DSO - United Services College

Pupils at the United Services College  1874 - 1911

Established in 1886 for rewarding individual instances of distinguished or meritorious service in war. Until September 1942, only commissioned officers of the fighting services were eligible for this award, it was then extended to include officers of the Merchant Navy "who perform gallant or meritorious acts before the enemy while serving in close contact with the Royal Navy." It is further laid down [prior to 1943] that "no person shall be eligible for the award whose services have not been marked by special mention of his name in despatches for distinguished services under fire, or under conditions equivalent to service in actual combat with the enemy"

.Intended to reward commissioned officers below field rank for distinguished service in time of war, and for which the VC would not be appropriate. Previously the DSO had sometimes been awarded to junior officers, although intended mainly for those of field rank. It was also available to officers in both the other armed services. In September 1942 the regulations were relaxed to permit award of the DSO to officers of the Merchant Navy who performed acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy. As a result of the 1993 Review of gallantry awards and resultant changes to the operational gallantry and award system, the DSO is now awarded for "Leadership" only , theoretically to all ranks (it is not awarded posthumously). It has been replaced by the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross as a reward for gallantry.

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Berkeley ABBOTT DSO                United Services College  1899.2 - 1902.1

He was born 2 August 1885. Son of Colonel F. Abbott. Commissioned into Indian Army 1904. Great War: Egypt & Gallipoli :   2 Mentions in Despatches. North West Frontier, Waziristan DSO 1915 Commanding 10th Gurkha Rifles 1930 - 1934. Retired 1935 Died May 1969. 

Major Edwin James Caldwell ASHMORE DSO MC                 United Services College  1909.3 - 1911.2

He was born 11 July 1893. Son of  W. C. Ashmore. Commissioned into Indian Army 1913. Great War: France & Flanders Gallipoli, Palestine: 3 Mention in Despatches,  DSO  MC. Malabar 1921 - 1922 Burma 1930 1932. Retired 1933 Retired  1921 with rank Brigadier General . Died 23 October 1921.

D.S.O. (L.G 25.8.1915)

Colonel Stafford Charles BABINGTON CMG DSO                  United Services College  1881.1 - 1884.2

He was born 8th December 1866. Son of Major General J. H. M. Babington. Royal Engineers 1886. France & Flanders 1914. 2 Mentions in Despatches, CMG DSO Croix de Guerre (Belgium) Retired 1921.

Commander Sidney Kenrick BACON DSO RD                          United Services College  1885.1 - 1886.1

He was born    29 March 1871. Son of Captain K. V. Bacon JP. Steamship Company P& O 1892. RNR 1901. Anglo - Boer War in Transport Steamer. Egyptian Government Service 1912 in command of the Coast Guard Cruiser. Patrol Duty in 1914  RN.  DSO. Commander 1917 Retired 1924.

Major George Johnstone BAUGH DSO                                         United Services College  1877.1 - 1877.3

He was born 27 th November 1862. Son of Colonel B. H. BAUGH. Royal Indian Marines 1882. Later Marine Superintendent Lancs. & Yorks. and London & North- Western Railway Co. Royal Humane Society's Medal for saving life at sea 1891. Great War, Temporary Major at War Office,  in France handling Inland Water Transport Royal Engineers 1915 - 1917. 2 Mentions in Despatches DSO. Died 3rd May 1924

Brigadier General Sir Atwell Charles BAYLAY CBE DSO           United Services College  1893.1 - 1894.1

He was born 1 September 1879. Son of Colonel F. G. Baylay. Commissioned into Royal Engineers 1898.  Major 1915 Great War: France & Gallipoli, Major 1915: 6 Mention in Despatches, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & DSO 1917.  White Eagle (4 Class) with swords (Serbia). Retired  1919 with honorary rank Brigadier General . Died 6 October 1957.

Brigadier Bertram Langdon BEDDY DSO                                       United Services College  1888.2 - 1891.2

He was born 26th September 1878.   Son of  Colonel E. Beddy Bengal Staff Corps.     Hampshire Regiment   (Militia) 1897. South Africa 1897 , Somaliland   1909 - 1910. Great War: France & Flanders, 3 Mentions in Despatches, DSO. Retired 1934 died 15th June 1964.

