Major-General Edward Lutwyche England CB


His first active service was in the Indian Mutiny, being present at the actions at Amorah on 17 and 25 April 1858. He graduated from Staff College and was brigade major on the staff in Canada from 1876 to 1878. In April 1878 he commanded a company against the Sekukini in the Transvaal, and the storming of Tolyana's Stadt. He served throughout the Zulu War, taking part in the engagements of Zunguin Nek and Kambula Hil, and commanded the 1st Battalion at Ulundi. Lieut-Col England exchanged from the 2nd Btn to be appointed commanding officer of the 1st Battalion from 3 Dec 1880 until 23 Jun 1885. He commanded the regimental District at Taunton from 1886 to 1891, and was appointed Colonel of the regiment from 3 Oct 1901 until his death on 4 April 1910. The profile photo shows him in the dress uniform of a major-general with medals for the Indian Mutiny, a medal with clasp for the Zulu War, and his Companion of the Order of the Bath.

1855 Commissioned into 13th Light Infantry, 5 Jul
1858 Lieutenant. Indian Mutiny
1864 Captain
1876 On the staff in Canada, Brigade Major
1877 Major
1878 Served in South Africa
1879 Lieutenant-Colonel. Zulu War
1880 Commanding Officer of 1st Btn 13th LI, 3 Dec
1883 Colonel
1886 GOC Taunton, until 1891
1894 Major-General
1901 Colonel of Somerset Light Infantry, 3 Oct
1910 Died on 4 April


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