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814 COMPAXIOXAGE. the Rev. Henry Thomas May, V. of S. Pether- wyn, Cornwall; b. 1853; entered R.N. 1866 '(Beauford Testimonial 1872), became Com. 1882, and Capt. 1880; served at bombardment of Alexandria and during Egyptian War 1882 (medal with clasp, bronze star, promoted Com.), and at Suakim 1888 as Senior Officer in Red Sea (mentioned in despatches, promoted Capt.); was a Member of Ordnance Committee (of which he was sometime Assist. Sec.) 1889-90, and an Inspector of Warlike Stores for Navy ^r 9 ? 92 : T>'"K l8S ^t ^"^"^v da ' ^r^'* 5 " MERK, William Rudolph Henry, C.S.L, William Robert Mends, G.C.B.; cr. C.B. 1892. sQn Q ' f the Rey ; N ^ ^ g ^ MEADE, Hon. Robert Henry, C.B. the Treasury, Sierra Leone 1874-77, First Clerk in Govt. Sec.'s Office, British Guiana 1877-9, and Assist. Govt. Sec. 1879-89, since when he has been Colonial Sec., Auditor-Gen., and Registrar-Gen, of British Honduras ; adminis- tered Govt. of British Honduras 1890-91 : in. 1869, Marie Elise Louise, da. of the late Capt. Fitz Landers, of Charlton Hall, Northumber- land ; cr. C.M.G. 1891. Belize, flritisk Honduras ; Constitutional and Scottish Con- servative Clubs. [see E. Clanwilliam]. MEARES, George, C.M.G. , son of the late George Rochfort Meares, Esq., of co. West- meath ; b. 1825 ; was Mayor of Melbourne 1880 and 1881, and Commr. and Member of Execu- tive Committee at Melbourne Exhibition 1880-1 ; is a squatter, a Member of Melbourne City Council, a M.L.C.,and a Director of Commer- cial Bank: m. 1864, Sarah Broadley Dixon ; cr. C.M.G. 1882. Grosvcnor House, South Yarra, Melbourne. MEIKLEJOHN, Lieut. -Col. William Hope, C.M.G.; .1845; entered Bengal Army 1861, became Capt. 1871, Major 1881, and Lieut.-Col. 3888; served during Hazara Campaign 1868 (medal with clasp), Jowaki Expedition 1877-8 (mentioned in despatches, clasp), Afghan VVar 1878-80 (mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp), and in Egyptian Expedition 1882, being present at battle of Tel-el-Kebir (medal with clasp, bronze star, and 4th class Osmanieh) ; cr. C.M.G. 1887. MELDRUM, Charles, C.M.G., LL.D., F.R.S., son of the late William Meldrum, of Kirkmichael, Banffshire ; A. 182- ; ed. at Marischal Coll. and Univ., Aberdeen (Lord Rector's prizeman 1 844, and first of the graduates of that year; Hon. LL.D. 1876); entered Bom- bay Educational Depart. 1846; Professor of Mathematics, Roy. Coll., Mauritius 1848 ; Sec. and one of the founders of Meteorological So. of Mauritius iSpi.Govt. Meteorological Observer 1862 ; assisted in establishing a new observatory in Mauritius ; Director of Royal Alfred Observa- tory 1875 ; is a Member of Council of Govt. of Mauritius : in. 1870, Frances Charlotte Victoria, da. of the late Dr. Percy FitzPatrick ; cr. C.M.G. 1886. Mauritius. MELLERSH, Adm. Arthur, C.B., son of the late John Mellersh, Esq., Capt. Sussex Militia; b. 1812; entered R.N. 1825, became, Com. 1849, Capt. 1855, retired Rear-Adm. 1872, Vice-Adm. 1878 and Adm. 1884: served in Syria i84o(medal and Turkish medal), in command of H.M.S. "Rattler" during Burmah War 1852 (medal) : and in suppressing piracy on China Coast 1853-4 (thanked by Admiralty, Com. -in- Ch., and Foreign OrhV. ) ; commanded the " Imaum " at Jamaica 1861-2, and the " Forte " Aberdeen Univ. ; entered B.C.S. 1875 ; isaDep. Commr. in Punjab; cr. C.S.I. 1887. Pcsliawur, Punjab ; East Iiuiia United Se> vice Club. MERRIMAN, Gen. Charles James, C.S.f., son of John Merriman, Esq., of Kensington Square, W. ; b. 1831; ed. at Addiscombe ; entered Bombay Engineers 1850, became Capt. 1858, Lieut.-Col. 1869. Col. 1874, Maj.-Gen. 1882, Lieut.-Gen. 1884, and Gen. 1887 ; served with Persian Expeditionary Force 1856-7 (medal with clasp) ; formerly an additional member 01 Council of Bombay, and Sec. to Govt. in Public Works and Irrigation Departs., Bombay : in. 1858, Eugenia S., da. of Col. Richard Bulkley, Bom. Army ; cr. C.S.1. 1878. Rossmore, South- fields, S. V. ; East India United Service Club. MERRIMAN, Reginald Gordon, D.S.O., son of Gen. Charles James Merriman, C.S.I. ; b. 1866 ; entered R.A. 1884, and is Lieut, with local rank of Capt. whilst employed with W. African Artillery, Sierra Leone ; served during operations on W. Coast of Africa 1802; cr. D.S.O. 1892. MERRIMAN, Col. William, C.I.E., son of the late John Merriman, Esq., of Kensington, and Marlborough, Wilts ; b. 1838 ; ed at Ken- sington Sch., and at Addiscombe Coll. ; entered R.E. 1856, became Capt. 1868, Major 1874, Lieut.-Col. 1881, and Col. 1885 ; served during Transvaal Campaign iSSi ; is in administrative charge of the defences of Western India, a J.P. for Bombay, a Fellow of Bombay Univ., and Vice-Commodore of Roy. Bombay Yacht Club : m. 1872, Emily Jane Anna Elizabeth, el. da. of Col. FitzRoy Molyneux Henry Somerset, R.E. [see D. Beaufort, colls.] ; cr. C.I.E. 1890. Old Light House, Colaba, Bombay; East India United Service, Byculla, Royal Bombay Yacht, Western India, and Western India Turr Clubs. METAXA, Constantino, C.M.G.; cr. C.M.G. 1857. MEYRICK, James Joseph, C.B., son of the late Theobold Meyrick, Esq., of Ballinasloe, Ireland ; b. 1834 ; ed. at City of London Sch. ; gazetted Veterinary' Surg. to Artillery 1860 ; became Vet. Surg. ist class 1870, and Inspecting Vet. Surg. 1881 ; retired 1889 ; served in Egyptian Campaign 1882 (mentioned in de- East India United Service Club. MELVILLE, George, C.M.G., son ofj George Melville, Esq., of Culross,N.B.;. 1842 ; | ed. at Edinburgh Acad., and privately; some- time Lieut. Kent Artillery Militia ; was in ' Inland Revenue Depart. 1862-74, Ch. Clerk oi ' and 1857 organised the Forest Conservancy scheme in Madras, which has developed into the present Forest Depart, of India ; subse- quently held various staff appointments, in- cluding those of Dep. Sec. to Govt. and Sec. to Govt. of Madras (Mil. Depart.); was Commr. for Madras to Paris Exhibition 1867, Commr.