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Col. James Travers, late 2nd Bengal Native Infantry,
For a daring act of bravery, in July, 1857, when the Indore Presidency was suddenly attacked by Holkar's troops, in having charged the guns with only five men to support him, and driven the gunners from the guns, thereby creating a favourable diversion, which saved the lives of many persons, fugitives to the Residency. It is stated that officers who were present considered that the effect of the charge was to enable many Europeans to escape from actual slaughter, and time was gained, which enabled the faithful Bhopal Artillery to man their guns. Col. Travers's horse was shot in three places, and his accoutrements were shot through in various parts. He commanded the Bhopal Levy.
Lieut.-Colonel Samuel James Browne, C.B., late 46th Bengal Native Infantry,
For having, at Seerporah, in an engagement with the rebel forces under Khan Allie Khan, on the 31st of August, 1858, whilst advancing upon the enemy's position, at daybreak, pushed on with one orderly Sowar upon a nine-pounder gun that was commanding one of the approaches to the enemy's position, and attacked the gunners, thereby preventing them from reloading, and firing upon the infantry, who were advancing to the attack. In doing this, a personal conflict ensued, in which Capt. (now Lieut-Col.) Samuel James Browne, Commandant of the 2nd Punjaub Cavalry, received a severe sword-cut wound on the left knee, and shortly afterwards another sword-cut wound, which severed the left arm at the shoulder.--not, however, before Lieut.Col. Browne had succeeded in cutting down one of his assailants. The gun was prevented from being reloaded, and was eventually captured by the infantry, and the gunner slain.
Colour-Sergeant John Lucas, 40th Regiment.
On the 18th of March, 1861, ColourSergeant Lucas acted as sergeant of a party of the 40th Regiment, employed as
skirmishers to the right of No. 7 Redoubt, and close to the Huirangi Bush, facing the left of the positions occupied by the natives. At about 4 o'clock, P.M., a very heavy and well-directed fire was suddenly opened upon them from the bush and the high ground on the left. Three men being wounded simultaneously, two of them mortally, assistance was called for in order to have them carried to the rear; a file was immediately sent, but had scarcely arrived, when one of them fell, and Lieutenant Rees was wounded at the same time. Colour-Sergeant Lucas, under a very heavy fire from the rebels, who were not more than 30 yards distant, immediately ran up to the assistance of this officer, and sent one man with him to the rear. He then took charge of the arms belonging to the killed and wounded men, and maintained his position until the arrival of supports under Lieutenants Gibson and Whelan.
Lieutenant (now Captain) Robt. Montresor Rogers, 44th Regiment (now of the 90th Regiment); Private John M'Dougall (No. 220), 44th Regiment, and Lieutenant Edmund Henry Lenon, 67th Regiment,
For distinguished gallantry in swimming the ditches and entering the North Taku Fort, on the 21st August, 1860, by an embrasure during the assault. They were the first of the English established on the walls of the fort, which they entered in the order in which their names are here recorded, each one being assisted by the others to mount the embrasure.
Lieutenant (now Captain) Nathaniel Burslem, 67th Regiment (now of the 60th Regiment), and Private Thomas Lane (No. 612), 67th Regiment,
For distinguished gallantry in swimming the ditches of the North Taku Fort, and persevering in attempting during the assault, and before the entrance of the fort had been effected by any one, to enlarge an opening in the wall, through which they eventually entered, and, in doing so, were both severely wounded.
Ensign (now Lieutenant) John Worthy Chaplin, 67th Regiment (now of the 100th Regiment),
For distinguished gallantry at the North Taku Fort. This officer was carrying the Queen's colour of the regiment, and first planted the colours on the breach made by the storming party, assisted by Private Lane, of the 67th Regiment, and subsequently on the cavalier of the fort, which he was the first to mount. In doing this he was severely wounded.
Hospital.Apprentice Arthur Fitz
gibbon, Indian Medical Establishment,
For having behaved with great coolness and courage at the capture of the North Taku Fort on the 21st of August, 1860. On the morning of that day he accompanied a wing of the 67th Regiment, when it took up a position within 500 yards of the fort. Having quitted cover, he proceeded, under a very heavy fire, to attend to a dhoolie-bearer, whose wound he had been directed to bind up; and, while the regiment was advancing under the enemy's fire, he ran across the open to attend to another wounded man, in doing, which he was himself severely
PROMOTIONS AND AP POINTMENTS. CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS.
