|Sir Sydney Cotton|
|Born||2 December 1792|
|Died||19 February 1874 (aged 81)|
|Buried at||Brompton Cemetery, London|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
He joined the British Army in 1810 as a Cornet in the 22nd Light Dragoons. He served extensively in Australia (1835–42) and India (1810-35 & 1842-1863, including service throughout the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58).
For his frontier services Cotton was made KCB and after returning to England he was appointed Lieutenant-General in 1866 and GCB in 1872. In 1868 in London he had published "Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India, from 1854 to 1863".
Mount Cotton, Queensland is named after him.
- Rev. Richard Lynch Cotton (1794–1880), younger brother
- Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton (1803–1899), younger brother
Sir John Pennefather
|Governor, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Sir Patrick Grant