WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu. Lieutenant John Chard: The army doesn't like more than one disaster in a day. Bromhead: Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  Latest imagesLatest images  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» The Wrecked Camp
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyToday at 3:14 am by Danny1960

» Private N/N John Robert Branch 90th Regiment and his discovered diary
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyYesterday at 8:53 pm by 1879graves

» Private John Scott 24th Regiment a fugitive at large
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySun Jul 14, 2024 12:06 pm by 1879graves

» 90th foot sgt T. Collins 214
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySun Jul 14, 2024 10:57 am by johnman

» Baron Von Steitencron
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyWed Jul 10, 2024 3:10 pm by Julian Whybra

» Sgt Joseph Windridge, Defender of Rorke's Drift - Memorial
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue Jul 09, 2024 3:15 am by 90th

» Writing advice
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySun Jul 07, 2024 4:04 pm by Julian Whybra

» South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8-9 (4389 Fr. Sergt. S. Smith. O/2. Bde. R.A.)
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySun Jul 07, 2024 9:30 am by rai

» The trashing of the Zulu monument to the brave warriors at Isandlawana March 12, 2024 has been blamed on scrap metal scavengers.
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 7:41 pm by ADMIN

» The Goodwill Zulu Festival: Celebrating the Welsh and KwaZulu Natal Shared Heritage.
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 7:27 pm by ADMIN

» Any nominal role of G Coy 2/24th regiment
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 11:18 am by Wayne

» Bassage Diary
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 9:31 am by Julian Whybra

» Prior to Sihayo's Kraal
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 9:19 am by 90th

» British Fort Locations
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 3:40 am by 90th

» Sergeant 1064 Tom Hick / Hicks G Company 2/24th Regiment
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyWed Jul 03, 2024 11:05 am by Julian Whybra

» A Hungarian soldier in the Zulu War (?)
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyFri Jun 28, 2024 2:31 pm by Mr M. Cooper

» Private 25B/279 Henry Sears Bugler E Company 24th Reg. KIA Isandlwana
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jun 27, 2024 1:07 pm by gardner1879

» Hamilton Browne's birthday
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyFri Jun 21, 2024 9:22 am by Julian Whybra

» Zulu "Corps"
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jun 20, 2024 6:01 pm by Hobbes

» Army Pay Department Personnel
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jun 20, 2024 11:49 am by Julian Whybra

» Ntshingwayo birth date
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySun Jun 16, 2024 11:37 am by Hobbes

» Zibhebhu and Cetshwayo's family
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyWed Jun 05, 2024 9:11 pm by Julian Whybra

» Smith's Store/Hotel
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyWed Jun 05, 2024 6:06 pm by Julian Whybra

» Corporal James Frowen Williams F Company.
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue Jun 04, 2024 5:20 pm by Julian Whybra

» Shaka iLembe
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySat Jun 01, 2024 1:27 pm by Jon84

» Bugler 1415 Thomas Finn / Flin 90th Regiment
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySat May 25, 2024 11:28 am by johnman

» Inspector-General Evelyn Richard Hugh Pollard
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue May 14, 2024 10:13 am by ADMIN

» Alfred Fairlie Henderson photographs.
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySat May 11, 2024 8:01 am by Julian Whybra

» Fairlie's Native Police
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu May 02, 2024 9:12 pm by Hobbes

» 24th Regiment side drum a plea for help
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu May 02, 2024 6:11 pm by General Gordon

» Francis Shirley Russell 14th Hussars
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyMon Apr 29, 2024 12:20 pm by IntCorpsMedals

» Looking for the medal to 1423 Pte. W. Gregg/Greig
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySat Apr 27, 2024 1:46 am by sam steele

» 1409 Pte David Lloyd, Defender of Rorke's Drift
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyFri Apr 26, 2024 8:48 pm by Julian Whybra

» The curious tale of Cetshwayo's "gunpowder depot" and an aggressive snake
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Apr 25, 2024 9:36 am by Hobbes

» Anson A. Mayer/Maher
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue Apr 23, 2024 7:10 pm by cmeghen

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
July 2024
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
CalendarCalendar
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Please Do Not Post Ads on Our Forum
Google Chrome new standards imposed
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
The missing five hours.
The ammunition question
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Top posting users this month
Julian Whybra
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
Branchjr
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
1879graves
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
90th
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
paulhellier
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
John Young
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
Hobbes
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
johnman
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
jgregory
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
warrior3
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_leftMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT BarMAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Bar_right 
New topics
» The Wrecked Camp
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySun Jul 14, 2024 8:51 am by 61MECH

