Hugh Arbuthnot (British Army Officer)

General Sir Hugh Arbuthnot, KCB (1780 – 11 June 1868) was Member of Parliament for Kincardineshire 1826–1865.

79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders) Ensign in May 1796, Major-General 22 July 1830, Lt-General 23 November 1841, General 20 June 1854. A long length of service.

Formerly 52nd Light Infantry. To Colonel, 79th Regiment (Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders), 14 March 1862. Commanding officer, South Staffordshire Regiment (80th Reg't of Foot), 1843-'62.

Sir Hugh, a son of John Arbuthnot, 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott, was the younger brother of John Arbuthnott, 8th Viscount of Arbuthnott and helped the latter out with his financial embarrassment. He never married.

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