Brigadier Percy Langdon BEDDY  CB CMG DSO                         United Services College 1888.2 - 1891.2

He was born   3rd October 1876.  Son of  Colonel E. Beddy Bengal Staff Corps.  North West Frontier  , Malakand, Bajaur, Mohmand, Tirah 1897 - 1898. China, Relief of Peking 1900.     North West Frontier 1902. Darwesh Khel Waziris. Great War Egypt, Aden. Iraq Brevet Lieutenant colonel CMG, DSO 1919.Kurdistan 1919, North West Frontier 1921 - 1924.                            

 Lieutenant Colonel Robert  BELLAMY DSO                                   United Services College  1883.3 - 1890.3

He was commissioned in the Royal Sussex Regt, 2 June 1894, and became Lieutenant 8 April, 1896. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, as Adjutant, Royal Sussex Regiment, 5 October 1900 (and after the war to 4 October 1904), and was present at operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July) and Ladybrand (2 to 5 September). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 Sept, 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Robert Bellamy, Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India, and the Insignia were presented by Major General W Meiklejohn at Ranikhet, India, 9 May 1903. He became Captain 17 September 1902; was Adjutant, Militia, and Adjutant, Special Reserve, 25 October 1906 to 30 September 1911; Brigade Major, South Lancashire Infantry Brigade, Western Command, 3 October 1911 to 4 August 1914; was promoted to Major 1 November 1914; was Brigade Major, 1/1st South Lancashire Infantry Brigade, Central Force, Home Defence; Brigade Major, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Home Forces, 5 August 1914 to 20 June, 1916; Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, commanding 13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, 31 July to 5 August 1916; Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Sussex Regiment, 6 August 1916 to 27 August 1918. Died 29th April 1927

Brigadier General Robert Byron Drury BLAKENEY CMG DSO       United Services College 1886.2 - 1892.2

He was born 18 April 1872, at Mitcham, Surrey, son of William Blakeney, Paymaster-in-Chief, RN, of Hillsborough, Westward Ho! He entered the Royal Engineers 24 July 1891; became Lieutenant 24 July 1894; was specially employed with the Egyptian Army 13 April 1896 to 9 October 1896, and employed with the Egyptian Army 10 October 1896 to 22 April 1899. He served in the Expedition to Dongola in 1896, taking part in the operations of 19 September. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 November 18961, and received the Egyptian Medal with clasp. He served in the Nile Expedition of 1897 (clasp to Egyptian Medal), and in the Nile Expedition of 1898, when he was present at the Battle of Khartoum; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; received the Medal and a clasp to the Egyptian Medal, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 November 1898]: "Robert Byron Drury Blakeney, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the recent operations in Egypt and the Sudan, including the Battle of Khartoum". (The Insignia presented by the Queen at Windsor 12 January 1899.) He was on special extra-regimental employment 23 April 1899 to 24 January 1900, in command of the 3rd Balloon Section, South African War, 1900-1; was DAD Railways, South Africa, 1 July 1900 to 17 June 1901; took part in the operations in Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, 1900. He was on extra-regimental employment, 18 June 1901. He was given the Third Class Osmanieh, 1905; was Deputy General Manager, Egyptian State Railways, 1906-13; became Major 24 July 1911; received the Second Class Medjidie, 1912; retired from the Army 4 February 1914. Major Blakeney served in the operations on the Suez Canal, 1914-15; was present at the action of 2 February, and mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 21 June 1916]. He served in the Dardanelles Expedition as AD, Railway Transport, and Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, and served in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918, as Deputy Director of Railway Traffic. He received the Order of the Nile, Second Class, 1916; was present at preliminary operations round Gaza 29 and 30 October 1917. Four times mentioned in Despatches; CMG, 3 June 1918; Director of Railway Traffic, EEF, 8 April 1919, with temporary rank of Brigadier General; General Manager, Egyptian State Railways, 1 April 1919. Major Blakeney married, 6 May 1903, Dorothy, daughter of Major Nelson Ellis, 101st Royal Munster Fusiliers, and they had two sons and one daughter.

