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W«|^ (1854-5), was present at the ' Ues of the Alma and Inkermann, at ^-the affairs of Bulganac and MeP^enzie's Farm, the capture of BaUaklava, and throughout the sie^e of Sebastopol; he led the maan column of attack on the Bedan by the Light Division on June 18, and commanded a brigade in the latter part of the action ; he was engaged in the final assault on the Redan on Sept. 8, when he was severely wounded ; and he com- manded the second Brigade, Light Division, from Oct., 1855, to the end of the war. In 1857 he ex- changed to the 25th King's Own Borderers. He was appointed As- sistant Adjutant -General to the Inspector-General of Infantry in Nov., 1857. In Dec., 1861, he was sent out to organize the militia of Canada at the Trent affair. He was Deputy Quartermaster-General in Canada from 1862 to 1867 ; was appointed to the command of a Mgade at Malta in 1868, and to a brigade at Aldershot in 1869. From 1872 to 1874 he was in command of the Northern district of England, and in 1876 he was appointed Quartermaster-General of the forces. He was created a Knight Com- mander of the Order of the Bath in 1877, and attained the rank of General in 1879. In July, 1880, he assmned command of the troops at Aldershot, in succession to General Sir Thomas Steele, K.C.B., whose term of office had expired. Sir D. Lysons has received the Crimean medal with three clasps; also the Tur kish and Sardinian medals.

LYTTON (Eabl op). The Bight Hon. Edwabd Robert Bulweb- Lttton, G.C.B., G.C.S.I., poet and diplomatic, only son of the great novelist, poet, dramatist, orator, and statesman, was born Nov. 8, 1881. He was educated first at Harrow, and under private tutors, and afterwards at Bonn, in Ger- many, where he devoted himself especially to the study of modem langnages. When nearly eighteen

years of age he entered the diplo- matic service of the Crown, being appointed Oct. 12, 1849, Attach^ at Washington, where his uncle. Sir Henry Bulwer, afterwards Lord DaUing and Bulwer, was ambas- sador, and to whom he acted at the time as private secretary. On Feb.

5, 1852, he was transferred as At- tach^ to Florence, and on Aug. 12, 1854, was removed to the Embassy at Paris. He was thence promoted, shortly after the peace of 1856, to be paid Attach^ at the Hague. Two years afterwards, on April 1, 1858, he was appointed first paid Attach^ at St. Petersburg, and a little more than two months later, was gazetted first paid Attach^ at Constantinople. From that Embassy he was, on Jan.

6, 1859, transferred to the one at Vienna. While attached to the latter Embassy, he was twice em- ployed in positions of great trust and responsibility in Servia. From Feb. to March 7, 1860, for example, he was the Acting Consul-General at Belgrade, and besides this was employed upon a special mission to prevent the renewal of hostilities between the Turks and Servians after the capital of the latter had been bombarded. In reward for his good service upon this mission he was on Oct. 1, 1862, gazetted second secretary in Her Majesty's diplomatic service, being employed in that capacity at Vienna. Shortly afterwards he was promoted on Jan. 6, 1863, to be Secretary of Legation at Copenhagen. There, during two intervals, from Feb. 27 to March 18, 1863, and again from April 14 to May 24, 1864, he held the position of Charg^ d' Affaires. A week before the date last mentioned (on May 18, 1864), he was gazetted as Secretary of Legation at Athens, whence, on April 21, 1865, he was transferred to Lisbon. Upon three several oc- casions he there also discharged the office of Charg^ d' Affaires, from May 30 to Oct., 1865, from April 29 to Nov. 18, 1866, and from Sept. 14, 1867, to March 19, 1868. In Uttie