Hugh Gordon (British Army officer)

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Hugh Mackay Gordon
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Hugh Mackay Gordon
Born 1760
Died 12 March 1823
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1775 - 1821
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Garrison of Jersey
Battles/wars American War of Independence

Lieutenant General Hugh Mackay Gordon (1760 – 12 March 1823) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

Military career[edit]

Gordon joined the British Army in 1775[1] and served in the American War of Independence being taken as a Prisoner of war during the Siege of Pensacola in 1781.[2] He served in the West Indies from 1793 and became Assistant Quartermaster-General in the East Indies in 1798.[2] He was appointed Inspector of militia in Jersey in 1799 and joined the staff in Madeira in 1811 before becoming Lieutenant-Governor of Plymouth in 1815.[2] In 1816 he went on to be Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.[3]

He was also Colonel of the 16th Regiment of Foot.[3]

There is a memorial to him in St James's Church, Piccadilly.[4]

References[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Hilgrove Turner
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
1816–1821
Succeeded by
Sir Colin Halkett