Hugh Arbuthnot (British Army officer)

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General Hon Sir Hugh Arbuthnot, KCB
General Sir Hugh Arbuthnott (corrected).jpg
Born 1780
Died 1868 (aged 87 or 88)
Allegiance British
Rank General
Commands held 79th Regiment of Foot
Awards CB
Relations Son of John Arbuthnot, 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott
Other work Member of Parliament, Kincardineshire

General Sir Hugh Arbuthnot, KCB (1780 – 11 June 1868) was a British Army officer and Member of Parliament for Kincardineshire 1826–1865.[1]

He was born the son of John Arbuthnot, 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott and the younger brother of John Arbuthnott, 8th Viscount of Arbuthnott.

He entered the 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders) as Ensign in May 1796 and was promoted Major-General on 22 July 1830, Lt-General on 23 November 1841 and full General on 20 June 1854.[2]

He was given the colonelcy of the 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot from 1843 to 1862, transferring as colonel back to the Cameron Highlanders from 14 March 1862 to his death in 1868.[3]

Sir Hugh never married.

References[edit]

  • Mrs PS-M Arbuthnot (1920). Memories of the Arbuthnots. Geo Allen & Unwin Ltd. 
  • Bing, Hon Mrs Christy (1999). The Lairds of Arbuthnott. Agnate Press. ISBN 0-9535923-0-8. 
  • Hart's Army List. 1863. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Henry Sewell
Colonel of the 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders)
1862–1868
Succeeded by
John Francis Glencairn Campbell
Preceded by
Sir Jasper Nicolls
Colonel of the 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot
1843–1862
Succeeded by
Sir William Mansfield, 1st Baron Sandhurst
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Ramsay, Bt
Member of Parliament for Kincardineshire
1826–1865
Succeeded by
James Dyce Nicol