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  2. Charles Townshend (British Army officer) - Wikipedia

    In 1884, Townshend was part of the relief expedition to rescue the besieged army of General Charles Gordon, better known to the British public as "Chinese Gordon", at Khartoum. As a Royal Marine officer, he strictly speaking should not have been part of an Army expedition, but he wrote to General Garnet Wolseley asking if he could go, and his ...

  3. James Leith (British Army officer, born 1763) - Wikipedia

    Lieutenant-General Sir James Leith GCB (8 August 1763 – 16 October 1816) was a Scottish soldier who served in the British Army, commanding the 5th Division in the Duke of Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese Army at several critical battles during the Peninsular War between 1810 and 1813.

  4. Henry Clinton (British Army officer, born 1730) - Wikipedia

    Early life. Henry Clinton was born on 16 April 1730, to Admiral George Clinton and Anne Carle, the daughter of a general. Early histories claimed his birth year as 1738, a date widely propagated even in modern biographic summaries; [citation needed] according to biographer William Willcox, Clinton claimed in a notebook found in 1958 to be born in 1730, and that evidence from English peerage ...

  5. The Royal Family

    The Queen and the Armed Forces. Find out more about The Queen's close relationship with the Armed Forces...

  6. British Army during the American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia

    The British Army during the American Revolutionary War served for eight years in campaigns fought around the globe. Defeat at the Siege of Yorktown to a combined Franco-US force ultimately led to the loss of the Thirteen Colonies in eastern North America, and the concluding Treaty of Paris deprived Britain of many of the gains achieved in the Seven Years' War.

  7. Battles of Lexington and Concord - Wikipedia

    The British Army's infantry was nicknamed "redcoats" and sometimes "devils" by the colonists.They had occupied Boston since 1768 and had been augmented by naval forces and marines to enforce what the colonists called The Intolerable Acts of 1774, which had been passed by the British Parliament to punish the Province of Massachusetts Bay for the Boston Tea Party and other acts of protest.

  8. Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis - Wikipedia,_1st...

    Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, KG, PC (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as the Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army general and official.

  9. Redvers Buller - Wikipedia

    General Sir Redvers Henry Buller, VC, GCB, GCMG (7 December 1839 – 2 June 1908) was a British Army officer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

  10. Normandy landings - Wikipedia

    The First Army contingent totalled approximately 73,000 men, including 15,600 from the airborne divisions. ... Major General Charles H. Gerhardt; British and Canadian ...

  11. Members of the The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board and some local writers share their thoughts on 2022. We invite you to share the three favorite things, big or small, that brought you joy ...