August de la Motte

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August de la Motte (1713–1788) by John Singleton Copley

August de la Motte was a Hanoverian general.

On October 16, 1775, De La Motte was sent to Gibraltar for service under the Kingdom of Great Britain. During the Great Siege of Gibraltar, he commanded three Hanoverian battalions. The battalions held out for three years and seven months. For their bravery, Motte's unit wore a special armband to commemorate their bravery.


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