Charles Chapman (British Army officer)

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Charles Chapman
Died 2 August 1795
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Colonel
Commands held Indian Army

Colonel Charles Chapman (died 2 August 1795) was Commander-in-Chief, India.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Balliol College, Oxford,[1] Chapman served as Commanding Officer of the 3rd European Regiment[2] in Bengal before becoming Commander-in-Chief, India in December 1773.[3]

He became discredited as an elderly officer whose chief aim was to recoup his gambling losses[4] and was forced from office in January 1774.[3] He retired to Bath[5] and died in 1795.[6]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Barker
Commander-in-Chief, India
Succeeded by
Alexander Champion