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Picton, Sir Thomas (1758-1815), British general, was born in Pembrokeshire. He was ordered to the West Indies in 1784, and became Governor of Trinidad in 1797. He commanded a brigade in the Walcheren expedition (1809), and was appointed Governor of Flushing. During the Peninsular War he commanded the "Fighting Division," distinguishing himself especially at Badajos and Vittoria. He was severely wounded at Quatre Bras, but concealed the fact in order that he might take part in the battle of Waterloo, in which he was killed by a musket-shot.