|Battles/wars||Nine Years' War|
War of Spanish Succession
Shrimpton joined the Army becoming a Major in the 1st (Queen's Own) Foot Guards.
In 1704, when the Garrison at Gibraltar came under threat from the French, a force of 2,500 troops under Shrimpton's command was dispatched to re-inforce the Garrison. Archduke Charles, acting on the recommendation of Queen Anne, asked Shrimpton to accept an appointment as Governor and he remained there until 1707.
- The War of the Succession in Spain: During the Reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1711 By Arthur Parnell, Page 87 BiblioBazaar, 2009, ISBN 978-1-103-17076-0
- Gibraltar: a History
|Parliament of England|
Lord James Russell
| Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
With: Richard Wollaston
Parliament of Great Britain
| Governor of Gibraltar