 Brigadier General Herbert Edward John BRAKE CB CMG DSO         United Services College  1879.3 - 1882.1

He was born 9th February 1866. Son of Surgeon General J. BRAKE IMS . Royal Artillery 1886. Central Africa 1898. Mentioned in Despatches DSO 1899. Raised & Commanded 2nd Battalion King's African Rifles 1899 - 1902. Ashanti 1900. Mention in Despatches West Africa 1901. In Command of Gambia Expedition Mention in Despatches CB. Commandant of Local Forces & Inspector- General of Constabulary Trinidad & Tobago 1902 - 1907. Great War; France & Flanders Mention in Despatches Brevet colonel 1916. CMG 1918. Died 4th January 1936.

Colonel  George Arthur Theodore BRAY DSO RAMC    United Services College  1877.3 - 1882.3

He was born 7 December 1864  Son of Major General G. F. Bray. Lieutenant RAMC 29.July 1890; Major 29 July 1902 Lieutenant Colonel 13 November 1912.  Great War; France & Flanders.Assistant Director of Medical Services 27 April 1919. { DSO London Gazette, 1 January 1917]. Mention in Despatches. Died 30 October 1933

Brigadier General  Robert Napier BRAY CMG DSO                           United Services College  1886.2 - 1890.3

He was born 7 December 1872. Son of Major General G. F. Bray. Commissioned into Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1891.  China 1900, relief of Peking. Great War: France & Flanders: Mention in Despatches, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel CMG & DSO 1917. Retired  1921 with rank Brigadier General . Died 23 October 1921.

  Colonel Charles Michael BROWNE CMG DSO          United Services College 1893.1 - 1895.3

BROWNE, CHARLES MICHAEL, Lieutenant, was born 26 November 1878, son of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Michael Browne and of Sarah Josephine Browne. He was educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! and joined the Army on 23 December 1897, as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, in which he was promoted Lieutenant 23 December 1900. He served in Waziristan, 1901-2 (Medal and clasp), and for his services in the operations against the Darwesh Khels, 1902, was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, June 1903], and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order for the same services [London Gazette, 3 July 1903]: "Charles Michael Browne, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. For operations against the Darwesh Khel Waziris". He was promoted Captain 23 December 1906; Major 30 October 1914. Major C M Browne served in the European War; he was Adjutant, Royal Engineers, 7 November 1914 to 1915; Acting Lieutenant Colonel, September 1916 to May 1917, and again 2 June 1917. For his services he was four times mentioned in Despatches; given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1916; created a CMG, 1918, and made a Knight of the Legion of Honour by the French. Lieutenant Colonel Browne also served in the Russian Relief Force, 1919, and was awarded the Order of St George & Anne, 2nd Class, by the Russians.  Colonel  1929. He married, in 1905, Isabel, daughter of Gilbert Lovell Nicolay, and has one son: Charles Gordon Knight, born 27 April 1909. Died 27th August 1929

Lieutenant Duncan Lorne CAMPBELL DSO           United Services College 1891.3 - 1899.2

He was born 12 June, 1881, son of Major General Lorn Campbell, CB. He was educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! and was gazetted to the Welsh Regiment, serving in South Africa, 1900-1. He was mentioned in Despatches, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 5 July 1901]: "Duncan Lorn Campbell, the Welsh Regiment. For the defence of a train near Alkmaar, on the 20th May 1901, with four men against 50 Boers at close quarters. Dated 20 May 1901". Captain D L Campbell served in the European War, 1914-17. Died at Manchester 1 February 1923

 Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Stewart CAPPER DSO JP                 United Services College 1880.3 - 1887.2

He was born 2nd March 1871. son of W. C. Capper Bengal Civil Service. Royal Artillery 1891. North West Frontier Tirah 1897 - 1898 . Passed Staff College 1905. Great War Iraq, Persia. 2 Mentions in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel & DSO 1917 Died 18th June 1966.

Brigadier General Harold Eustace CAREY CMG DSO                 United Services College  1882.2 - 1890.3

He was born  5th January 1874. Son of   Major General W. D. Carey CMG DSO RA. Royal Artillery 1893.Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902.  Great War: France & Flanders. 6  Mentions in Despatches, CMG, DSO 1917. Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (France). 22nd Division Salonika 1918.  Commander Royal Artillery 55th West Lancashire Division 1924 - 1927. Retired 1927.

Lieutenant Colonel John Lionel Romilly CAREY DSO     United Services College  1896.1 - 1899.2

He was born 3 May 1882. Son of Major General W. D. Carey CMG DSO RA. Commissioned into Royal Artillery 1901.  Great War: France & Flanders, Italy: Major 1916 Mention in Despatches, DSO 1918. Retired  1923 deputy Assistant Adjutant Royal Jersey Militia 1923 - 1928. Died 4 October 1958.

Major Guy Audouin CARLETON DSO                  United Services College 1878.2 - 1878.3

He was born 23 November 1859, at Bangalore, India, son of Colonel George Carleton, RA. He was educated at Rugby School; entered the Army 14 January 1880: became Lieutenant, Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1 July 1881; Captain 21 May 1888; was DAAG, Intelligence, Headquarters of Army, 24 May 1898 to 21 October 1899, and was promoted to Major 25 November 1899. Major Carleton served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902]: "Guy Audouin Carleton, Major, The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested with the DSO by the King 18 December 1902. Major Carleton retired 23 November 1907. In 1917 he married Adela Dorothy Webb, widow of Captain C W Webb, The Prince of Wales's North Staffordshire Regiment, of Elford House, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, and daughter of Colonel Arthur Blundell, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 

Group Captain George Ivan CARMICHAEL DSO AFC      United Services College  1902.2 - 1905.2

He was born 22 August 1888.Son of Lieutenant Colonel J. Carmichael . Attended RMA Woolwich. RA 1908. & RFC 1912. France & Flanders Mention in Despatches & DSO 1915. Lieutenant Colonel & AFC  1919. Group Captain 1929 Retired 1933. He was the first to  command Northolt, on its opening 3rd March 1915, in the rank of Major RFC of No 4 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron

D.S.O. awarded for destroying the rails at Menin Raileway Station by dropping a bomb.

 

Colonel Gerald Patrick Olgilvy CARNEGY DSO       United Services College  1888.3 - 1891.1

He was born 25 November 1873. Son of General P. A Carnegy. Commissioned into South Staffordshire Regiment 1895 Great War: Mesopotamia 3 Mention in Despatches DSO 1916. Colonel 1922 Indian Army (7th Hariana Lancers). Retired 1922.

Major Wigram CLIFFORD DSO          United Services College 1888.1 - 1894.2

He was born 20 February 1876, son of Major General R M Clifford; was educated at US College, Westward Ho! and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, as Second Lieutenant, 25 March, 1891); became Lieutenant 16 April 1899; served in South Africa, 1899-1901; was present at the Defence of Kimberley (slightly wounded; Despatches, 8 May 1900; created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Wigram Clifford, Lieutenant, North Lancashire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and Lord Kitchener was asked to return it. It was presented by HM the King 25 July 1901. He was promoted Captain, Northumberland Fusiliers, 12 October 1901. He served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1908; took part in the Mohmand Expedition (Medal with clasp); became Adjutant, Indian Volunteers, 17 August 1912 to 1915. He served in the European War, 1914 to 1918, and was promoted Major, Northumberland Fusiliers, 1 September 1915. He married Eva, youngest daughter of Major T C Miles. Killed in Action 20th June 1917

Major General Frank Evelyn CONINGHAM CB CSI CMG DSO          United Services College 1879.2 - 1887.3

He was born 6th June 1864. Son of Major General H. E. Coningham. Border Regiment 1890. North West Frontier Waziristan 1894 - 1895. Tirah 1897 - 1898. Tibet 1903 - 1904, Lhasa 1904 Great War Kachin hills 1915 Iraq 1916, Persia 1920. 7 Mentions in Despatches CMG DSO 1918. North West Frontier 1922 - 1923. Burma Rebellion. Major General 1927 Commandant Burma District 1928  - 1932 Retired 1932 Colonel 10th Gurkha Rifles 1927 Died 28th April 1934.

