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William Fenwick Williams

Sir William Fenwick Williams (1800-1883) was a British military leader of the Victorian era. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he had risen to the rank of colonel by the time of the Crimean War, and in 1854, he became British military commissioner with the Turkish army. He held Kars against the Russians until November of that year, when he was forced to surrender with honour. His reward for his sterling service was a baronetcy.