General Sir Daniel Lysons GCB

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Daniel Lysons

Death: January 29, 1898 (81)
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Lysons and Josepha Catherine Susanna Lysons
Husband of Eliza Sophia Theresa Henrietta Moore
Half brother of Charlotte Carnegie and Samuel Lysons

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About General Sir Daniel Lysons GCB

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

General Sir Daniel Lysons GCB (1 August 1816 – 29 January 1898) was a British Army general who achieved high office in the 1870s.

Military career

Educated at Shrewsbury School, Alison 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 famously sought help to rescue many of his comrades. He transferred to the 23rd (Welsh) Fusiliers in 1844.

He fought at the Battle of Alma in September 1854 and took command of the 2nd Brigade of the Light Division in October 1855 during the Crimean War.

In 1869 he 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.

He was appointed Constable of the Tower in 1890.

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Daniel Lysons (British Army officer)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 January 2014, 22:35 UTC, <> [accessed 15 January 2014]

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General Sir Daniel Lysons GCB's Timeline

August 1, 1816
January 29, 1898
Age 81