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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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How to use Byng in a sentence
Admiral Byng was afterwards shot in England, on an unjust charge of cowardice in this affair.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Admiral Byng was himself the son of an admiral, who was created Viscount Torrington for his distinguished services.
The court found Byng guilty of negligence in not having done his utmost in the endeavour to relieve Minorca.
As to personnel, I ask for young and energetic commanders, Byng and Rawlinson, and am turned down.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
At the second reading, Mr. Byng alone voted no, though there was considerable discussion.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for Byng
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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)
his son John . 1704–57, English admiral: executed after failing to relieve Minorca
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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