Did you have ancestors that were Edinburgh Field Officers? Explore these records from almanacs 1758-1800 to find out their rank and regiment.
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The Edinburgh Field Officers from Almanacs 1758-1800 are an excellent resource for anyone researching their ancestors’ military history and want to understand more about their military life. They provide details of the rank and regiment your ancestor served in, you can also find out where they were stationed.
A notable individual Included within these records is John Knox, Major of the 36th Regiment of Foot.
In 1799, John Knox took part in the Duke of York's expedition to the Netherlands where he served as commander of the Advance Guard, an elite brigade composed of grenadiers and light infantry. As the British representative, he negotiated and signed the Convention of Alkmaar that ended that campaign.
John Knox was then appointed Governor of Jamaica but drowned while traveling to the island in 1800.