 Lieutenant Colonel Edward Henry COX DSO    United Services College 1878.3 - 1878.3

COX, EDWARD HENRY, Major, was born 21 May 1863, son of Arthur Zachariah Cox, of Harwood Hall, Essex. He entered the Army 12 November 1884; became Captain 15 March, 1892, and Major, 3 February 1900. Major Cox served in the South African War, 1899-1902, on the Staff, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso; took part in the operations on Tugela Heights 14 to 27 February 1900, and action at Pieter's Hill; in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900; in Natal, March to June, 1900; in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Frederickstad (17 to 25 October); in Cape Colony, north of Orange River, including action at Ruidam; also during the operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, November 1900, to May 1902 ^Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with five clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Edward Henry Cox, Major, Royal Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 3 May 1907, and retired 23 August 1911 

Lieutenant Colonel Whitworth Charles CROSSE - KELLY DSO        United Services College  1892.3 - 1898.2

He was born 23 June 1879. Son of Lieutenant Colonel C. R. Crosse. Commissioned into West Indian Regiment 1899.  Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902. Great War: France & Flanders: DSO 1918 Lieutenant Colonel RASC 1921 . Retired 1925.

Major James George Gordon Gerald CUMINE DSO                     United Services College  1889.3 - 1894.2

He was born 18 November 1881. Son of  T. G. Cumine RA. Commissioned into Gordon Highlanders 1900. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902. Captain 1909. Great War: France & Flanders :   DSO  1916.  Died 11 January 1941 

Brigadier General Keith Maitland DAVIE DSO                                                         United  Services College 1882.3 - 1882.3

He was  born 14th July 1868 . son of Deputy surgeon General G. S. Davie. Gloster Regiment 1887. Anglo- Boer War 1900 - 1902 Great War France, Flanders, Balkans, Caucasus. 3Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1917, Commander of Order of the Redeemer (2nd class) Greece. Colonel 1919 Retired 1919 Honorary Brigadier General.

Brigadier General Charles Henry DAVIES CB CMG DSO             United  Services College 1877.2 - 1882.3

He was born 20 November 1867, at Dibrugarh, India, son of Major General Frederick John Davies (died 1901), of Teignmouth. He was educated at the United Service College and at Newton College, Newton Abbott, and joined the Army on 5 February 1887, as a Second Lieutenant in the Cheshire Regiment He became Lieutenant in the Indian Staff Corps 1 September 1889, and Captain in the Indian Army 5 February 1898. He served on the North-West Frontier, 1807-8, taking part in operations on the Samana and in the Kurram Valley during August and September 1897 (Medal with two clasps); and in the Tirah, 1897-8, including the action at Dargai and the capture of the Sampagha and Arhanga Passes, the reconnaissance of the Saran Sar and the action of 9 November 1897; the operations against the Khani Khel Chamkanis; the operations in the Bazar Valley, 25 to 30 December 1897 (Clasp). He received a Medal for service in China, 1900, and served in 1902 in the operations against the Darwesh Khel Waziris, North-West Frontier. In this campaign he was wounded slightly, and for his services was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 5 June 1903], and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 July 1903]: "Charles Henry Davies, Captain, Indian Army. For operations against the Darwesh Khel Waziris". He was promoted Major 5 February 1905; served in the Zakka Khel Expedition in 1908; in the Mohmand Expedition, including the engagement at Kargha, 1908 (Despatches; Medal with two clasps). He became Lieutenant Colonel 5 February 1913. He served in the European War (in Mesopotamia), 1914-18. He was given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June 1916; was promoted Temporary Brigadier General on becoming Brigade Commander, 28th Infantry Brigade, Indian Expeditionary Force "D", Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 6 July 1916. He was wounded; was created a CMG in 1917 and a CB in 1919. Order of Stanislaus (2nd Class) with swords (Russia) Brigadier General Davies married, 5 September 1894, at Teignmouth, Devon, Beatrice Mary, fourth daughter of Christopher Sparrow, of Bitton, Teignmouth, and Urmston Lodge, near Manchester, and they had one son, Frederick Arthur Davies (Second Lieutenant, Queen's Own Corps of Guides)

Major Douglas Stewart davison DSO                   United Services College  1902.3 - 1904.1

He was born 17 February 1888. Son of  Major General K. S. Davison. RMC Commissioned Under/ Lieutenant Indian Army1907. Great War: France & Flanders , Egyptian Expeditionary Force, wounded: Mention in Despatches,  DSO  1919 Major Indian Army 1922 Died in India 19 November 1929

