Alexander Hamilton-Gordon (British Army officer, born 1817)
|Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon|
|Born||11 December 1817|
|Died||18 May 1890 (aged 72)|
|Commands held||Eastern District.|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Hamilton-Gordon was the second son of Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by his second marriage to Harriet, daughter of the Hon. John Douglas. Arthur Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, was his younger brother. He served in the British Army and saw action at the Battle of Balaclava in October 1854 during the Crimean War. He went on to be General Officer Commanding Eastern District in January 1872.
Hamilton-Gordon married Caroline Emilia Mary, daughter of Sir John Herschel, 1st Baronet, in 1852. They had five sons and four daughters. His eldest son Alexander also became a successful soldier. Hamilton-Gordon died in May 1890, aged 72. Lady Hamilton-Gordon survived him by 19 years and died in January 1909.
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|GOC Eastern District
January 1872 – April 1872
Sir Edward Greathed
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
William Dingwall Fordyce
|Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire East
1875 – 1885