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William Thornton (c.1779 - 1840):
Soldier


William Thornton was born in Muff, County Londonderry, and joined the army in 1796. He served in Malta, Canada and in the Peninsular War, and in 1814 in America. He was wounded at Bladensburg and in New Orleans. He was knighted in 1836 and became a general in 1838. He committed suicide in England.

Born: c.1779
Died: 6 April 1840
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