James Watson (British Army officer)
Sir James Watson
|Died||14 August 1862 (aged 90)|
Wendover, Buckinghamshire, UK
|Commands held||Indian Army|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Watson was commissioned into the 14th Regiment of Foot reaching the rank of Major in 1802. He was appointed Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of his Regiment in 1807 and served in India and Batavia.
In March 1835 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, India and continued in that role until September; two years later he was promoted to Lieutenant General and made Colonel of the 14th Foot, a position he held until his death.
Lord William Bentinck
| Commander-in-Chief, India
Sir Henry Fane
Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby
| Colonel of the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot