Source: Newspaper Archive
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Date: Mar 3 1871
"He also belonged to an old Scottish family which had settled in the neighbourhood of Londonderry, and traced his descent from William, younger brother of Sir Robert Sterling, who served under Gustavus Adolphus and eventually settled in Ireland. He fought as ... Portrait 'in possession of Mrs. Coningham of Brighton
More Information: [Eldest] s. of [Captain] Edward (and Hester, dau. of John Coningham, of Londonderry).
B. at Dundalk , Louth. School, Greenwich, Kent.
At Glasgow Univ., 1821-3. Matric. Michs. 1823.
Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY, Cambridge, June 14, 1823.
Ensign, 24th Foot, 1826; Captain, 73rd Foot, 1834. Served in the Crimea, 1854-5, as Brigade Major and later as A.A.-G., Highland Division; present at the Alma, Balaklava and Inkerman and the siege of Sebastopol; Order of the Legion of Honour; Turkish medal, Medjidie, 4th class. Retired as Colonel, 1857, but served again as Military Secretary to Sir Colin Campbell in the Indian Mutiny, 1858-9. C.B., 1855; K.C.B., 1860.
Married, 1829, Charlotte, dau. of Major-General Joseph Baird.
Author, Russia under Nicholas I (a translation); Letters from the Army in the Crimea, written by a Staff Officer; The Story of the Highland Brigade in the Crimea. Died Mar. 1, 1871, in London. Brother of John (1824). (D.N.B.)
1861 Lived in 3, South Place, Kensington, London (1861 Census)
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