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17261805, Dec 27
a British soldier who became the ninth Commander-in-Chief of India (1764–1765). Hector is said to have got his first commission in the army after helping the Duchess of Gordon who was travelling alone in Sutherland. Hector took over from a drunken coachman and brought her to safety, the Duchess later used her influence to procure him a Lieutenants commission in the 64th. On the regiment's disbandment in 1749 he transferred to the 48th Foot.
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