Sir John Rolt
|Died||8 November 1856 (aged 73)|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order
Army Gold Cross with one clasp
Military General Service Medal with three clasps
Rolt was commissioned as an ensign in the 58th Regiment of Foot on 1 March 1800. He was wounded during the Egyptian Campaign in 1801. He took part in the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in January 1812 and the Battle of Badajoz in March 1812 during the Peninsular War, later receiving the Army Gold Cross for Corunna, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes and Toulouse, and the Military General Service Medal with clasps for Egypt, Busaco and Pyrenees.
Rolt became commanding officer of the 2nd Regiment of Foot in 1823 and went on to be colonel of the regiment on 29 August 1853.
- London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813–1980
- 1851 England Census
- "Lieutenant General Sir John Rolt KCB GCH 1853-1856". Queen's Royal Surreys. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
- "Military General Service Medal Roll". Dix Noonan Webb. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
- "No. 21472". The London Gazette. 2 September 1853. p. 2417.