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PostSubject: Bt. Col. East, C.J.   Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:31 pm

Bt. Col. East, C.J. Joined Lord Chelmsford as D.Q.M.G. to the Forces in South Africa on the 22nd June 1879; was present as senior staff officer at the battle of Ulundi, and remained with Lord Chelmsford until he resigned the command. Remained in the same capacity on the staff with Sir Garnet Wolseley, and was present with him during the subsequent operations for the final pacification in Zululand; proceeded with him to Victoria, and returned thence to England to resume the appointment of A.Q.M.G., Intelligence Department.


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"Army officer. General Sir Cecil James East, KCB, was a senior British Army Officer. He was born on the 10 July 1837. East received a CB in 1887 and a KCB 1897. He died at Winchester on the 14 March 1908. During his service in the Crimea, he was present at the siege and fall of Sevastopol in 1855. He arrived in India on 11 October 1857, and was involved in the Indian Mutiny at the second battle of Cawnpore during which he was wounded. In 1863 he joined the 41st Regiment of Foot and served as A.Q.M. with the Chittagong Column on the Lushai Expeditionary Force in 1871-1872. In 1879 during the Zulu War he was Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster-General, and was present at the battle of Ulundi. During the Third Burma War, 1886-1887, he commanded the 1st Brigade after the capture of Mandalay and was mentioned in despatches"
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Lt.Col. C. East (Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General), present at Ulundi - Memorial Plaque (Sandhurst)


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Photographed in 1897 whilst serving as the Governor & Commandant, Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
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