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War Services of the General Officers. ^
throughout the campaign of 1842 in Affghanistan, and was present at the forcing of the Khyber
Pass, storming the heights of JugduUuck, action of Tezeen and Huft Kotul, and occupation of
Cabool (iledal, and nominated a CB.). Served with the army of the Sutlej in 1845-6 ; com¬
manded the whole of the cavalry at the battle of Muodkee (charger wounded); a brigade at the
battle of Ferozeshah (wounded, charger killed by a round shot); and the 3rd Lt. Drs. at the
battle of Sobraon (charger wounded); Medal and two Clasps, and appointed Aide-de-Camp to
the Queen. Served in the Punjaub campaign of 1848-9, in command of the 1st Brigade of
Cavalry; was present at the affair of Kamnuggur, action of Sadoolapore, and battles of Chillian-
wallah and Godjerat (Medal and two Ctasps).
66 Major-General Scott was present with the French army under Marshal Gerard, at the
siege of Antwerp, in Dec. 1832; and, by permission of the Marshal, he accompanied the troops
upon every occasion during the siege. In Oct. 1838, he was appointed to the command of the
cavalry of the Bombay division of the army of the Indus, as Brigadier ; served in that rank
during the campaigns of 1838 and 39, in Scinde and Affghanistan, and was present at the attack
and capture of Ghuznee (Medal). During the latter part of 1839, be commanded a detached
column, consisting of the whole of the artillery (excepting 4 guns), the cavalry, and one battalion
of infantry; this column was destined to secure the subj ugation of Upper Scinde, and to co- operate
with the main column under Sir Thos. Willshire, directed against Khelat. In the action at
Maharajpore (Medal) on the 29th Dec. 1843, he commanded a Brigade of Cavalry, as also at
the battle of Sobraon (Medal).
67 Major-General Thompson, prior to entering the Army, was several years in the Koyal
Navy. He served in the Biflo Brigade at the attack on Buenos Ayres, and was among the
captured under General Craut'ord 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 Arabic
Interpreter, and being left there as Political Agent, he commanded a detaehment 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.
68 Major-General Despard was engaged at the reduction of four strong forts, and in the
assault and capiure of the fortress of Chumeer in the East Indies, in 1806-7; also at the
siege of Gunourie in 1807-8. In 1809 he served the campaign against the Seiks; also the
campaign of 1817-18 in the Deccaii, as a Major of Brigade, including the battle of Jubbul-
pore. He commanded the troops in New Zealand from June 1845 to January 1846 ; be was at
the attack of the Pah at Oharawai on the 1st July, 1845, and its subsequent capture; and he
commanded the combined naval and military force engaged in the operations against the Pah of
Ruapekapeka, and its subsequent capture by assault on the 11th January, 1846. Received a
contusion when mounting the breach at the storming of the fort of Chumeer.
69 Major-General Bell joined the Royal Fusiliers in the Peninsula in 1811, and served there
until the end of the war, and was present at the actions of Fuentes Guinaldo and Aldea de Ponte,
advance on Salamanca, affairs of St. Christoval and Rueda, battle ot Salamanca, advance to and
retreat from Madrid, advance from Portugal, battles of Vittoria, the Nivelle, and the Nive. In
1814 embarked with the Royal Fusiliers to join the force before New Orleans, and present at the
assault. Joined the army at Paris, and remained until its withdrawal. He has received the War
Medal with four Clasps.
70 Major-General John Reed served at the siege of Flushing in 1809; and in the Peninsula
from June 1811 to March 1814, including the actions at, and heights above, Moresco, battle of
Salamanca, capture of Madrid and the_Retiro, action at Olmas, and battle of Vittoria, where
he was severely wounded in the right shoulder. He has received the War Medal with two
71 Major-General Burke served in Jamaica and St. Domingo in 1796 and 97; in Holland in
1809. Volunteered at the taking of the Island of Schouwen. Served in the Peninsula in 1810-
U-12, with the 5th Division of the Army; was present at the battle of Fuentes d'Onor; was
slightly wounded at the affair of Barba del Puerco, in intercepting the retreat of the French gar¬
rison of Almeida; volunteered th« Forlorn Hope of Sir James Leith's Division at the taking of
Badajoz, where he received several severe wounds which have rendered him incapable of follow¬
ing his profession. He has received the War Medal with one Clasp for Badajoz.
72 Major-General Thwaites was actively employed from 1795 to 1817. He served in the
expedition to the coast of Holland in 1796; in the East Indies from 1799; then on marine
duty on board H. M. S. La Forte, till wrecked in the Red Sea. The campaign of 1801 in
Egypt, having volunteered, crossing the Desert of Suez with Colonel Lloyd's Detachment,
with which he joined the Grand Vizier's Army on the advance to and surrender of Cairo. He
served in the Peninsula as Captain of Light Infantry, 48th Regiment, from 1811 to 1813, includ¬
ing the siege and storming of Badajoz in 1812, the battle of Salamanca (wounded), advance
to and occupation of Madrid, battles of Vittoria and the Pyrenees ("wounded in command of
the Light Companies of the Brigade), besides minor affairs. He has received the Sultan's
Gold Medal of the Order of the Crescent, and the War Medal with five Clasps.
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