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Thk following Gentlemen, returned to Parliament on the issue of new Writs, were sworn at the table on the dates affixed to their respective names.
ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD.
Thi following Noblemen and Gentlemen have received the several Degrees in the Obdebs Of Knighthood during the Year:—
Order or The Garter.
The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
Order or The Thistle.
Order or The Bath.
To be Military Knights Grand Cross :—
Gen. Sir John W. Guise, bart.
To be Civil Knights Grand Cross :—
To be Military Knights Commanders :—
Adm. Hon. George Elliot.
Lt. Gen. George Turner.
Yice Adm. W. J. H. Johnstone.
Lt. Gen. James Freeth.
Lt. Gen. Sir F. C. Chatterton.
Lt. Gen. A. K. Clark-Kennedy.
Lt. Gen. Michael White.
Vice Adm. James Scott.
Major Gen. Sir Abraham J. Cloelc.
Vice Adm. Charles Talbot.
Major Gen. Wm. H. Elliot.
Rear Adm. John M'Dougall.
Rear Adm. George Rodney Mundy.
Lt. Gen. 8. Robert Wesley.
Officers in the Indian Army :—
Major Gen. Sir Stuart Corbett.
To be Civil Knights Commanders :—
Sir Johu Peter Grant.
Sir John H. Drummond Hay.
Sir Harry Smith Parkes.
Sir Rutherford Alcock.
Sir William Stevenson.
Sir Philip K. Wodehouse.
Sir Charles H. Darling.
Major Gen. Sir Edward Macarthur.
To be Military Companions:—
Carey, Lt. Col. Robert.
Cracoft, Capt. Peter, R.N.
Dew, Capt. Roderick, R.N.
Leslie, Lt. Col. Arthur.
MacDuff, Col. John.
Mould, Col. Thos. Rawlings.
Murray, Lt. Col. Augustus W. (LA.) Arney, George Alfred (by patent). Crofton, Walter, F. E. (L.L.I.) Fropier, Gabriel, P.J. (by patent). Hartley, Chas. Aug. (by patent).
BARONET of the United Kingdom.
KNIGHTS BACHELORS of the United Kingdom.
THE VICTORIA CROSS.
The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify her intention to confer the decoration of the Victoria Cross on the undermentioned Officers and Non-commissioned Officers, whose claims to the same have been submitted for Her Majesty's approval, on account of acts of bravery performed by them in India, as recorded against their several names:—
Major Richard Hart Keatinge, Bombay Artillery (now of the Staff Corps)
For having rendered most efficient aid at Um assault of Chundaire* in volun
Hornby, Edmund Grimani (by patent I.
tarily leading the column through tax breach, which win protected by a heavy cross fire. He was one of the foresail to enter, an I was severely wound*! ia the breach. The column was saved front a serious loss that would probably hav* resulted but for Major Keatinge's knowledge of the small path leading across the ditch, whi-h had been examined during the nijjM by himself and a servant, who ••'■••lined, when required, to lead to* column without his master. Having cleared the broach, h* led into Um fort, where he was struek down by another dangerous wound. The Commander- iot'lii.-f in India states that Um sum— at Chundtiree was mainly owing to this officer, whose gallantry, really brilliant, br con«i lere was equalled by his ability an i devotion. Msjor Kratinge was at too time a politi-al o&Wr with Um 2nd brigade of the Central India Field Force Date of act of bravery, March IT. 1858.
Captain James Blair, 2nd Bombay Light Cavalry,
For luring on two occasions distinguished himself by his gallant and daring conduct. 1. On the night of the 12th of August, 1857, at Neemuch, in volunteering to apprehend seven or eight armed mutineers who had shut themselves up for defence in a house, the door of which he burst open. lie then rushed in among them, and forced them to escape through the roof. In this encounter be was severely wounded. In spite of his wounds he pursued the fugitives, but was unable to come up with them in consequence of the darkness of the night. 2. On the 23rd of October, 1857, at Jcerum, in fighting his way most gallantly through a body of the rebels who had literally surrounded him. After breaking the end of his sword on one of their heads, and receiving a severe sword cut on his right arm, he rejoined his troop. In this wounded condition, and with no other weapon than the hilt of his broken sword, he put himself at the head of his men, charged the rebels most effectually, and diijiersed them.
Lieutenant Charles Georgo Baker, Bengal Police Battalion,
For gallant conduct on the occasion of an attack on the rebels at Suhejnee, near Peroo, on the 27th of September, 1858, which is thus described in this officer's own words:—" The enemy" (at the time •apposed to have mustered from 900 to 1000 strong in infantry, with 50 cavalry) "advanced. Without exchanging a shot I at once retired slowly, followed up .■stea/iily by the rebel line for 100 yards clear of village or jungle, when, suddenly wheeling about my divisions into line, with a hearty cheer, we charged into and through the centre of the enemy's line. Lieutenant BroughUin, with his detachment, immediately following up the movement with excellent effect from his prau'tion upon the enemy's left. The rebel right wing, of about 8'iu men, broke at once, but the centre and left, observing the great labour of the horses in crossing the heavy ground, stood, and, receiving the charge with repeated volleys, were cut dnwn, or broke only a few yards ahead of the cavalry. From this moment the pursuit was limited to the strongest and beat hortcs of the force, numbering
some sixty of all ranks, who, dashing into and swimming a deep and wide nullah, followed the flying enemy through tho village of Kussowlee, and its sugar cane khcts, over two miles of swamp and 500 yards into the thick jungles near Peroo, when, both men and horses being completely exhausted, I sounded the halt and assembly, and collecting my wounded, returned to camp at Munjhaen, about 6 P.m." The charge ended in the utter defeat of the enemy, and is referred to by Lord Clyde "as deserving of tho highest encomium, on account both of conception and execution." It is also described as having been "as gallant as any during the war."
