Sir John Fox Burgoyne
Sir John Fox Burgoyne

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Sir John Fox Burgoyne 
Eldest of four illegitimate children of Lieutenant-General the Right Hon John Burgoyne.
Date (from)(Date to)Event
24 July 1782 Born.
19 October 1796 Entered Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
29 August 1798 Gazetted to Royal Engineers.
July 1800 Lieutenant.
March 1805 2nd Captain.
18081813Served with Sir John Moore and with Wellesley in the Peninsula.
July 1809 Captain.
January 1812 Major.
March 1812 Lt Col.
18131815Served in America (New Orleans and Fort Bowyer).
18151818Commanded Royal Engineers in army of occupation in France.
18211826Commanded Royal Engineers at Chatham.
1826 Served with Sir William Clinton in Portugal.
18281831Commanded Royal Engineers at Portsmouth.
18311846Chairman, Board of Public Works, Ireland.
28 June 1838 Major-General.
19 July 1838 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
18451868Inspector-General of Fortifications.
1847 Chairman, Relief Commission ('Soup Kitchen Act', Feb 1847).
11 November 1851 Lieutenant-General.
6 April 1852 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
18531855Advised Lord Raglan during Crimean campaign.
November 1854 Colonel-commandant, Royal Engineers.
5 September 1855 General.
1856 Baronet.
1865 Constable of the Tower of London.
7 January 1868 Field-Marschal.
7 October 1871 Died.
His only son, Captain Hugh Talbot Burgoyne R.N., who had been one of the first recipients of the Victoria cross, was lost in Captain when she foundered under his command in the Bay of Biscay, 6 Sep 1870.
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