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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "no. 23431". The London Gazette. 13 October 1868. p. 5386. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "no. 25735". The London Gazette. 2 September 1887. p. 4760. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "no. 25761". The London Gazette. 25 November 1887. p. 6373. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "no. 26680". The London Gazette. 15 November 1895. p. 6176. 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. ^ "no. 27676". The London Gazette. 13 May 1904. p. 3090. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Oliver Newmarch
Military Secretary to the India Office
1899–1907
Succeeded by
Sir O'Moore Creagh