Alexander Champion (East India Company officer)
|Died||15 March 1793|
|Commands held||Indian Army|
Champion was commissioned into service for the British East India Company in 1768. He rose through the ranks and was appointed Commander-in-Chief, India in January 1774. On 23 April 1774 Champion defeated the Rohillas (Afghan Highlanders) at Miranpur Katra, killing their leader, Hafiz Rahmat Khan, and ending the Rohilla War.
Champion remained in office until November 1774. He retired to Hatchlands Park near Guildford and died at Bath on 15 March 1793: there is a monument to him in Bath Abbey by Nollekens, which says, 'he rose, in the course of twenty years' active service in India, to the chief command of the Company's troops in Bengal.'
- Commissions 1698-1827 National Archives
- The Bengal almanac, for 1827, compiled by S. Smith and Co.
- Historical record of medals and honorary distinctions conferred on the British Navy, Army and Auxiliary Forces By George Tancred, Page 302
- The answer of James Fraser to the charges made against him by Robert Stewart By James Fraser M.P.
- Bath Abbey (Bath, England), Malmesbury Abbey, Bradford-on-Avon Church of St. Laurence by Thomas Perkins
- The Bonnell Monumont in Walthamstow Church
| Commander-in-Chief, India
Sir John Clavering