GEN George Hamilton

GEN George Hamilton

Birth
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death 29 Jan 1737 (aged 70)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Taplow, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Memorial ID 172448189 · View Source
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1st Earl of Orkney. He was a British army officer and Scottish nobleman. He was the first British Army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal. After commanding a regiment for William of Orange during the Williamite War in Ireland, he commanded a regiment in the Low Countries during the Nine Years' War. He then led the final assault at the Battle of Blenheim attacking the village churchyard with eight battalions of men. He then received the surrender of its French defenders during the War of the Spanish Succession. He also led the charge of fifteen infantry battalions in a bloody assault on the French entrenchments at the Battle of Malplaquet. In later life he became a Lord of the Bedchamber to George I and was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle.


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  • Created by: letemrip
  • Added: 8 Nov 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 172448189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GEN George Hamilton (9 Feb 1666–29 Jan 1737), Find A Grave Memorial no. 172448189, citing St Nicholas Churchyard, Taplow, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by letemrip (contributor 49084452) .