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General Sir Robert Gardiner

General Sir Robert Gardiner

A carte-de-visite portrait of General Sir Robert Gardiner (1781-1864).

General Sir Robert William Gardiner, K.C.B., was a veteran of the Peninsular War and Waterloo. In 1848 he was appointed the Governor of Gibraltar, a position he held until 1855.

In 1816 he married Caroline Mary Macleod, the eldest daughter of the eldest daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir John and Lady Emily Macleod.

He died 1864. According to his lengthy obituary in the Times (29 June 1864), he was survived by two children: Colonel Lynedoch Gardiner, and Emily, married to Major George Freud.

Photographed on 16 July 1861 by Camille Silvy of London.


Code: 126900
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