|GENERAL, COLONIAL GOVERNOR (IRELAND)|
BORN 14 Jul 1778, Larne - DIED 16 Apr 1844, Calcutta|
CAUSE OF DEATH cholera
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (056/RS (5400), memorial only)
Sir William Casement was the son of George Casement and Elizabeth Montgomery. He was a Major-general in the service of the East India Company and served as the Military Secretary to the Governor-General of India. He served for 47 years without interruptions and he fought in the 3rd Mahratta War.
On 21 July 1803 he married Anne Browne, a daughter of general Sir George Sackville Browne (d.1828). He is a great uncle of the revolutionary politician Roger Casement. He died of cholera in India and he was buried in Calcutta. A memorial was erected for him at Kensal Green Cemetery in London.
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997