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24 War Services of the General Officers.
01iTen9a, l«t siege of Badajoz, hattle of Albuhera, siege and capture of Ciudad Rodrigo, siege
and capture of Badajoz, ba'tle of Salamanca, affair of Aldna de Ponte, retreat from Madrid,
aflfairii of Osma and Juoauna, battle of Vitt )ria, blockade of Pampeluna, affairs of Roncesvalles,
Zubisi, &c,, battles of Pampeluna, 28th July, and of the Pyrenees, 30th July, affairs of
Echalar, St, Estevan, &c., capture of San Sebastian, passage of the Bidassoa, battle of the
Nivelle (dangerously wounded through the body, reported killed); battle of Orthes, affairs of
Bastide de la Clarence, and Gave d'Oleron. Twice wounded, musket-ball in left arm, and by
a splinter of a shell in the chest at the battle of Toulouse, but did not quit the field. He has
received the Gold Medal for Toulouse, and the Silver War Medal and nine Clasps.
59 Major General Windham served the Eastern campaign of 1854-55, as an Assistant
Quartermaster General up to the fall of Sebastopol, and was promoted Major General " for his
distinguishfd conduct in having with the greatest intrepidity and coolness headed the column of
atfauk which assaulted the enemy's defences on the 8th September 1855" (Med^l and Clasps,
CH , Commander of the Legion of Honor, Commander 1st Class of the Military Order of Savoy,
and 2n'l Class of the Medjidie). Served in the Indian campaign of 1857-58, and commanded
a Division throughout the operations at Cawnpore in Nov. and Oec. 1857 (Medal).
60 Maor General Yule served in Canada during the greater part of the war of 1812-1814;
wai present at the affair of Street's Creek, and dismantled under tire the bridge there, by which
the advance of a superior force of the enemy was retarded ; was also in the actions of Chippewa
(horse mortally wounded) and Lundy's Lane.
61 Major General James Gordon's services:—attack on the Castle of Scylla, June 1809;
siege and capture of Santa Maura, March 1810.
62 Major General Ashmore was in the Monarch in Sir Samuel Hood's action with the
French frigates in 1806. From November 1807 till August 1809 in the Crra»i/?M«, employed
at the Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar, and blockade of the Mauritius. From February 1810
to January 1812 in the Poictiers blockading Brest, Basque Roads, and in the Tagus: whilst in
Basque Roads, was frequently in the boats sent to annoy the coasting trade, a service that
brought them continually under fire of the batteries, or into action with the gun-boats. When
in the Tagus, was with the detachment of Marines gent with a small force of Portuguese under
General Trant to destroy the Pontoons preparing by Marshal Massena at Santarem to cross
the Tagus: was on piquet under that town the night of the Marshal's retreat from the Lines.
In 1812 he was attached to the 2nd Battalion at Santander, north coast of Spain. On the
return of the battalions to England he joined the 1st Battalion; was at the attack on Norfolk,
taking of the town of Hampton, &c. When the battalion was broken up at Isle Aux Noix he
was left for Lake service till 1817. From August 1826 to August 1829 was serving on the
South American station in the Ganges : was landed at Rio, on the occasion of the German and
Irish troops revolting in 1828, to protect the Imperial family and palace of San Christoph, and
co-operate with the French and other forces landed to quell the mutiny.
63 Major General Marshall served in the Peninsula from January 1811 to October 1813,
including the first siege of Badajoz, siege and storm of Ciudad Rodrigo, siege and storm of San
Sebastian. Slightly wounded at Ciudad Rodrigo 16th Jan. 1812 ; severely wounded twice by
musket-shots at San Sebastian 31st August 1813. when leading the advance of the column of
attack up the great breach. He has received the War Medal with three Clasps.
64 Major 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 Ssine ; 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—parsing 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 subsequf ntly, when en route to Salamanca (in consequence of the enemy's
cavalry inttrcepling 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 Rttina and Badajoz, to Elvas, and finally to Abrantes; where, equipping a (resh train of
boats for the optrations of the ensuing year, advanced with the army from Sibugal 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. 1813 at Bayonne; do. Toulouse iul814 ; passed
and repassed His Grace the Commander of the Forces and Statf during the operations of the
day, from the right to the loft bank of the river, on a fly-raft of three boats; and subsiquently,
advancing to Mongisoard on the Canal Royaldu Midi, proeeeded thence to Bordeaux. Pri'ceeded to
Ce3lon, Bast Indies, 16th June 1816 Served as commanding engineer in the Kandian Provinces,
during the in?iurrections of 1817 and 18. He has received the War Medal with three Clasps.
65 Major General Faddy, prior to entering the Royal Artillery, was a Midshipman on board
the Asia', at the capture of the Dutch Fleet in Saldanha Biy in 1795: present at the attack on
Fort Jerome, St. Domingo, and at the sif-ge and capture of the city of Santo Domingo in 1809;
served in the Peninsula and France from July 1810 to June 1814, in'^luding the siege of San
Sebastian, passage of the Adour, investment ot Bayonne and repulse of the sortie, besides
various minor affairs.
66 Major General F. R. Thomson was attached to the Prussian army in 1815, and seryed
at Maubeuge, Landrocy, Phillipville, and Rocroi.

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