Philip Melmoth Nelson Guy

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Sir Philip Guy
Born1804
Sidmouth, Devon, England
Died10 March 1878
Wiesbaden, Germany
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
RankLieutenant-General
Commands heldBritish Troops at Danapur
Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
Battles/warsSiege of Lucknow
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant General Sir Philip Melmoth Nelson Guy KCB (1804–1878) was Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong and Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

Military career[edit]

Guy was commissioned into the 5th Regiment of Foot in 1824.[1] He went on to command the British Troops at Danapur in India in 1857.[2]

He was appointed Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong in 1864[3] and Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in 1868,[4] a post he relinquished in 1873.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 18069". The London Gazette. 9 October 1824. p. 1652.
  2. ^ "No. 22050". The London Gazette. 13 October 1857. p. 3421.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "No. 23428". The London Gazette. 2 October 1868. p. 5215.
  5. ^ "No. 24024". The London Gazette. 10 October 1873. p. 4533.
Military offices
Preceded by
William Brown
Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
1864–1867
Succeeded by
James Brunker
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Burke Cuppage
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
1868–1873
Succeeded by
Sir William Norcott