DE FACIEU, JEAN ALEXIS (d. 1843), a Frenchman who had been a colonel in the French army. Securing his dismissal from the service, he came to India in 1840, and joined the Sikh army the following year as colonel of Cuirassiers. However, he left the service after the assassination of Mahārājā Sher Siṅgh and went to Fīrozpur, where he died in December 1843. He was buried by the British with full military honours.


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