The Rev. Sir Henry Moncrieff to be secretary to the Bible Board Scotland. Major J. K. Spence to be Judicial Commissioner, Nagpore. Mr. Arthur Henry Paget to be a Page of Honour to Her Majesty. Mr. Oliphant to be Secretary of Legation at Japan. Major-General Sir Robert Napier, K.C.B., Bengal Engineers, to be an Ordinary Member of the Council of the Governor-General of India. Mr. Frederick Cleave, C.B., Paymaster R.N., to be Steward of Greenwich Hospital. Dr. William Stokes to be Her Majesty's Physician in Ireland. Mr. Andrews Nicol to be a Member of the Legislative Council of the Island of Ceylon. Mr. Samuel Creelman to be a Member of the Legislative Council of the Province of Nova Scotia. Lieut. H. T. Duncan, 46th Madras N.I., to be Inspector-General of Police in the Province of Pegu. Mr. T. G. Baring to be Under-Secretary for War. Mr. Sergeant Tozer, of the Norfolk Circuit, to be Recorder of Bury St. Edmund's. Mr. Colley Harman Scotland, of the
Oxford Circuit, to be Chief Justice of Madras. Mr. Samuel Birch, Mr. W. S. W. Vaux, and Mr. Newton to be Keepers of the Department of Antiquities, British Museu in. Mr. C. Boulnois to be First Judge of the Small Cause Court, Calcutta.
Mr. George Bouchier Ward to be Consul at Galatz. Mr. Frederick Bernal to be Consul at Baltimore. Mr. Bentinck Welbore Doyle to be Consul at Carthagena. Mr. Stacy to be Vice-Consul at Santa Marta. Messrs. Enslie and M. Flowers to be Interpreters in Japan, and Mr. A. D'Ettlinger to be Consular Assistant. Mr. Deasy to be a Baron of the Court of Exchequer (Sular). Mr. Thomas O'Hagan to be AttorneyGeneral for Ireland. Mr. Serjeant Lawson to be SolicitorGeneral for Ireland. Mr. Donald Mackenzie, Advocate, to be Sheriff of the Shire of Fife. Mr. Macnamara Dix to be Treasurer for the Island of St. Lucia. Mr. John Palmer to be Treasurer for the Island of Dominica.
Mr. Felix Beddingfield to be Colonial Secretary for the Island of Mauritius. Mr. Joseph Severn to be Consul at Rome. Mr. Edward Thomas Rogers to be Consul at Damascus. Dr. John Young, Mr. Alexander Henry Green, and Mr. Thomas McKenny Hughes to be Assistant Geologists in the Geological Survey. Rear-Admiral Robert Spencer Robinson to be Surveyor of the Navy. Mr. John Pitt Kennedy to be Crown Prosecutor for the county Tyrone, Ireland. Dr. Joseph Clark, of Mountmelick, to be Medical Inspector of Lunatics under the Court of Chancery for Mountinelick District. Mr. C. B. Saunders to be Commissioner, Mysore. Mr. Adams to be Chief Justice at Hong Kong. Mr. Smale to be Attorney-Gen., Hong Kong. Deputy Purveyor-in-Chief David Fitzgerald to be a Principal Purveyor to the Forces. Purveyors Matthew Wreford, William Henry Clapp, William Macdonnell, William John Arnold Tucker, Kentish Jenner, Thomas O. Hagger, Edward Morris, Charles Barrett Knapp, and Gregson Bridgett to be Plincipal Purveyors to the Forces. Lord Edward George Fitzalan Howard to be Deputy Earl Marshal of England during the minority of the Duke of Norfolk. The Marquess of Huntley to be LordLieutenant and Sheriff Principal of the county of Aberdeen. Mr. Thos. Norton to be Queen's Coroner and Attorney, Crown Office, Court of Queen's Bench. Mr. J. G. Malcolm to be Master, Crown Office, Court of Queen's Bench. Mr. Alexander Stewart Mehan to be Recorder of the City of Londonderry, Ireland. Mr. Serjeant Sullivan to be Law Adviser, Ireland. Mr. Kemble to be Judge, Jamaica. Dr. William Jenner, M.D., to be Physician Extraordinary to Her Majesty. Deputy Commissary-General Philip Turner to be Commissary-General. Capt. D. Curry to be Superintendent of the Royal William Wictualling Yard and Plymouth Hospital.
