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De Facieu, Jean Alexis

De Facieu, Jean Alexis
Colonel of Cuirassiers (D. 1843)

A Frenchman who had been a colonel in the French army. Securing his dismissal from the service, he came to India in 1840, and joined the Sikh army the following year as colonel of Cuirassiers.

However, he left the service after the ssassination of Maharaja Sher Singh and went to Firozpur, where he died in December 1843. He was buried by the British with full military honours.

Source: TheSikhEncyclopedia.Com

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