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Rededication Rorke's Drift Defender William Wilcox. 8th May 2011 Dolton Devon.
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PostSubject: Major-Gen. Beatson   Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:59 pm

Major-Gen. Beatson 1868-70, D.A.Q.M.G. Bengal 1872-3; into 3rd Dragoon Guards 1873; Staff College 1877-8; Stud. Inner T. 1877; Brigade-Major of Cavalry in Natal 1879, Zulu War (despatches, medal with clasp, Brevet- Major) 1879, Principal Staff Officer Transvaal Field Force 1879-80, Military Sec. to Sir Garnet (afterwards Lord) Wolseley in S. Africa 1880, Brevet Lieut.-Col. 1880 ; Chief Staff Officer to Sir Pomeroy Colley, Boer War ; present at Majuba, made prisoner 28 Feb., 1881, released end of March ; Major ; A.A.G. Cavalry Division Egyptian Campaign (twice mentioned in despatches, medal, clasp, bronze star, 3rd Osmanieh, Brevet-Col., C.B., A.D.C. to the Queen) 1881 ; A.D.C. to Lord Spencer in Ireland 1882-4 ; Brigadier Suakin Field Force (present at El Teb, relief of Tokar, Tamai, and advance to Tananeb (despatches, two clasps, K.C.B.) 1884; Brigadier Khartoum Relief Expedition 1884 ; mortally wounded at Abu Klea.
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PostSubject: Re: Major-Gen. Beatson   Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:32 am

I couldnt find Beatson in Mackinnon & Shadbolt's ' The South African Campaign Of 1879 ' . scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Major-Gen. Beatson   Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:11 am

Hi All
I don't know where this came from but it sounds like a Biograph of Sir Herbert Stewart who was in the zulu war, was on Wolseleys staff at Majuba with colley and died of wounds in 1885 trying to save Gordon.
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