Colonel Arthur Pollard DENE CMG DSO                United Services College  1898.1 - 1898.2

He was born 11 May 1878. Son of  Reverend J. Dene. Commissioned into Duke Cornwall's Light Infantry 1899. Great War: France & Flanders Salonika: 3 Mention in Despatches,  CMG, DSO  1917  Officer of Legion of Honour (France). Colonel 1921. Commanding 125th Brigade  1931 - 1934 Retired 1934 Died 26 March 1945       

 Major  Sholto William DOUGLAS CBE DSO        United Services College 1880.2. - 1888.2

He was born 11 October 1870, son of Major G M Douglas, 33rd Regiment. He entered the Royal Artillery 25 July 1890; became Lieutenant 25 July 1893, and Captain 13 February 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, and was present at operations in Natal in 1899, including actions at Elandslaagte, Rietfontein (slightly wounded and horse shot) and Lombard's Kop. He took part also in the Defence of Ladysmith, including the action of 6 January 1900. Captain Douglas was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Sholto William Douglas, Captain, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 21 October 1901. He passed the Staff College; was Orderly Officer, 4th Class, 31 March 1903 to 14 April 1904; Assistant Experimental Officer, Army Ordnance Department, 15 April, 1904 to 2 February 1905; Army Ordnance Department, 3 February to 21 August 1905; Staff Captain, Headquarters of Army, 22 August 1905 to 18 February 1908; was promoted to Major 6 March, 1908; retired from the Royal Artillery 16 December 1911. He was appointed Chief Constable, Metropolitan Police, 1910, and Chief Constable, The Lothians and Peeblesshire, in 1914. Major Douglas married, in 1901, Grace Catherine, daughter of Sir James Wolfe Murray, KCB, and Arabella (who died in 1900), daughter of W Bray. Died 12 April 1959

Lieutenant John Grahame EDWARDES DSO                United Services College  1880.1 - 1883.2

He was born   9th September 1869.  Son of   General Sir Stanley de B  Edwardes KCB and Adelaide Jane, daughter of General George Alexander Leckie, ISC.The royal Irish Regiment 1890. Chitral 1895. North West frontier, Tirah 1897 - 1898 Waziristan 1901 - 1902. great war: France & Flanders , 2  Mentions in Despatches, Command of 3rd Gurkha Rifles 1916 - 1920, DSO 1919, Iraq 1919 - 1920. Colonel 1920. retired 1922.

Brigadier General Stanley Malcolm EDWARDES CB CMG DSO     United Services College 1874.3 - 18

He was born 18 November 1863, son of General Sir Stanley de B  Edwardes KCB and Adelaide Jane, daughter of General George Alexander Leckie, ISC. He became Lieutenant, North Lancashire Regiment, 23 August 1884, and transferred to the Indian Staff Corps 24 January 1886, becoming Captain, Indian Staff Corps, 23 August 1895. Captain Edwardes took part in the operations in Chitral, 1895, being present at the defence of the post of Reshan. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 July 1895], received the Medal and clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 16 July 1895]: "Stanley Malcolm Edwardes, Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the recent operations in Chitral". He was commandant, Base Depot, Native Troops, Tirah Expeditionary Force, 12 October 1897 to 21 January 1898 (clasp), and on the Punjab Frontier, 1898 (clasp); became Major 23 October 1902; served in Aden, 1903-04. Operations in the interior; was Brigade Major, India, 1 June 1904 to 1908; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 17 September 1909, and to Colonel 5 February 1914. He commanded a Brigade in India 5 March 1916 to 4 March 1916, and from 5 March 1916 to 9 March 1916, commanded the 9th Infantry Brigade in the Indian Expeditionary Force 'D'. From 10 March 1916 to 31 March 1916, he commanded the 37th Infantry Brigade in the Indian Expeditionary Force 'D', and from 1 April 1916, he commanded an Infantry Brigade in the Indian Expeditionary Force 'D' and the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. 3 Mentions in Despatches, Legion of Honour (France) He was created a CMG in 1917. He married, in 1909, Emma, daughter of Colonel C F James and widow of Captain C H Stevens, and they had one son. Retired Honorary Brigadier General 1920 

Colonel Frederick Robert Harrington EUSTACE DSO                United Services College  1887.1 - 1893.2

He was born  14th August 1875. Son of    Reverend J. M. Eustace. RMA Royal Engineers 1895. Great War: France, Flanders, Salonika, Egypt, Palestine. 4                Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1918, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1919. Brevet Colonel 1923. Retired 1930. Died 17th July 1949.

