Sir John Dyke Acland 4th8th Baronet: Birth: 1778. Death: APR 1785
Note: Acland was an officer in the 20th Foot. He served under General Burgoyne in his invasion of northern New York in 1777. On 7 October 1777, he was shot through the legs and taken prisoner at the Battle of Bemis Heights, near Stillwater, New York. His wife, Lady Harriet , was allowed to attend in the American camp and was well-treated by the American forces. He was elected an MP in 1774. Acland was grateful for the treatment received when recuperating as a prisoner of war. Upon returning to England he challenged a Lieutenant Lloyd to a duel when the latter spoke poorly of Americans at a dinner party. Although he survived the duel, he caught a cold during it from which he died.
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