Lugard, Sir Edward
b. 1810-05-08
d. 1898-10-31
Edward Lugard joined the War Department after a successful career in the British Army. He was made Secretary for Military Correspondence in February 1859, and held the position of Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War from 1861 to 1871, leaving that post when he was appointed to the Privy Council. He was knighted in 1857 after serving as Chief of the Staff on the Persian Expedition, and promoted to the rank of Major General following his command of a Division at the capture of Lucknow in the Indian Mutiny campaign. He was promoted to General in 1872, while he was President of the Army Purchase Commission. He died on 31 October 1898 at the age of eighty-eight.1
  • 1. Obituary, Standard (London), 2 November 1898, 8.
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