John Garvock

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Sir John Garvock
Born 1817[1]
Kennington, Surrey
Died 10 November 1878
South Kensington, London
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held 2nd Infantry Brigade at Shorncliffe
1st Infantry Brigade at Dover
Northern District
Southern District
Battles/wars Ambela Campaign
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

General Sir John Garvock GCB (1817– 10 November 1878) was a British Army General who achieved high office in the 1860s.

Military career[edit]

Garvoch was commissioned into the 10th Regiment of Foot in 1835.[2] By 1839 he was serving as an Adjutant in the 10th Regiment of Foot.[3] He went on to command 2nd Infantry Brigade at Shorncliffe in October 1860 and 1st Infantry Brigade at Dover in July 1861.[4]

In 1863 he took command of the Eusufzye Field Force, a formation which conducted a foray against Hindustani tribesmen in Umbela (now Ambela) in the North West Frontier during what is now known as the Ambela Campaign.[5] He was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern District in England in October 1866 and General Officer Commanding Southern District in July 1877.[4]

He was subsequently Colonel of the 89th Foot[6] and then the 10th Foot.[7]


  1. ^ Modern English Biography: A-H. Netherton and Worth. 1892. p. 1825. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "No. 19303". The London Gazette. 4 September 1835. p. 1676. 
  3. ^ "No. 19809". The London Gazette. 31 December 1839. p. 2722. 
  4. ^ a b "Army Commands" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Historical Dictionary of the British Empire Volume 1, Page 32
  6. ^ "No. 23676". The London Gazette. 8 November 1870. p. 4773. 
  7. ^ "No. 24072". The London Gazette. 6 March 1874. p. 1526. 

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Sydney Cotton
GOC Northern District
Succeeded by
George Carey
Preceded by
Sir Charles Hastings Doyle
GOC Southern District
Succeeded by
Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar
Preceded by
Charles Gascoyne
Colonel of the 89th (The Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Caledon Richard Egerton
Preceded by
Sir Sidney John Cotton
Colonel of the 10th (the North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar