See also:British soldier, entered the Royal Military Academy,
See also:Woolwich, in 1793, and passed out into the Royal
See also:Artillery two years later . With the Royal
See also:Horse Artillery he saw active service during the Irish
See also:rebellion of 1798, and after eleven years' service was promoted captain and appointed to command " A "
See also:troop R.H.A . (afterwards famous as the "
See also:Chestnut Troop ") . In 1809 the troop landed at
See also:Lisbon and at once set out to join Wellington's army, reaching the front two days after Talavera .
See also:Ross's guns were attached to the
See also:Light Division, and, with Craufurd, took
See also:part in the actions on the Coa and the
See also:battle of Busaco . When
See also:Massena began his famous retreat from the lines of Torres Vedras, Ross's troop was amongst the foremost in the pursuit; at Redinha and Pombal, at Sabugal and Fuentes d'Onor, the " Chestnuts " earned
See also:great distinction, and in
See also:December 1811 their
See also:commander received a brevet-majority for his services . He was
See also:present at
See also:Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz, at the Salamanca forts and the battle of Salamanca, still attached to the Light Division . In the
See also:campaign of
See also:Vittoria, Ross's guns were continually with the most advanced troops, and after Vittoria they captured the only piece of artillery that remained to the defeated French . A further brevet-promotion and a
See also:good service
See also:reward came to Ross for his part in the campaign . At
See also:Vera in the Pyrenees Ross's troop was one of the three which played a decisive part in the
See also:action, and Vera remains a classical example of the action of horse artillery . " A " troop was engaged at St
See also:Pierre and
See also:Orthez, and at the conclusion of peace returned to England . It was engaged at
See also:Waterloo, and though
See also:half its guns were disabled the
See also:remainder took part in the pursuit of the French .
Ross received, besides the
See also:Peninsular and Waterloo medals, the K.C.B., the Portuguese
See also:order of the Tower and Sword and the
See also:Russian St Anne . He had commanded the troop for nineteen years when he at last received a regimental
See also:lieutenant-colonelcy . As officer commanding Royal Artillery in the
See also:District, with delegated command over all the forces of the four northern counties,
See also:Sir Hew Ross had for nearly sixteen years to
See also:deal with continually threatened
See also:civil disorder, and
See also:bore himself as well as on the
See also:field of battle . From 1840 to 1858, when he retired, he practically directed, in one
See also:post or another, all the artillery services of the British army, and when in 1854 the test of war came, the artillery took the field in a far better
See also:condition than the
See also:rest offt,ord Raglan's army . Much of the present efficiency of the " Royal Regiment " is directly traceable to the influence of Sir Hew Ross, to whom it owes the institution of the School of Gunnery at
See also:Shoeburyness and the
See also:establishment of the Royal Artillery Institution at Woolwich . Major-general in 1841 and lieut.-general in 1851, he became general in 1854, and died, a field-marshal and G.C.B., in 1868 . See Memoir of the R.A . Institution, 1871; and
See also:History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery .
ROBERT ROSS (1766-1814)
SIR JAMES CLARK ROSS (1800-1862)
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.