Robert Garrett (British Army officer)
|Sir Robert Garrett|
|Died||13 June 1869|
|Commands held||46th Regiment of Foot
Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
South East District
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order
Lieutenant General Sir Robert Garrett KCB KH (1794 – 13 June 1869) was Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong.
Educated at Harrow School, Garrett was commissioned into the 2nd (The Queen's Royal) Regiment of Foot in 1811. He served in the Peninsular War and was present at the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro in 1811.
In 1846 he was appointed Commanding Officer of the 46th Regiment of Foot and in 1854 was despatched to the Crimean War where he commanded a Brigade of the 4th Division at the Siege of Sevastopol.
In 1858 he was appointed Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong before going on to India where he was General Officer Commanding a Division in Bengal and then in Madras. He returned to England in July 1865 to take command of South-Eastern District.
|Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
|GOC South-Eastern District
|Colonel of the 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot
Hon. Sir Augustus Spencer