Forbes Champagné

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Forbes Champagné
Died 23 October 1816
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Indian Army
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Lieutenant General Forbes Champagné (died 23 October 1816) was Commander-in-Chief, India.

Military career

Champagné was commissioned into the 4th Regiment of Foot in 1773.[1] He served in the Southern Colonies during the American Revolutionary War[2] and took part in the Battle of Wetzell's Mill in 1781.[3] By 1796 he had been appointed Commanding Officer of the 20th Regiment of Foot.[4]

He was Commander-in-Chief, India from 1807 to 1811 during which time he was promoted to Lieutenant-General.[5]

He also became Colonel of the 1st Battalion of the 95th Regiment of Foot.[6]

He lived in Merton[7] and died on 23 October 1816.[8]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Hewett
Commander-in-Chief, India
Succeeded by
Sir George Nugent