|Born||18 March 1818|
|Died||23 September 1903(aged 85)|
|Commands held||Royal Military College, Sandhurst|
|Battles/wars||Recapture of Port Natal|
Born the son of Lieutenant-General Sir George Thomas Napier and educated at Cheltenham College, William Napier served with the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), and subsequently with the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was Director-General of Military Education and fought at the recapture of Port Natal in 1842, in the Scinde Campaign in 1845 and in the Crimean War in 1855.
- Jarry, François (1869). Outpost Duty: To Which Are Added Treatises on Military Reconnaissance and on Road Making. translated by William C.E. Napier. London, Chapman & Hall.
- Napier, George T. (1884). Passages in the Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier edited by William C.E. Napier. London, John Murray.
Sir Duncan Cameron
| Governor of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst
Sir Richard Taylor
Henry Dive Townshend
| Colonel of the 25th (King's Own Borderers) Regiment of Foot
Somerset M. Wiseman Clarke
The Hon. Sir James Lindsay
| Colonel of the Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Sir Julius Augustus Robert Raines