Lieutenant-General Sir John Wellesley Thomas, (22 May 1822 – 6 February 1908) was a distinguished British military officer who served in Afghanistan, Australia, and China. He was the commander of the British military and police forces that quelled the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1854. Thomas died 8 February 1908, and was buried at Kensal Green, London.

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  • Lieutenant-General Sir John Wellesley Thomas, (22 May 1822 – 6 February 1908) was a distinguished British military officer who served in Afghanistan, Australia, and China. He was the commander of the British military and police forces that quelled the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1854. Thomas, who was an elder son of the Admiral , was born in 1822. He received his first commission in 1839 and served with the 40th Regiment of Foot in Afghanistan in 1841–42, during the First Anglo-Afghan War. He was present at the action of Maharajpur when he was severely wounded. His decorations for those engagements included the clasps "Kandahar, Kabul, Ghuznee" and the bronze start for Maharajpur. In 1854 he commanded detachments in the operations in Australia against rebellious minors on the Ballarat goldfields. In North China, in 1860 he served with the 67th Regiment of Foot and was wounded when in command of a half-battalion attacking the North Taku Fort. For this campaign he was mentioned in despatches and appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Two years later, when being promoted to colonel, he commanded the 67th Regiment and a brigade at the second capture of Khading in the Taiping Rebellion. This was his last active service. He was promoted to major general in 1877, and retired in 1881 with the honorary rank of lieutenant general. In 1882 he was appointed to the colonelcy of the Hampshire Regiment, and in 1904 was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath. Thomas died 8 February 1908, and was buried at Kensal Green, London. (en)
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  • Lieutenant-General Sir John Wellesley Thomas, (22 May 1822 – 6 February 1908) was a distinguished British military officer who served in Afghanistan, Australia, and China. He was the commander of the British military and police forces that quelled the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1854. Thomas died 8 February 1908, and was buried at Kensal Green, London. (en)
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