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Charles Daniell
Born (1827-08-21)August 21, 1827
Died 1889 (aged 61 or 62)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held Northern District
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Charles Frederick Torrens Daniell CB (21 August 1827 - 1889) was a British Army General who held high office in the 1880s.

Military career[]

Born in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire,[1] the youngest son of Thomas Daniell of Aldridge Lodge, Staffordshire and Little Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and of Mary née Smith of the Smith banking family, Daniell was commissioned into the 38th Regiment of Foot.[2]

He served as a Major in the Crimea with the 38th Regiment of Foot.

In 1884 he was invited to command an Infantry Brigade at Malta[3] and then in 1886 he was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern District.[4] He remained in this post until 1889.[5]

He died on 26 July 1889 in Beaufort Gardens, South Kensington. There is a beautiful memorial to him in York Minster created from sculpted stonework with inscriptions around oaken doors in the area leading to the vestry.

Family[]

In 1849 he married Charlotte Vernon and then in 1856 he married Mary Smith,[6] his first cousin: they had one daughter.

References[]

  1. Genealogy
  2. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (23 March 1849). "No. 20959". https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/20959/page/ 
  3. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (2 May 1884). "No. 25349". https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/25349/page/ 
  4. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (21 June 1887). "No. 25712". https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/25712/page/ 
  5. Whitaker's Almanack 1890
  6. University of Hull
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