Inigo Jones (British Army officer)

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Inigo Jones
Birth name Inigo Richmund Jones
Born 23 September 1848
Worton Hall, Isleworth
Died 20 July 1914
Westminster, London
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1866–1907
Rank Major-General
Commands held Troops in the Straits Settlements
Battles/wars Suakin Expedition
Second Boer War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Major-General Inigo Richmund Jones CB CVO (23 September 1848 – 20 July 1914) was a British Army officer who commanded the Troops in the Straits Settlements.

Military career[edit]

Jones was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1866.[1] He served in the Suakin Expedition in 1885 and the Second Boer War during which he commanded the Guards Brigade.[2] He was mentioned in despatches by Lord Kitchener dated 23 June 1902.[3]

He subsequently became Commanding Officer of the Scots Guards and went on to become General Officer Commanding the Troops in the Straits Settlements in 1905 before retiring in 1907.[4] He lived at Kelston Park, Somerset.[5]

Family[edit]

In 1878 he married Alice Charlotte Matilda Dawson; they had three daughters. She died in 1885.[5] In 1888 he married Elinor Margaret Charteris, granddaughter of the 7th Earl of Wemyss & March; they had one daughter and one son.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 23199". The London Gazette. 18 December 1866. p. 6991. 
  2. ^ Obituary: General Inigo Jones The Advertiser, 22 July 1914
  3. ^ "No. 27459". The London Gazette. 29 July 1902. pp. 4835–4837. 
  4. ^ Army Commands Archived 2015-07-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b c Howard, Joseph Jackson (1903). Frederick Arthur Crisp, ed. Visitation of England and Wales. II. Priv. print. pp. 81–83. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Arthur Dorward
GOC Troops in the Straits Settlements
1905–1907
Succeeded by
Thomas Perrott