Birth: 2 March 1858

Place or Registered Place of Birth: On Board "Charlotte", Off Goa, India

Baptism: 5 April 1858

Place of Baptism: Belgaum, Maharashtra, India

Death: 11 June 1918 - Aged 60

Place or Registered Place of Death: North Cherlton, Templecombe, Somerset

Father: Leopold Grimston Paget

Mother: Georgiana Theodosia Fitz Moore Halsey

Spouse(s): Isabelle Louise Swire

Date of Marriage: 29 February 1888

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire


Leo Berkeley Paget (1889-1951)
Mary Ranee Paget (1894-1933)


Armorial Families
Wellesley Lynedoch Henry Paget, C.B.,C.M.G., M.V.O., Brig.-Gen. R.A. 6th Div., late Lt.-Col. and
Brevet Col. R.H.A., b. 1858 ; d. 1918 ; m. 1888, Isabelle Louisa, d. of W. H. Swire.

Generals' Nicknames
No.124: 'Rajah' Paget
Dr Andy Simpson has discovered in the diary of Lieutenant-General Sir J.A.L. Haldane a reference to the BGRA VI Corps, Brigadier-General Wellesley Lynedoch Henry Paget (1858-1918), as ‘Rajah’ Paget. There is nothing obvious in Paget’s CV to account for the nickname.

The meeting referred to in Haldane’s diary was brief. Haldane advised Paget to go home sick before the GOC Third Army, General Sir Edmund Allenby, sacked him. Paget took the advice, leaving his command on 9 August 1916. He had survived an attempt by Haldane’s predecessor, Sir John Keir, to have him replaced in February 1916. Keir was also sacked by Allenby!

The Times - June 13, 1918
Brigadier-General Wellesley Paget. C.B, C.MG., M.V.O., who died at North Cherlton, Templecombe, on June 11, was born in 1858, the sixth son of the late Colonel Leopold G. Paget, of Park Homer, Wimborne. He was educated at Winchester and Woolwich; became a lieutenant R.A. in 1878 and was adjutant R.H.A. 1895-97. He served in the South African War, commanding the 2nd Brigade Division, R.F.A., in 1900; was present at the relief of Lady-smith and in operations, in the North-East, Transvaal, being mentioned three times in dispatches, and receiving the Queen's medal with six clasps and his brevet as lieutenant-colonel. In 1914-16 he was mentioned twice in dispatches, and received the C.M.G.

General Paget married, in 1888, Isabelle Louise, daughter of the late W. H. Swire, and had one son and one daughter.


1871 Census:

Wellington College, Sandhurst, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Wellesley L.H. Paget - Student - 13 - At Sea

1881 Census:

Barracks Soldiers Quarters, Newcastle Upon Tyne St Andrew, Northumberland
Wellesley Lynedoch Henry Paget - Single - 23 - 1858 - Lieutenant Royal Artillery (Officer) - On board Charlotte, East Indies

1901 Census:

24, (Westfield), Cornwall Road, Dorchester St Peter, Dorchester, Dorsetshire
Wellesley L.H. Paget - Head - Married - 43 - Major, Royal House Artillary - At Sea off Goa, E. India B.S.
Isabella L. Paget - Wife - 41 - 1860 - Liverpool, Lancashire
Mary R. Paget - Daughter - 7 - 1894 - Hampreston, Dorsetshire

Brig.-Gen. Wellesley Lynedoch Henry Paget