Algernon Greville

Algernon Greville

Algernon Frederick Greville (29 December 1798 – 15 December 1864) was an English soldier and cricketer who served as private secretary to the Duke of Wellington.

He was the second son of Charles Greville and Lady Charlotte Cavendish-Bentinck, the daughter of William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland. He was commissioned an ensign in the Grenadier Guards on 1 February 1814, and fought with that regiment at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. He was also present at the capture of Péronne, and soon after was appointed aide-de-camp to General Sir John Lambert. He later became ADC to the Duke of Wellington, and served on his staff until the end of the occupation of France.

The Duke made him his private secretary upon being appointed Master-General of the Ordnance in 1819, and he continued to serve in this capacity when Wellington was made commander-in-chief (1827), prime minister (1828), foreign secretary (1834), and commander-in-chief again (1842).

Greville was appointed Bath King of Arms in 1829, and served as secretary to the Cinque Ports while Wellington was Lord Warden. He died in 1864 in Hillingdon.

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