Wolseley, Garnet Joseph, Viscount


Wolseley, Garnet Joseph, Viscount
(1833- )
   Born in Golden Bridge House, Dublin county, Ireland. In 1852 entered the army as ensign; served in the Burmese War, 1852-1853; in the Crimean War, 1854-1856; and in India, 1857; in 1861 sent to Canada in connection with the Trentincident; in 1867 deputy-quartermaster-general of Canada; and in 1869-1870 commanded the Red River Expedition during the Riel Rebellion; commanded the British army in the Ashantee War of 1873-1874; and in Egypt, 1882, and 1884-1885; field-marshal in 1894; and commander-in-chief of the army, 1895-1900.
   Index: C His expedition to North-West, 69-70; his article in Blackwood's Magazine, 70-71; his quarrel with Cartier, 130. Md Leads expedition against Riel, 161; gains a bloodless victory, 162.
   Bib.: Story of a Soldier's Life. For biog., see Who's Who.

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