Wolseley, Garnet Joseph, Lord (b. 1833)

Wolseley, Garnet Joseph, Lord, field-marshal, born in co. Dublin, of a Staffordshire family; entered the army in 1852; served in the Burmese War of 1852-1853, in the Crimean War, where he was severely wounded, in the Chinese War of 1860, and afterwards in Canada; commanded in the Ashantee War in 1878, and received the thanks of Parliament, with a grant of £25,000, for “courage, energy, and perseverance” in the conduct of it, and after services in Natal, Egypt, and Ireland was made field-marshal in 1894, and commander-in-chief in 1895; (b. 1833).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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