George Charles D'Aguilar

George Charles D'Aguilar

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Major-General Sir George Charles D'Aguilar, KCB ( 德忌笠 or 德己立) (1784–1855) was a British Army Major General and Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong.

Background

He was born the son of Solomon d'Aguilar (1752–1817) of Liverpool and Margaret Gillmer (1753–1829). The d'Aguilars were a military family directly descended from the 'Great Captain', Gonzalo Hernandez y Aguilar, Duke of Cordova and Terra Nova, who distinguished himself at the conquest of Grenada in the time of Ferdinand and Isabella. His cousin and contemporary, Ltieutenant-Colonel George Thomas d'Aguilar (1783–1839) married Catherine Burton, the aunt of the noted explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton.

Military service

He entered the army in 1799 as an ensign with the 86th Regiment of Foot who were then serving in the East Indies. He remained there until 1808, and during that time served for two years on the general staff of the army, as Brigade Major, and three years as Adjutant of the 86th Foot (consisting of nearly the whole of Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley's administration).

He was with the regiment at the reduction of various forts in the Malwa and Guzerat districts and at Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake's unsuccessful assaults on Bharatpur, India. Having been promoted to a company in the 81st, he returned to England in May, 1809, and the following month embarked for Walcheren. After the fall of Flushing, Netherlands he was appointed aide-de-camp to Lieutenant-General Mahon,...
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