Andrew Gordon (British Army officer)

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Andrew Gordon
Died 17 April 1806
Allegiance United Kingdom Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Garrison of Jersey

Lieutenant General Andrew Gordon (died 17 April 1806) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

Military career[edit]

Born in Scotland, Gordon became a major in the 26th Regiment of Foot in 1777.[1] He was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in 1784, colonel in 1790,[2] major-general in 1794,[3] and lieutenant-general in 1801 (from brevet, 1799).[4] He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in 1797[1][5] and died in office in 1806.[1]

He was also Colonel of the 89th (The Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot from 1795 to 1797, the 59th Regiment of Foot from 1797 to 1801 and Colonel of the 26th Regiment of Foot from 1801 to his death in 1806.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815: 26th Regiment of Foot
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 13258. p. 705. 20 November 1794. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 131710. p. 1011. 4 October 1794. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15326. p. 37. 6 January 1801. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 13994. p. 273. 21 March 1797. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
Military offices
Preceded by
William Crosbie
Colonel of the 89th (The Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot
1795–1797
Succeeded by
Henry Bowyer
Preceded by
Sir David Lindsay
Colonel of the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot
1797–1801
Succeeded by
Alexander Ross
Preceded by
Sir Charles Stuart
Colonel of the 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot
1801–1806
Succeeded by
The Lord Elphinstone
Government offices
Vacant Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
1797–1806
Succeeded by
Sir George Don