James Durand (British Army officer)

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Lieutenant-General James Durand (died 1766) was a British soldier.

He served as an officer in the 1st Foot Guards, rising to the rank of captain and lieutenant-colonel in May 1748, and to major (with the rank of colonel) in 1753. He was appointed major-general in 1759, and rose to the lieutenant-colonelcy of the 1st Foot Guards in 1760. In 1761 he was appointed lieutenant-general, and in June 1765 made the colonel of the 56th Regiment of Foot. He died in 1766 and was buried at St Mary's, Twickenham on 6 March; his wife Cornelia had been buried there on 12 January the same year.[1]

Military offices
Preceded by
William Keppel
Colonel of the 56th Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Hunt Walsh


  1. R. S. Cobbett, Memorials of Twickenham (London, 1872) p. 70