Edward Chapman (British Army officer)
|Sir Edward Chapman|
Sir Edward Chapman
|Born||14 November 1840
|Died||12 May 1926
|Commands held||Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery
|Battles/wars||British Expedition to Abyssinia
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Third Anglo-Burmese War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, Mentioned in Dispatches|
Chapman was the son of Henry Chapman. He was commissioned into the Bengal Artillery in 1858, later transferring to the Royal Artillery. He fought in the British Expedition to Abyssinia between 1867 and 1868 and was a member of a mission to Yarkand in China in 1874. He served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War from 1878 to 1880, and was Sir Frederick Roberts' Chief of Staff during the march from Kabul to Kandahar. He was twice Mentioned in Dispatches during the conflict.
He was appointed Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, India in 1881 and went on the Burma expedition in 1885. He was Quartermaster-General for India from 1885 and then became Director of Military Intelligence at the War Office in 1891. He was Aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria in 1891. As an active member of the Royal Geographical Society, he presented several lectures and wrote numerous papers on the effects of physical geography on the tactics and success of military operations. Additionally, he wrote several books about military geography and the history of the British Indian Army. He was promoted to major-general in 1889, lieutenant-general in 1892, and general in March 1896. He was made Commander Scottish District in 1896, a post he held until 1901. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1905 and retired in 1906.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- "Yarkund Mission, 1873. - View in Bazar, Leh. 355190". British Library. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- The London Gazette: . 30 December 1881. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- E. F. Chapman, Lecture on Physical Geography in Its Relation to Military Operations (Kessinger Publishing, 2010)
- Chapman, Edward Francis. "Google booklist". Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- The London Gazette: . 10 May 1901. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- The London Gazette: . 29 June 1906. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- The Templehouse Papers
- "Dod's Peerage". Retrieved 22 August 2014.
|GOC Scottish District
|Director of Military Intelligence
John Charles Ardagh
|Master Gunner, St James's Park