Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester


The Lord Dorchester

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Personal details
BornTemplate:Birth date
Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died10 November 1808(1808-11-10) (aged 84)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
AwardsKnight of the Order of the Bath
Military service
Allegiance23x15px Kingdom of Great Britain
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Years of service1742–1796
RankMajor-General
CommandsAmerica
Quebec
The Canadas
Battles/warsWar of the Austrian Succession
Seven Years' War
American War of Independence

Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724-1808) was a British soldier and Governor of Canada. Colonel Carleton was a part of James Wolfe's attack on Quebec City during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. General Carleton repelled the American attack on Quebec in 1775. He was governor of Canada twice, 1768-1778 and 1785-1795.[1]

References

  1. Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Foundation, Toronto. 2011. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001407< Retrieved 31 Jan 2011> 

Further reading

  • Reynolds, Paul R., Guy Carleton, A Biography, 1980, Template:Catalog lookup linkScript error: No such module "check isxn".
  • Billias, George Athan,Editor, George Washington's Opponents, William Marrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1969, 103–135.
  • Nelson, Paul David. General Sir Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester: Soldier-Statesman of Early British Canada. Associated University Presses, 2000.
  • Wrong, George M. Canada and the American Revolution. New York, 1968.

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1768–1778
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