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COMPANIONAGE. Lieut.-Col. George B. Stevens; cr. C.B. 1858. The I'ines, Rochester; United Service and Wellington Clubs. BIRD, Col. George Corrie, C.B., son of the late George Bird, Esq., M.C.S. ; b. 1838 ; entered Madras Array 1856, became Capt. -M.S.C. (now I.S.C.) 1868, Major 1876, Lieut.- Col. 1881, and Col. 1885 ; served during inland I Mutiny 1858 (medal), and during Afghan War 1878-9-80 (mentioned in despatches, Brevet Lieut.-Col.) : ///. 1872, Emily Ellen, da. of Maj.- Gen. Henry Dimsdale Manning, [see E. Craw- ford, colls.] ; appointed A.A.G., Madras 1892 ; cr. C.B. 1889. Madras. BIRD, John, C.M.G. ; b. 18 - ; entered Colonial Office, Cape Town, 1834 ; went as Govt. Surveyer to Natal 1846, and to com- municate views of Government to seditious ; Dutch African inhabitants 1847 ; acted as Sur- veyor Gen. 1851, 1852, 1854, and 1855 ; was ; Resident Magistrace Pietermaritzburg 1859-76 ; Colonial Treasurer, Natal, 1876-8, and Judge of Native High Court 1878-9 ; cr. C.M.G. 1890. 287, Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, Jfatal. BISSET, Lieut.-Col. William Sinclair Smith, C.I.E., son of the late Rev. James Bisset, D.D. ; b. 1843 ; entered R E. 1863, became Capt. 1877, Major 1881, and Lieut.-Col. 1 I J * f I_ n n / i XOUO. LICUclIllC ^ULJI served during Afghan War 1878-9 (mentioned in c , ' l8g Co , l8g despatches, medal, Brevet Major) ; was Dep. - th Tn ' , Rx _ Consulting Engineer for Railways 1872-5, and Manager Rajputana Malwa State Railways 1875-84; is Agent for Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway System, and Lieut.-Col. Comdt. and Hon. Col. of its Vol. Rifle Corps : in. 1888, Henrietta Mary, da. of Col. William P. La Touche, Bom. S. C. ; cr. C.I.E. 1888. | ( ~>ld Court, Malabar Hill, Bombay ; Junior United Service and United Service Clubs. BLACK, Lieut. -Gen. Samuel, C.S.I., son of the late Capt. S. Black, 6th Dragoons ; b. 1828 ; entered Bengal Army 1844, became Capt. 1857, Major 1864, Lieut.-Col. 1870, Col. 1875, Maj.-Gen. 1886, and Lieut.-Gen. 1890; served in 2nd Sikh war 1848-9 (medal) and in Indian Mutiny Campaign 1857 (medal); was Mil. Sec. to Punjab Govt. 1862-82 : ///. 1862, Emily, da. of Gen. Burnett, of Gadgirth, Ayrshire ; cr. C.S.I. 1881. East India United Service Club. BLACK, Col. Wilsone, C.B., son of James Black. Esq., of Blythswood Square Glasgow ; b. 1837 ; entered Army 1854, became Capt. 1857, Major 1872, Lieut.-Col. ist Batn. S. Wales Borderers 1878 (h. p. 1882), and Col. 1883 ; served with 42nd Highlanders in Crimea 1855 (medal with clasp and Turkish medal), and with 24th Regt. in Kaffir War 1878 and in Zulu War 1879 (mentioned in despatches); was A. A. and Q.M.G. Nova Scotia 1882-7, and A.A.G. Gibraltar 1887-91, since when he has commanded troops in Jamaica ; cr. C.B. 1879. Jamaica; Junior United Service and Nesu Clubs. BLAIR, Lieut.-Gen. James, C.B., V.C., son of the late Capt. E.'M. Blair, Bengal Cav. ; b. 1828 ; entered Bom. Cav. 1844, became Capt. '857, Major 1864, Lieut.-Col. 1870, Col. 1875, Maj.-Gen. 1885, and Lieut.-Gen. 1889; served during Indian Mutiny 1857-9 (twice severely- wounded, mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp, V.C.); was Political Resident and Brig.- Gen. at Aden 1882-5 : in. 18 , Frances B. E., da. of the late N. J. Halhed, Esq., B.C.S., of Yately Hall, Hants ; cr. C.B. 1889. fir Grove, Farnham, Surrey. BLISS, Henry William, C.I.E., son of the Rev. James Bliss, R. of Manningford Bruce, Marlborough; l>. 