Thomas Maunsell


Thomas Maunsell was born on 10 Sep 1822, the son of George Meares Maunsell and Catherine Lloyd. After studying at Trinity College, Dublin he entered the army as an ensign in the 32nd Regiment and saw active service in the Punjab Campaign of 1848-9 being wounded twice. He transferred to the 28th Regiment and went to the Crimea where he fought at the Alma, Inkerman and Sevastopol where he was severely wounded. He served also in the 75th Regiment then went on half pay before being brought in to the 13th Regiment to command the 2nd Battalion on 28th October 1868. He was CO until April 1875 when he was promoted to brigadier-general to command a brigade depot. He retired as a major-general and was awarded the KCB in 1906. He was married to Amy Louisa Elizabeth Burrowes in Feb 1875, and they lived at Ballywilliam, County Limerick, and Burghclere, Newbury, Berkshire. He and Amy had four children, two daughters and two sons. Thomas died on 4 July 1908. The photo shows him in 1872 with officers of the 2nd Battalion. He wears the dress uniform of the 13th LI with an embroidered crown badge on his collar, denoting lieutenant-colonel. He has medals that include the Crimea medal with three clasps, an Indian Mutiny medal and the Order of the Medjidie.


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by Stephen Luscombe