Sir John Charles Ardagh

1840-1907; ed. TCD and Woolwich; Montenegro; Alexandria and Tel el Kebir, Karthoum Relief Expedition; saw action in the Boer War; ended career as Major-General in Royal Engineers; KCMG; LLD, TCD; skilful water-colourist. ODNB

Note possible kinship to Col. Ardagh, who was head of the British Intelligence during the Boer War and who as exculpated from blame in the misjudged British expedition on making known the extent of his department's preparations and the restricted budgetary provision.