Edward Stedman

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Sir Edward Stedman
Born 1842
Died 1925
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch British Indian Army
Years of service 1860 - 1907
Rank General
Battles/wars Chitral Expedition
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

General Sir Edward Stedman GCB KCIE (1842–1925) was a senior British Indian Army officer who went on to be Military Secretary to the India Office.

Military career[edit]

Stedman was commissioned into the Bengal Staff Corps in 1860.[1] By 1887 he was appointed Commanding Officer of the 3 Gorkha Rifles and was strongly commended for his leadership in Upper Burma by Major-General Sir George Stuart White, Commanding the Upper Burma Field Force.[2] Later that year Stedman was made Inspector-General of Police in Upper Burma.[3]

He joined the Chitral Expedition in 1895 as Second-in-command and General of Communications.[4]

He was appointed Military Secretary to the India Office in 1899.[5]

He was also Colonel of the 23rd Sikh Pioneers.[6]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 23431. p. 5386. 13 October 1868. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25735. p. 4760. 2 September 1887. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25761. p. 6373. 25 November 1887. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26680. p. 6176. 15 November 1895. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  5. ^ The military in British India: the development of British Land Forces in South Asia, 1600-1947 By T. A. Heathcote, Page265 Manchester University Press, 1995, ISBN 978-0-7190-3570-8
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27676. p. 3090. 13 May 1904. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Oliver Newmarch
Military Secretary to the India Office
Succeeded by
Sir O'Moore Creagh