Colebrooke, William Macbean George, Sir, 1787-1870

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Dates:
Birth 1787-11-09
Death 1870-02-06

Biographical notes:

1803 entered the Royal Artillery as second lieutenant; 1805 and 1807-1808 served in Ceylon; 1806 served in Malabar; 1809-1810 served in India; 1810 captain; 1811 served in Java; 1813 deputy quartermaster-general, major, political agent and commissioner in Palembong, Sumatra; 1814 political agent and commissioner in Bengal; 1815-1816 served in Java; 1817-1818 served in the Third Anglo-Maratha War; 1818 served on expedition to the Persian Gulf; 1822-1832 commissioner of the Eastern Inquiry into Ceylon; 1834-1837 lieutenant-governor of the Bahamas; 1837 knighthood; 1837-1840 governor of the Leeward Islands; 1841-1848 lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick; 1846 colonel; 1848-1856 governor of Barbados and the Windward Islands; 1854 major-general; 1859 lieutenant-general; 1865 general; 1859-1870 colonel commanding the Royal Artillery.

Epithet: army officer and colonial governor

Title: Knight

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  • Canada, North America (as recorded)
  • Paris, France (as recorded)
  • Lincoln, Lincolnshire (as recorded)
  • Normandy, France (as recorded)
  • Sri Lanka, Asia (as recorded)
  • Devonshire, England (as recorded)
  • Exeter, Devon (as recorded)
  • Dudley, Worcestershire (as recorded)