George Middlemore

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General George Middlemore (died 18 November 1850, Tunbridge Wells) was a British Army officer and the first Governor of Saint Helena.

Originally commissioned in the 86th Regiment of Foot, he rose to command the 48th Regiment of Foot during the Peninsular War. He was the lieutenant-governor of Grenada from 1833 to 1835.

Middlemore was the first governor of Saint Helena from 1836 to 1842 after its handover from the British East India Company to the Crown. He oversaw the repatriation of Napoleon's remains from there in 1840.

External links[edit]

  • "Middlemore, George". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/18664. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Google Books
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Peregrine Maitland
Colonel of 76th Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Arbuthnot