Biography of Maj Gen Sir William Forbes Gatactre, KCB, DSO.


Gatacre, Beatrix: GENERAL GATACRE. The Story of the Life and Services of Sir William Forbes Gatacre, K.C.B., D.S.O. 1843-1906. John Murray [London] 1910 1st edition 8vo.

4 folding sketch maps (India, Egypt & the Sudan, Eastern Cape Colony, Abyssinia), 10 illustrations, xv.296pp, 8pp publisher’s ads. Original blue cloth gilt, spine faded and some marks (water splashing perhaps) to covers, internally very good, contemporary newspaper obituary pasted to front pastedown, old ownership stamp J H Clowes to front free endpaper together with ink inscription from Major Montresore. William Forbes Gatacre [1843-1906], commissioned into the 77th Foot in 1862, served in the Hazara Campaign 1888, commanded the Mandalay Brigade in the Third Burma War 1889, commanded the 3rd Brigade in Chitral 1895 [awarded CB], he was to command the British forces under Lord Kitchener in the Sudan campaign and commanded a division of 2 brigades at Omdurman, President of Bombay Plague Committee 1897, South African War. Chapter headings include Chitral, Rangoon, Mandalay, Quetta, Omdurman.     aug29/1



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