Forbes Champagné

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Forbes Champagné
Died 23 October 1816
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Indian Army
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Lieutenant General Forbes Champagné (died 23 October 1816) was Commander-in-Chief, India.

Military career[edit]

Champagné was commissioned into the 4th Regiment of Foot in 1773.[1] He served in the Southern Colonies during the American Revolutionary War[2] and took part in the Battle of Wetzell's Mill in 1781.[3] By 1796 he had been appointed Commanding Officer of the 20th Regiment of Foot.[4]

He was Commander-in-Chief, India from 1807 to 1811 during which time he was promoted to Lieutenant-General.[5]

He also became Colonel of the 1st Battalion of the 95th Regiment of Foot.[6]

He lived in Merton[7] and died on 23 October 1816.[8]


Military offices
New regiment Colonel of the 8th Garrison Battalion
Succeeded by
John Despard
Preceded by
Sir George Hewett
Commander-in-Chief, India
Succeeded by
Sir George Nugent
New regiment Colonel-Commandant of the 1st Battalion,
95th Regiment of Foot

Succeeded by
Sir Brent Spencer
Preceded by
Sir Lowry Cole
Colonel of the 70th (Glasgow Lowland) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Kenneth Howard