» The trashing of the Zulu monument to the brave warriors at Isandlawana March 12, 2024 has been blamed on scrap metal scavengers.
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 7:41 pm by ADMIN

» The Goodwill Zulu Festival: Celebrating the Welsh and KwaZulu Natal Shared Heritage.
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 7:27 pm by ADMIN

» South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8-9 (4389 Fr. Sergt. S. Smith. O/2. Bde. R.A.)
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jul 04, 2024 1:50 pm by paulhellier

» British Fort Locations
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySun Jun 30, 2024 7:49 pm by 61MECH

» Any nominal role of G Coy 2/24th regiment
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptySat Jun 29, 2024 9:08 pm by Wayne

» Sergeant 1064 Tom Hick / Hicks G Company 2/24th Regiment
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jun 27, 2024 1:35 pm by gardner1879

» Private 25B/279 Henry Sears Bugler E Company 24th Reg. KIA Isandlwana
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyThu Jun 27, 2024 1:07 pm by gardner1879

» Army Pay Department Personnel
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyWed Jun 19, 2024 10:56 am by ANWYLL

Similar topics
Zero tolerance to harassment and bullying.
Due to recent events on this forum, we have now imposed a zero tolerance to harassment and bullying. All reports will be treated seriously, and will lead to a permanent ban of both membership and IP address. Any member blatantly corresponding in a deliberate and provoking manner will be removed from the forum as quickly as possible after the event.  If any members are being harassed behind the scenes PM facility by any member/s here at 1879zuluwar.com please do not hesitate to forward the offending text.  We are all here to communicate and enjoy the various discussions and information on the Anglo Zulu War of 1879. Opinions will vary, you will agree and disagree with one another, we will have debates, and so it goes. There is no excuse for harassment or bullying of anyone by another person on this site. The above applies to the main frame areas of the forum. The ring which is the last section on the forum, is available to those members who wish to partake in slagging matches. That section cannot be viewed by guests and only viewed by members that wish to do so. 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
 

 MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT

Go down 
3 posters
AuthorMessage
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7076
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 55
Location : Down South.

MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Empty
PostSubject: MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT   MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyMon Jan 06, 2014 12:39 am

"MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT
Retires from the Army.

DISTINGUISHED ULSTER OFFICER.

The army has lost a distinguished officer in the person of Major-General Sir Hugh M'Calmont, K.C.B., C.V.O., who has been placed on retired pay. He was M.P. for North Antrim, from 1893 till 1899, and formerly resided at Abbeylands, Whiteabbey, where on two occasions he had the honour of entertaining H. R. H. the Duke of Connaught when he was Commander-in-Chief in Ireland. His career in the army dated from 1865, when he joined the 9th Lancers, in which he received his captaincy in 1869; next year he was transferred to the 7th Hussars, and in 1886 he was specially promoted to command the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards. In 1892 he went on half-pay, and in 1896 he was made a Major-General, and two years later he was given command of the 8th Division with headquarters in Cork. During his military career he saw much fighting. He was aide-de-camp to Lord Wolselsey in the Ashanti Expedition, 1873 (medal), and prior to that was with the Red River Expedition under the same chief; was attache to the Turkish Army in Armenia during the campaign of 1877-78, including the siege of Kars (Turkish medal, brevet majority); served on the staff as aide-de-camp to Lord Wolseley in the Kaffir war of 1879, and took part in the operations against Sekukuni (mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp, brevet lieutenant-colonelcy); saw service in the Afgan war, 1879-80 mentioned in despatches); was brigade-major of the 1st Cavalry Brigade in the Egyptian was 1882, participated in the capture of Mahsameth, both actions of Kassassin, the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, and the pursuit to Cairo (mentioned twice in despatches, medal with clasp, Khedive star, third class Mejidie); and in the Soudan campaign, 1884-85, he commanded the Light Camel Corps with marked ability up the Nile (mentioned twice in despatches, C.B., promoted colonel).

He was created a K.C.B. in 1900.

Dealing with Major-General M'Calmont's retirement, a London correspondent says that two years ago when he was senior major-general he was superseded for promotion by several men much younger in the service, and so were half a dozen officers of similar rank, including General Wynne and Sir Reginald Pole-Carew. There was no justification for this supersession in the merits of those who benefited by it. After serving his country with recognised credit in seven campaigns, Sir Hugh not unnaturally felt that he had been slighted, and it is stated he dared to appeal to the Duke of Connaught, who is Inspector-General of the army, in favour of some reconsideration of his case. Apparently this has proved an unpardonable offence to the little tin gods in Pall Mall, and so an excellent officer, who has still many years' good work in him, is thrust into private life."
Back to top Go down
John Young

John Young


Posts : 3254
Join date : 2013-09-08
Age : 68
Location : Слава Україні! Героям слава!

MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Empty
PostSubject: Re: MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT   MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 6:17 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Hugh McCalmont, 1881.
John Young Collection
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7076
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 55
Location : Down South.

MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Empty
PostSubject: Re: MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT   MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 6:35 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Last edited by littlehand on Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:16 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7076
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 55
Location : Down South.

MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Empty
PostSubject: Re: MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT   MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 7:05 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7076
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 55
Location : Down South.

MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Empty
PostSubject: Re: MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT   MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 7:08 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Major-General Sir Hugh McCalmont KCB CVO (1845 – 2 May 1924

"McCalmont was commissioned into the 6th Dragoon Guards in 1865.  He saw service in the Red River Rebellion in 1870, the Third Anglo-Ashanti War in 1873 and the Russo-Turkish War in 1877.McCalmont also took part in the South African War in 1879, the Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1879 and the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882 as well as the Nile Expedition in 1884.
In 1884 he became aide-de-camp to General Wolseley. He was elected as an Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for North Antrim in 1895 but resigned in 1899 by becoming Steward of the Manor of Northstead.  He became General Officer Commanding 8th Division in Ireland in 1902.
He lived at Abbeylands sited within the townland of White Abbey, which the village of Whiteabbey takes its name, near Belfast, County Antrim until it was burnt down in 1914 in a firebomb attack by Suffragette radicals."

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
issueMonday 30 March 1914
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7076
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 55
Location : Down South.

MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Empty
PostSubject: Re: MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT   MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyTue Jan 07, 2014 7:22 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

"Hugh McCalmont lived at Abbeylands in County Antrim. He served in the Red River expedition in Canada, attached to the 60th Rifles, He was also involved in the 3rd Ashanti War, and the Russo-Turkish War where he was military attache at the Turkish HQ in Armenia, being present at the siege of Kars. During 6 months leave he went to Afghanistan for the war of 1879. He was brigade major in the famous Moonlight charge at Kassassin in 1882 and was present at Tel-el-Kebir. In the Nile Expedition of 1884 he commanded the composite Light Camel Regiment.
When he joined the 4th Dragoon Guards in 1886 as second-in-command he attended a review order parade in place of the commanding officer who was on leave. McCalmont had no plume in his helmet so the adjutant rode up to him and politely pointed out that his plume was missing. McCalmont replied, "You may be right sir, but I cannot possibly be wrong. The regiment will dismount and remove plumes." He was a prankster with no respect for social rank. When the future Duke of Connaught joined the 7th Hussars in 1874 McCalmont detonated a pyrotechnic device under the Duke's whist table, shattering windows and filling the room with smoke. The Duke retaliated by raiding Hugh's quarters and scattering his clothes in the trees of the mess lawn. McCalmont commanded the 4th Dragoon Guards from 1888 until 1892, and was Colonel of the 7th Hussars from 1907 until his death in 1924.

1845 Born in Northern Ireland
1865 Cornet in 9th Lancers, 23rd June
1866 Lieutenant, 9th Lancers, 27th July
1869 Captain, 9th Lancers, 29th May
1870 Captain, 7th Hussars, 20th July
1870 Red River Expedition
1873 3rd Ashanti War
1877 Russo-Turkish War
1878 Brevet Major, 30th Nov
1879 ADC to Sir Garnet Wolseley in Zululand
1879 2nd Afghan War
1880 Brevet Lieut-Colonel, 24th July
1882 Egyptian Expedition
1884 Commanded Light Camel Regiment
1885 Colonel, 15th June
1885 Married Rose Elizabeth Bingham
1886 Transferred to 4th Dragoon Guards
1888 In command of 4th Dragoon Guards, 7th Mar (until 1892)
1895 Ulster Unionist MP for North Antrim
1896 Major-General, 24th June
1898 Commanded Cork District (until 1903)
1900 KCB
1902 GOC 8th Division in Ireland
1906 Retired, 1st Oct
1907 Colonel of 7th Hussars, 13th May
1924 Died on 2nd May."

Source: British Empire.
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Chelmsfordthescapegoat


Posts : 2593
Join date : 2009-04-24

MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT Empty
PostSubject: Re: MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT   MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT EmptyWed Jan 08, 2014 8:07 pm

LH - JY good post!
Back to top Go down
 
MAJOR-GENERAL M'CALMONT
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Major General Tongue
» Major General Newdigate
» Major General William Edward Moyses Reilly

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: THE ONE'S THE HISTORY BOOKS FORGOT-
Jump to: