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Sir George Malcolm 22,218

  • Born: 10 September 1818, Bombay, India
  • Marriage: Wilhelmina Charlotte Hughes on 19 October 1852
  • Died: 6 April 1897, Guysdale, Leamington, Dorset aged 78

bullet  General Notes:

Found in The Times, April 7, 1897.

General Sir George Malcolm, G.C.B., Bombay Staff Corps, died yesterday
at his residence, Guysdale, Leamington. He was the son of Mr. David
Malcolm, a merchant of Bombay, and was born in 1818. He was educated
at Addiscombe, and entered the Bombay Army in 1836. He served as
Deputy-Assistant Commissary-General and Baggage Master with the Bombay
Division of the Army of the Indus in the campaign of Afghanistan in
1838-39, and was present at the capture of Ghuzni (medal) and
occupation of Kabul. He commanded the outposts of the Sind Irregular
Horse in Eastern Kutchi from 1840 to 1842, and was constantly engaged
in active operations against the Hill Beluchis. He commanded a
detachment of Sind Irregular Horse at the battle of Nuffoosk on August
31, 1840, in the Eastern Kutchi Hills, and served with the Sind Horse
in the operations against Nassur Khan of Khelat in 1840-41, including
the affair at Kunda and the action near Dadur, when Mir Nussur Khan
with the whole of the Brahoere army was drawn from his position and
his camp taken. He served with the Sind Horse during Sir Charles
Napier's campaign in 1844-45. He commanded headquarters 2nd Regiment
Sind Horse and a detachment of the 1st Sind Horse with the Bombay
column in the Punjab campaign of 1846-49, including the siege and
surrender of Multan, the battle of Gujarat, the pursuit and surrender
of the Sikh army, and the occupation of Peshawar (medal with two
clasps and brevet of major). He commanded a detachment of the
Southern Mahratta Horse in Persia in 1857. He commanded the field
detachment of the Southern Mahratta Horse and two companies of the
28th Bombay N.I., which stormed and captured Hulgullee on November 30,
1857. He commanded the field force in the operations against
Shorapur, which ended in the occupation of the fortress on February 9,
1858. He commanded the field force in the operations against the
rebel chief of Nurgoond, which ended in the capture of the town and
fortress on June 1, 1858 (C.B. and medal). He commaned a division in
the Abyssinian War in 1867-68 (received the thanks of Parliament,
K.C.B., and medal). He was promoted to be colonel in 1860,
major-general in 1867, lieutenant-general in 1875, and general in
1877. He was placed on the unemployed supernumary list in 1881, and
promoted to be G.C.B. in 1886. Sir George Malcolm married in 1853
Wilhelmina Charlotte, daughter of the Rev. Henry Alright Hughes.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Promotion: 31 August 1840, Lieutenant.

2. Promotion: 28 November 1854, Lieutenant Colonel.

3. Knighted on 14 August 1868.

4. Resided: 6 April 1897, Guysdale, Leamington, Dorset. 13

5. He had an estate probated on 22 May 1897 in London. 13


George married Wilhelmina Charlotte Hughes, daughter of Reverend Henry Alright Hughes and Unknown, on 19 October 1852. (Wilhelmina Charlotte Hughes was born in 1832 in Stoke Damerel, Devon and died on 13 December 1911 in Clevedon, Somerset 13.)

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