John Macleod (British Army officer)
|Sir John Macleod|
|Born||29 January 1752|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War
|Awards||Royal Guelphic Order|
In 1781, he was ordered to join the force under Earl Cornwallis which was sent to North Carolina and which took part in the Battle of Guilford. He was, in 1782, appointed Commander of the Royal Artillery at a time when they had just five battalions. He was appointed Deputy Adjutant-General of the Royal Artillery, an honorary position, in 1795. Under Macleod's direction the Royal Artillery had been expanded to ten battalions by 1808. He also held the position of Master Gunner, St James's Park from 1808.
In April 1827, he was given command of the Field Train, again an honorary position.
He died in 1833.
- Military Memoir of Lieutenant General Sir John Macleod, Page 5
- Memoir, Page 7
- Memoir, Page 12
- The London Gazette: . 31 March 1795. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
- Memoir, Page 19
- Royal Artillery at Regiments.org at the Wayback Machine (archived January 12, 2008)
- Memoir, Page 20
- Memoir, Page 26
- The London Gazette: . 24 April 1827. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
- The London Gazette: . 1 February 1833. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
|Master Gunner, St James's Park
Sir Alexander Dickson