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War Services of the General Officers.
Spain and retreat under Sir John Moore. In 1809 he served on the Walcheren expedition. In
1811 he joined the Light Division on the retreat of Massena from the lines of Lisbon, and served
in Spain till the end of the war. In 1812 he joined Sir Henry Clinton, as Aide-de-camp, at the
siege of Burgos, and was shot through the lungs while serving with him at the battle of
Orthes. He served with the Army of Occupation in France from 1815 to 1818 as Aide-de-camp to
Sir Henry Clinton, lias the War Medal with four Clasps for Vimicr a, Salamanca, Nive, and Orthes.
26 Major-General Craigie served with the 2nd Battalion 52nd Light Infantry the campaign of
1813-14 in Holland under Lord Lynedoch, including both attacks on the fortified village of
Merxem—in the latter of which he led the advance party of Major Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor’s
Brigade, In May 1841 he embarked at Calcutta in command of the 55th Regiment for China
(Medal), and served with the Expeditionary Force under Lord Gough till the end of the War,
and was senior Field Officer serving with the force in the field and consequently second in
com mand from the period of its sailing from Hong Kong in August and during the whole of
the act ive operations which took place during the following five months. He commanded a
Brigadeor Column of attack at the assault and capture of the fortified cities of Amoy, Chusan
(2nd capture)—on which occasion it happened that the whole of the engagement devolved
upon his Brigade —and Chinhae. Subsequently, when the Head Quarters of the force pro¬
ceeded to the Yeang-tze-Keang, he was appointed by Lord Gough to the responsible com¬
mand of the Island of Chusan, which he held for eight months until the return of the Force
after the treaty of peace had been signed at Nankin. For his conduct on the above occasions
(as stated in Lord Gough’s despatches) he was promoted to the rank of Colonel and appointed
an Aide-de Camp to the Queen and a Companion of the Bath.
27 Major-General Morris served in the American war with the 49th, and was present at the
various operations at Fort George, and at the actions of Stoney Creek and Plattsburg. Accom¬
panied the regiment on the China expedition (Medal), and commanded a brigade at the storming
and capture of the heights above Canton, for which service he was made a CB. Commanded a
brigade at the attack and capture of the city of Amoy, and at the second capture of Chusan.
Commanded the centre column of attack at the capture of the heights of Chinhae. Commanded
the force at Ningpo, and repulsed the enemy with great slaughter in their attack on that city.
Commanded a brigade at the attack and capture of the enemy’s entrenched camp on the heights
of Segoan, at the attack and capture of the city of Chapoo, and at the attack and capture of
the enemy’s position at Woosung.
28 Major-General Bouverie served in the Peninsula from October 1812, to the end of that
war in 1814, and has received the War Medal with two Clasps for the battles of Vittoria and
Toulouse. He served also the campaign of 1815, and was wounded at the battle of Waterloo.
29 Major-General Hon. T. Ashburnham commanded a brigade of the Army of the Sutlej at
the battles of Ferozeshah and Sobraon, for which he has received a Medal with one Clasp.
30 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 Seinde and Affghanistan, and was present at the attack
and capture of Ghuznee (Medal). During the latter part of 1839, he 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 subjugation of Upper Scinde, and toco-operate
with the main column under Sir Thos. Willshire, directed against Khelat (2nd Class Dooranee
Empire). 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).
31 Major-General T. P. Thompson, prior to entering the Army, was several years in the Royal
Navy. He served in the Rifle Brigade at the attack on Buenos Ayres, and was among the
captured under General Crauford 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 detachment 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.
32 Major-General Despard was engaged at the reduction of four strong forts, and in the
assault and capture 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 Deccan, as a Major of Brigade, including the battle of Jubbul-
pore. He commanded the troops in New Zealand from June 1845 to January 1846 ; he 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.
33 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,
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