Edmund Whitmore

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Sir Edmund Whitmore
Born 8 July 1819
Malta
Died 14 December 1890 (1890-12-15) (aged 71)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1841–1885
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Augustus Whitmore KCB (8 July 1819 – 14 December 1890) was a senior British Army officer who went on to be Military Secretary.

Military career[edit]

Born in Malta,[1] Whitmore was commissioned into the 30th Regiment of Foot in 1841.[2] He went on to be Adjutant of his Regiment in 1846.[3]

He served in the Crimean War and was decorated with the Order of the Medjidie (5th Class).[4]

By 1861 he was Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, Ireland.[5] In 1876 he was made Inspector-General of Recruiting at Army Headquarters.[6]

Appointed Military Secretary in 1880,[7] Whitmore was accused of failing to advance "only the most thorough efficient men".[8] He retired in 1885.[9]

In retirement he became Colonel of the East Lancashire Regiment from 1889 to his death the following year.[10]

He died in 1890.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malta Family History
  2. ^ "no. 20005". The London Gazette. 6 August 1841. p. 2021. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. ^ "no. 20687". The London Gazette. 29 December 1846. p. 6025. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ "no. 22107". The London Gazette. 2 March 1858. p. 1255. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  5. ^ "no. 22497". The London Gazette. 29 March 1861. p. 1375. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ "no. 24388". The London Gazette. 28 November 1876. p. 6532. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  7. ^ "no. 24828". The London Gazette. 30 March 1880. p. 2309. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  8. ^ Patronage in Pall Mall The West Australian, 8 January 1886
  9. ^ "no. 25524". The London Gazette. 30 October 1885. p. 4980. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  10. ^ "no. 25929". The London Gazette. 30 April 1889. p. 2377. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  11. ^ "no. 26119". The London Gazette. 30 December 1890. p. 7310. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Alfred Horsford
Military Secretary
1880–1885
Succeeded by
Sir George Harman