Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton Junior GCB GCH

Henry Clinton was born in 1771, the son of the more famous General Sir Henry Clinton of the American War of Independence. Henry junior joined the army in 1789 as an ensign in the 1st Foot Guards. He later commanded a division at Messina in Sicily in 1812 and at Waterloo he led the 2nd division of Rowland Hill's 2nd Corps. He was Colonel of the 1st Battalion 60th Rifles from 20 May 1813 to 8 Aug 1815 and the Buffs from 9 Aug 1815 to 20 Dec 1829. He was also MP for Boroughbridge from 1808 to 1818. The mezzotint is by S W Reynolds published in 1827.

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