George White (British Army officer)

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Field Marshal Sir George Stuart White, (6 July 1835 – 24 June 1912) was an officer of the British Army.wikipedia
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Field Marshal Sir George Stuart White, (6 July 1835 – 24 June 1912) was an officer of the British Army.
Four field marshals—Sir Evelyn Wood, Sir George White, Earl Roberts, and Lord Gort—had previously received the Victoria Cross (VC), the United Kingdom's highest and most prestigious award for gallantry "in the face of the enemy".

Siege of Ladysmith

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He commanded the garrison at the Siege of Ladysmith: although instructed by General Sir Redvers Buller to surrender the garrison he responded "I hold Ladysmith for the Queen" and held out for another four months before being relieved in February 1900. He then withdrew to Ladysmith where he took command of the garrison during the Siege of Ladysmith with his aide-de-camp Clive Dixon (later portraying the siege in watercolour): when his position there became untenable he was instructed by General Sir Redvers Buller to destroy the guns and surrender the garrison on the best terms he could.
Lieutenant General Sir George White was appointed to command this enlarged force.

Battle of Elandslaagte

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He was commander of the forces in Natal at the opening of the Second Boer War and fought at the Battle of Elandslaagte in October 1899.
Learning that the telegraph had been cut, Lieutenant General Sir George White sent his cavalry commander, Major General John French to recapture the station.

Second Boer War

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He was commander of the forces in Natal at the opening of the Second Boer War and fought at the Battle of Elandslaagte in October 1899.
Sir George Stuart White, commanding the British division at Ladysmith, had unwisely allowed Major-General Penn Symons to throw a brigade forward to the coal-mining town of Dundee (also reported as Glencoe), which was surrounded by hills.

Broughshane

He was the son of James Robert White of Whitehall, Broughshane, County Antrim, and Frances Ann Stewart (daughter of George Stewart (d.1808), Surgeon-General to the British Forces in Ireland, and his wife Frances Stewart of Killymoon Castle).
Broughshane was the ancestral home of Sir George White VC, the most decorated soldier in the British Army and the hero of the Siege of Ladysmith. There is a memorial in the Presbyterian Church graveyard.

Redvers Buller

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He commanded the garrison at the Siege of Ladysmith: although instructed by General Sir Redvers Buller to surrender the garrison he responded "I hold Ladysmith for the Queen" and held out for another four months before being relieved in February 1900. He then withdrew to Ladysmith where he took command of the garrison during the Siege of Ladysmith with his aide-de-camp Clive Dixon (later portraying the siege in watercolour): when his position there became untenable he was instructed by General Sir Redvers Buller to destroy the guns and surrender the garrison on the best terms he could.
By early September 1899 he had serious doubts that the Boers could not easily be browbeaten, and that White's forces in Natal might receive some punishment if they deployed too far forward.

Governor of Gibraltar

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He finished his career as Governor of Gibraltar and then as Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Low Rock Castle

White was born at Low Rock Castle, Portstewart, County Londonderry.
In 1835 it became the birthplace of Field Marshal Sir George White VC, who commanded the garrison at the Siege of Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.

Royal Hospital Chelsea

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He finished his career as Governor of Gibraltar and then as Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Field Marshal Sir George White 1905–1912

Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

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He then withdrew to Ladysmith where he took command of the garrison during the Siege of Ladysmith with his aide-de-camp Clive Dixon (later portraying the siege in watercolour): when his position there became untenable he was instructed by General Sir Redvers Buller to destroy the guns and surrender the garrison on the best terms he could.
During the Second Boer War British commander Lieutenant General Sir George White made Ladysmith his centre of operations for the protection of Natal against the Boer forces.

Portstewart

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White was born at Low Rock Castle, Portstewart, County Londonderry.
Field Marshal Sir George White VC, who commanded the garrison at the Siege of Ladysmith during the Second Boer War, was born at Low Rock Castle.

Jack White (trade unionist)

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Their son Jack White, after service in the British Army, became an Irish republican and socialist who co-founded the Irish Citizen Army along with James Connolly and James Larkin.
An only son, he initially followed in the footsteps of his father, Field Marshal Sir George Stuart White, being educated at Winchester College, and later at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

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He was promoted to captain on 10 July 1863 and transferred to the 92nd Regiment of Foot on 4 August 1863.
Major George White received the Victoria Cross for his part in this action.

Bromsgrove School

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He was educated at Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire and later at King William's College on the Isle of Man and then at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
Field Marshal Sir George White (1835–1912), Commander-in-Chief, India, 1893–1899, Governor of Gibraltar 1900–1904

Quartermaster-General to the Forces

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Made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in June 1897 and a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India the following January, White became Quartermaster-General to the Forces in October 1898.
1898–1899 General Sir George Stuart White

King William's College

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He was educated at Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire and later at King William's College on the Isle of Man and then at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
George Stuart White, VC, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, DCL Oxford, LLD Cambridge and Dublin, born 1835, died 1912, Commander-in-Chief, India 1893–1898, Governor of Gibraltar 1900–1905, hero of Ladysmith, he won the VC while holding the rank of Major.

Gordon Highlanders

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Appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in February 1881 and promoted to lieutenant colonel on 2 March, White was briefly Military Secretary to the Viceroy and Governor-General of India before being given command of the 2nd Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in October that year.
George White (Afghanistan, 1879)

Clive MacDonnell Dixon

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He then withdrew to Ladysmith where he took command of the garrison during the Siege of Ladysmith with his aide-de-camp Clive Dixon (later portraying the siege in watercolour): when his position there became untenable he was instructed by General Sir Redvers Buller to destroy the guns and surrender the garrison on the best terms he could.
During the early part of the Second Boer War 1899-1900 he was aide-de-camp to Sir George White.

1890 New Year Honours

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In the 1890 New Year Honours List White was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire.
Major-General Sir George Stewart White, VC, KCB.

Commander-in-Chief, India

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Upgraded to a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire in March 1893, he became Commander-in-Chief, India with the local rank of lieutenant general in April, which was made substantive on 1 April 1895.

Order of the Crown of India

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Lady White was invested as a Companion of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India (CI) by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle on 6 March 1900.
84) 1900: Lady White (Amelia Maria White, wife of General Sir George White, Commander-in-Chief in India 1893–1898)

Joseph Baly

In 1874 White married Amelia Maria Baly, daughter of the Venerable Joseph Baly, Archdeacon of Calcutta, with whom he had one son and four daughters.
His daughter Amelia Baly was the wife of Field Marshal Sir George White.

British Army

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Field Marshal Sir George Stuart White, (6 July 1835 – 24 June 1912) was an officer of the British Army. Their son Jack White, after service in the British Army, became an Irish republican and socialist who co-founded the Irish Citizen Army along with James Connolly and James Larkin.

Peshawar

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He was stationed at Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny and then fought at the Battle of Charasiab in October 1879 and at the Battle of Kandahar in September 1880 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Indian Rebellion of 1857

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He was stationed at Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny and then fought at the Battle of Charasiab in October 1879 and at the Battle of Kandahar in September 1880 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.