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General Sir Charles Gore

General Sir Charles Gore

A carte-de-visite portrait of General Sir Charles Gore (1793-1869).

Born Hon. Charles Stephen Gore on 26 December 1793, his father was Sir Arthur Saunders Gore, 2nd Earl of Arran.

He revived the fighting traditions of the family by taking a distinguished part in the Peninsular War. He was present at the storming of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz before completing his eighteenth year; had one horse killed under him at Quatre Bras and three at Waterloo.

He married Sarah Rachel Fraser, daughter of James Fraser, on 13 May 1824.

He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) and as a Knight of the Hanoverian Order (K.H.). He was Colonel of the 5th Regiment of Foot and Lieutenant-Governor of the Chelsea Hospital.

General Hon. Sir Charles Gore K.C.B. and K.H. died on 4 September 1869. He was survived by his wife, two daughters and three sons.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 15 February 1861.


Code: 124159
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