Mr. William Pollard Urquhart, M.P., to be a Member of the Loan Fund Board of Ireland. Lieut.-Col. Harry St. George Ord, R.E., to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Bermudas or Somers Islands, in America. Mr. William Chas. Gibson to be Colonial Secretary for the Island of Ceylon. Mr. James Murray Robertson to be a Member of the Legislative Council of the Island of Ceylon. Mr. Dougald Yeates to be a Member of the Privy Council of the Island of Tobago. Mr. James Clement Choppin to be a Member of the Executive Council of the Island of St. Wincent. Mr. Hill Dasent to be a Member of the Legislative Council of the Island of Nevis. Mr. Francis Spencer Wigley to be one of Her Majesty's Council for the Virgin Islands. Thomas Wheeler, LL.D., of the Middle Temple, to be a Serjeant-at-Law. William Dugmore, William Anthony Collins, Anthony Cleasby, Henry Warwick Cole, John Fraser Macqueen, Thomas Chambers, Edwin Plumer Price, Josiah William Smith, Richard Bagally, Henry Mills, Hon. Adolphus Frederick Octavius Liddell, William Baliol Brett, John Burgess Karslake, William Digby Seymour, John Duke Coleridge, esqrs., Hon. George Denman, and George Mellish, esq., to be Queen's Counsel. George Hayes, Serjeant-at-law, next after Archibald John Stephens, esq., Q.C., to have patent of precedency. The Lord Mayor of London; MajorGeneral Sir Joshua Jebb, K.C.B.; Mr. John Thwaites, Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works; Capt. Douglas Gatton, of the Royal Engineers; Mr. Edward Burstal, Commander R.N., Secretary of the River Thames Conservancy Board; Mr. Henry Arthur Hunt, Surveyor of H.M.'s Works and Public Buildings ; and Mr. John Robinson M'Clean, to be Her Majesty's Commissioners to examine into plans for embanking the river Thames within the metropolis
The Duke of Argyll, Lord Kingsdown, Sir George Grey, bart., Mr. Robert Wigram Crawford, Mr. Pearce William Rogers, Mr. William George Anderson, Mr. William Strickland Cookson, and Mr. Edwin Wilkins Field to be Royal Commissioners to inquire into the constitution of the Accountant-General's Department of the Court of Chancery, and the provisions for the custody and management of the funds of the Court. Mr. John Forster to be one of the Commissioners in Lunacy. Mr. Benjamin Lee Guinness to be an Ecclesiastical Commissioner for Ireland. Mr. Edmund Humphrey Woolrych to be a Magistrate of the Thames Police Court. Mr. Bryan Waller Procter to be an Honorary and Unpaid Commissioner in Lunacy. The Hon. William C. Spring Rice, Barrister-at-Law, to be Secretary to the Commissioners in Lunacy. Sir A. J. De H. Larpent, bart., to be a Member of, and Secretary to, the Income-tax Commissioners for the Presidency town of Calcutta. Mr. John Hill Beresford to be Colonial , Secretary for the Island of Tobago. Mr. William Walter Raleigh Kerr to be Colonial Treasurer. Mr. Edward Everard Rushworth to be Auditor-General for the Island of Mauritius. The Rt. Hon. Sir John Young, bart., K.C.B., G.C.M.G., to be Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the colony of New South Wales. Dr. William Campbell Maclean, of the Madras Medical Establishment, to be Professor of Clinical and Military Medicine in the Army Medical School. Mr. Rolleston, Q.C., to be Chairman of the County of Mayo, Ireland. Mr. James Watson Sheriff to be Police Magistrate for the Island of Antigua. Mr. Moody to be Master Shipwright at Portsmouth Dockyard. The Earl of Dunraven, Chief Justice Monahan, Chief Baron Pigot, Mr. James A. Lawson, the Rev. John Hall, Mr. Laurence Waldron, M.P., Mr. John Lentaigne, and Mr. John O'Hagan to be additional Commissioners of Education, Ireland. Mr. William Allen to be Divisional Police Magistrate, Dublin. Wiscount Palmerston to be Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The Right Hon. E. Henry Stanley, com. monly called Lord Stanley, to be one of H.M.'s Commissioners to inquire into and report upon the measures which it may
be expedient to take for maintaining and improving the health of all ranks of H.M.'s army serving in India.
The Earl of Cawdor to be Lord-Lieutenant of Carmarthen. Mr. C. A. Winchester to be Consul at Hakodadi, Japan. Capt. E. G. Fanshawe to be Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard. Lieut.-Col. Maclean to be Lieut.-Gov. of British Caffraria. Colonel the Lord James Charles Plantagenet Murray to be an Extra Groom in Waiting to Her Majesty. The Lady Augusta Frederica Elizabeth Bruce to be Resident Woman of the Bedchamber to Her Majesty. Mr. Croker Barrington to be one of the three Crown Solicitors for Munster, Ireland. Mr. Frederick Augustus Percy Wood to be Receiver-General of Revenue for Her Majesty's Forts and Settlements on the Gold Coast. Mr. Alexander Bower St. Clair to be First Paid Attaché to the Mission in China. Mr. George Hugh Wyndham to be Second Paid Attaché to the Mission in China.
