William Gordon Cameron
|Sir William Gordon Cameron|
|Born||16 October 1827
|Died||2 March 1913 (aged 85)
Christchurch, Hampshire, England
|Years of service||1844–1896|
|Commands held||Northern District
Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
|Relations||Helen Colebrook Mary Cameron (wife)|
William Gordon Cameron was commissioned into the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot in 1844. He transferred to the Grenadier Guards in 1847. In 1853 he was deployed to the Crimean War and took part in the Battle of Alma. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 3rd Regiment of the British German Legion in 1855.
In 1875, he became commander of a Brigade at Gibraltar and in 1875 of a Brigade at Aldershot. In April 1881 he was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern District. Then in 1884 he became Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements. He governed Hong Kong in a period between April 1887 to October 1887.
He was appointed Honorary Colonel of the 5th (West Middlesex) Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1880.
Gen. Sir William Gordon Cameron GCB was the son of Lt.-Col. William Gordon Cameron J.P. (1790-1856) and his wife Caroline née Edwards (1801-1872).
He married Helen Colebrooke Mary daughter of Gen.Sir John Hunter Littler KCB., GCB on the 20th of Jan. 1857 in Church of the Holy Trinity, Buckfastleigh, Devon, England.
|GOC Northern District
|Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong
and the Straits Settlements
Sir James Edwards
Acting Administrator William H. Marsh
|Administrator of Hong Kong
Sir William Des Vœux