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War Services of the General Officers who are not Colonels of Regiments. 21
1 General Douglas served at the capture of the Danish and Swedish West India Islands
in 1801. On the expedition to the north of Germany in 1805 and 6. Peninsular campaigns
from Feb. 1812 to March 1814, including the battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, and the Pyrenees
(27th to 31st July) ; siege of San Sebastian from 24th Aug. to the 8th Sept., and battle of
Nivelle. He has the Gold Cross for Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, and Nivelle, having com¬
manded a field battery; and the Silver War Medal with one Clasp for St. Sebastian.
2 Sir Duncan M'Gregor was actively employed in Sicily and Italy in 1806, including the
skirmishes at St. Euphemie, battle of Maida, attack on Scylla Castle, and capture of Catrone.
Campaign of 1807 in Egypt, including the attacks in the Desert, and siege of Rosetta. Cam¬
paign in Holland in 1809, including the attacks and captures of Ter Vere and Flushing. Cam¬
paigns in the Peninsula during part of 1813 and 14. Capture of Corsica in May 1814.
Wounded through the right shoulder by a musket-shot at Maida, for which battle he has
received the War >Iedal with one Clasp.
3 Lord Hotham served in the Peninsula with the Coldstream Guards from April 1812 to
Feb. 1814, with the exception of a short absence in consequence of a wound received at the
battle of Salamanca. Served also the campaign of 1815, and was prpsent at the battle of Waterloo.
He has received the War Medal with four Clasps for Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, and Nive.
4 General John Drummond served in the Peninsula with the Coldstream Guards from
January 1813 to the end of that war in 1814, and was present at the battle of Vittoria,
the crossing of the Bidassoa, capture of St. Jean de Luz, battles of Nivelle and Nive, the
investment of Bayonne and repulse of the sortie, and has received the War Medal with three
Clasps ; served also with the army of occupation in Franco.
5 Lieut. General Sberboume Williams served at the capture of Guadaloupe in 1815.
5+ Lieut. General T. P. Thompson, prior to entering the Army, was several years in the Royal
Navy. He served in the Rifle Brigade at the attack on Buenos Ayres, and was among the
captured under General Crauford in the church of St. Domingo. Served in the Peninsula with
the 14th Light Dragoons, and was present at the battles of Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, and Toulouse,
for which he has received the War Medal with four Clasps. As Captain in the 17th Light
Dragoons, was in the Pindarree and other campaigns in India from 1815 to 1819. In 1819 was
in the expedition under Sir Wm. Grant Keir to the Persian Gulf, as Secretary and iirabic
Interpreter, and being left there as Political Agent, he commanded a detachment of Native
Troops ordered to act against the tribe of Beni-Boo-Ali, which detachment being defeated by
the Arabs, necessitated the expedition under Sir Lionel Smith in the following year.
6 Lieut. General Piper served six campaigns in the Peninsula, France, and Flanders, from
March 1810 to the 27th Jan. IG. From 1810 to 12 was employed in the Lines of Lisbon and
Almeida; and from Jan. 1812 to the conclusion of hostilities in 1815, held the command of a
Division of a Pontoon Train (having been entrusted during that period with the organization
and equipment of four several bridges); threw the bridges of the Guadiana, Tagus, Bidassoa,
Gave d'Oleron, Garronne, and Seine; served in the trenches at the last siege of Badajoz, from
the morning of the 18th to the 23rd of March, when the bridges of communication below the
town being destroyed and sunk, was despatched (by order of the Commander of the Forces) to
re-establish and remain with them—passing shot, shell, and ammunition during the nights, and
provisions during the daytime—for the remainder of the operations; received the thanks of Sir
Rowland Hill at the passage of the Tagus in August same year, on the advance of his column
to Madrid; and subsequently, when en route to Salamanca (in consequence of the enemy's
cavalry intercepting the communication through the Sierra-do-Gato) was commanded by
written instructions from the Commander of the Forces to retire with the bridges on Alcantra
de la Reina and Badajoz, to Elvas, and finally to Abrantes ; where, equipping a fresh train of
boats for the operations of the ensuing year, advanced with the army from Sabugal and Frey-
nada to the Ebro and Vittoria; passage of the Bidassoa in Oct. and Latter part of the blockade
of Pampeluna; actions of the 9th and 11th Dec. 181.3 at Bayoune; do. Toulouse in 1814 ; passed
and repassed His Grace the Commander of the Forces and Staff during the operations of the
day, from the right to the left bank of the river, on a fly-raft of three boats; and subsequently,
advancing to Mongiscard on the Canal Royal du Midi, proceeded thence to Bordeaux. Proceeded
to Ceylon, East Indies, 16th June 1816. Served as commanding engineer in the Kandiau
Provinces, during the insurrections of 1817 and 18. He has received the War Medal with three
7 Sir Robert Wesley served in a Battalion of JNIarines formed from the squadron under Sir
Alex. Cochrane at the attack and capture of Guadaloupe, St. Martin's and St. Eustatia in 1810.
In blockading squadrons off Brest, L'Orient, and Basque Roads, including several successful
boat affairs under the Batteries of Rochelle and Isle d'Aix in 1811. In coast operations, north
of Spain; and, with the 1st Battalion of Marines, in Portugal, in 1812. At the attack on Nor¬
folk, and the entrenched camp of Hampton, &c., in the Chesapeake. Served the campaigns of
1813 and 14 at the advanced posts in Lower Canada, and in command of a division of seven
gun-boats employed blockading the enemy's flotilla at Platsburg. At the defence of La Cole
Mill. Adjutant to a Light Corps formed of the flank companies of the 2nd West India Regi¬
ment and Marine Battalions at the attack and capture of Fort Peter, the fortified positions of
St. Mary's and Cumberland Island (coast of Georgia). In command of a detachment of Artil¬
lery in H.M.S. Phaeton assisted in repelling an attack of Algerine gun-boats in 1821. Adjutant
to a battalion under Colonel Otven serving in co-operation with the Spanish army in 1836-7,
including the affair betore Fuentarabia, 11 July 1836, the field actions of the 10th, 12th, and
14th March, and of Hernani, 16 March 1837. Served as captain in the same battalion until
the Force under Lord John Hay was withdrawn in 1840. He has received the Military War
Medal with one Clasp for Guadaloupe, and is a Knight 1st Class of St. Fernando.
8 Lieut. Generiil Crokat served in Sicily in 1807; in Portugal in 1808, under Sir Arthur
Wellealey; in Spain and at Corunna under Sir John Moore; on the Walcheren expedition in
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