Field-Marshal George Wade

Died aged c. 75

Field Marshal George Wade PC (1673 – 14 March 1748) was a British Army officer who served in the Nine Years' War, War of the Spanish Succession, Jacobite rising of 1715 and War of the Quadruple Alliance before leading the construction of barracks, bridges and proper roads in Scotland. He went on to be a military commander during the War of the Austrian Succession and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces during the Jacobite rising of 1745.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Dave Hitchborne on Geograph

Here lived Marshal Wade M.P. B.1673 D.1748

Marshall Wade House, 14 Abbey Churchyard, Bath, United Kingdom where they lived

Western Defences. The western line of defences was established in the reign of King Charles II (166?-????) after the Jacobite Rising when these defences were almost breached. The line was rebuilt by General Wade.

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was