Military General Service clasp Java ,
G.R. Pemberton, Lieut., 3rd. Battn. Bengal Volrs,
Later Lieutenant General
46 Military General Service Medals to the Honourable East India Company.
George Richard Pemberton was born at Marylebone on 11 July 1789, eldest son of Dr Christopher Robert Pemberton, Physician Extraordinary to King George III and was made a Cadet in 1805, arriving in India in December 1806. Promoted Lieutenant in May 1809, Pemberton shared in the storming and capture of Fort Cornelis in the Java campaign of 1811.
He was made Captain in May 1824, besides being Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier-General Fox, Commanding the Rajputana Field Force in 1825. Advanced Major in June 1832, he was made Lieutenant-Colonel in February 1839, commanded the 56th Native Infantry that same year and was made Colonel in March 1849. Made Major-General in November 1854, he was advanced Lieutenant-General in September 1862. He died at Chertsey on 28 April 1866.