Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley

Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833-1913). As a young officer he fought in the Crimean War and later commanded the British Expeditionary Force in the Ashanti war (1873-74) and in the latter stages of the Zulu War (1879-80). His Egyptian campaign (1882) culminated in the victory at Tel–el-Kebir, but his Nile expedition (1884-85) ultimately failed to relieve Gordon of Khartoum in time. His advocacy of Army reforms would incur the enmity of Queen Victoria and her cousin, the Duke of Cambridge (whom Wolseley would succeed as Commander in Chief in 1895). Blamed, in part, for the early disasters during the Boer War, and suffering from increasing ill-health, Wolseley retired from Office in 1900.

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