The following arrangements have been made in the new ports of China opened to trade by the Treaty of Tien-tsin —
Mr. Thomas Taylor Meadows-to be Consul at New-Chang. Mr. F. E. B. Hervey to be Consul at Ningpo. Mr. Patrick J. Hughes to be Interpreter at Ningpo. Mr. George Whittingham Cairne to be Consul at Swatow. Mr. Challoner Alabaster to be Interpreter at Swatow. Mr. Walter Henry Medhurst to be Consul at Tung-Chow.
Mr. M. I. F. Brickdale, of the Middle Temple, to be one of the Conveyancing Counsel to the Court of Chancery.
Mr. John Lentaine, a Director of Convict Prisons, Ireland, to be an InspectorGeneral of Prisons, Mr. Gilman to be Crown Solicitor for the County and City of Cork. Mr. Murphy to be Crown Solicitor for the County and City of Limerick. Mr. A. R. Young to be a Member of the Board of Examiners, Calcutta. Capt. E. St. George to be a Member and Secretary of the Board of Examiners, and Persian Translator to the Government of India. Mr. George Hunter Cary to be AttorneyGeneral for the Island of Vancouver, The Duchess of Wellington to be Mistress of the Robes. Capt. Richard F. Burton to be Consul at Fernando Po. Lord Kensington to be Lord-Lieut. of Pembrokeshire. The Duke of Sutherland to be LordLieut. of Sutherlandshire. Mr. John Locke, Q.C., to be Recorder of Brighton. Mr. J. B. Maule to be Recorder of Leeds.
Mr. Henry Wyndham West to be Attorney-General of the Duchy Court of Lancaster. Mr. Richard Theodore Pennefather to be Auditor-General for the Island of Ceylon. Messrs. Freeman Tupper, Charles Dickey, and Charles Whitman to be Members of the Legislative Council of the Province of Nova Scotia, Mr. Nathaniel Butterfield to be a Member of the Council of the Bermudas, or Somers Islands. Mr. Sholto Pemberton to be Chief Justice of the Island of Dominica. Mr. Brownlow Gray to be AttorneyGeneral of Bermuda. Mr. Edward Wallace Goodlake to be Stipendiary Magistrate for Her Majesty's Settlements in the Falkland Islands. Messrs. Alexander Perceval and Angus Fletcher to be Members of the Legislative Council of the Colony of Hong Kong. Messrs. Robert Hutchinson and George Blankson to be Members of the Legislative Council of Her Majesty's Forts and Settlements on the Gold Coast, Mr. Charles Frere to be Taxing Master of the House of Commons,
Mr. Francis Ellis, of the Home Circuit, to be Judge of the County Court Circuit, No. 34 (Ely, Lynn, Peterborough, Northampton, Stamford, &c.). Mr. G. C. Barnes, C.B., to be Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department. Mr. Henry Dias to be a Member of the Legislative Council of the Island of Ceylon. Mr. Wm. Branch Pollard to be AuditorGeneral for the Colony of British Guiana. Mr. Henry Alexander Pitt to be Registrar-General for the Island of Trinidad. The Rev. J. B. Lightfoot, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, to be Chaplain in Ordinary to His Royal Highness the Prince Consort. Mr. George Fagan to be Her Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires and Consul-General to the Republic of the Equator. Mr. Ernest Haythorne Reed, of the Western Circuit, to be Recorder of Bridgewater. Mr. William Roche to be Crown Solicitor for Limerick. Mr. A. Morphy to be Crown Solicitor for Kerry, with Clare, Mr. Frederick Warner to be a Legislative Councillor at Trinidad. Mr. Charles Hussard to be a Legislative Councillor in Prince Edward's Island. Messrs. Donald Fraser, David Cameron, and Alfred John Langley to be Councillors in Wancouver's Island. The Right Hon. Robert Montgomery, Lord Belhaven, to be Her Majesty's High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Mr. G. L. Bennon Hunt to be Consul at Pernambuco. Mr. II. A. Cowper to be Consul at Puerto Rico. Earl Cowper to be Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire. Major-General Sir E. Lugard, K.C.B., to be Permanent Under-Secretary to the War Department for the Military Division of the War Office. Sir George Grey, K.C.B. (now Gover. nor of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope), to be Administrator of the colony of New Zealand. Mr. John S. M'Cleod to be a Stipendiary Magistrate, Ireland.