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George Brydges Rodney (Royal Marines officer)

George Brydges Rodney (Royal Marines officer)

Lieutenant General George Brydges Rodney, CB (c.1821 – 8 July 1895) was a Royal Marines officer who served as Deputy Adjutant-General Royal Marines.

George Brydges Rodney
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Marines
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldRoyal Marines
Battles/warsFirst Carlist War
Crimean War
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath

Military career

Rodney was commissioned into the Royal Marine Light Infantry. After serving as a junior officer in the First Carlist War, he saw action as a brigade major at the Battle of Balaclava in October 1854, at the Siege of Sevastopol in Winter 1854 and at the Battle of Kinburn in October 1855 during the Crimean War.[1]

Rodney became Assistant Adjutant-General at Headquarters Royal Marine Forces on 28 May 1863,[2] colonel second commandant of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and commander of the Royal Marine Depot, Deal in November 1867[3] and colonel-commandant of the Chatham Division on 18 September 1873.[4]

Rodney went on to be Deputy Adjutant-General Royal Marines (the professional head of the Royal Marines) in August 1875[5] before retiring in September 1878.[6]


Rodney was the son of Captain Hon. John Rodney and grandson of Admiral Lord Rodney. He married Isabella, the daughter of General Marcus Beresford, in 1856, and died on 8 July 1895 at Elvaston Place, London.[7]


  1. "Royal Marines". Crimean War Research Society. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. "No. 22741". The London Gazette. 2 June 1863. p. 2857.
  3. "No. 7804". The Edinburgh Gazette. 6 December 1867. p. 1441.
  4. "No. 24020". The London Gazette. 26 September 1873. p. 4329.
  5. "No. 24234". The London Gazette. 6 August 1875. p. 3913.
  6. "No. 24622". The London Gazette. 6 September 1878. p. 5038.
  7. "Obituary". The Annual Register: 194. 1896.
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