- March :
At Brighton, in his 75th year, Lieut.-Gen. James Webber Smith, C.B.,
Colonel Commandant of the 4th battalion of Royal Artillery. This
officer was present at the attack of Minorca in 1798, at the siege
of Malta in 1800, the defence of Porto Ferrajo in 1802, and in the
expedition to Walcheren and siege of Flushing. He proceeded to the
Peninsula, and was engaged in the campaigns in Spain and Portugal
from January, 1813, to May, 1814, including the battle of Vittoria,
the passage of the Bidassoa and Nive, and the siege of St. Sebastian.
He was also engaged in the campaign of 1815, including the battle
of Waterloo. He received the gold medal and one clasp for Vittoria
and St. Sebastian, and the silver war medal with two clasps for
Nivelle and Nive. Altogether he had two medals and eight clasps.
He attained the rank of lieutenant-general in 1851. He was for some
time Director-General of Artillery, which office he resigned on
being appointed Colonel Commandant of the 4th battalion, in 1848.