Major-General James Stuart

Edward Lugard was born on 8 May 1810. He was the son of a cavalry captain, John Lugard of the 6th Dragoons; his mother was Jane Llewellyn Trewman. He had a distinguished career in India, serving as an officer and adjutant in the 31st Foot in the First Afghan War and the First Sikh War. At the battle of Moodkee Captain Lugard was wounded and promoted to brevet-major. He was appointed Adjutant General for the Punjab in 1848, Deputy Adjutant General for Bombay in 1854 and Adjutant General for India in July 1857 just as the Mutiny broke out. He was in command of the 2nd Division at Lucknow and retired in 1858. He was Under-Secretary of State at the War Office from 1861 to 1871.

He was appointed Colonel of the 31st Regiment on 1 June 1862 and continued as Colonel of the 1st Battalion East Surreys after they amalgamated with the 70th in 1881. He died on 31 Oct 1898. After the battle of Aliwal in the First Sikh War Sir Harry Smith mentioned his staff officer Captain Lugard in his despatch: ‘To Captain Lugard I am deeply indebted, and the service still more so; a more cool, intrepid, and trustworthy office cannot be brought forward.’ He was married in 1837 to Isabella Mowbray Hart and they had a daughter, Eliza Jane.

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