John St George

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Sir John St. George
Born 18 January 1812
Died 17 March 1891
Buried Brompton Cemetery, London
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

General Sir John St. George GCB (18 January 1812 – 17 March 1891) was a British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, John St. George was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1828.[1] He was decorated for his conduct during the Crimean War, where he commanded the siege train at the fall of Sevastopol in 1855.[2]

From 1859 to 1869 he was successively President of the Ordnance Committee and then Director of Ordnance at the War Office.[1]

He was Master Gunner, St. James's Park, the ceremonial head of the Royal Regiment of Artillery from 1884 to 1891,[1] and was appointed Colonel Commandant of the 21st and 26th (Royal Arsenal) Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1864.[3]

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.[1]

Family[edit]

In 1860 he married Elizabeth Marianne Evans.[1]

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "John St. George at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Obituary. The Times, 19 March 1891. 
  3. ^ Army Lists.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Poole England
Master Gunner,
St. James's Park

1884–1891
Succeeded by
Sir Collingwood Dickson