See also:British general, was
See also:born on the 27th of Tune 1831 at
See also:Acton, Middlesex . He was educated at
See also:Dresden and
See also:Woolwich Academy, and entered the Royal
See also:Engineers in 1850 . He served with distinction through the
See also:Russian War of 18J4 to 1856, was
See also:present at the battles of the
See also:Alma and
See also:Inkerman, was twice wounded in the trenches before
See also:Sevastopol, and was awarded the
See also:Cross for gallantry at the attack on the
See also:Redan and for devoted heroism on numerous occasions . He also received the
See also:Legion of
See also:Honour, and was promoted to a brevet majority . In the
See also:China War of 186o he took
See also:part in the actions of Sin-ho and Tang-ku, the storming of the Taku Forts, where he was severely wounded, and the entry into
See also:Peking (brevet
See also:lieutenant-colonelcy and C.B.) . Promoted colonel in 1869, he was employed in routine duties until 1877, when he was appointed assistant-director of
See also:works for barracks at the war
See also:office, a position he held until his promotion to major-general in 1881 . In command of the advanced force in
See also:Egypt in 1882, he
See also:bore the brunt of the fighting, was present at the
See also:action of Magfar, commanded at the first
See also:battle of
See also:Kassassin, took part in the second, and led his
See also:brigade at Tell-cl-Kebir . For his services in the
See also:campaign he received the K.C.B. and thanks of parliament . In 1884 he commanded the expedition to the eastern Sudan, and fought the successful battles of El Teb and Tamai . On his return home he received the thanks of parliament and was made a lieutenant-general for distinguished service in the
See also:field . In 1885 he commanded the
See also:Suakin expedition, defeated the
See also:Arabs at Hashin and Tamai, and advanced the railway from Suakin to Otao, when the expedition was withdrawn (thanks of parliament and G.C.M.G.) . In 1896 he was made G.C.B., and in 1899 colonel-commandant Royal Engineers .
He died on the 17th of
See also:December 1899 . He published in 1875 a
See also:translation of Goetze's Operations of the German Engineers in 1870-1871, and in 1887 Last Words with
See also:Gordon .
RICHARD GRAFTON (d. 1572)
SIR JAMES ROBERT GEORGE GRAHAM
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