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20 PFar Services of the General Officers who are not Colonels of Regiments.
1 General Gordon served at the siege ot Pondicherry, battle of Argaum, sieges of Asseerghur,
Gawilghur, and various other hill forts. Served also at Walcheren in 1809.
2 Sir Edward Nicolls, with thirteen volunteers in a boat of the Blanche frigate, boarded and
captured, on the 3rd Nov. 1803, the French armed cutter Albion from under the guns of
Monte Christie, St. Domingo,—in this action he was severely wounded by a musket-ball, which
entering the abdomen, and coming out at his right side, lodged in the arm. On board the
Standard at the passage of the Dardanelles on the 19th Feh. 1807. On the 26th June 1808,
with a boat’s crew, he boarded and captured the Italian gun-boat Volpe near Corfu. Present at
the reduction of the Island of Anholt in May 1809. Severely wounded at the attack on Fort
Bowyer 15th Sept. 1814. Was frequently employed in boat and battery actions. In 1808 was,
in a boat at the capture of a French brig ; in 1804 he commanded the Royal Marines during
the siege of Curagoa, and for 28 consecutive days was exposed to several attacks of the enemy.
At the passage of the Dardanelles he captured the Turkish flag, and was honourably mentioned.
In 1807 he was at the blockade of Corfu, and the expedition to Egypt. In North America he
raised and commanded a regiment of Indians, and was senior Major of all the troops engaged
in the attack on New Orleans in 1815. Was also governor of the islands of Anholt and
Ascension. During the above service he had his left leg broken, and right leg severely wounded,
was shot through the body and right arm, received a severe sabre cut in the head, was bayon-
netted in the chest, and lost the sight of an eye in his 107th action with the enemies of his
country. He was frequently mentioned in Dispatches, and received a sword of honor from the
Patriotic Fund.
3 General Uniacke served in Ireland throughout the rebellion of 1798-99 and during the
preceding and subsequent disturbances, part of the time as Aide-de-Camp to Sir James Duff.
4 General Douglas served at the capture of the Danish and Swedish West India Islands
in 1801. On the expedition to the north of Germany in 1805 and 6. Peninsular campaigns
from Feb. 1812 to March 1814, including the battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, and the Pyrenees
(27th to 31st July) j siege of San Sebastian from 24th Aug. to the 8th Sept., and battle of
Nivelle. He has the Gold Cross for Salamanca, Yittoria, Pyrenees, and Nivelle, having com¬
manded a field battery; and the Silver War Medal with one Clasp for St. Sebastian.
5 Sir Adolphus John Dalrymple served as Aide-de-Camp to Sir James Craig in the Eastern
District, Malta, Naples, and Sicily, from July 1803 to May 1806, and as Military Secretary
to Sir Hew Dalrymple in Portugal in 1808.
6 Sir Duncan M'Gregor was actively employed in Sicily and Italy in 1806, including the
skirmishes at St. Euphemie, battle of Maida, attack on Scylla Castle, and capture of Catrone.
Campaign of 1807 in Egypt, including the attacks in the Desert, and siege of Rosetta. Cam¬
paign in Holland in 1809, including the attacks and captures of Ter Vtre and Flushing. Cam¬
paigns in the Peninsula during part of 1813 and 14. Capture of Corsica in May 1814.
Wounded through the right shoulder by a musket-shot at Maida, for which battle he has
received the War Medal with one Clasp.
7 Lord Hotham served in the Peninsula with the Coldstream Guards from April 1812 to
Feb. 1814, with the exception of a short absence in consequence of a wound received at the
battle of Salamanca. Served also the campaign of 1815, and was present atthe battle of Waterloo.
He has received the War Medal with four Clasps for Salamanca, Yittoria, Nivelle, and Nive.
8 Sir Wm. Robert Clayton accompanied his regiment, the Royal Horse Guards, to the
Peninsula in Oct. 1812, and commanded a squadron at the battles of Vittoria, the Pyrenees, and
at the period when Marshal Soult attempted to relieve Pampeluna. In 1815 again accompanied
his regiment to the Netherlands, and was at the battles of Quatre Bras, Genappe, and Waterloo.
He has received the War Medal with one Clasp for Vittoria.
9 Lieut.General John Drummond served in the Peninsula with the Coldstream Guards
from January 1813 to the end of that war in 1814, and was present at the battle of Vittoria,
the crossing of the Bidassoa, capture of St. Jean de Luz, battles of Nivelle and Nive, the
investment of Bayonne and repulse of the sortie, and has received the War Medal with three
Clasps ; served also with the army of occupation in France.
10 Lieut.General Buckley served in the Peninsula with the Grenadier Guards, from March
1813 to the end of that war in 1814, including the passage of the Bidassoa, battle of the Nivelle
and investment of Bayonne. Served also the campaign of 1815, and was present at the battles
of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, and taking of Peronne. He has received the War Medal with
two Clasps for Nivelle and Nive.
11 Sir John Rowland Eustace served in Upper Canada the campaigns of 1813 and 1814,
in command of a troop of the 19th Light Dragoons attached to the division of the army under
the immediate command of General Sir Gordon Drummond, and was engaged in the battle
of Lundy’s Lane near the Falls of Niagara on the 23d of July 1814, and commanded the whole of
the cavalry outposts and piquets during the siege, was present at the storming of Fort Erie,
and had the honour to be personally mentioned in the general orders of 1814 upon three different
occasions. Accompanied the 1st battalion of the Grenadier Guards to Lower Canada in 1838,
and was present with his regiment in the advance upon Napierville) and in the subsequent pur¬
suit of the insurgents.
12 Lieut. General Sberbourne Williams served at the capture of Guadaloupe in 1815.
13 Lieut. 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 IVar Medal with four Clasps. As Captain in the 17th Light

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