King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
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Colonels of the King's Own Royal Regiment
General John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham KG
Served as a Subaltern in 39th Foot. Captain in 86th Rutland Regiment,1779. Lieutenant Colonel 1782. First Lord of the Admiralty 1788 to 1794. Colonel 1793. Major General 1795. Colonel of the King’s Own 5 December 1799. Commanded the King’s Own Brigade to Holland and was wounded at Egmont-op-Zee. Master General of Ordnance 1801. Lieutenant General 1802. Commanded the Expedition against Walcheren 1809. General 1812. Governor of Gibraltar 1820. Died 1835.
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