|Sir Thomas Arbuthnot|
|11 September 1776–26 January 1849 (aged 74)|
|Place of birth||Rockfleet, Co Mayo|
|Place of death||Salford|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
He was born in Rockfleet, Co Mayo, Ireland, the sixth son of John Arbuthnot, Sr of Rockfleet. He entered the British Army in 1794, as an ensign in the 29th Regiment of Foot. After serving in that and other regiments, he joined the staff corps under Sir John Moore in 1803. He subsequently served as quartermaster-general at the Cape of Good Hope, whence, in 1808, he joined the army in the Iberian Peninsula. He was assistant quartermaster-general to General Picton's division during the greater part of the Peninsular War. He was twice wounded, once in the West Indies and again in one of the latest actions in the Peninsula.
He was appointed an aide-de-camp to the Prince Regent in 1814, and a K.C.B. in 1815. Promoted major-general in 1825, he was sent next year to Portugal in command of a brigade. He afterwards commanded a district in Ireland, and having attained the rank of lieutenant-general in 1838, was appointed, in 1842, to the command of the Northern and Midland Districts in England, which command he retained until his death.
|Nov. 1795||Ensign||29th Foot|
|May 1796||Lieutenant||40th Foot|
|June 1798||Captain||8th West India Regiment|
|May 1803||Royal Staff Corps||Quarter-master General's department||Peninsula|
|April 1808||Major||5th West India Regiment|
|1808||Staff|| Assistant Ajutant-general |
Ast. Quartermaster general
|May 1810||Lt-Colonel||Deputy Quartermaster general||Cape of Good Hope|
|Feb 1812||Aide-de-camp to Prince Regent|
|March 1814||57th Foot|
|June 1814||Brevet Colonel|
|Aug 1819||71st Foot|
|May 1825||Major General|
|June 1838||Lieutenant General|
|Dec 1839||52nd Foot||Regimental Colonel|
|Dec 1844||9th Foot||Regimental Colonel|
|Feb 1848||71st Highlanders||Regimental Colonel|
He died unmarried at his residence in The Crescent, Salford.
He was brother of General Sir Robert Arbuthnot, KCB and Charles Arbuthnot and bishop Alexander Arbuthnot. He was uncle of Sir Alexander John Arbuthnot, Major General George Bingham Arbuthnot and Lieutenant General Sir Charles George Arbuthnot.
- Arbuthnot, Mrs P S-M (1920). Memories of the Arbuthnots. George Allen & Unwin.
- Sir James Balfour Paul, ed (1908). The Scots Peerage. founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's 'Peerage of Scotland'.
Sir George Townsend Walker
|Colonel of the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot|
| Succeeded by|
Sir Edward Gibbs
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