Edward Greathed

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General Sir Edward Harris Greathed, KCB (1812-1881) was a British soldier who entered the army in 1833 as an ensign in the 8th Regiment of Foot. He arrived in India as a major and by the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny was a Lt-Colonel commanding the 3rd Infantry Brigade in the siege of Delhi. He was appointed to lead a movable column to pursue rebels fleeing into Oude. After a number of successful actions the force arrived at Lucknow. Greathed commanded the 3rd Infantry Brigade leading to the Second Lucknow Relief. He returned to England in 1859 and in 1880 was made colonel of the 108th Regiment of Foot and promoted general.

External links

Edward Greathed Dictionary of Indian Biography (1906)
Edward Greathed www.britishmedals.us