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John Shrimpton
Allegiance United Kingdom Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars Nine Years' War
War of Spanish Succession

Major-General John Shrimpton was Governor of Gibraltar.

Military career

Shrimpton joined the Army becoming a Major in the 1st (Queen's Own) Foot Guards.[1]

In 1693, during the Nine Years' War, he was wounded at the Battle of Landen in Flanders.[1] In 1701 he became Member of Parliament for Whitchurch.[1]

In 1704, when the Garrison at Gibraltar came under threat from the French, a force of 2,500 troops under Shrimpton's command was dispatched to re-inforce the Garrison.[1] Archduke Charles, acting on the recommendation of Queen Anne, asked Shrimpton to accept an appointment as Governor and he remained there until 1707.[2]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Lord James Russell
Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
with Richard Wollaston

Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Government offices
Preceded by
Henry Nugent
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Roger Elliott


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