General Kenneth Alexander Howard,
1st Earl of Effingham GCB


Born on 29th Nov 1767, Kenneth Alexander Howard, 11th Baron Howard of Effingham served as an officer of the Coldstream Guards in Flanders in 1793. He was wounded at St Amand and took part in the sieges of Valenciennes and Dunkirk. On 1st Jan 1805 he was ADC to the King and promoted Colonel. He reached the rank of Major General on 25th July 1810 and commanded a brigade in the 1st Division and was present at Fuentes d'Onor. He was then moved with his brigade to the 2nd Division and commanded the right column at Arroyo dos Molinos. In Nov 1812 he was put in command of the 1st Brigade of Foot Guards and in June 1813 he commanded a division. He was at Vittoria and many other major battles of that campaign.

His appointments included Lieutenant-Governor of Portsmouth, Colonel of the 70th Regiment, 24 Oct 1816 to 29 Jan 1832, and Colonel of the Buffs, 30 Jan 1832 to 13th Feb 1845 when he died.


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by Stephen Luscombe