Daniel Lysons (British Army officer)
Sir Daniel Lysons
Gen. Sir Daniel Lysons
|Born||1 August 1816|
|Died||29 January 1898 (aged 81)|
|Commands held||2nd Brigade of the Light Division|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
The son of Daniel Lysons the topographer, he was educated at Shrewsbury School. He was commissioned into the 1st Regiment of Foot in 1834. He was shipwrecked on The Premier in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in 1840 and sought help to rescue many of his comrades. He transferred to the 23rd (Welsh) Fusiliers in 1844.
In 1869 Lysons became General Officer Commanding for Aldershot District and in 1872 he became GOC for Northern District. In 1876 he was made Quartermaster-General to the Forces. Then from 1880 to 1883 he commanded the Aldershot Division. He retired in 1883.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lloyd, Ernest Marsh (1901). "Lysons, Daniel (1816-1898)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
| GOC Northern District
Sir Henry de Bathe
Sir Charles Ellice
| Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Sir Garnet Wolseley
Sir Thomas Steele
| GOC-in-C Aldershot Command
Sir Archibald Alison
| Constable of the Tower of London
Sir Frederick Stephenson