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George Warren
Born cir 1801
Died 1884
Place of birth Devon
Place of death Portsea, Hampshire
Service/branch Royal Munster Fusiliers (101st)
Rank General
Awards Order of the Dooranee Empire (3rd class)

George Warren (cir 1801-1884) was a British General who was a major figure in the Afghan and Indian wars of the early 19th century.

George Warren was born in Devon about 1801. He joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers (101st Foot) and was posted to HM Indian Forces. On 18 January 1826, as a Lieutenant, he took part in the Storming of the Jungeena Gate at Bhurtpore.[1] On 16 March 1839, as a Brigadier, he described the soldiers' appearance during the passage of the Bolan Pass as: "an army retreating under every disaster; public stores and private property lying about scattered and abandoned in every direction".[2] On 17 September of the same year, he was awarded the Order of the Dooranee Empire, 3rd class. He progressed quickly to the rank of General and remained in India until the early 1860s. He retired to the United Kingdom, firstly to Sudley Lodge, South Bersted, Sussex, and then to Portsea, Hampshire,[3] where he died in 1884, aged 83.[4]

His medals from the 1839 campaign are in the Watson Medal Collection (Afghan War), Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.[5]

FamilyEdit

He married Isabella Barry (1818 Dublin - 1900 Portsea) with issue:

  1. William Henry Oakes Warren (born 19 January 1843 Calcutta)
  2. Isabella Palmer Warren (28 June 1846 Calcutta - 1880 Portsea)
  3. Emily Grace Warren (29 July 1848 Calcutta - 1915 Slinfold, Sussex), who married Roger Granville Pulteney Eliot (a grandson of Francis Perceval Eliot) in 1871
  4. Frederick Warren (born 1850 Calcutta)
  5. Edward Harrington Warren (born 16 August 1852 Barrackpore, India - 1893 Portsea), who married Eliza Pearson in 1876
  6. Florence Temple Warren (born 1860 Brompton, London) who married Arthur Nathaniel Davis in 1883
  7. Harriette Annie Sloper (Annie) Warren (born 1863 Belgium) who married Harry Bingham Thomas on 8 January 1885 at St John's Church, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.rmfa92.org/history2.html
  2. http://www.nls.uk/collections/rarebooks/news/private-lives-handlist.pdf
  3. 1881 UK Census: Retired general, aged 74 (80?), of Cyprus Lawn, Hamilton Road, Portsea, Hampshire - RG11/1162 f.51 p.48 - born Devon
  4. GRO Register of Deaths: JUN 1884 2b 319 PORTSEA George Warren, aged 83
  5. http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/coins/collection/watson/page413.html

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