James Robert Brunker

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James Brunker
Born 22 December 1806
Dublin, Ireland
Died 24 March 1869 (aged 62)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong

Major-General James Robert Brunker (22 December 1806 – 24 March 1869) was Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong.

Military career[edit]

Brunker was commissioned into the 91st Regiment of Foot in 1825.[1] He was appointed Adjutant of his Regiment in 1829.[2]

He went on to be Deputy Adjutant-General in Ceylon in 1852[3] before being appointed Inspecting Field Officer for the Recruiting District in 1860.[4]

He was promoted to Major-General in 1865[5] and then made Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong in 1867.[6]

He died in Hong Kong in 1869 and is buried at Hong Kong Cemetery.[7]

Family[edit]

He married Marianne Molyneaux.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 18127". The London Gazette. 16 April 1825. p. 652. 
  2. ^ "No. 18544". The London Gazette. 27 January 1829. p. 156. 
  3. ^ "No. 21773". The London Gazette. 31 August 1855. p. 3286. 
  4. ^ "No. 22353". The London Gazette. 3 February 1860. p. 380. 
  5. ^ "No. 23087". The London Gazette. 23 March 1866. p. 1983. 
  6. ^ British and Indian armies on the China coast 1785-1985 by Harfield, A G, Published by A and J Partnership, 1990, Pages 483-484 ISBN 0-9516065-0-6
  7. ^ a b Tenth Volume of the Visitation of England and Wales
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Philip Guy
Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
1867–1869
Succeeded by
Henry Whitfield