 28th April 1775, Died 7th June 1854, His distinguished service to his country throughout the Irish rebellion and the Peninsular wars, are recorded in the history of his time. Brave and gentle, honourable, generous and true, possessed of rare and highly cultivated mental powers, he has not left earth a kinder heart, or more gallant spirit. Gone to thy rest brave soldier, esteemed by all, and truly loved and deeply lamented by those who knew thee best."

ID: 279   Generated by GedTree on 27 Aug 2002

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