Frederick Stephenson

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Sir Frederick Stephenson
Sir Frederick Stephenson.jpg
Born 17 July 1821
Died 10 March 1911
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held Home District
British Troops in Cairo
Battles/wars Crimean War
Second Opium War
Mahdist War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

General Sir Frederick Charles Arthur Stephenson GCB (17 July 1821 – 10 March 1911) was Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding the Home District.

Military career[edit]

Stephenson was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1837.[1] He fought in the Crimean War and took part in the expeditions to China in 1858 and 1860 during the Second Opium War.[1]

He was appointed Acting Inspector-General of the Auxiliary Forces in 1873 and made Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding the Home District in 1876.[2]

He became Commander-in-Chief of the British Army of Occupation in Cairo in 1883 during the Mahdist War.[3] He also led the Frontier Force and defeated the Dervish Army at the Battle of Ginnis in Sudan in 1885.[1]

In retirement he was Constable of the Tower from 1898 to 1911.[4]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Prince Edward
GOC Home District
1876–1879
Succeeded by
Sir George Higginson
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Daniel Lysons
Constable of the Tower of London
1898–1911
Succeeded by
Sir Evelyn Wood