Edward Pole (British Army officer)

Lieutenant-General Edward Pole (c. 1682 – 22 December 1762) was an officer of the British Army.


The third son of Samuel Pole of Radbourne Hall in Derbyshire,[1] Pole joined the Army as a second lieutenant in the Regiment of Welsh Fusiliers on 23 February 1709.[2] He served with his regiment in the Netherlands during the War of the Spanish Succession, and was present at the battle of Malplaquet in 1709.[3] The war ended with the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, and Pole was promoted to captain on 13 August 1713.[1][4] He was actively employed in suppressing the rebellion in Scotland in 1715 and 1716; on 22 December 1726 he became captain in Humphrey Gore's Regiment of Dragoons, and on 9 March 1732 he was promoted to major.[1]

Pole was several years major in the 23rd Regiment of Foot.[3] On 18 August 1739 he was promoted to the lieutenant-colonelcy of the 12th Regiment of Dragoons,[5] and on 22 December 1747 he was promoted to colonel,[1] succeeding to John Folliot's Regiment of Foot.[6] On 10 August 1749 King George II rewarded his long and faithful service with the colonelcy of the 10th Regiment of Foot.[3] He was promoted to the rank of major-general in 1757,[7] and to that of lieutenant-general in 1759.[8]

Lieutenant-General Pole died at Park Hall, Derbyshire, on 22 December 1762, aged eighty.[9]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Charles Dalton, English Army Lists and Commission Registers 1661-1714, vol. VI (1904) p. 342, n. 16.
  2. Dalton, English Army Lists, p. 341.
  3. 1 2 3 Richard Cannon, Historical Record of the Tenth, or the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot (1847) p. 78.
  4. Dalton, English Army Lists, p. 101.
  5. Army List for 1740, p. 67.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 8728. p. 2. 15–19 March 1747 (Old Style).
  7. The London Gazette: no. 9661. p. 3. 12–15 February 1757.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 9924. p. 2. 21–25 August 1759.
  9. Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 32, p. 601.
Military offices
Preceded by
John Folliot
Colonel of the 61st Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Regiment disbanded
Preceded by
The Lord Tyrawley
Colonel of the 10th Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Edward Sandford

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