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Alexander Hamilton Gordon (British Army officer, born 1817)

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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Role  Politician
Service/branch  British Army
Name  Alexander Hamilton-Gordon
Battles and wars  Crimean War

Battles/wars  Crimean War
Awards  Order of the Bath
Commands held  Eastern District.
Died  May 18, 1890
Rank  General
Alexander Hamilton-Gordon (British Army officer, born 1817) Alexander HamiltonGordon British Army officer born 1859 Wikipedia

General The Honourable Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon KCB (11 December 1817 – 18 May 1890), was a Scottish soldier and Liberal Party politician.

Military career

Hamilton-Gordon was the second son of Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by his second marriage to Harriet, daughter of the Hon. John Douglas. Arthur Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, was his younger brother. He served in the British Army and saw action at the Battle of Balaclava in October 1854 during the Crimean War. He went on to be General Officer Commanding Eastern District in January 1872.

Apart from his military career he was also an Honorary Equerry to Queen Victoria and sat as Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire East between 1875 and 1885.

Hamilton-Gordon married Caroline Emilia Mary, daughter of Sir John Herschel, 1st Baronet, in 1852. They had five sons and four daughters. His eldest son Alexander also became a successful soldier. Hamilton-Gordon died in May 1890, aged 72. Lady Hamilton-Gordon survived him by 19 years and died in January 1909.


Alexander Hamilton-Gordon (British Army officer, born 1817) Wikipedia

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