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General Sir James Frederick Love GCB KH (1789 – 13 January 1866) was a British Army officer who served as Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

Sir Frederick Love
General Sir Frederick Love
Died13 January 1866
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Battles/warsPeninsular War
Hundred Days
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order

Military careerEdit

Love was commissioned into the 52nd Regiment of Foot in 1804 and took part in the retreat to Corunna and the Battle of Bussaco during the Peninsular War.[1] He was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and saved Bristol during the riots of 1831.[1] He was appointed British resident at Zakynthos in 1835, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in 1852 and General Officer Commanding South-Eastern District in 1856 before becoming Inspector-General of Infantry in 1857.[1]

He was Colonel of the 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot from 1856 to 1865 [2]and Colonel of 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot from 1865 to his death.[3]

He was promoted general on 10 August 1964.[4]


In 1825 he married Mary Heaviside; they had no children.[5]


  1. ^ a b c James Frederick Love at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ "57th (the West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot". Archived from the original on 1 December 2006. Retrieved 17 July 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "43rd (the Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)". Archived from the original on 29 December 2006. Retrieved 8 July 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "No. 22887". The London Gazette. 23 August 1864. p. 4126.
  5. ^ Famous Canadian Women
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir James Reynett
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
Succeeded by
Godfrey Mundy
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Colin Campbell
GOC South-Eastern District
Succeeded by
Robert Mansel
Preceded by
James Fergusson
Colonel of the 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Robert Garrett
Preceded by
Sir Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
Colonel of the 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Charles Richard Fox