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The 1842 retreat from Kabul, also called the Massacre of Elphinstone's army, during the First Anglo-Afghan War, was the retreat of the British and East India Company forces from Kabul. An uprising in Kabul forced the then commander, Major-General William Elphinstone , to fall back to the British garrison at Jalalabad .
Admiral of the Fleet John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent GCB, PC (9 January 1735 – 13 March 1823) was an admiral in the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom. Jervis served throughout the latter half of the 18th century and into the 19th, and was an active commander during the Seven Years' War , American War of Independence , French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars .
For his actions at Waterloo, Elphinstone was made a Companion of the Bath, as well as a knight of the Dutch Order of William and of the Russian Order of St. Anna 2nd class (6–18 August 1815). He left the regiment in 1822. After Elphinstone was promoted to colonel in 1825, he served for a time as aide-de-camp to King George IV.
John Elphinstone, 17th Lord Elphinstone (22 March 1914 – 15 November 1975) The Hon. Jean Constance Elphinstone (3 April 1915 – 29 November 1999), who married Captain John Lycett Wills (29 May 1910 – 1 October 1999). Their daughter Marilyn was a god-daughter of Princess Margaret and a bridesmaid at her 1960 wedding. The Rev.
Margaret Rhodes LVO (née Elphinstone; 9 June 1925 – 25 November 2016) was a British aristocrat and a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. From 1991 to 2002, she served as Woman of the Bedchamber to her aunt Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother .
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