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George Gleig

Gleig, George Robert (1796–1888). Son of George Gleig., Bishop of Brechin, entered the army, and served in the Peninsula and America. In 1820 he took orders, and after serving various cures became, in 1834, Chaplain of Chelsea Hospital, and in 1844 Chaplain–General of the Forces, which office he held until 1875. He was a frequent contributor to reviews and magazines, especially Blackwood’s, in which his best known novel, The Subaltern, appeared, and he was also the author of Lives of Warren Hastings, Clive, and Wellington, Military Commanders, Chelsea Pensioners, and other works.

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