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Sir John Colborne was born at Lyndhurst, Hampshire on 16th February 1778, the only son of Samuel Colborne. He entered the British army as an ensign in the 20th Regiment in 1794; and fought throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. At the battle of Waterloo, where he commanded the 52nd Regiment, he was chiefly responsible for the defeat and rout of Napoleon's Old Guard. In 1821 he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, and in 1829 Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada.
oil on canvas
H 141.4 x W 111.1 cm