Field Marshal. Born Dublin. Served in the Indian Rebellion and the Crimean War. Led the attempt to relieve Khartoum. 1895 - 1900 Commander-in-Chief of the British Army. The very model of the 'Modern Major-General' in the 'Pirates of Penzance' by Gilbert. Died Menton, France. His reputation for efficiency led to the coining of the phrase "everything's all Sir Garnet" meaning tickety-boo.
Person | Male Born 4/6/1833 Died 25/3/1913
Field-Marshal, 1st Viscount Wolseley, Garnet Joseph
Soldier and administrator. Born Shropshire. With the East India Company he effectively founded the British Empire. Spent much of his adult life in India, making his fortune there and becoming Gover...
A London unit founded in 1860 and whose lineage ended after various amalgamations in 1961. Their Wikipedia page describes the Battalion's history.