Major General Sir Isaac Brock KB is a British Army officer and Colony Administrator from Guernsey. Brock was appointed to Lower Canada in 1802. Despite desertion and death, he successfully commanded his regiment in Upper Canada for many years. He was promoted to major general and became responsible for the defense of Upper Canada against the United States. While many in Canada and Britain believed the war could be stopped, Brock began to prepare his army and militia for what was to come. When the War of 1812 broke out, the people were prepared, and swift victories at Fort Mackinac and Detroit defeated American attempts to invade. Brock's actions, especially his success in Detroit, won him high praise, including his title of Knight of the Order of the Bath and the title of "Hero of Upper Canada." His name is often associated with that of Native American chief Tecumseh, although the two only cooperated directly for a few days.
|Born||October 6, 1769, St Peter Port, Guernsey|
|Died||October 13, 1812, Queenston, Upper Canada|
|Cause of death||Killed in action by a gunshot wound to the chest|
|Resting place||Brock's Monument, Queenston|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Sophia Shaw, daughter of Aeneas Shaw (engaged)|
|Governor General||George Prévost|
|Succeeded by||Roger Hale Sheaffe|
During the War of 1812, he was a British Major General. He was slain in the Battle of Queenston Heights, which took place in October 1812.
He enlisted in the military when he was fifteen years old.
He was the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada at the time.
He had seven brothers when he was growing up.
Both he and James Buchanan served in the War of 1812.
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