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22 War Services of the General Officers.
the advance. In 1815 he was at the attack of the American Hifle force near Point k Petie, and
at the capture of that fnrt in West Florida. From 1819 to 1821 heserved atSt. Helena,—during
the last nine months of Napuleon'o life, and assisted with the Royal Marines at his interment.
40 Major General Thomas Stevens was present blcclsading Brest, the Helder, and Cadiz, and was
engaged with batteries. In 1809 he was engaged with gun-bnats in passing convoys ihrough the
Sound and Categat; in H.M. S. Cerberus, with convoy of armed transports and gun-boats in the
Gulf of Priedlaud ; in the boats of the squadron in the successful attack upon tlie Russiau Flotilla
of heavy armed gun-boats and armed Transports; and at the capture of a Russian schooner.
From 1836 to 1840 he served in tlie Royal Marine Battalion on the north coast of Spain; was
detached in command of a company for the defence of the Eastern Heights of Passages attacked
by the Carlists, and in the Carlist attack of the Lines on the 6th June 1836; and ho was also pre¬
sent at Fuentarabia, 11th July 1836. Has received the Wur Medal with one Clasp.
41 Major General Gibsone landed from the Thunderer and served on shore for eight days in
Bearhaven Bay in 1804. He was on board the Safeguard mortar brig in a severe aotiim with a
division of Danish gun-boa^s off Anholt in June 1811, on which occasion the vessel was engaged
for three and a half hours, and 19 were killed or wounded out of a complement of 29. The fol¬
lowing year he was engaged at Cateria on the north coast of Spain, and accompanied Captain
Parke with two heavy guns intended for the army besieging Burgos. In 1813 and 14 he served
in the American war, and was present at the attack on Craney Island, taking of Hampton, de¬
fence of the Lines of Chippewa, and on other occasions on the Niagara Frontier, where he sus¬
tained a severe fracture of the left arm, and a violent contusion on the right breast.
42 Major General Mercer assisted at the destruction of the French squadron in Basque
Roads. He was repeatedly landed on the north coast of Spain in 1810, co-operating with the
Patriots. In 1812, while embarked on board II.M.S. Java, he was engaged with and captured
by the United States frigate Constituiion. Has received the War Medal with one Clasp.
43 Major General Donald Campbell served at Walcheren in 1809. Has received the War
Medal with one Clasp.
44 Major General Whylock served in Sir Robert Calder's action off Ferrol; in boats cutting
out from under batteries at Kota, 7th April 1808; commanded the lloyal Marines landed from the
Anglo-Sicilian Squadron to assist in tlie defence of the island of (^apri when besieged by Gen.
la Marque; at the capture of Leda from the harbour of Rovigno, 1st April 1809; at the attack
and capture of a convoy under protection of a battery at Pessaro, 23fd April; on 15th May
at the attack on the town of Rota and destruction of seven vessels; on 8th September at the
cutting out of La Pur/liesse from the harbour of Barletta. On 1st June 1812, commanded a
storming party in Isle Verte, near Toulon—enemy routed and a demi-lune battery destroyed.
At the capture of the Island of Powza, 27th February 1013 ; at the cutting out of an armed
vessel from under the batteries of Orbetello, 9th May; and 14th Oct. following, at the capture of
seventeen vessels at Marinello, after destroying a battery which protected them; at the siege
and capture of St. Maria in March, and the siege and capture of Gerona in April, 1814; com¬
manded the Royal Marines at the storming and capture of Sidon, 26th Sept. 1840 (made Brevet-
Major), and was slightly wounded in the left arm; on 10th Oct. was in command of a super¬
numerary battalion when the city and garrison (2,000 men) of Bey rout surrendered; was senior
officer of Marines at the bombardment and capture of St. Jean d'Acre (Medal). He has
received the War Medal with two Clasps.
45 Major General Bury served with the Royal Marine Battalion on the north coast of
Spain in 1836-38 (Knight 1st Class St. Fernando).
46 Major General C. C. Pratt was at the taking of Capri in the Bay of Naples, under Sir
Sidney Smith, 11th May 1806. At the cutting out of six armed vessels from under the bat¬
teries of Lamica, in the Island of Cyprus, in January 1808. Belonged to the Battalion of Royal
Marines commanded by Sir James Malcolm, which served in Spain, the coast of Amrica, and
Canada, for four years, and was present at all the services performed by it, including the battle
of Frampton in the Chesapeake, and the storming and taking of the enemy's fort and post of
Oswego on Lake Ontario. Served also in the Battalion of Koyal Marines in Spain and was
present at the battles of the 16th June 1836, and Hernani 16th March following, together with
all the services performed there for nearly four years (Knight 1st Class St. Fernando).
47 Major General Gillespie was landed with a detachment of Royal Marines at Rosas on
7th Nov. 1808, and occupied the citadel. Present at the sortie on the 8th, when the Britisli
were forced by the superior number of the enemy to retire. Served on the China expedition
(Medal), and was present at the attack and capture of the forts and works at Chuenpee, and
the capture of Annunghoy and North Wantong.
48 Major General John Harvey Stevens served in the West Indies, &c. in 180G and 1807,
during the expedition to AValcheren in 1809, and was engaged in several flotilla affairs on
the Scheldt. Served also at the successful defence of Cadiz and of Tarifa in 1810 and 1811 ;
was engaged in several detached operations, particularly in one of a severe character on the
river Guadalquiver. In 1813 was employed on the coast of America, where he was engaged
in an attack on Craney I:sland, and at the taking of Hampton and Ocracoke under Sir
George Cockburn. Served in Canada at the taking of Oswego, on which occasion he was
mentioned in Sir Gordon Drummond's despatches. Engaged during a six weeks' siege of
Fort Erie, and was intrusted with the construction of a field-work for the defence of the
right of the position on Chippewa Creek, which was menaced by a very superior force. In
1816 he was on board the Queen Charlotte at the attack on Algiers under Lord Exmouth
by whom he was detached to fire carcases at the enemy's vessels within tho Mole. He was
also present at the demonstrations before Algiers under Admiral Sir IL B. Neale. Has received
the War Medal with one Clasp.

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