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Brice, George Tito - CB

Rank : Major General

Unit : 17th Foot, 1st Bn and 2nd Bn;

Biography :

George Brice was commissioned Ensign in the 17th Foot on 22.12.1848. Was serving as Ensign at Chatham as at 10.4.1849. He was Adjutant from Nov 1850-July 1852. Was serving as a Lieutenant with the Light Company of the Regiment as at September 1852. Promoted Captain 1854. Served in the Crimea War from 1855, including the siege and fall of Sevastopol and the assaults on the Redan on 18.6.1855 and 8.8.1855, and was present at the bombardment of Kinbourn. Mentioned in Despatches, and (in addition to the Crimean and Turkish medals) was awarded the Order of Medjidie 5th Class and a brevet majority. As a Major was serving in Canada in 1858. He was promoted Lt Col in July 1865, and commanded 2nd Bn from 14.1.1871 till 6.12.1878 (in England, Ireland and India). Colonel in March 1874. From 1879-1884, he was in command of a Brigade of the Bombay Army. Promoted Major-General on 1.4.1885. Placed on the retired list in 1889. Appointed Colonel of the Regiment 29.7.1903 and died in post on 21.9.1905, aged 74 years. On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Crimean War he was awarded the C.B., on the King's birthday in 1905. He is buried in Feltham Cemetery, Middlesex. There is a brass memorial plaque to his memory in the Regimental Chapel in Leicester Cathedral. His Crimea War medals are in the collection of Leicester City Museum's Service.

Date of Birth : 1832

Date of Death : 21.9.1905

Place of Death : Feltham, Middlesex

Period of Service : 1848-89; 1903-05

Conflicts : Crimean War

Places Served : Chatham, Ireland, Gibraltar, Crimea, Ireland, India

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