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War Services of the General Officers.
Dragoons, was in thePindarree 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.
14 Lieut. General Thwaites was actively employed from 1795 to 1817. He served in the
expedition to the coast of Holland in 1796; in the East Indies from 1799; then on marine
duty on board H. M. S. La Forte, till wrecked in the Red Sea. The campaign of 1801 in
Egypt, having volunteered, crossing the Desert of Suez with Colonel Lloyd’s Detachment,
with which he joined the Grand Vizier’s Army on the advance to and surrender of Cairo. He
served in the Peninsula as Captain of Light Infantry, 48th Regiment, from 1811 to 1813, includ¬
ing the siege and storming of Badajoz in 1812, the battle of Salamanca (wounded), advance
to and occupation of Madrid, battles of Vittoria and the Pyrenees (wounded in command of
the Light Companies of the Brigade), besides minor affairs. He has received the Sultan’s
Gold Medal of the Order of the Crescent, and the War Medal with five Clasps.
15 Lieut. General Coles served in South America with the 14th in 1807, including the
operations previous to, and storming of, Monte Video. Served afterwards in the Peninsula
from Aug. 1808 to Nov. 1811, and again from April 1813 to the end of that war in 1814; present
with the 40th at the battles of Roleia,Vimiera, and Talavera; with the 4th Dragoons at Busaco,
Albuhera, and Usagre; and with the 12th Light Dragoons at the passage of the Bidassoa, the
Nive and the Adour. He has received the War Medal with seven Clasps.
16 Lieut. 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. Ho has received the War Medal with three Clasps.
17 Lieut. 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 era 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
of Pampeluna; actions of the 9th and 11th Dec. 1813 at Bayonne; do. Toulouse inl814 ; passed
and repassed His Grace the Commander of the Forces and Staff during the operations of the
day, from the right to the left bank of the river, on a fly-raft of three boats ; and subsequently',
advancing to Mongiscard on the Canal Royal du Midi, proceeded thence to Bordeaux. Proceeded to
Ceylon, East Indies, 16th June 1816. Served as commanding engineer in the Kandian Provinces,
during the insurrections of 1817 and 18. He has received the War Medal with three Clasps.
18 Lieut. General Gough served as Deputy Quarter Master General of the army during the
war in China, and received the brevet rank of Major and Lieut. Colonel, together with the Com¬
panionship of the Bath, for his conduct in action, he having been present in almost every
engagement during the expedition (Medal). He was afterwards present in the battle of Maha-
rajpore, as Military Secretary to the Commander in Chief in India (Modal); and he con-
manded a Brigade of cavalry at the battles of Moodkee and Ferozeshah, and officiated as
Quarter Master General in the battle of Sobraon, and was very severely wounded (Medal
and two Clasps). Served the Punjaub campaign of 1848-9 as Quarter Master General of
Queen’s Troops, and was present at the battles of Chillianwallah and Goojerat (Medal and
two Clasps).
19 Sir Robert Wesley served in a Battalion of Marines formed from the squadron under Sir
Alex. Cochrane at the attack and capture of Guadaloupe, St. Martin’s and St. Eustatia in 1810.
In blockading squadrons off Brest, L’Orient, and Basque Roads, including several successful
boat affairs under the Batteries of Rochelle and Isle d’Aix in 1811. In coast operations, north
of Spain; and, with the 1st Battalion of Marines, in Portugal, in 1812. At the attack on Nor¬
folk, and the entrenched camp of Hampton, &c., in the Chesapeake. Served the campaigns of
1813 and 14 at the advanced posts in Lower Canada, and in command of a division of seven
gun-boats employed blockading the enemy’s flotilla at Platsburg. At the defence of La Cole
Mill. Adjutant to a Light Corps formed of the flank companies of the 2nd West India Regi¬
ment and Marine Battalions at the attack and capture of Fort Peter, the fortified positions of
St. Mary’s and Cumberland Island (coast of Georgia). In command of a detachment of Artil¬
lery in H.M.S. Phaeton assisted in repelling an attack of Algerine gun-boats in 1821. Adjutant
to a battalion under Colonel Owen serving in co-operation with the Spanish army in 1836-7,
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