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War Services of the General Officers. 20
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 detachment of Native
Troops ordered to act against the tribe of Hcni-Boo-Ali, wliich detachment being defeated by
the Arabs, necessitated the expedition under Sir Lionel Smith in the following year.
14 Lieut. General Thwaites was actively employed from 1795 to 1817. lie served in the
expedition to the coast of Holland in 179G; in the East Indies from 1799; then on marine
duty on board H. ^L S. L'l Forte, till wrecked in the Ked Sea. The campaign of 1801 in
Egypt, having volunteered, crossing the Desert of Suez with Colonel Lloyd's Detachment,
with which be joined the Grand Vizier's Army on the advance to and surrender of Cairo. He
served in the Peninsula as Captain ofLight Infantry, 48th Regiaient, fromlSll to 1813,includ¬
ing the siege and storming of Bidajoz in 1812, the battle of Salamanca (wounded), advance
to and occupatiou of Madrid, battles of Vittoria and the Pyrenees f wounded in command of
the Light Companies of the Brigade), besides minor affairs. He has received tlic Sultan's
Gold Medal of the Order of the Crescent, and the AVar Medal with five Clasps.
15 Lieut. General Coles served in South America with the 14th in 1807, including the
operations previous to, and storming of, Monte Video. Served afterwards in the Peninsula
from Aug. 1808 to Nov. 1811, and again from April 1813 to the end of that war in 1814; present
with the 40th at the battles of R)leia,Vimiera, and Talavera; with the 4th Dragoons at Busaco,
Albuhera, and Usagre; and with the 12th Light Dragoons at the passage of the Bidassoi, the
Nive and the Adour. He has received the War Medal with seven Clasps.
16 Lieut. 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 Saa
Sebastian. Slightly wounded at Ciudad Rodrigo IGth 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.
17 Lieut. 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 eqaipment of four several bridges); threw the bridges of the Guadiana, Tagus, Bidassoa,
Gave d'Oleron, Garronno, and Seine; served in the trenches at the last siege of Baiiajoz, 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-estiblish and remain with them—passing 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 subsequently, when en route to Salamanca (in consequence of the enemy's
cavalry intercepting the communication through the Sierra-do-Gatj) was commanded by
written instructions from the (Commander of the Forces to retire with the bridges on Alcantra
de la Reina and Badajoz, to Elvas, and finally to Abrantes ; where, equipping a fresh train of
boats for the operations 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 Pacnpeluna; actions of the 9th and- 11th Dec. 1813 at Bayonne ; do. Toulouse iul814 ; pissed
and repasaed His Grace the Commander of the Forces and Statf during the operations of the
day, from the right to the left bank of the river, on a fly-raft of three boats; and suVjscquently,
advancing to Mongiscard on the Canal Royaldu Midi, proceeded thence to Bordeaux. Proceeded to
Ceylon, East Indies, 16th June 181G. Served as commanding engineer in the Kandiau Provinces,
during the insurrections of 1817 and 18. He has received the War Medal with three Clasps.
18 Major General Gough served as Deputy Quarter Master General of the army during the
war in China, and received the brevet rank of Major and Lieut. Colonel, together with the Com¬
panionship of the Bith, for his c induct in action, he having been present in almost every
engagement during the expedition (Medal). He was afterwaids present in the battle of Maha-
rajpore, as Military Secretary to the Commander in Chief in India (Medal); and he con-
manded a Brigade of cavalry at the battles of Moodkee and Ferozeshah, and officiated as
Quarter Master General in the battle of Sobraon, and was very severely wounded (Medal
and two Clasps). Served the Punjaub campaign of 1848-9 as Quarter Master General of
Queen's Troops, and was present at the battles of Chiliianwallah and Goojerat (Medal and
two Clasps).
19 Lieut. General Belshes served with the 2nd Battalion 4th Regt. in the expedition to
Walcheren in 1809. On the 1st Battalion arriving in Portugal, he resigned his staff appoint¬
ment as Military Secretary at Gibraltar, and joined that Battalion then stationed at Torres
Vedras, and served with it during the whole advance from Santarem and the Lines, and was
present during several affair s ; also at the battle of Fuentes d'Onor. In Dec. 1811 was appointed
Aide-de-Camp to Sir James Leith, and was present at the storming of Badajoz, battle of
Salamanca, and storming of St. Sebastian (mentioned in Dispatches). Served under Lord
Lynedoch at the passage of the Bidassoa, and was attached to Lord Hopetown at the passage
of the Adour and the blockade of Bayonne. Has the War Medal with four Clasps.
20 Mujor General Crokat served in Sicily in 1807; in Portugal in 1808, under Sir Arthur
Wellesley; in Spain and at Corunna under Sir John Moore; on the Walcheren expedition in
1809; subsequently in the Peninsula, He had charge of Napoleon at St. Helena when he died,
and he brought home the despatches of his death. Served afterwards in the East Indies. He
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