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War Services of the General Officers.
100 Major-General Yule served in Canada during the greater part of the war of 1812-1814;
was present at the affair of Street’s Creek, and dismantled under fire 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.
101 Major-General James Gordon’s services:—attack on the Castle of Scylla, June 1809;
siege and capture of Santa Maura, March 1810.
102 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 Grampus, 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 sent 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.
103 Major-General John Cox, with the exception of a few months, served throughout the
whole of the Peninsular war with the 95th (Rifle Brigade), commencing with the first affair, at
Obidos, 15th Aug. 1808. He was also engaged with the enemy in the following battles, sieges,
actions and affairs :—Battles of Roleia and Vimiera, and surrender of Lisbon ; subsequent
campaign in Spain with Sir John Moore’s Army, including its retreat—outpost affairs at
Talavera, night defence of the post of Barba del Puerco against very superior numbers,
affairs of Gallegos and Barquilla; action at Almeida, and defence of the bridge against every
effort to force it; affairs at Mora Morta and Jula ; battle of Busaco ; affairs at Alenquer,
Aruda, and Santarem ; defence of the Lines of Torres Yedras ; actions with Marshal Massena’s
Rear-guard at Pombal, Redinha, Condeixa, Gaza Nova, Foz d’Arouce, Ponte de Marcella,
Freixadas and Sabugal ; at Almeida five successive days ; at Marialva Bridge ; battles of the
3rd and 5th May 1811 at Fuentes d'Onor ; affairs at Naves d’Aver and Forcaylos ; siege and
storming of Ciudad Rodrigo ; action at San Milan ; battle of Yittoria ; actions with the French
Rear-guard at Echarrianos, Pampeluna, and forcing the heights of Santa Barbara and Pass of
Echalar ; at Vera, and carrying the entrenchments in its Pass ; battles of the Pyrenees ;
several affairs at outposts ; battles of Nivelle and Nive ; action at Tarbes ; victory of the 18th
June at Waterloo, and capture of Paris. He was wounded at Vimeira by a musket-ball;
received a contusion in the head at Redinha, a compound fracture of the left arm at the storm¬
ing of Ciudad Rodrigo while clearing the left breach, and left leg badly fractured (ball lodged)
in driving the enemy from the heights of Tarbes. Joined the army in Belgium, under the
Prince of Orange, in the autumn of 1814; served the Waterloo campaigns in that country, and
with the Army of Occupation in France, until its embarkation for England in 1818. He has
received the War Medal with ten Clasps.
104 Major-General Law served in the Peninsula from Sept. 1813 to the end of the war,
including the battles of Nivelle and Nive, for which he has the War Medal with two Clasps.
105 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.
106 Major-General Piper served six campaigns in the Peninsula, France, and Flanders, from
March 1810 to the 27th Jan. 16. 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 Seine ; 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—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-Gato) 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 Sabugal and Frey-
nada to the Ebro and Vittoria; passage of the Bidassoa in Oct. and latter part of the blockade

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