George Harding (British Army officer)

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Sir George Harding
Born 1788
Died 1860
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant General Sir George Judd Harding CB (1788–1860) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

Military career[edit]

Harding was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1802.[1] He took part in the Napoleonic Wars, being deployed first to Messina in 1807, and then to Gibraltar, where in 1810 he worked with Sir Charles Holloway on the demolition of two Spanish forts and the rest of the Spanish Lines of Contravallation of Gibraltar.[2] He was the Chief Engineer on Gibraltar in about 1831.[3]

He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in 1856[4] and was also Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Royal Engineers.[5]

In 1860 he was appointed to the Order of the Bath[6] and he also died.

Legacy[edit]

On Gibraltar he worked on a number of fortifications. There is a refurbished gun battery which is called Harding's Battery. At one point the southern tip of Gibraltar was known as Harding's Point.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15521. p. 1073. 8 October 1802. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  2. ^ History of the Royal Sappers and Miners
  3. ^ Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command. Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. 1834. p. 29. 
  4. ^ World Statesmen
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22269. p. 2147. 31 May 1859. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  6. ^ Edinburgh Gazette, accessed June 2013
  7. ^ "Europa Point". Government of Gibraltar - Tourist Board. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Knollys
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
1856–1859
Succeeded by
Marcus Slade