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War Services of the General Officers.
68 Major-General Conyers served three years and a half in the West Indies, and was
engaged on several occasions, particularly in the Mirebalois, at L’Ance a Veau, and at the siege of
Irois in St. Domingo in 1798, where he was wounded while on the staff: during this siege, of
three months’ duration, the garrison lost more men than composed its original strength: com¬
manded the remains of the 82nd at the evacuation of this island. Served in an expedition to
the coast of France in 1800, and subsequently in the Mediterranean until 1802. From 1805 to
1809 he served throughout the Mediterranean, and in Egypt on the staff, and received a severe
contusion there, having been at the attack on Alexandria, at the storming of Rosetta, and at the
subsequent siege of that place. Served in the Peninsula and France in 1813 and 14, and in
command of the 82nd during the operations on the Gave d’Oleron, at Hastingues and Oyer le
Gave, and was severely wounded at the head of the regiment at Orthes, for which battle he has
received the gold medal.
69 Major-General Henderson served in Ireland during the Rebellion, in 1798 ; at the
Helder, in 1799; and was present at the first landing, and battles of the 19th Sept., 2nd
and 6th Oct. Expedition to Egypt under Sir Ralph Abercromby, in 1801. Landed in Por¬
tugal in 1808, and was present at the battle of Yimiera, retreat to, and battle of Corunna.
Expedition to the Scheldt and siege of Flushing in 1809. Served afterwards in the Peninsula
from 1811 to the end of that war in 1814, and commanded the Queen’s at the battle of Toulouse.
He has received the War Medal with three Clasps for Vimiera, Corunna, and Toulouse.
70 Major-General Parke was present with the 39th at the original capture of Demerara,
Essequibo, and Berbice, in the spring of 1796, when the expedition commanded by General
White captured those colonies. He was in Sir James Kempt’s Light Infantry Battalion during
the campaign in Naples in 1805-6. Served afterwards in the Peninsula with the 39th from May
1809 to Feb. 1812, and was present at the battles of Albuhera and Busaco, at the raising the
siege of Campo Mayor when the French sustained a considerable defeat; commanded the four
light companies of the brigade at the action of Arroyo de Molino, where the guns, baggage, and
fourteen hundred men with their officers were captured; ho was also employed in the trenches at
the first siege of Badajoz. He has received the War Medal with one Clasp for Albuhera.
71 Major-General Macpherson accompanied part of the 88th to the West Indies, the latter
part of 1795, and was present at the taking of St. Lucia, in 1796; also at the reduction of the
Brigands in Grenada, at the storm of Port Royal, and several other places in that island. Em¬
barked with tbe regiment for the East Indies, in June 1799, and during a period of six years he
was actively employed in the three Presidencies. In 1806 embarked with the expedition to
South America; was present in several skirmishes on the march to and in front of Buenos
Ayres, and at the storming of it, when he was wounded. In June 1809, he accompanied the
2nd battalion to the Peninsula, and was present at the defence of Cadiz. In March 1813 he
succeeded to the command of the 1st battalion; commanded it at the battle of Vittoria, and
at those in the Pyrenees. Present also at the battle of the Nivelle; succeeded to the command
of the regt. at the battle of Grthes, and again at the battle of Toulouse, besides being in several
minor affairs. Proceeded in command of the first battalion to Canada in July 1814 ; embarked
from thence for the Netherlands in June 1815. He has received the gold Medal and one Clasp
for Yittoria and Orthes; and the silver War Medal with three Clasps for Pyrenees, Nivelle, and
72 Major-General Hay embarked for the West Indies early in 1796, and served the campaign
of that and the following year. In 1797 he was actively employed in the Island of St. Vincent.
He served the campaign of 1808-9 in Portugal and Spain under Sir John Moore, in the
18th Hussars, and was present in the cavalry actions of Mayorga and Benevente; and
was with the detachment that surprised and captured the enemy’s outlying piquet at Rueda—
commanded the rear-guard from Astorga—and Batanzas on the retreat terminating with the
battle of Corunna. He served also with the Army of Occupation in France until its return to
England in 1818. He has received the War Medal with one Clasp for Benevente.
73 Major-General Slessor served in Ireland during tbe Rebellion of 1798, and was engaged
at Antrim, and subsequently against the French force under General Humbert (wounded in the
head). In 1806 he accompanied the 35th to Sicily; and was on several expeditions in
Calabria, at the battle of Scylla, and with gun-boats. In 1807 he served the campaign in
Egypt, and was wounded in the leg on the retreat from Rosetta to Alexandria. His next
service was with Sir John .Oswald’s expedition against the Greek Islands; subsequently to
which he was employed in constant desultory service in the Mediterranean, and was also with
the English corps attached to the Austrian Army under Count Nugent,—for the latter service
he received a gold Medal from the Emperor of Austria. He served also the campaign of 1815
under the Duke of Wellington.
74 Major-General Allan was present at the capture of the Cape of Good Hope in 1795, and
subsequently in 1806, including the battle of Blueberg. Served the whole of the Mysore cam¬
paign of 1799, including the battle of Mallavelly, siege and storm of Seringapatam, for which he
has received a medal. Engaged in the pursuit and dispersion of the Rebel Dundeah, and all his
forces; the reduction and occupation or Tranquebar; and the whole of the southern Polygar
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