Thomas Ashburnham

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Thomas Ashburnham
Born 1816
Died 2 March 1872 (aged 55-56)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
Battles/wars First Anglo-Sikh War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

General Hon. Thomas Ashburnham CB (1816 – 2 March 1872) was Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of the 3rd Earl of Ashburnham, Thomas Ashburnham became a Coldstream Guards officer.[1] He went on to serve in India during the First Anglo-Sikh War between 1845 and 1846.[2]

He was appointed Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong in 1857.[3]

He was also Colonel of the 82nd Regiment of Foot from 1859 until his death.[4]

In retirement he lived in Park Street in London and died in 1872.[5]

Family[edit]

In 1860 he married Hon. Adelaide Georgiana Frederica Foley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 19253". The London Gazette. 27 March 1835. p. 578. 
  2. ^ National Archives
  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. ^ "82nd (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Regiment of Foot". regiments.ord. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "No. 23858". The London Gazette. 17 May 1872. p. 2381. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Garrett
Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong
1857–1858
Succeeded by
Sir Charles van Straubenzee