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PostSubject: BROOK, Maj.-Gen. Edmund Smith, C.B.   Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:33 pm

BROOK, Maj.-Gen. Edmund Smith, C.B. 1900; retired; b. 7 Oct. 1845; of George H. Brook of Egerton Huddersfield; m. 1885, Lisa, d. of M. Bourke of Ileclash, Fermoy. Entered army, 1866; Captain, 1878; Lieut.Colonel. 1882; Colonel, 1886; Major- General, 1898; served Zulu War, 1889, including Ulundi (medal with clasp) ; Boer War, 1880- 1881 defended fort at Marabastadt for 92 days (despatches, Brevet Lieut.-Col.) ; commanded 2nd Brigade Tochi Field Force, India, 1897-98(medal with clasp) ; special service South Africa 1902, commanding Harrismith district until end of war (des- patches) ; later troops Cape Colony District. Address: Cape Town. Club: Junior Army and Navy. [Died 17 Apr. 1910.
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PostSubject: Re: BROOK, Maj.-Gen. Edmund Smith, C.B.   Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:36 pm

"He served through the Zulu War in 1879; the Boer War of 1880-1; commanded the 2nd Brigade of the Tochi Field Force in India in 1897-8, and was employed on special service during the Boer War . In 1904 General Brook succeeded Major General Miles in the command of the Cape Colony district, and acted as Administrator during the absence of Sir W Hely-Hutchinson."
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PostSubject: Brook , Maj - Gen . E.S. C.B.    Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:31 am

Hi all .
From the Forsyth Medal roll .

94th Regt , Captain , Brook , E.S , 1879 Clasp .
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