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William Charles Bancroft (1826–1903)

The death is announced this morning of Lieut.-Gen. William Charles Bancroft, who was a very popular aide-de-camp to His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly when Governor of Victoria. Gen. Bancroft was a captain in the 18th Bedfordshire Regiment when he went to Victoria with Sir Henry, and on his return to England at the expiration of that Governor's term he rejoined his regiment, and served in Canada at the time that measures were taken for defence against the Fenian invasion. He also served in India. He retired with the brevet rank of lieutenant-general on April 3, 1883, and had since been living in retirement in England. The deceased married the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Henry Miller, M.L.C., but that lady died about eight years ago.

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February, 1903 (aged ~ 77)
Farnborough, Hampshire, England

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