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23 War Services of the General Officers.
upwards of 100 wounded, out of a complement of 2G0. He also served the Syrian campaign
(Medal) of 1840, including the attack and capture of Sidon, capture of Beyrout, bombardment
of Acre, and other desultory services. Has received the War Medal with one Clasp.
40 Lieut. General the Honourable William Arbuthnott served in the Peninsula, and was
present at the passage of the Douro, and the battles of Oporto, Talavera, and Busaco: for
the two last he has received the War Medal with two Clasps.
43 Lieut. General Bowers was slightly wounded at Waterloo.
44 Lieut. General T. M. Williams previously to entering the Army served five years as Mid¬
shipman in the Navy, and was engaged in tlie attack of the French Fleet by Admiral Cornwallis on
the21stAug. 1805. Assisted in the disembarkation of the British Army in Portugal in Aug. 1808,
and at its embarkation during and after the battle of Corunna in 1809. Accompanied the
expedition to Walcheren the same year, and served in the squadron of gun-boats in the Scheldt
covering the disembarkation of the army, and at the bombardment and capture of the fortresses
of Ter Vere, Ramakins, and Flushing. Landed with a division of sailors on the Island of
South Beveland, and was present at the taking of Fort Batz, and at the subsequent defence and
repulse of the enemy in their repeated efforts to repossess themselves of that important post;
also in frequent gun-boat actions co-operating with the army during their evacuation of those
islands in 1810. He quitted the Navy and entered the Army in Feb. 1811, and joined the 4th
Regt. in Portugal in August of the same year, and served in that corps and the 77th, into which
lie was promoted from that period, to the termination of that war in 1814, without being a day
absent from his Eegt. He was present at the siege and storming of Badajoz, at the operations
on the Bidassoa and Adour, and affairs at St. Jean de Luz, and at the Mayor's House in front
of Bidart in Dec. 1813, and at the investment of Bayonne and repulse of the sortie. He has
received the War Medal with one Clasp for Badajoz.
45 Lord Albemarle served the Waterloo campaign with the 14th Foot.
46 Lieut. General Sandilands served with the expedition to Walcheren; also the campaign
of 1815, and was engaged on the 17th June with the Horse Artillery in covering the retiring
movement from Quatre Bras, and on the 18th of June he was present at the battle of Waterloo.
47 Major General Parker has the war medal with one clasp, and the Cross of the Tower
and Sword of Portugal.
48 Major General Wortham served the campaigns of 1813 and 14 in Spain and France,
including the siege of St. Sebastian, from 20th Aug. to 9th Sept. 1813; battles of Orthes and
Toulouse (War Medal with three Clasps). Served afterwards with the army in America,
from 14th Sept. 1814, to 24th May 1815, including the attack on the American Lines before
New Orleans, 8th Jan. 1815, and the siege and capture of Fort Bowyer fromSth to 11th Feb.1815.
49 Lieut.General Dunlop commanded'the Troops in China from the breaking out of hostili¬
ties in 1850 to the end of April 1857. In Jan. 1857, suffered severely from an attempt made
by tlie Chinese to poison the inhabitants of Hong Kong by mixing arsenic with the bread sold
on the 16tli of January. Commanded the Artillery at the capture of Canton in Dec. 1867
(CB., Medal and Clasp).
50 Major General George Elliot served with the Royal Marine Battalion in co-operation
with the Spanish troops against the Carlists in 1837, and received the Cross of San Fernando,
1st Class. Served on the China expedition (Medal), and was wounded in the attack on the
intrenched camps on the heights of Segoan, 15th March 1842. Was present at the bombard¬
ment of Odessa, 22nd April 1854; landed with the Royal Marines for the defence of Eupa-
toria; was at the siege of Sebastopol (Medal and Clasp, 5th Class of the Medjidie, and Turkish
51 Major General Langford served with the Battalion in Spain from June 1836 to Sept.
1840, and was present in the actions of Fuenterabia and Hernani, besides various minor affairs.
While serving in H. M. S. North Star, from Sept. 1841 to Sept. 1846, he participated in the
operations of the Expeditionary Force in China, including the blockade of the Woosung River
(Medal). On the termination of hostilities with China he proceeded in the North Star to
New Zealand ; and was landed with all the detachments of Royal Marines from H.M. ships
present, and appointed to command that force, together with a detachment of the 96th Kcgt.,
with which he was actively employed in the field against the insurgent chiefs, whose strongly •
stockaded Pahs, or Villages, were successfully attacked and destroyed: for these services he
obtained the Brevet rank of Major. Accompanied the expedition to the Baltic in 1854 (Medal).
62 Major General L'Estrange served the campaign of 1808-9 in Spain with the 14th, and
was present at the battle of Corunna. Capture of the Isle of France in 1810. Capture of
Java in 1811, and engaged with a Dutch brigade at St. Nicholas, At the storming of a strong
Dutch Fort on the coast of Bantam. On board H.M.S. Roscius at the boarding and capture
of eleven French gun-boats. Present at the siege and storm of Cornelis, and storm and
capture of the heights of Serandole. At the capture of the town and fortress of Sambas, Isle
of Borneo, in March 1813. Nepaul war in 1816 ; siege and capture of Hattras in March 1817 ;
Mahratta campaign in 1817 and 18 : siege and storm of Bhurtpore under Lord Combermere.
He has received the War Medal and two Clasps for Corunna and Java.
53 Major General Williamson served with the 27 th Regt. in the Kaffir war of 1834-35(Medal).
54 Major General Parke served in co-operation with the Spanish forces and Legion near
San Sebastian, and under Espartero in raising the siege of Bilboa—Medal (Knight 1st Class St,
Fernando and Knight of Isabella the Catholic).
55 Major General Jardine served during the Indian campaign of 1858, including the occu¬
pation, after the relief of Lucknow, of the fortified outposts and camp with Outram's force and
repulse of the enemy's attacks (Medal).
56 Major General Hurdle was at the attack on the forts and harbour of Courageaux in
1815 ; and battle of Navarino in 1827 (War Medal with one Clasp). He served during the re¬
volutionary war in Greece in 1828, and received the Cross of the Redeemer of Greece. Was

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