John Adlercron

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John Adlercron
John Adlercron
Died 31 July 1766
Blackrock, Dublin
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Indian Army

Lieutenant General John Adlercron (died 31 July 1766) was Commander-in-Chief, India.

Military career

Born into a Huguenot family who had taken refuge in Dublin at the end of the seventeenth century, Adlercron joined the Royal Army: in 1754 he went to India as Commanding Officer of the 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot to protect the interests of the East India Company.[1]

He became Commander-in-Chief, India that year.[1] On 16 May 1758 he was promoted to major-general, and on 18 December 1760 to lieutenant-general.[2]

Adlercron died of an apoplexy in July 1766 at his home at Blackrock in Dublin.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Plassey 1757: Clive of India's Finest Hour by Peter Harringman, Page 36
  2. Richard Cannon, Historical Record of the Thirty-Ninth, or the Dorsetshire Regiment of Foot (1853) p. 109-110
  3. Notes & Queries, Oxford Journals
Military offices
Preceded by
Stringer Lawrence
Commander-in-Chief, India
Succeeded by
Robert Clive