Sir Alexander Hope
Sir Alexander Hope, National Portrait Gallery, London
|Born||2 December 1769|
|Died||19 May 1837(aged 67)|
|Commands held||14th Regiment of Foot|
Royal Military College, Great Marlow, later at Sandhurst
|Battles/wars||French Revolutionary Wars|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
General Sir Alexander Hope GCB (2 December 1769 – 19 May 1837) was a British Army officer who became the last Governor of the Royal Military College while it was at Great Marlow and the first after its move to Sandhurst.
He commanded the 14th Regiment of Foot at the skirmish at Geldermalsen, the Netherlands, in 1795 during the Flanders Campaign and was severely wounded, losing an arm and being left permanently lame. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Tynemouth and Cliff Fort in 1797, Lieutenant-Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1798 and Deputy Assistant Adjutant General to the Forces in Holland in 1799. He went on to serve as Deputy Quartermaster General to the Forces. He became Governor of the Royal Military College in 1812 and, although he stood down as Governor of the College in 1819, he became Governor of the College again in 1824 before he went on to be Lieutenant-Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in 1826.
He is buried with Georgina in Aberlady churchyard.
The Memorials to Governors in the Chapel of the present-day Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, includes: ″In Memory of Gen. the Honble. Sir Alexander Hope, G.C.B., Colonel 14th Foot. Born 9th Dec, 1769; died 17 May 1837. Commanded the 14th Regiment at Gueldermalsen, 1795 ; wounded. D.A.A.G. to the Forces in Holland, 1799. Twice Special Envoy to the King of Sweden. Governor R.M. College, Great Marlow, 1811-12. Governor of this College, 1812–19, and again, 1824-26. Lieut.-Governor Chelsea Hospital, 1826-37.″
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- "Alexander Hope". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- Memorial inscription in the Chapel
- "James Hope-Scott". The Quarterly Review, Volume 157. London, England: John Murray. 1884. p. 475. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
- The Peerage.com