Lieutenant William Francis Frederick Waller, 25th Bombay Light Infantry,
For great gallantry at the capture by storm of the fortress of Qwalior, on the 20th of June, 1858. He and Lieutenant Rose, who Wiis killed, were the only Euro|ieans present, and, with a mcro handful of men, they attacked tho fortress, climbed on tho roof of a house, shot the gunners opi>oscd to them, carried all before them, and took the fort, killing every man in it.
Lieutenant John Charles Campbell Daunt, 11th (late 70th) Bengal Native Infantry, and
No. 2165, Serjeant Denis Dynon, 53rd Regiment,
For conspicuous gallantry in action, on the 2nd of October, 1857, with the mutineers of the Ramgurh Battalion at Chota Behar, in capturing two guns, particularly the last, when they rushed at and captured it by pistoling tie gunners, who were mowing the detachment down with grape, one-third of which was kort-decombat at the time.
Lieutenant Daunt is also recommended for chasing, on the 2nd of November following, the mutineers of the 82nd Bengal Native Infantry across a plain into a rich cultivation, into which he followed them with a few of Rattray's Sikhs. He was dangerously wounded in the attempt to drive out a large body of these mutineers from an inclosure, the preservation of many of his party, on this occasion, being attributed to his gallantry.
Conductor James Miller, Ordnance Department, Bengal,
For having, on the 2Sth of October, 1857, at great pergonal risk, gone to the assistance of, and carried out of action, a wounded officer. Lieutenant Ulubb, of the late 38th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry. He was himself subsequently wounded and sent to Agra. Conductor Miller was at the time employed with heavy howitzers and ordnance stores attached to a detachment of troops commanded by the late Colonel Cotton, C.B., in the attack on the above-mentioned date on the rebels who had taken up their position in the Serai at Futtehpore Sikra, near Agra.
Midshipman Arthur Mayo, Indian Navy,
For having headed the charge on the 22nd of November, 1857, in the engagement between the Indian Naval Brigade and the mutineers of the 73rd Native Infantry and Bengal Artillery, when the former was ordered to charge two sixpoanden which were keeping up a heavy fire. Mr. Mayo was nearly 20 yards in front of anyone else during the advance.
Lieutenant Thomas Cadell, lato of the 2nd European Bengal Fusileers,
For having, on the 12th of June, 1857, at the Flagstaff Picket at Delhi, when the whole of the picket of Her Majesty's 75th Regiment and 2nd European Bengal Kusileers were driven in by a large body of the enemy, brought in from among the enemy a wounded bugler of hit own regiment under a moat severe fire, who would otherwise hare been cat np by the rebels. Also, on the same day, when the Pusileers were retiring, by order, on Metcalfe's house, on it being reported that there wai a wounded man left behind, Lieut. Cadell went Inek of his own accord towards the enemy, accompanied by three men, and brought in a win of the 75th Regiment, who was seierery wounded, outer a most heavy fire from the advancing enemy.
Lieutenant Edward Talbot Thackeray, Bengal Engineers,
For cool intrepidity and ch&raetn-Utitdaring in extinguishing a fire in the Dell i magazine enclosure, on the 16th of Se|t , 1857, under a close and heavy mnk'trj fire from tlie enemy, at the imminent ri'h of his life from the explosion of comhavtible stores in the shed in which the sic occurred.
Captain Henry George Browut-. 32nd Regiment (now of the 100th Regiment),
For conspicuous bravery in having, on the 21st of August, 1S57, during tLsiege of the Lucknow residency, gallant.'j led a sortie at great personal risk, for ihrt purpose of spiking two heavy guna, » Lich were doing considerable damage to the defenoes. It appears from the statement* of the non-commissioned officers and tor a who accompanied Capt. Browne on tbe occasion, that he was the first person who entered the battery, which consisted of the two guns in question, protected I; high palisade*, the embrasure* being close-i with sliding shutters. On reaching the battery, Capt. Brown removed the shatters, and jnmped into the battery. The result was that the guns were spiked, ax. 1 it is supposed that about 100 of the eaem; were killed.
Colour-Serg. Cornelias Coghlan, 75th Regiment,
For gallantly venturing, under a heavy fire, with three others, into a aerai oerapied by the enemy in great number*, and removing Private Corbett, 75th Regiment, who lay severely wounded; »W> for cheering and encouraging a I"*"." which heaitat**! to charge down a line in Subiee Mundee, at Dilhi, lined no cvh side with huts, and raked by a cross fire: then entering with the said party into as enclosure filled with the enemy, and destroying every man. For having also, ra the same occasion, retort: -1 under a <-rfire to collect dhoolie* .Mid carry off thwounded—a service which was »u^or- . fully performed, and for which this saaj obtained great praise from the iithen ei his regiment.—Daw* of arts of hravrv-. June 8 and July 18, 1857.