GEORGE F. CLARKE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Clarke
FORENAMES:George F. [Ferdinand or Frederick]
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COMMISSIONED:Cornet 15 01 1818 [Ferdinand]
APPOINTED: Cornet Half-Pay 15 01 1818 [Ferdinand]
Cornet 23rd Light Dragoons 15 01 1818 by purchase vice Johnson/Johnston promoted [Ferdinand]
Cornet 17th Light Dragoons [1818] vice _____
Lieutenant 17th Light Dragoons 01 01 1819 by purchase vice Potts, whose promotion has not taken place [G F]
Lieutenant 4LD 27 12 1821 without purchase [F]
Lieutenant 1st Dragoons Guards 15 05 1823 vice Lieutenant Joshua Simmonds Smith who exchanges [F]
Lieutenant Half-Pay 8th Light Dragoons 07 06 1823 vice Lieutenant Hon. Charles Westenra who exchanges receiving the difference [F]
Lieutenant 17th Light Dragoons 29 08 1823 vice Francis Curtayne who exchanges receiving the difference [F]
Captain 17th Light Dragoons by purchase 16 07 1825 [Frederick]
Captain Half-Pay to Captain 17th Light Dragoons 25 08 1825 [Frederick]
EXCHANGED: From 23rd Light Dragoons to 17th Light Dragoons ______
From 17th Light Dragoons to 4LD 27 12 1821
From 4LD to 1st Dragoon Guards 15 05 1823
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TROOP NO: Jan 1823: Depot Troop
Jan 1823: Troop 4 [Not joined since appointment]
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HALF-PAY: Cornet placed on Half-Pay 15 01 1818 [Ferdinand]
Lieutenant from Half-Pay 8th Light Dragoons to Lieutenant 17th Light Dragoons 29 08 1823 [F]
Captain from Half-Pay to Captain 17th Light Dragoons 25 08 1825 [Frederick]
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TNA SOURCES:WO/12/635
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LONDON GAZETTES: No. 17328, 31 01 1818 [Ferdinand]
No. 17541, 04 12 1819 [G F]
No. 17776, 25 12 1821 [F]
No. 17925, 24 05 1823 [F]
No. 17955, 06 09 1823 [F]
No. 18174, 10 09 1825 [Frederick]
HART'S ARMY LISTS: List of the officers of the Army 1822 [Ferdinand]
List of the Officers of the Army and of the Corps of Royal Marines 1824 [F]
PRESS/ALMANACKS: Morning Post T 10 06 1823 [F]
Connaught Journal 01 09 1823
Edinburgh Gazette 05 09 1823
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Morning Post Friday 29 08 1818
Extract from Supplement to the London Gazette on Tuesday 25 08 1818
[Transmitted by Sir W. G. Keir]
Copy of a Dispatch from Lieut.-Colonel the Hon. L. Stanhope to Major-General Sir W. G. Keir, K.M.T., dated Hurala, 9th March, 1818.
Sir - In the middle of last night I received information that a body of between three and four hundred Pindarries had been the evening before at a place called Tee, to the south-west of Indore, distant about 30 miles from Seymlee, the place I was then at.
Having marched from thence at four o'clock this morning, I proceeded to Tee; but on my arrival finding that our enemy had fled without halting, I followed him to this place [which is five miles distant] at a brisk pace, where I came up with him with a detachment of the 17th Dragoons, consisting of 170 men, by which he has been nearly annihilated.
Tee and this place lie in a valley, the approach to which from the high ground is not to be concealed, in consequence of which our enemy had time for preparation, added to which our route lay across a Nulla and through a town, through which the troops had to file; at first the Pindarries seemed inclined to stand, but before the Dragoons came in contact with them, fled: a pursuit of 14 or 15 miles, ensued, in which, for the first three, the Dragoons charged in line.
The pursuit did not cease until I found myself some miles a head of the rest, with Lieut. Marriott, and half-a-dozen men, whose horses would scarcely move, with the remains of our enemy's force, consisting of 20 or 30 men, 3 or 400 yards a head in a strong jungle country.
I have the greatest reason to be satisfied with the conduct of every one: Capt. Adams, who commanded the Dragoons, led on the men with great spirit; and Cornet Marriott, whose gallant zeal I have before had occasion to bring to your notice, behaved admirably.
Captain Byne and Cornet Clarke, of my own Staff, and Lieutenant Jervis, of the Bombay Engineers, whose services I have lately been much indebted to you for, afforded me the greatest assistance in enabling me to trace out and come up with the enemy, and I really find it difficult to describe to you how indefatigable those Officers have been night and day in collecting information respecting the Pindarries and their families. - I have, &c.
L. Stanhope, Lieut. Colonel,
Commanding 1st batt. of the Bombay Division.
P.S. I find I have omitted mentioning that it was Cheetoo commanding the Pindarries in the affair of this day.

Extract from Division Orders by Major-General Sir W. G. Keir, K.M.T.
Camp at Debalpoor, March 13, 1818 The Major-General is happy to publish to the division the following particulars of an action between a detachment from his Majesty's 17th Dragoons, under Lieut.-Colonel the Hon. L. Stanhope, and a body of 300 Pindarries, commanded by Cheetoo in person...

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