General Sir George DON, G.C.B., G.C.H.
Colonel of the 36th Regiment of Foot (became 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in 1881)
Appointed Colonel on 4th April 1818 to 20th December 1829
This officer entered the army in 1770, as Ensign in the 51st Regiment of Foot; in 1784 he was promoted Major of the 59th Regiment of Foot, and in April 1789 was appointed Lieut.-Colonel of the same corps. He was advanced to the rank of Colonel in 1795, and was appointed Aide-de-camp to His Majesty King George III. in 1797.
In 1798 Colonel Don was promoted to the rank of Major-General; in the succeeding year he was appointed Colonel of the 7th West India Regiment (afterwards disbanded), and was removed to the 96th Regiment of Foot in 1805. He was also promoted to the rank of Lieut.-General, and proceeded with the expedition to Hanover in the same year.
In 1814 he was promoted to the rank of General, and appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Gibraltar. On the 24th of January 1819, the 95th (formerly 96th) Regiment was disbanded, previously to which he was, on the 4th of April 1818, removed there from to the 36th Regiment of Foot. General Don was nominated a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath on the 20th of May 1820, and on the 21st of December 1829 was appointed Colonel of the 3rd Foot or the Buffs.
He was appointed Governor of Scarborough Castle in 1831, and died at Gibraltar on the 1st of January 1832.