John Gordon's Commission

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The document is a commission to the position of Quartermaster in the 91st Regt of Foot, dated 1841.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Gordon (d 1851?), entered the army in 1839, joining the 91st Regt of Foot which was then commanded by General Gabriel Gordon, possibly a relative. He was appointed Quartermaster in 1841, later Adjutant, and promoted to the rank of lieutenant at the end of 1849. According to the 1852 edition of Hart's Army List, he was killed in action.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Custodial History

The document was found among EUL Miscellaneous Papers series when the collections were being reorganised in 2000. It probably formed part of an autograph collection before coming to the Library.