1840; ed. at Merton Coll.. Oxford (B.A. 1862) ; entered M.C.S. 1863 ; was a Member of Indian Finance Committee 1886; is First Member of the Board of Revenue, Madras, Commr. of Land Revenue, and addi- tional Member of Council of Viceroy of India : in. ist, 1863, Mary, who d. 1876. da. of Edmund Rendle, Esq., M.D., of Plymouth; 2ndly, 1879, Edith, da. of the late James Wheeler, Esq., of 22, Great Cumberland Place, W. ; cr. C.I.E. 1889. Madras ; United University Club. BLISSETT, Henry Frederick, C.M.G.; b. 1847 : served as a Clerk in Roy. Ordnance Fac- tories, Portsmouth 1867-9, transferred to Afri- can Commissariat as Assist. Corny. 1869, pro- moted to Dep. Corny. 1873, a "d Corny. 1876 ; retired 1885 ; was Private Sec. and Clerk of Council, Gold Coast, 1870-1, Clerk of Council and Acting Colonial Sec. of Gold Coast 1871-2, and Control Officer with Capt. Glover's force in Ashanti War 1873-4 (mentioned in despatches and medal), and Corny, in Charge and Naval Agent at Sierra Leone, and Auditor-Gen, of W. African Settlements 1875-81 (h.p. 1882) ; is a J.P. for Sierra Leone; appointed 1882, Commr. to examine accounts of Falkland Islands, and was Commr. of Accounts to Gold Coast Colony 1884-5 ; cr. C.M.G. 1874. BLOOD, Brig.-Geit. Bindon, C.B., el. son of William Bi^don Blood, E*q., J.P., of Cranaher, co. Clare ; b. 1842 ; entered R.E. 1860, became Capt. 1873. Major 1879, Lieut.- Col. 1882, Col. 1886, and Brig.-Gen. 1892; served with Jowaki Expedition 1877-8 (medal with clasp), in S. African War 1879 (medal with clasp,Brevet Major), during Afghan War 1879-80 (medal), and with Egyptian Expedition 1882, present at battle of Tel-el- Kebir (mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp, bronze star, 41)1 class Osmanieh, Brevet Lieut.-Col.); cr. C.B. 1891. BLUNDELL, Col. Henry BLUNDELL- HOLLINSHEAD-, C.B., son of the late Richard Benson Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell, Esq., of Deysbrook, near Liverpool ; b. 1831 ; ed. at Eton, and at Ch. Ch., Oxford (B.A. 1854); entered Rifle Brig. 1855, exchanged to Grenadier Guards 1863, and became Brevet Col. 1881 (h. p. 1882); retired 1889; passed Staff Col. 1864 ; served in Crimea (after fall of Sebastopol) 1855-6, and with Nile Ex- peditionary Force 1884-5; ' s a D. L. for Lancashire ;sat for InceDiv. of S.W.Lancashire (C) Dec. 1885 to June '892, when he was defeated : in. 1863, the Hon. Beatrice Byng, who d. 1884, a Maid of Honour to H.M., da. of Vice-Adm. the Hon. Henry Dilkes Byng ; cr. C.B. 1887. AshurstLodge, Sunninghiil, Berks; Deysbrook, near Liverpool: 10. Strat- ton Street, IV.; Guards', Army and Navv. Carlton, and United Serz'ice Cltibs. BLUNT, Maj.-Gen. Charles Harris, C.B. [see Blunt, Bart.]. BLUNT, John Elijah, C.B.; b. 1831 ; was Ch. Interpreter to Cav. Div. in Crimean Cam- paign 1854-5 (medal with three clasps, and Turkish medal) ; entered Consulate Ser. 1850 ; has held various Consular appointments, been employed on special missions, and been Consul Gen. for Salonica and adjoining Vilayets since 1879: ;. 1858, Fanny, da. of D. Sandison, Esq. ; cr. C.B. 1878. Salonica, Turkey. BOARDMAN, Capt. Frederick Ross, C.B., son of the late Frederick Boardman, Esq., of Liverpool ; b. 1843 ; entered R.N. 1856, became Sub. -Lieut. 1862, Lieut. 1864, Com. 1873, and Capt. 1882; served in command of H.M.S. " Salamis " in Egypt 1882 (medal and bronze star), in the Soudan 1884, and in command of the Nile Flotilla 1885 (mentioned in despatches and clasp) : m. 1881, Sophie Alinor, da. of J. C. Copwell, Esq., of Halifax, Nova Scotia ; cr. C.B. 1885. United Set vice Club.