General James Wolfe
Who was he?
General James Wolfe (2 January 1727 – 13 September 1759) was a British
Army officer, known for his training reforms but remembered chiefly for
his victory over the French in Canada.
Why was he in Bath?
He had often visited Bath, staying with his parents who had taken a
house at 5 Trim Street. After returning to England following the siege
of Louisbourg in 1758, he wrote to a friend from Salisbury: "My health
is mightily impaired by the long confinement at sea. I am going to Bath
to refit for another campaign".
Location of plaque at 5 Trim Street:
The text reads
"Here dwelt General Wolfe b. 1727 d. 1759"
Location map of 5 Trim Street:
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