Charles Egerton (Indian Army officer)

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Field Marshal Sir Charles Comyn Egerton (10 November 1848 – 20 February 1921) was a senior Indian Army officer from the Egerton family.wikipedia
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Egerton took command of the troops in British Somaliland fighting the Somalis under Mohammed Abdullah Hassan in June 1903; he had a significant success at Jidbali in January 1904 killing 1,000 of Hassan's men.
On 9 January 1904, at the Jidaale (Jidballi) plain, the British Commander, General Charles Egerton, killed 1,000 Dervish.

Egerton family

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Field Marshal Sir Charles Comyn Egerton (10 November 1848 – 20 February 1921) was a senior Indian Army officer from the Egerton family.
His third son, Sir Charles Comyn Egerton, was a Field Marshal in the British Army.

Caledon Egerton

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Born the third son of Major-General Caledon Egerton and Margaret Egerton (née Cumming) and educated at Rossall School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Egerton was commissioned into the 31st Regiment of Foot on 9 June 1867.
Four of their sons were knighted, including Field Marshal Sir Charles Egerton, Sir Reginald Egerton (Private Secretary to the Postmaster-General), Admiral Sir George Egerton, and Sir Brian Egerton (tutor to Ganga Singh, the Maharaja of Bikaner).

Tochi Expedition

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He went on to command the Bannu column during operations in Waziristan in 1894 and to serve as senior staff officer for the Tochi Expedition in 1897. He was senior staff officer and Commander of the 1st Brigade for the Tochi Expedition in 1897 before becoming Commander-in-Chief Punjab Command with local promotion to major-general on 1 April 1899.
The Tochi Valley Field Force assembled in response was commanded by General Corrie Bird and included the 1st Brigade under the command of Brigadier-General Charles Egerton.

Northern Command (India)

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He was senior staff officer and Commander of the 1st Brigade for the Tochi Expedition in 1897 before becoming Commander-in-Chief Punjab Command with local promotion to major-general on 1 April 1899.

11th Cavalry (Frontier Force)

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Promoted to lieutenant on 19 October 1869, he joined the Indian Staff Corps on 11 December 1872 before being promoted to captain on 8 June 1879 on appointment to a squadron in the 3rd Punjab Cavalry.

Grey Egerton baronets

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His third son, Sir Charles Egerton, became a Field Marshal in the British Army, whose son Vice-Admiral Wion de Malpas Egerton, Royal Navy (1879–1943), was killed in action during the Second World War; his son Sir David Egerton (1914–2010), a Major-General late Royal Artillery, who was awarded the Military Cross before succeeding as the 16th baronet in 2008.

Madras Army

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Promoted to the substantive rank of lieutenant general on 28 October 1903, he became Commander-in-Chief Madras Command.

Field marshal (United Kingdom)

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Field Marshal Sir Charles Comyn Egerton (10 November 1848 – 20 February 1921) was a senior Indian Army officer from the Egerton family.

British Indian Army

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Field Marshal Sir Charles Comyn Egerton (10 November 1848 – 20 February 1921) was a senior Indian Army officer from the Egerton family.

Second Anglo-Afghan War

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Early in his career he took part in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, the Hazara Expedition and operations in the Khyber Pass.

Hazara Expedition of 1888

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Early in his career he took part in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, the Hazara Expedition and operations in the Khyber Pass.

Khyber Pass

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Early in his career he took part in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, the Hazara Expedition and operations in the Khyber Pass.

Waziristan

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He went on to command the Bannu column during operations in Waziristan in 1894 and to serve as senior staff officer for the Tochi Expedition in 1897.

British Somaliland

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Egerton took command of the troops in British Somaliland fighting the Somalis under Mohammed Abdullah Hassan in June 1903; he had a significant success at Jidbali in January 1904 killing 1,000 of Hassan's men.

Warsangali Sultanate

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Egerton took command of the troops in British Somaliland fighting the Somalis under Mohammed Abdullah Hassan in June 1903; he had a significant success at Jidbali in January 1904 killing 1,000 of Hassan's men.

General officer commanding

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His last appointment was as General Officer Commanding Secunderabad District in 1904 before retiring in 1907.

Secunderabad

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His last appointment was as General Officer Commanding Secunderabad District in 1904 before retiring in 1907.

Rossall School

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Born the third son of Major-General Caledon Egerton and Margaret Egerton (née Cumming) and educated at Rossall School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Egerton was commissioned into the 31st Regiment of Foot on 9 June 1867.

Royal Military College, Sandhurst

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Born the third son of Major-General Caledon Egerton and Margaret Egerton (née Cumming) and educated at Rossall School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Egerton was commissioned into the 31st Regiment of Foot on 9 June 1867.

Officer (armed forces)

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Born the third son of Major-General Caledon Egerton and Margaret Egerton (née Cumming) and educated at Rossall School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Egerton was commissioned into the 31st Regiment of Foot on 9 June 1867.

31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot

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Born the third son of Major-General Caledon Egerton and Margaret Egerton (née Cumming) and educated at Rossall School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Egerton was commissioned into the 31st Regiment of Foot on 9 June 1867.

Lieutenant

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Promoted to lieutenant on 19 October 1869, he joined the Indian Staff Corps on 11 December 1872 before being promoted to captain on 8 June 1879 on appointment to a squadron in the 3rd Punjab Cavalry.