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|Sir Frederick Carrington|
23 August 1844|
|Died||22 March 1913
|Commands held||Frontier Light Horse
2nd Mounted Infantry
|Battles/wars||Ninth Frontier War
Basuto Gun War
First Matabele War
Second Anglo-Boer War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
|Relations||Dorothy Carrington (daughter)|
Major General Sir Frederick Carrington, KCB, KCMG (23 August 1844, Cheltenham – 22 March 1913, Cheltenham), was a British soldier and friend of Cecil John Rhodes. He acquired fame by crushing the 1896 Matabele rebellion.
He commanded the Bechuanaland Police beginning in 1888. He also was appointed military adviser to the High Commissioner in the First Matabele War and commanded the British force in the Matabele Rebellion in 1896.
Carrington was in command of Belfast district in 1899-1900, but left for South Africa in early 1900 following the outbreak of the Second Boer War the previous year, as he was appointed on the staff of the South Africa Field Force on 28 February 1900, with the local rank of a lieutenant-general. He was in command of the Rhodesian Field Force during the war.
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