Major General Sir Edward EVANS KBE CB CMG DSO      United Services College 1882.3 - 1891.2

He was born 28 June 1872, son of Lieutenant Colonel E W Evans and Emily Sophia, daughter of John Budding, of Lincoln. He was educated at Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the Wiltshire Regiment 19 March 1893; became Lieutenant 16 October 1895; was Adjutant, Wiltshire Regiment, 5 April 1899 to 4 October 1903, and was promoted to Captain 9 February 1900. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, and was severely wounded; was Garrison Adjutant, Pietersburg; served as Adjutant, 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony, including actions at Colesberg (25 January to 12 February); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to January 1901 and April 1901 to 31 May 1902; operations in Cape Colony, January to April 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Edward Evans, Captain, Wiltshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 24 October 1902. Captain Evans was Staff Captain, Home Counties Grouped Regimental District, 17 August 1905 to 31 March, 1908, and DAA and QMG, Home Counties Division, Eastern Command, April 1908 to 16 August 1909; was promoted to Major 19 March, 1910; was DAA and QMG, East Anglian Division; 54th Division, Eastern Command; Central Force, Home Defence; Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 4 January 1912 to 10 September 1915; AA and QMG, 54th Division, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force; Egyptian Expeditionary Force 11 September 1915 to 1 May 1917; became Lieutenant Colonel 2 April 1917, and Temporary Brigadier General 2 August 1917; DA and QMG, 20th Army Corps, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1917 to 26 January 1918; Assistant to DQMG, GHQ, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 27 January 1918. He was appointed ADC to the King 3 June 1918; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1916, and of Colonel 3 June 1918; was created a CMG in 1918, and a CB in 1919. He married, in 1907, Helen Beatrix, daughter of Edward Huth, JP, DL, of Wykehurst Park, Haywards Heath, and of Edith, fourth daughter of Reverend F A S Marshall, Vicar of Great Easton, and they had two sons and one daughter.

Brigadier General George Norman Bowes FORSTER CMG, DSO      United Services College  1896.3 - 1889.3

He was born 26 October 1872. Son of Lieutenant General B. L. Forster. Husband of Mrs. Forster, of Warwick Lodge, Berrylands Rd., Surbiton, Surrey. Commissioned into Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1893. Nile Expedition & Sudan 1898.  Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 Mention in Despatches. Great War: France & Flanders:  several Mention in Despatches wounded twice , CMG, DSO 1917 Temporary Brigadier General 1917 Commanding 42nd Infantry Brigade. Killed in Action Thursday 4 April 1918. Cemetery: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 18 and 19

Lieutenant General Sir Charles Alexander Campbell GODWIN KCB CMG DSO   United Services College  1887.2 - 1890.3

He was born 28 October 1873.  Son of  Surgeon Colonel C. H. Y. Godwin. North West Frontier 1901 - 1902. Great War: France & Flanders, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Palestine, 4 Mentions in Despatches, CMG DSO  1918 & Bar 1918.Commandant Staff College Quetta 1927. GOC 1st (Peshawar) Division 1927 - 1930. Lieutenant General 1929. North West Frontier 1930  Mentioned in Despatches. Retired 1932. CB 19225, KCB 1930, Croix de Guerre (France) & other Foreign Decorations.

Colonel George Hamilton GORDON CMG DSO        United Services College  1885.2 - 1892.3

He was born  29th March 1875. Son of   Colonel J. H. Gordon CB DSO. Royal Artillery 1895. Great War: Egypt, Serbia. Salonika. 3 Mentions in Despatches. CMG, DSO 1918. Commander 116th Brigade RFA at Salonika 1916 - 1919. Colonel 1921. Retired 1921 Died 9th May 1964.

