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PostSubject: CHARLES MANSFIELD CLARKE   Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:11 pm


His rank was Lieutenant Colonel of the 57th.

C.B., 6. 1839 ; ed. at Eton ; entered the 57th Regt. 1856, became Capt. 1867, Major 1876, Lieut. -Col. 1878, Col. 1879 (h.p. 1880), and Maj.-Gen. 1888 : served with column on Taptee River 1858, in New Zealand wars 1861 and 1863-6,35 D.A.Q.M.G.

(four times mentioned in despatches, and medal) ; in Zulu campaign 1879

(mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp and C.B.), in operations in Basutoland 1880-1, and as Comdt.-Gen. of Colonial Forces at Cape of Good Hope, with local rank of Brig. -Gen. 1880-82 ; was an A.A.G. at Head Quarters 1884-6, D.A.G. in Ireland 1886-8, and in command of 3rd Inf. Brig, at Aldershot 1888-92, since when he has been D.A.G. at Head Quarters ; C.B. 1870 :
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PostSubject: Re: CHARLES MANSFIELD CLARKE   Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:49 pm

Hi All

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PostSubject: Re: CHARLES MANSFIELD CLARKE   Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:29 pm

"Lieutenant General. C. M. Clarke.Third baronet of Dunham, GCB (1901), GCVO (1903), eldest son of Reverend Sir Chas Clarke, 2nd baronet, of Dunnam. Born 1839, married 1867, Gemma C, only child (died 1922) of W Pitt Adams; in Indian mutiny campaign 1858; New Zealand wars 1861, and 1868-6; in Zulu war 1879, commandant general of Colonial forces at Cape 1880-2; commanding an infantry brigade at Aldershot 1889-92, DAG to the forces 1892-3, Commander in Chief Madras and Member of Council 1893-95; Lieutenant General commanding the forces, Madras 1895-8; QMG to the forces 1899-1903, General 1902. Governor of Malta 1903-7, ret. 1907."
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PostSubject: Re: CHARLES MANSFIELD CLARKE   Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:28 pm

"Major General Mansfield Clarke served in the 57th Regiment with the Column under Colonel Warre on the Tapteo river in co-operation with the Central India Field force in 1858. Served also in the New Zealand war of 1861, and was present at the operations before Te Arei. Also during the war in 1863-66, present as Adjutant of the 37th at the action of Katikara (mentioned in despatches), and as D. A.Q.M.General from June 1863 to march 1866 in the Province of Taranaki, including the action near Poutoko, capture of the Maori positions at Ahuahu, Kaitake, Mataitawa, and Te Arei, operations at Warea and Te Puru, and various minor affiiirs (repcatedl.y mentioned in despatches. Medal). Served iu the Zulu campaign of 1879; commanded the 57th Regiment in the engagement at (Gingindhlovu (mentioned in despatches) and relief of Ekowe; aftenvards commanded the 2nd Brigade 1st Division and subsequently was appointed to the command of "Clarke's Column"—a force of all arms—formed by Sir Garnet Wolseley for the following objects : the second advance to Uluiidi, the capture of King Cetyswayo, the subjugation of the Zulu tribes near the Middle Drift of the River Tugola, and the pacification of Zululand ; these objects were successfully accomplished—thanked in General Orders (mentioned iu despatches as having "performed the duties of his responsible continued in the most highly efficient manner," Brevet of Colonel, CB., Medal with Clasp). On the conclusion of the war was appointed Commandant General of the Colonial Forces in South Africa. "
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