Walter Tuckfield Goldsworthy
Goldsworthy was born in Marylebone, London. He travelled to India with his father, setting up a merchant business in Calcutta in 1854 and, together with his brother Sir Roger Tuckfield Goldsworthy (1839–1900), he joined the volunteer cavalry known as Havelock's Irregulars. During the Indian Mutiny of 1857, he won medals and was mentioned in dispatches. He was later commissioned into the 8th Hussars. In 1859 he was promoted Lieutenant without purchase. In 1864, as a Captain, he exchanged into the 91st Foot. In 1866 he was promoted Brevet Major and in 1868 he became a full Major on half-pay. In 1874, still on half-pay, he was promoted Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel and in 1880 Brevet Colonel. In 1882 he became Lieutenant-Colonel in the Essex Regiment. He was later promoted Major-General.
In 1890, the 11,888 square feet (1,104.4 m2) Yaldham Manor, Kent was advertised in The Times and sold to Goldsworthy. He bred hunters and built the stables and carriage shed. Arthur Nye Peckham, who visited Yaldham in 1911 noted the general had "re-opened the great hall, which had been cut into four rooms".
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Walter Goldsworthy
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