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  1. Julian Hed·worth George [hed-werth] /ˈhɛd wərθ/, Viscount Byng of Vimy, 1862–1935, English general: governor general of Canada 1921–26.
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Historical Examples

  • After my talk with Byng, we went on to meet Fanshawe and de Lisle.

    Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2

    Ian Hamilton

  • As to Byng, I think myself he is not quite sure yet about the spirit of his men.

  • He has a great admiration for Byng and so, though sadly, he went away.

  • At 11 o'clock Birdwood and Byng came over for a confab on the last upset.

  • Byng with the 3rd Cavalry Division was placed under Allenby.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres


British Dictionary definitions for byng

Byng

noun
  1. George, Viscount Torrington. 1663–1733, British admiral: defeated fleet of James Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, off Scotland (1708); defeated Spanish fleet off Messina (1717)
  2. his son John . 1704–57, English admiral: executed after failing to relieve Minorca
  3. Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy. 1862–1935, British general in World War I; governor general of Canada (1921–26)
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