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.[2] In 1816 he went on to be Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.[3]

He was also Colonel of the The 16th, Bedfordshire Regiment from 1816 to 1823.[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
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Prevost, Bt
Colonel of the 16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment
1816–1823
Succeeded by
William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford