Frederic Thesiger Baron Chelmsford (1st)
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General Frederic Augustus Thesiger Baron Chelmsford (2nd)


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General Frederic Augustus Thesiger Baron Chelmsford (2nd) 1

  • Born: 31 May 1827 1
  • Died: 9 Apr 1905 aged 77 1
  • Buried: Brompton Cemetery, London

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Grave: Brompton Cemetery, London. 1

Military, Mar 1877, South Africa. 1 He was promoted Major-General in March 1877. In February 1878 he was appointed to command the forces in South Africa, with the local rank of Lieutenant-General, and in October succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Chelmsford. He brought the Ninth Cape Frontier War to an end in July 1878, and was made a KCB in November.

In January 1879 he invaded Zululand (see Anglo-Zulu War ), but the centre column of his forces was defeated at the Battle of Isandlwana . Because an invasion of Natal seemed likely as a result, Chelmsford was relieved of his command. However he defeated the Zulus at the Battle of Ulundi just before the arrival of his replacement, Sir Garnet Wolseley, which effectively ended the campaign. He left for England in July 1879, but Wolseley ensured in his despatches that Chelmsford receive all the credit for Ulundi, and he was awarded the Order_of_the_Bath in August.


1 Wikipedia ( : accessed 10 Oct 2010),,_2nd_Baron_Chelmsford.

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