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War Services of the General Officers. 25/
the defence of Cadiz, battle of Barrosa, and siege of Tarragona. Served also the campaign of
1815, including the battle of Waterloo, and taking of Cambray and Paris. He has received
the Silver War Medal with one Clasp for Barrosa.
130 Major-General Swinburne served with the 1st Guards in Holland under Lord Lynedoch,
and subsequently in the Peninsula and South of France. Also the campaign of 1815, including
the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, storming of Peronne, capture of Paris: at Peronne he
commanded a storming party. He served afterwards with the Army of Occupation in France.
131 Major-General Whichcote joined the 52nd as a volunteer in December 1810, and served
with it in the Peninsula, France, and Flanders, and was present in the actions of Sahugal, El
Bodon, and Alfayates, siege and storm of Ciudad Rodrigo, and of Badajoz, battle of Salamanca,
retreat from Burgos, battle of Yittoria, action at Yera, battles of the Pyrenees, Nivelle, the Nive,
Orthes, Tarbes, Toulouse, and Waterloo. He has received the War Medal with nine Clasps.
132 Major-General Butler served the campaign of 1815 with the 3rd Battalion of the Grena¬
dier Guards, and was present in the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo (where he carried
the colours), storming of Peronne, and capture of Paris.
133 Major-General John Campbell served the Waterloo campaign with the 44th Foot.
134 Major-General Plomer Young served as Adjutant of the 89th at the capture of the Isle of
France in 1810, and at the capture of Java in 1811 (for which he has received the War Medal
with one Clasp), on which last service he was wounded in the action of Weltevreden, and also
at the storming of Fort Cornells; and was, for his conduct on those occasions, appointed, by
Major-General Sir Robert Gillespie, Major of Brigade to the Batavia Division of the Force.
Accompanied Sir Robert as such in the arduous operations against Djocjocarta in 1812, which
terminated by the storm of that capital (severely wounded), and capture of the Sultan. Served
as Msjor of Brigade on the expedition to Ava from June 1824 until the close of the Burmese
war in 1820, and was present at the principal affairs during that period, including operations
in the vicinity of Rangoon, defeat of Bandoola’s army at the Sheevedageen Pagoda, Tavoy,
Mergui, Kokein, Denobiu, Prome, Melloon, and Pagahm Mew. He served in Canada in com¬
mand of the Johnstown District during the insurrection of 1838, and commanded the
Troops in the attack and defeat of the Brigands under Van Scoultz at the Windmill Point
near Prescott, on the 13th Nov. of that year, and was promoted to Lieut.-Colonel by brevet in
135 Major-General Dunn served the campaign of 1805 in Italy; battle of Maida and capture
of Scylla Castle in 1806; expedition to Egypt in 1807, including the attack on Alexandria and
Rosetta, and battle of El Hamet (taken prisoner). Defence of Scylla Castle in 1808; Peninsular
campaigns of 1810 and 11, including operations before Ciudad Rodrigo, operations between the
Aguada and Almeida, battles of the Coa, Busaco, and Albuhera; actions at Usagre and Aldea de
Ponte, at which last he was severely wounded in the groin by a musket ball, which remains un¬
extracted Served also in the American war in 1814, including the taking of Moose Island, and
occupation of Castine. Has the War Medal with three Clasps for Maida, Busaco, and Albuhera.
13G Major-General Fogo served in America during the whole war, including the battle of
137 Major-General the Honourable William Arbuthnott served in the Peninsula, and was
present at the passage of the Douro, and the battles of Oporto, Talavera, and Busaco: for
the two last he has received the War Medal with two Clasps.
138 Major-General Blachley served in the Peninsula and France from Feb. 1812 to Aug.
1814, including the siege and capture of Badajoz, affair of Castrajon, battle of Salamanca,
capture of Madrid and the Retiro, siege of Burgos, and retreat from thence, affair of Osma,
battle of Vittoria, siege and capture of San Sebastian (both operations), passage of the Bidassoa
and the Nivelle, actions of the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Dec. 1813, in front of Bayonne, passage
of the Adour, investment of Bayonne and repulse of the sortie, on which occasion he was
wounded in the head by a musket-ball. He has received the Silver War Medal with five Clasps.
139 Major-General Belson served in the Peninsula and South of France from July 1809 to
the end of the war in 1814, including the retreat from Talavera, action in front of Almeida,
action of the Coa, battle of Busaco, actions at Pombal, Redinha, Cazal Nova, Foz d’Arouce,
and Sabagal; battle of Fuentes d’Onor, actions on the heights of the Agueda, sieges of Ciudad
Rodrigo and Badajoz, actions at Castrajon (severely wounded), San Munos, San Milan, and
Osma; battle of Vittoria, action with the French, 28th June 1813, in the morning before they
entered Pampelana, in which he captured their last gun from Vittoria ; actions in the Pyrenees,
passage of the Nivelle, Nive, and Gave d'Oleron; and battle of Orthes, besides various minor
affairs and skirmishes. He has received the War Modal with nine Clasps.
140 Major General Molesworth served aj the siege of Copenhagen in 1807.
141 Major General Townshend served with the 41st Regt. in the American war, and was
present at the taking of Fort Niagara, Blackrock, and Buffalo, battle of Lundy’s Lane, and
assault on Fort Erie 14th August 1814, where he was severely wounded through the left
shoulder. He was promot°d to the Brevet rank of Lieut.-Colonel for services during the
Canadian Rebellion in 1837-38.
142 Major General Wright served the campaign against the Rajah of Coorg in 1834, and
received a very severe injury in the right leg in leading the advanced attack at the taking of
the stockade of Periapatam, the frontier stockade of the Coorg territory. In 1839 he was

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