I am having difficulty distinguishing between what appears to be two 19th century soldiers both named General G Smart. The first is referred to as G Smart. The second is George Joseph Smart. Both appear for at least a time to be serving in the Madras Army.
The first is referred to in this obituary from the Times of 2 March 1904:
“General G. Smart, late of the Madras Army, whose death at Cimieux, Nice, France on Thursday at the age of 78 is announced, served with the expedition to China in 1860, and was present at the capture of the Ta-ku forts. He entered the Madras Army in 1842, was promoted to the rank of captain in 1853, major in 1862, Lt. Col. in 1866, Col in 1874, Maj. Gen. in 1884, Lt. General in 1887 and General in 1894. He was placed on the unemployment supernumerary list in 1885.”
I have the following information which I believe refers to another of the same name:
George Joseph Smart, Major Gen. RA, born 8 December 1833 at Dover, Kent, died 27 June 1897, m 15 Feb 1882 Emily da. of W E Mathews, and had issue George Henry Smart, Lieut. West Riding Regt., b 29 Ap. 1883. . (Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal via Google Books)
Royal Regiment of Artillery, Cheriton, Kent, G J Smart, unmarried, 27, Captain Royal Artillery, born Dover Kent
The undermentioned officers to be colonels dated 1st July 1881: Lieutenant Colonel George Joseph Smart, Royal Artillery (London Gazette 26.07.1881)
Ceylon: Office Commanding Royal Artillery: Col G J Smart (Distribution of British Army by Commands 1882
Indian Local Service: Major General George Smart, Madras Infantry, to be Lieutenant General on the Unemployed Supernumerary List. (Times 31.08.1887)
Colonel G. J. Smart, Unemployed full-pay, Royal Artillery, has been appointed to command a Brigade of the Madras Army, with the rank of Brigadier-General, vice Major-General Sir G. S. White, K.C.B., V.C., who has vacated that appointment on promotion. Dated 24th December, 1887. (London Gazette 14.02.1888)
Major-General G. J. Smart, Royal Artillery from Major-General on the Staff Commanding the Royal Artillery at Gibraltar, to be a Major-General on the Staff to Command the Troops in the Woolwich District (London Gazette 13.02.1894)
Maybe I am partly confusing the two. Can anyone help with this?