MONCKTON, HENRY. (1740–1778). British officer. Fourth son of John Monckton, the first Viscount Galway, and brother of Robert Monckton, he commanded the Forty-Fifth Foot, known as the Sherwood Foresters, from 25 July 1771. He led this unit as part of Henry Clinton's right wing in the battle of Long Island. As commander of the Second Battalion of grenadiers, he was wounded and captured at Monmouth, 28 June 1778, dying from his wounds a few hours later.
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