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Lieutenant General Charles Wright Younghusband. (1821-1899).
"...He was the son of the late Major-General Younghusband, R.A. He was born in 1821, and obtained his first commission in 1837. He saw active service in the Crimea, having the Crimean and Turkish medals, with clasps for Inkerman and Sevastopol. He was, however, much better known for his scientific than for his combatant work. He took part in the Magnetic Survey, and was stationed at Toronto for this purpose from 1847 to 1854. He was employed in the purchase of swords and weapons from Solingen and elsewhere in Prussia. and Belgium from 1857 to 1863, when he was appointed a member of the Ordnance Committee, on which he served until 1867. He was appointed superintendent of the Powder Works at Waltham Abbey, which post he occupied until 1875, when he became superintendent..."More.