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War Services of the General Officers. 25b
92 Major-General Belshes served with the 2nd Battalion 4th Kegt. in the expedition to
Wale Keren 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 affairs ; also at the battle of Puentes 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 : he has the War Medal with four Clasps.
93 Major-General B. Orlando Jones accompanied the 36th to Hanover, and served the cam¬
paign of 1805-6. Embarked for the Peninsula in 1808, and served throughout the whole of that
and the following campaigns without having been absent from his duty for a single day, and was
present at the battles of Roleia and Vimicra. Attached to the Portuguese service in April 1809, and
served at the battle of Busaco, occupation of the Lines at Lisbon, actions of Pombal, Redinha, and
Condeixa, Puente de Murcella, Casal Nova, Ceira, Guarda, Foz d’Arouce, Sabugal, and Puentes
d’Onor, storming the forts at Salamanca (wounded), battle of Vittoria, actions of Tolosa and
Villa Franca (severely wounded), passage of the Bidassoa, battles of the Nivelie, Bayonne (9th
Dec.), St. Jean de Luz (11th, 12th, and 13th Dec.), passage of the Adour, blockade of Bayonne
and repulse of the sortie. He has received the Silver War Medal with seven Clasps ; and is a
Knight of Charles the Third of Spain.
94 Major-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
has received the War Medal with four Clasps for Vimiera, Corunna, Vittoria, and Pyrenees
(severely wounded).
95 Major-General Norcliffe served in the Peninsula with the 4th Dragoons, and was present
at the battles of Talavera, Busaco, and Albuhera; cavalry action ot Usagre, and battle of Sala¬
manca, in which last he was severely wounded and taken prisoner. He has received the War
Medal with four Clasps.
96 Sir Josias Cloete served in the 15th Hussars from 1809 to 1813, as Aide-de-Camp to Lord
Charles Somerset, the Governor and Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope, from 1813
to the end of 1816, when he was sent in command of an expedition to take possession of the
islands of Tristan d’Acunha. Served in India during the Pindarree and Mahratta War from
1817 to 1819. Appointed to act as Deputy Quarter-Master-General at the Cape in 1820, and
conducted the landing and settlement of a large body of emigrants sent out by Government. In
1822 was sent home with important despatches, and received the brevet rank of Major. In 1835
nominated a KH. In 1840 became Deputy Quarter-Master-General at the Cape. In 1842
commanded a body of troops sent to Natal to relieve a detachment besieged by Insurgent Boers,
for which service was named a CB. Served during the Kaffir wars of 1846, and of 1851-53,
(Medal), including the campaign in the Basoota country, and the battle of Berea. In acknow¬
ledgment of his services, received the honour of Knighthood.
97 Major-General George Macdonald accompanied the expedition to Hanover in 1805; joined
the army in Sicily in 1806, and was employed with it in its various operations until 1810 ; in
the latter year he went with the expedition to Naples, and was present at the capture of Ischia
and Procida; returned to Sicily and employed against the French ar ny in 1811; in 1812 was
employed in Spain, including the battle of Castalla, and siege of Tarragona; embarked for
Canada in 1814, and was present at the operations before Plattsburg. He served also the
campaign of 1815, and received three wounds at Waterloo, viz. in the leg, in the neck, and
through the body, wounding the lungs.
98 Major-General Derinzy’s services:—Campaign and battle of Corunna (severely wounded
in both knees); expedition to Walcheren, including the siege and capture of Flushing (wounded
in left arm). In the Peninsula campaigns, from December 1810 to the end of that war in
1814, including the affairs of Pombal and Redinha, re-capture of Campo Mayor, capture of
Oliver)9a, 1st siege of Badajoz, battle of Albuhera, siege and capture of Ciudad Rodrigo, siege
and capture of Badajoz, battle of Salamanca, affair of Aldea de Ponte, retreat from Madrid,
affairs of Osma and Jocauna, battle of Vittoria, 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
Nivelie (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.
99 Major-General Windham served the Eastern campaign of 1851-55, as an Assistant
Quartermaster-General up to the fall of Sebastopol, and was promoted Major-General “ for his
distinguished conduct in having with the greatest intrepidity and coolness headed the column of
attack which assaulted the enemy’s defences on the 8th September 1855” (Medal and Clasps,
CB., Commander of the Legion of Honor, Commander 1st Class of the Military Order of Savoy,
and 2nd Class of the Medjidie).

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