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Burgoyne Sir John Fox

Burgoyne, Sir John Fox, Bart., G.C.B., son of the above, was born in 1782, and passing from Eton to Woolwich joined the Royal Engineers in 1798. His first taste of active service was in Abercromby's expedition to Egypt in 1800. He then accompanied Sir John Moore to Sweden and the Peninsula; fought under Wellington in Spain, and took part in the siege of New Orleans under Pakenham. During the long subsequent peace Burgoyne strongly advocated the strengthening of our national defences, and in 1845 was appointed inspector-general of fortifications. He went out to the Crimea in 1854 and was present at the battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkerman, directing the siege operations until recalled in 1855. On his return he received a baronetcy and an honorary degree at Oxford. In 1865 he became governor of the Tower, and three years later was raised to the rank, of field-marshal. He died in 1871, having undergone a severe shock through the loss of his only son, the commander of the ill-fated turret-ship Captain, in 1870.