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Major-General Godfrey Charles Mundy (10 March 1804 – 10 July 1860) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

Godfrey Charles Mundy
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Major-General Godfrey Charles Mundy
Born10 March 1804
Died10 July 1860 (1860-07-11) (aged 56)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1821–1860
RankMajor-General
Battles/warsCrimean War

Military careerEdit

Mundy was commissioned as a lieutenant in the British Army in 1821.[1] He took part in the Siege of Bharatpur in the Indian princely state of Baharatpur in 1825 before being made Deputy Adjutant General of the military forces in Australia in 1826.[1] He served as Under-Secretary in the War Office during the Crimean War and was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in 1857.[1] He died in office in 1860.[1] He was author of the book Our Antipodes: or, Residence and Rambles in the Australasian Colonies, with a glimpse of the Gold-Fields.[2]

FamilyEdit

In 1848 he married Lady Louisa Catherine Georgina Herbert; they had one son, Herbert Godfrey Mundy.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Mundy, Godfrey Charles (1804–1860)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ Godfrey Charles Mundy (1855). Our Antipodes: or, Residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies, with a glimpse of the gold fields. R. Bentley. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  3. ^ Bessie Newenham Stuart. The Peerage.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-14.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Love
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
1857–1860
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Douglas