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John Elkington
John Elkington
Born 1830
Died 21 (aged -1810–-1809) February 1889 (aged 58–59)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service c.1848 - 1889
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant General John Henry Ford Elkington CB (1830 – 21 February 1889) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Military career[edit | edit source]

Elkington became a lieutenant with the 6th Regiment of Foot in 1849.[1] He served with his Regiment during the 7th and 8th Xhosa Wars.[2] He was appointed Assistant Quartermaster-General to the Ottoman Contingent during the Crimean War and then became Aide-de-Camp to Sir John Michel during the Indian Mutiny.[2] He continued to serve as Aide-de-Camp to Michel during the Second Opium War.[2] In 1880 he became Deputy Adjutant-General for the Auxiliary Forces at Army Headquarters.[3]

He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1885 and died in office in 1889.[4] He was also Honorary Colonel of the Fortress and Railway Forces.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

Government offices
Preceded by
Henry Sarel
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
1885–1889
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Bulwer

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