John Gaspard Le Marchant stone plaque in High Wycombe

Founder of the Royal Military College General John Gaspard Le Marchant lived at a house on this site from 1799-1812

Major-General John Gaspard Le Marchant (9 February 1766 – 22 July 1812) was one of the finest British cavalry commanders of his generation; he was also an intellectual soldier who had a great influence on the efficient functioning of the army he served in. He was instrumental in the process which produced the first British military academy and staff college; and he saw active service in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Peninsular War.

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