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.