Richard Armstrong (British Army officer)

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Sir Richard Armstrong
Bornc. 1782
Died3 March 1854
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Commands heldMadras Army
Battles/warsPeninsular War
First Anglo-Burmese War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Armstrong, KCB (c. 1782 – 3 March 1854) was an officer in the British Army.

Military career[edit]

Armstrong was the only son of Lt.-Col. Richard Armstrong of Lincoln.[1] Armstrong was commissioned as an ensign in 1796. He served in the Peninsular War and in the First Anglo-Burmese War.[2] He became commander of the British forces in Canada West in 1842 and, after serving in that post until 1848, went on to be Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army in 1851.[2] He resigned due to poor health in early 1854 and died shortly afterwards.[2] He was also colonel of the 95th Regiment of Foot and then colonel of the 32nd Regiment of Foot.[2]


  1. ^ Dodd, Charles R. (1846). The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, of Great Britain and Ireland, Including All the Titled Classes. p. 17.
  2. ^ a b c d Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Military offices
Preceded by C-in-C, Madras Army
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sir John Buchan
Colonel of the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Preceded by Colonel of the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by