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614 KNIGHTAGE. Campaign 1854-6 (medal with clasp and Sardinian and Turkish medals), (it) in Indian Mutiny Campaign 1858-9, (iii) in New Zealand War 1864-6 as D.A.A.G. and A.A.G. (mentioned in despatches and medal), (iv) in Ashantee War 1873-4 as A.A. and Q.M.G., and officiating Ch. oi Staff to Sir Garnet Wolseley (several times mentioned in despatches and medal with clasp), (v) as Brig.-Gen. in Afghan Cam- paign 1879-80 (medal and bronze star), and (vi) as Brig.-Gen. in S. Africa 1881 ; j appointed A.D.C. to H.M. 1877; was! D.A.Q.M.G. at Horse Guards 1874-5, A.A.G. at Horse Guards 1875-8, Mil. ; Sec. to Viceroy of India (Lytton) 1879, ' D.Q.M.G. Ireland 1882, D.A.G. in Ireland 1882-84, and A.G. in India 1884-6 ; com- ; manded a ist class Dist. Bengal, 1887-90, ; since when he has been Q.M.G. of the Forces, with temporary rank of Lieut. - Gen.; cr. C.B. 1874, K.C.B. 1881. j i7A, South Audley Street, W. ; Marl- borough, United Service, and Army and Navy Clubs. BALFOUR, Gen. Sir George, K.C.B. , son of Capt. George Balfour, of Mont- j rose ; b. 1809 ; ed. at Addiscombe ; became '. Lieut. Madras Artillery 1825, Capt. and Major 1844, Lieut.-Col. 1854, Col. 1856, ! Maj.-Gen. 1865, Lieut. -Gen. 1874, Col.- | Comdt. R.A. and Gen. 1877 ; was Staff Officer of Artillery with Malacca Field Force 1832-3, Adj. of Artillery 1833-42, and : A. A.G. 1834-5, Brig.-Major in Field Force j in India 1839, and in China 1840-2, Agent for captured property in China 1841-2, . Receiver of Public money paid by China under treaty of Nankin, employed to settle j Hong Debts, Consul at Shanghai 1843-6, j Member of Madras Mil. Board 1849-57, i Commr. of Public Works, Madras 1852-4, ' Inspector-Gen, of Ordnance, Madras, 1857-9, Member of Mil. Finance Commn. of India 1859-60, Pres. of Finance Com- mittee and Ch. of Mil. Finance Depart, of India 1860-2, a Roy. Commr. on Re- cruiting 1866-7, an d Assist, to Controller- in-Ch. at War Office 1868-71 ; served with Malacca Field Force 1832, with Field Force in the ceded Districts, and in action of ! Zorapore 1839 ; present with China Force 1840-2 ; is a D.L. and ].P. of co. Kincar- dine ; sat as M.P. for Kincardineshire (L) 1872-92 : m. 1848, Charlotte Isabella, da. of the late Joseph Hume, Esq. , M. P. ; j iv.K.C.B. 1870. 6,ClevelandGardens, W.; Oriental, Athen&um, and City Liberal Clubs. BALL, Sir Robert Stawell, LL.D., F.R.S., F.R.S.E., el. son of the late Robert Ball, Esq., LL.D. of Dublin; b. 1840; ed. at Trin. Coll., Dublin (B.A. 1861, M.A. 1864, LL.D. 1872) ; F.R.S. 1873, Hon. F.R.S.E. 18 ; formerly Andrew's Professor of Astronomy in Univ. of Dublin, Astronomer Royal for Ireland, and scientific adviser to Commrs. of Irish 1 ight ; is Lowndean Professor of Astro- nomy and Geometry in Camb. Univ., eminent as an astronomer and a mathe- matician ; author of well-known introduc- tion to astronomy, " Starland " : m. 1868, Frances Elizabeth, da. of William Edward Steele, Esq., of Dublin; cr. K.B. 1886. Observatory, Dunsmk, co. Dublin. BALLISTON, Capt. Sir Alfred, son of the late W. Balliston, Esq., a distin- guished Navigating Officer ; b. 1823 ; ed. at Roy. Naval Sch., Greenwich ; joined the R.N. 1838, became Sub. -Lieut. 1847, Navigating Lieut. 1853, Staff-Corn. 1867, and Staff-Capt. 1877 ; retired 1883 ; served in Packet Service 1838-41, whenSub- Lieut. of H.M.S. " Eurydice " 1845, navigated that vessel from the W. Indies to England, for which service he was appointed to command H.M.S. "Myrtle," and de- spatched to cruise off Folkestone to protect the fishery, and while so employed suc- ceeded in amicably settling the angry feel- ings between the English and French fishermen (thanked by Admiralty) ; in 1848, commanded the ' ' Gleaner " from Bermuda with a number of time-expired convicts, among whom, without the aid of convict warders, he maintained the greatest disci- pline (thanked by Admiralty) ; commanded H.M.S. yachts "Elfin" (1849-78), and " Alberta" (1878-83), and during the whole period of these commands no accident occurred to either vessel for which he was responsible ; appointed Serjeant-at-Arms to H.M. 1869 ; isaJ.P. for Hants : m. ist, 1848, Ann Jane, who d. 1880, 3rd da. of the late Lieut. Carributt, R.N. ; 2nd, 1885, Annie, widow of Lieut. C. Puckett, R.N.; cr. K.B. 1883. Sealt, Farnham, Surrey. BANKS, Sir John (Thomas), K.C.B. , M.D., LL.D., son of Percival Banks, Esq., M.D. ; b. 18 ; F.K.Q.C.P.I. 1843, M.D. Dublin, 1848 ; Hon. LL.D. Glas- gow and Roy. Univ. ; is Physician-in- Ordinary to H.M. in Ireland, Ex-Pres. of Royal Coll. of Physicians and Roy. Acad. of Medicine in Ireland, a Member of Senate and Representatives on Gen. Medical Council of Royal Univ., Ireland, and Regius Professor of Medicine in Dublin Univ. ; is a J.P. for co. Monaghan (High Sheriff 1891) : m. 1849, Alice, da. of Capt. Vood Wright, of Golagh, co. Monaghan; cr. K.C.B. 1889. 45, Merrion Square, Dublin ; Goiagli, co. Monaghan. B ARBOUR, Sir David Miller, K.C.S.I. ; b. 18 ; entered B.C.S. 1863 ; is Sec. to Govt. of India in Finance and Commerce Depart., and a Member of Council of Gov.-Gen. of India ; cr. C.S.I. , K. C.S.I. 1889. Calcutta ; Simla. son of-3neas Barkly, Esq., of Monteagle, Ross-shire ; b. 1815 ; ed. at Bruce Castle Sch., Tottenham ; sat as M.P. for Leo- minster (L C) 1845-9 1 was Gov. of British Guiana 1849-53, of Jamaica, 1853-6, and of Victoria 1856-63, Gov. and Com.-in- Ch. of Mauritius 1863-70, and Gov. of Cape of Good Hope 1870-7 : m. ist, 1840,