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DRINKWATER, John Capt.

Forenames: John

Last name: DRINKWATER

Titles and Honours: Capt.

Date of Election: 1786-03-08

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries:

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes

Publications:

"A History of the Siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783, with a description and account of that garrison from the earliest period. By John Drinkwater, Captain in the late 72nd Regiment, or Royal Manchetser Volunteers" (c. 1785)

"A compendium of the Regent's canal, showing its connection with the metropolis" (1830)

"Statements respecting the late departments of the comptrollership of the army accounts, showing the inconveniency which will probably result from its abolition" (1835. Printed for private circulation.)

Place of Residence:

Notes:

Historian of the siege of Gibraltar.

Aged 15, joined as ensign in regiment of volunteers, they were sent to Gibraltar instead of USA.
1779 Siege of Gibraltar
1787 Re-stationed in Gibraltar
1794 became, by purchase, major
1796 Became Lt. Col.
1799 Comissionary-Gen. of the force
1801 Hon. Appt. in household of Duke of Kent
1811-35 Apptd Comptroller of army

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