Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B. 1769-1812 - Ontario Heritage Trust


Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B. 1769-1812

of Canada's outstanding military heroes, Isaac Brock was born on this island.
He entered the British Army in 1785, became a lieutenant-colonel of the 49th
Regiment of Foot in 1797, and served in Europe 1799-1801. The following year he
was posted to Canada with his regiment. In 1811, just prior to the outbreak of
war between Britain and the United States, Brock became President of the
Executive Council and Administrator of Upper Canada (now Ontario) and rapidly
organized the defence of the infant colony. His leadership culminated in the
capture of Detroit and the defeat of the U.S. invaders at Queenston Heights in
1812. He was mortally wounded during the latter engagement and is buried on the


At St. Peter Port Church, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Region: International

County/District: United Kingdom

Municipality: Guernsey, Channel Islands