Francis Pym Harding

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Francis Pym Harding
2nd Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
18 October 1867 – 22 July 1868
MonarchVictoria
Governor GeneralThe Viscount Monck
PremierAndrew Rainsford Wetmore
Preceded byCharles Hastings Doyle
Succeeded byLemuel Allan Wilmot
Personal details
Born(1821-09-23)23 September 1821
Lymington, Hampshire, England
Died25 February 1875(1875-02-25) (aged 53)
Lymington, Hampshire, England
NationalityEnglish, Canadian
OccupationSoldier
ProfessionPolitician

Francis Pym Harding, CB (23 September 1821 – 25 February 1875) was an English general in the British Army and the second Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from 1867 to 1868.

Born in The Grove, Lymington, Hampshire, England, Harding was an officer in the 22nd Foot (Cheshire Regiment) and was promoted to colonel in 1858. He was transferred from Malta to New Brunswick in 1866 and was appointed commanding officer. As the senior military officer, he was recommended by Charles Hastings Doyle for the position of Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and was appointed in 1867. In 1868, he was promoted to the rank of major general and returned to England in 1869.

He died in Grove, Lymington, Hampshire, England in 1875.

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