King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
Museum & Collections
First World War
Second World War
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Colonels of the King's Own Royal Regiment
Major General Sir John Burgoyne
From Captain 11th Dragoons to Captain-Lieutenant of 2nd Foot Guards 10 May 1758. Formed 16th Lancers 1759. Brigadier General in Portugal 1762. Major General and Governor of Fort William 1772. Present at Bunkers Hill, subsequently served under General Carlton in Canada and in 1777 was appointed to command the Army to move down from Canada to Albany, which was surrounded and had to surrender at Saratoga. On being censured, he resigned all his appointments except his rank of Lieutenant General. Was eventually exonerated and made Commander in Chief Ireland, 1782. Colonel of the King’s own, 7 June 1782. Member of Parliament for Preston. Died 4 August 1792. Buried in Westminster Abbey.
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