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[General Edwards, C.B.]

General Clement Alexander Edwards, C.B., Colonel 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment, died on the 29th ult., at Leeson House, Blackheath, in his seventieth year. He entered the Army in 1829, and became Lieutenant 1834, Captain 1840, Major 1853, Colonel 1854, Major-General 1868, Lieutenant-General 1876, and General in 1878. He served in the War in China, at Canton and Nankin, and was appointed by Lord Gough Assistant-Quartermaster-General. He served also in the Burmese War in 1852, and in the Crimea, and had received for the former the medal and clap and the brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel, and for the latter the decorations of C.B., the Legion of Honour, and the Medjidie. At the close of the Indian Mutiny, he commanded the Brigade at Mhow, and was thanked by the Governor-General in Council. He was appointed Colonel of the 18th Regiment in 1877.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2258—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 12, 1882, p.184