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Oswald, Sir Johnlocked

  • H. M. Chichester
  • , revised by John Sweetman


Oswald, Sir John (1771–1840), army officer, son of James Townsend Oswald, was born at Dunnikier, Kirkcaldy, Fife, on 2 October 1771. For some years (from about 1785) he was at the military school at Brienne, France, just after Napoleon had left. With Louis-Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne...

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