James Durand (British Army officer)
Lieutenant-General James Durand (died 1766) was a British soldier.
He served as an officer in the 1st Foot Guards, rising to the rank of captain and lieutenant-colonel in May 1748, and to major (with the rank of colonel) in 1753. He was appointed major-general in 1759, and rose to the lieutenant-colonelcy of the 1st Foot Guards in 1760. In 1761 he was appointed lieutenant-general, and in June 1765 made the colonel of the 56th Regiment of Foot. He died in 1766 and was buried at St Mary's, Twickenham on 6 March; his wife Cornelia had been buried there on 12 January the same year.
|Colonel of the 56th Regiment of Foot
- Cannon, Richard (1844). Historical Record of the Fifty-Sixth, or the West Essex Regiment of Foot. London: Parker, Furnivall and Parker. p. 56.
- R. S. Cobbett, Memorials of Twickenham (London, 1872) p. 70
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