... Lieutenant-General Sir Garnet Wolseley, the Adjutant-General of the British Army. A veteran of the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny who was considered to be an expert on the art of surprise attack - his rout of such foes as King Koffee in the first Ashanti War of 1873-4, as well as the great promptitude with which he was said to have "restored the situation" in the Zulu War, made him a well-known figure to the British public - Sir Garnet Wolseley had a dual reputation as an imperialist general and a soldier with advanced ideas on reform of the supply system of the British Army. In fact, his enthusiasm for efficiency was such that the phrase "All Sir Garnet" was commonly used in the Army as a way of saying "all correct." The actor George Grossmith made himself up as Wolseley to sing the part of "a modern Major-General" in performances in the eighties of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance
. Sir Garnet later became Lord Wolseley and Commander-in-Chief of the British Army.
Thomas Whiteside, The tunnel under the Channel
(1962), pp. 48-49.