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Major G. M. Stopford, R.E.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 00:12:44 »
Kentish Gazette - Tuesday 14 August 1860

DEATH OF MAJOR G. M. STOPFORD, ROYAL ENGINEERS. — The above gallant officer died on Tuesday morning; at his quarters, Brompton Barracks, after a few days' illness, aged 34, leaving a wife and four children. He was the senior adjutant, and was appointed captain to a company on the 23rd of February, 1856. He served in the Crimea in 1854 and 1855 as aide de camp to General Sir John F. Burgoyne, for which he was decorated with the medal and clasps, also the Sardinian medal, the fourth class of the Medjidie, and the Turkish medal. He was also charged with organizing and laying down the field electric telegraph in the Crimea. Major Stopford was the son of Vice Admiral the Hon. Sir Montagu Stopford, K.C.B.

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