See also:British soldier, entered the army as an ensign in 1858, becoming captain in 1872 and major in 1874 . He took
See also:part with distinction in the Red
See also:River expedition (1870–71) and the
See also:Ashanti operations of 1873–74 under Wolseley, and received the C.B. in 1874 . He served with the same general in the Zulu War (brevet lieut.-colonel), the
See also:campaign of Tel-el-Kebir, after which he was made an aide-de-
See also:camp to the
See also:queen, and the Sudan 1884–85, being employed as colonel on the
See also:staff 1885, and brigadier-general 1885–1886 . In the latter
See also:year he was made a K.C.B . He was colonel on the staff in
See also:Egypt 189o–1892, and brigadier-general there until 1892, when he was promoted major-general and stationed at
See also:Aldershot, after which he commanded the south-eastern
See also:district . In 1898 he succeeded General Goodenough as
See also:commander-in-chief in South Africa, with the
See also:rank of
See also:lieutenant-general . For a
See also:period (Dec . 1898–Feb . 1899), during the
See also:absence of
See also:Alfred Milner in England, he acted as high
See also:commissioner, and as such and subsequently in his military capacity he expressed views on the subject of the probabilities of war which were not approved by the home
See also:government; he was consequently ordered home to command the western district, and held this
See also:post until 1905 . He also held the Aldershot command for a brief period in 19o0–19o1 . Sir
See also:Butler was promoted lieutenant-general in 1900 . He had long been known as a descriptive writer, since his publication of The
See also:Great Lone
See also:Land (1872) and other
See also:works, and he was the biographer (1899) of Sir
See also:George Colley .
He married in 1877
See also:Thompson, an accomplished painter of
See also:battle-scenes, notably " The
See also:Call " (1874), " Quatre
See also:Bras " (1875), " Rorke's
See also:Drift " (1881), " The Camel
See also:Corps " (1891), and " The
See also:Dawn of
See also:Waterloo " (1895) .
SAMUEL BUTLER (1835-1902)
WILLIAM ARCHER BUTLER (1814-1848)
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