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858 COMPANIONAGE. Regt. Dist. 1883-6 ; cr. C.B. 1879. Sandford, Warcop, Westmoreland. WHYMPER, Henry Josiah, C.I.E., son of J. W. Whymper,Esq. (Roy. Inst. of Painters in Water Colours), of Hasleraere ; b. 1845 ; ed. privately : m. 1867, Elizabeth, da. of Major D. Oliver, H.E.I.C.S. [see B. Saye and Sele] ; cr. C.I.E. 1889. Park Lodge, Rawal Pindee, India ; City Liberal and. Devonshire Clubs. WIGRAM, Maj.-Gen. Godfrey James, C. B. [see Fitz-Wygram, Bart., colls.]. WILEY, Lieut. -Gen. William, C.., son of the late Col. William Henry Wilby ; b. 1819 ; entered Army 1836, became Capt. 1847, Major 1855, Lieut.-Col. 1859, Col. 1864, Maj.-Gen. 1869, and Hon. Lieut. -Gen. 1882; served with 4th Regt. in Crimean Campaign 1855 (medal with clasp and Turkish medal), in command of a wing of that Regt. in Indian Mutiny Campaign 1857-8, as Brig. -Gen. in Abyssinian Campaign 1867 (mentioned in despatches and medal) ; and in command of troops in Ceylon 1879-82: in. 1843, Harriet, da. of the late Capt. William Dowers, R.N. ; cr. C.B. 1868. 31, Collingham Place, South Kensington, S.W.; Army and Navv Club. WILKINS, Surg.-A/ajorJmmes Sutherland, D.S.O, ; b. 1851 ; entered Indian Med. Ser. 1871, and became Surg. -Major 1886 ; served during Afghan War 1879 (medal), and with Burmah Expedition 1886-7 (mentioned in de- spatches, and medal with clasp); cr. D.S.O. 1891. WILKINSON, Maj.-Gen. Henry Clement, C.B., son of the late Rev. Percival Spearman Wilkinson, of Mount Oswald, co. Durham ; b. 1837 ; entered Army 1856 and retired from command of i6th Lancers, Col. (h.p.) 1877, and became Maj.-Gen. 1887; served in Indian Mutiny Campaign 1857-8 (medal with clasp) ; was Inspector-Gen, of Aux. Cav. 1877-9, an d Mil. Sec. to Com.-in-Ch. in India 1880 ; commanded Cav. Brig, in S. Afghanistan, 1880-1 (medal with clasp), Bozdar Field Force 1881, Indian Cav. Brig, in Egyptian Campaign 1882 (medal with clasp, C.B., 2nd class Medjidie), and Sialkot Brig., Quetta, Sanga, and Presidency Dists.. and Meerut, Rawal Pindi and Allaha- bad Divs. in India 1880-87 ; has commanded N.E. Dist., England, since 1891 ; cr. C.B. 1882. York ; United Service, A nny and Navy, and White's Clubs. WILKINSON, Capt. Henry Thomas Died- rich, D.S.O., el. son of Col. H. J. Wilkinson ; b. 1860 ; entered Army 1881, and became Capt. Essex Regt. 1887, and Roy. Irish Regt. 1889; served with Burmese Expedition i88s-6(severely wounded, mentioned in despatches) ; cr. D.S.O. 1887. WILKINSON, Maj.-Gen. Osborn, C.B., son of the late Robert Wilkinson, Esq., of Mon- tagu Square, W. ; b. 1822 ; ed. at Eton and at Christ's Coll., Camb. ; entered Bengal L. Cav. 1844; became Maj.-Gen. 1880; commanded 2nd Bengal Cav. for 10 years ; served in Punjab Cam- paign 1848-9 (medal), on N.W. Frontier under Sir Sydney Cotton 1854 (medal with clasp), and on Staff in Indian Mutiny Campaign 1857-8 {medal with clasp and several times mentioned in despatches) ; selected specially to command the Kohat Force during the Affghan Campaign 1878-9 (officially thanked by Com.-in-Ch. and by Sir Frederick Roberts) : ?. 1853, a da. of Col. J. Free, loth Bengal Cav. : cr. C.B. 1877 40, St. George s Road, Eccleston Square, S. W. United Set vice Club. WILKINSON, Capt. Thomas Henry DCL Vreux, D.S.O., el. son of Rt. Rev. George Howard Wilkinson, D.D., formerly Bishop ol Truro ; b. 1858 ; entered Rifle Brig. (Prince Consort's Own) 1879, and became Capt. 1890; served in Mahsood Wuzeeree Expedition 1881, and with Upper Burmah Field Force, as Sup. Army Signalling 1886-7 (mentioned in de- spatches, and medal with clasp) ; cr. D.S.O. 1887. WILLCOCKS, Capt. James, D.S.O., son of the late Capt. W. Willcocks, H.E.I.C.S. ; b. 1857 ; entered Army 1878, and became Capt. Prince of Wales's Leinster Regt. (Roy. Canadians) 1884 ; served in Afghan Campaign 1879-80 (medal), with Mahsood Wuzeeree Expedition 1881 (mentioned in despatches), in Soudan Expedition 1885 (medal with clasp, bronze star), with Burmah Expedition 1886-7 (mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp, D.S.O.), in Chin-Lushai Expedition 1889-90 (clasp), and in Manipur Expedition 1891 (men- tioned in despatches) ; is a ist class Station Staff Officer, Bengal : m. 1889, Winifred, da. of Col. G. A. Way, B.S.C. ; cr. D.S.O. 1887. Delhi, Bengal ; Naval and Military Club. WILLIAMS, Lieut.-Gen. Edward Arthur, C.B,, son of the late Lieut.-Col. H. Williams, R.A. ; b. 1824 ; entered R. A. 1842, became Capt. 1848, Major 1860, Lieut.-Col. 1862 Col. 1870, Maj.-Gen. 1880, Lieut.-Gen. (retired) 1885, and Col.-Comdt. 1890; commanded R. A. in New Zealand War 1864-6 (twice mentioned in despatches, medal), at Gibraltar 1871-8: in, 1853, Jessie, da. of L. Foaker, Esq., of Birch Hall, Kirby; cr. C.B. 1866. Eastcombe House, Blackheath, S.E. ; Army and Navy Club. WILLIAMS, Lieut.-Gen. Edward Charles Sparshott, C.I.E., son of the late J. Williams, Esq., R.N., F.R.C.S. ; b. 1831 ; entered Bengal Engineers 1848, became Capt. 1858, Major 1872, Lieut.-Col. 1873, Col. 1878, Maj.-Gen. 1886, Col. Comdt. 1890, and Lieut.-Gen. 1891 ; served in Burmese War 1852 (mentioned in despatches, and medal with clasp) ; Govt. Director for Indian Railways : m. ist, 1855, Maria, who d. 1857, da. of Col. Elliott Vyle ; 2nd, 1860, Charlotte Clementina, who d. 1872, el. da. of Thomas Bruce, Esq., of Arnot, Kinross-shire ; cr. C.I.E. 1878. 73, Le.rham Gardens, W.; United Service Club. WILLIAMS, Fleetwood, C.S.I. ; b. 18 ; entered Indian Civil Ser. 1829, and retired 1870; cr. C.S.I. 1866. WILLIAMSON, Col. Robert Frederic, C.B., only son of Lieut.-Col. J. Williamson, 33rd Regt., of Carrokeal, Mallow, co. Cork ; /. 1843; ed. at Roy. Mil. Coll., Sandhurst; entered 23rd Regt. 1861, became Capt. 1870, Major Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1881, Lieut.-Col. 1885, and Col. 1886, retired 1891 ; served during Ashantee War 1873-4 (medal), with Burmah Expedition 1885-6 (mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp, promoted Col.), and with Hazara Expedition 1891 in command of ist Brig, (mentioned in despatches, clasp, C.B.) : m. 1883, Mabel Napier, da. of Lieut.-Gen. Sir George Tomkyns Chesney, K.C.B., C.S.I., C.I.E., M.P. ; cr. C.B. 1891. Carrokeal, Mallow, co. Cork ; Naval and Military Club. WILLIAMSON, Victor Alexander, C.M.G, [see Williamson, Bart.]. WILLIS, Lieut.-Gen. Frederic Arthur, C.B., son of the late Lieut.-Gen. Browne Willis R.A. ; b. 1828 ; entered Army 1844, be- came Capt. 1852, Major 1858, Lieut.-Col. 1859, Col. 1865, Maj.-Gen. 1870, and Lieut.-Gen. 1886 ; retired 1891 ; served in Indian Mutiny Campaign 1857-8 in command of 84th Regt. (thanked by Gen. Havelock, mentioned in des- patches, medal with clasps) ; commanded N. Dist. 1884-6 : in. 1860, Augusta, da. of J. G.