Naval & military records of Rugbeians

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Simpkin, Marshall&Company, 1865 - 177 pages
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Page 134 - The HISTORY of GIBRALTAR, and of its Political Relation to Events in Europe, from the Commencement of the Moorish Dynasty in Spain to the Last Morocco War. With Original and unpublished...
Page 114 - Captain Wilmot's company was engaged with a large body of the enemy near the Iron Bridge- That officer found himself at the end of a street with only four of his men, opposed to a considerable body. One of the four was shot through both legs and became utterly helpless ; the two men lifted him up, and although Private Hawkes was severely wounded, he carried him for a considerable distance, exposed to the fire of the enemy, Captain Wilmot firing with the men's rifles and covering the retreat of the...
Page 167 - His remains were brought to England and interred in the family vault at Tettenhall, on the 16th of October 1899.
Page 108 - Wales, to be an Ordinary Member of the Civil Division of the Third Class, or Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
Page 3 - Rugbeian, anxious to save his father's life, darted forwards, but was wounded and taken prisoner. On the 29th the General was buried in a redoubt at the head of the camp. Six Generals supported the pall, and the Duke of York, the Stadtholder, the hereditary Prince of Orange, and all the officers in the army attended the funeral.
Page 1 - ... dragoons, to charge the enemy, which they did with the greatest success ; and finding a line of infantry in the rear of the cavalry, they continued the charge without hesitation, and broke them likewise. Had they been properly supported, the entire destruction of the enemy must have been the consequence ; but, by some mistake, General Mansel's brigade did not arrive in time for that purpose. The enemy, however, were completely driven back, and obliged to retreat in great confusion into Cambrai,...
Page 28 - The coloneley of the 98th Foot was given him in 1839, from which he was removed to the 32nd Foot in April, 1854. His commissions bore date as follows: — Ensign, 31st October. 1798; lieutenant and captain, 25th November, 1799 : captain and lieutenant-colonel, 12th June, 1811 ; colonel, 25th July, 1821 ; major, 22nd July, 1830; lieutenantgeneral, 23rd November, 1841 ; and general, 20th June, 1854. The late general...
Page 2 - ... ravine, into which many of the front ranks fell ; and the cannon, being loaded with grape, did some execution : however, a considerable body, with General Mansel at their head, passed the ravine, and charged" the cannon with inconceivable intrepidity, and their efforts were crowned with the utmost success. This event decided the day, and the remaining time was passed in cutting down battalions, till every man and horse was obliged to give up the pursuit from fatigue. It was at the mouth of this...
Page 4 - Next year he was appointed Commander in Chief of the forces in the West Indies, where he took possession of several French and Dutch settlements. On his return to Europe he was rewarded with the order of the Bath, and made Governor of Fort George and Fort Augustus, In 1797 he was raised to the rank of Lieutenant General.
Page 50 - ... Regiment, was the senior officer in Brigadier Shirley's absence, and on him would have devolved the duty of leading the storming column of the Light Division, had the latter not returned. Colonel Unett, ignorant of the Brigadier's intention to leave shipboard, had to decide with Colonel Windham who should take precedence in the attack. They tossed, and Colonel Unett won. He had it in his power to say whether he would go first or follow Colonel Windham. He looked at the shilling, turned it over,...

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