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31 War Services of the General Officers.
actions in whicli the left wing of the army was engaged. Served also the campaign of 1815, and
was present at the battle of Waterloo. He has received the War Medal with two Clasps.
171 Major General Last commanded the troops in the southern district ot New Zealand during
the greater part of the operations against the hostile natives in 1846. He assisted in driving back
the rebels who attacked the detachment posted under Lieut. Page (58th Regt.) at Bnulcott's
farm in the valley of the Hutt on the 16th May 1846 ; commanded at the capture of Te Rau~
paraha and several other influential chiefs, as well as disarming part of the tribe on the 23rd
July ; and also commanded the combined force at the affair of the Horokiwi, on the 6th Aug.,
compelling the rebels to retreat and ultimately to disperse ; was particularly mentioned in the
Government Gazettes of New Zealand, and also in the Dispatches of Lieut.-Governor Grey.
172 Major General Sparks served on the N. E. frontier of the Cape of Good Hope against the
Kaffirs in 1817 ; on the expedition into KafFi-aria under Col. Brereton in 1818 ; in the action at
Graham's Town 22nd April 1810, and the campaign of the same year in Kaffraria under Col.
Wiltshire. Again on the N. E. frontier when the Kaffirs invaded the Colony in 1834 ; during
the war that ensued he commanded a local corps—the Graham's Town Volunteers—with the
Colonial Commission of Lt.Colonel. In 1848 he was sent from Jamaica to the Mosquito Coast,
in consequence of the death of H. M.'s Agent and Consul General there to attend to British inte¬
rests, and received the thanks of H. M.'s Government. Served throughout the Eastern cam¬
paign of 1854-65, except from tlic middle of Feb. to the end of May 1855 (sent to England on
duty). Succeeded to the command of the 38th Regt. on the morning of the 18th June when
Lt.Col. Louth was wounded; was the senior unwounded officer of the 2nd Brigade 3rd Division
at the close of the action, and commanded it for ten days. Served in the campaign in Oude in
1858, including the capture of Lucknow; and commanded the Infantry Brigade in the action
of Meeangunge. Has the KafBr war Medal, the Crimean Medal with three Clasps for Alma,
Inkerman, and Sebastopol, and the Sardinian and Turkish Medals, is a C-6., an Officer of the
Legion of Honor, has the 4th Class of the Medjidie, and the Indian Medal with Clasp for
Lucknow.
173 Major General Henderson served in New Zealand during the disturbances in 1847,
and was present at the repulse of 400 Natives in their attack at Wanganui on the 19th July.
174 Major General March served with the R. Marine Battalion on tlie north coast of Spain
from 1830 to 1840, and was present in all the affairs in which the battalion took part, including
the battle of Ilernani. Served with the R. M. Brigade during the campaign in the Crimea and
siege of Sebastopol; was attached to the Light Division of the Army at the battles of Balaklava
and Inkerman—severely wounded (Medal and tliree Clasps, Brevet Major, Knight of the Legion
of Honor, Sardinian Medal, 5th Class of the Mcdjidic, and Turkish iVIedal). Served with the
combined force in China in 1860; commanded at Shanghai, and repulsed two attacks on that
city by the Rebel army on 18th and 20th August (mentioned in despatches. Medal).
175 Major General Farrant served with the Royal Marine Battalion in Syria (Medal), at
D'Jouiii, the storming and capture of Sidon, and bombardment of Acre. Served also in China
in 1842 (Medal.) He has received the War Medal and one Clasp.
176 Major General Scargill served with the Otli at the defence of Tarifa, from May to
Dec. 1811. Also in the south of France from March to May 1814, including the blockade of
Bayonne and repulse of the sortie.
177 Major General Lewis served in the Burmese war.
178 Major General Williams served in the Eastern campaign, landed in the Crimea from
Gallipoli in March 1855, and commanded the 4th Regiment at the siege and fall of Sebastopol
from 18th June 1855 (iMedal and Clasp, CB., Knight of the Legion of Honor, 4th Class of
the Medjidie, and Turkish Medal).
179 Major General Wilbraham served the Syrian campaign of 1840-41 (Medal), including
the advance on Gaza and affair near Askelon. Served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55, as an
Assistant Adjutant-General, including the battles in the Crimea and siege of Sebastopol
(Medal and Chisps, CU., Officer of the Legion of Honor, 3rd Class of the Medjidie, and
Turkish Medal).
180 Major General Adams commanded the 28th Regt. throughout the Eastern campaign of
1854-55, including tlie battles of Alma and Inkcrman, siege anl fall of Sebastopol, and affair on
18th June in the Cemetery. Succeeded to the command of the Brigade on Sir Wm. Eyre being
wounded, and brought it out of action (Medal and three Clasps, CB., Officer of the Legion of
Honor, Sardinian and Turkish Medals, and 3rd Class of the Medjidie).
181 Major General Griffith served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55, in command of the
Scots Greys, including the affair of M'Kenzie's Farm, battles of Balaklava (wounded in the
head by a pistol-ball), Inkerman, and Tchernaya, siege and fall of Sebastopol (Medal and
three Clasps, CB., Sardinian and Turkish Medals, and 4th Class of the Medjidie).
182 Major General Webber Smith served with the 48th Regt. the campaign against the
Rajah of Coorg, in April 1834, and was wounded. Commanded the 96th Regt. in the Eastern
campaign of 1854, and was severely wounded at the battle of Alma (Medal and Clasp, CB.,
5th Class of the Medjidie, and Turkish Modal).
183 Major General O'Connor commanded a brigade of detachments,— 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
West India Regiments, Enrolled Pensioners, Royal Gambia Militia, Commander Bradshaw,
officers, sailors, and marines of H.M.S. Resistance, against the Mahometan Rebels of Combo;
stormed, captuied, and totally destroyed the strongly stockaded town of Sabajee on the 1st
June, 1863, and acquired, by treaty, a valuable tract of territory; the sense entertained by
H.M. Government of the very effective manner in which this service was performed by Colouel
O'Connor and the officers and men under lum was conveyed by the Duke of Newcastle in a
dispatch to Major O'Connor. On the 16th July, 1855, he attacked and repulsed a numerous
force of Mahometans commanded by Omar Hadajee, the Black Prophet, on which occasion 29
men were killed and 63 wounded of 240 British, and Colouel O'Connor was severely wounded,

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