 Lieutenant Colonel David Maitland GRIFFITH DSO     United Services College 1881.2 - 1887.3

He was born 17th October 1871. Son of Lieutenant Colonel J. G. T. Griffith RE. Royal Engineers 1889. North West frontier 1897 - 1898.. great War France & Flanders. DSO 1915. Wounded Egypt. 3 Mentions in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel 1917. retired 1922. Died 5th February 1960.

Brigadier General George William St. George Grogan, VC, CB, CMG, DSO & Bar.  

   United Service College, Croft 1890.3 - 1893.3

See VC.

Major General Sir Frederick GWATKIN KCB DSO MC             United Services College  1893.1 - 1897.1

He was born 12 April 1885. Son of  Colonel F. S. Gwatkin.   Commissioned Under Lieutenant into 18th Bengal Lancers 1903. Great War: France & Flanders, Egyptian Expeditionary Force:  Mention in Despatches , DSO 1919. MC, Croix de Guerre (Belgium) Colonel 1934 Temporary Brigadier 1934 commanding 2nd (Sialkot) Cavalry     Brigade. Major General 1938, CB, KCB.

 Brigadier General John Hamilton HALL CMG DSO  & Bar         United Services College  1883.1 - 1884.1

He was born 23rd February 1871. Son of Major General   J. G. Hall. Middlesex Regiment 1891. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902. Great War: France & Flanders. 4   Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1916. CMG 1917. Bar to DSO 1917. Colonel 1920. Retired Honorary Brigadier General 1925.

Captain Cyril HAMILTON   DSO                      United Services College 1874.3. - 1877.1

He was born 4th November 1860 . He served in the South African War. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "C Hamilton, Captain, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented to Captain Hamilton at Bulawayo. He was mentioned in Despatches . Died in London 29th June 1904

  Major General Sir Hubert Ion Wetherall HAMILTON  KCB CVO DSO    United Services College 1875.3. - 1889.2

He was born 27 June 1861; entered the Queen's Regiment in 1880; was Adjutant, 1886-90; served in the Burmese Expedition, 1886-88; received Medal with two clasps. He served in the Nile Expedition of 1897, and received Egyptian Medal with clasp; in the Expedition of 1898, and was present at the Battles of the Atbara and Khartoum; mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 24 May and 30 September 1898]; received two clasps to Egyptian Medal, and also Medal; was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 November 1898]: "Hubert Ion Wetherall Hamilton, Major, Royal West Surrey Regiment. In recognition of services in Egypt and the Sudan, including the Battles of Atbara and Khartoum". The Insignia were sent to GOC, Egypt, 9 December 1898, and presented by the Duke of Connaught at Omdurman 19 February 1899). Captain Hamilton was promoted Major in 1898; served in the Nile Expedition, 1899, as DAG; in operations in first advance against Khalifa, and received a clasp to the Egyptian Medal. He served in South Africa, 1899-1902, as DAAG, during operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); during operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria; during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; during operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; in the operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900; during operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony; on the Zululand Frontier of Natal and in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902; mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 16 April 1901, and 29 July 1902]. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel (half-pay); ADC to the King with Brevet of Colonel. He received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps; AAG, Army Headquarters, South Africa, in 1900. From 1900 to 1902 he was Military Secretary to General Lord Kitchener, Commander-in-Chief, South Africa. He was Military Secretary to General Lord Kitchener, Commander-in-Chief, India, 1902-5; was created a CB in 1906; commanded the 7th Brigade, 1906-8; became Major General, General Staff, Mediterranean Command, 1908-9; was created a CVO in 1909, and a KCB in 1914. Sir Hubert Hamilton was killed in action 14 October 1914, at La Couture, France. Lord Ernest Hamilton, in 'The First Seven Divisions' (page 146), says: "Sir Hubert Hamilton, the Divisional General, ... came along on foot to inspect the trenches, disregarding warnings as to the great danger he was running. He proceeded on foot down the Richebourg Road, which was swept by shell fire, in company with Captain Strutt, commanding the Royal Scots, and was almost immediately killed by a shell, Captain Strutt, being at the same time rendered unconscious. The General's ADC Captain Thorp, ran forward and knelt by Sir Hubert's body, trying to screen it from the shells which were now falling thickly on the road. Captain Strutt shortly afterwards recovered consciousness, but was almost immediately wounded by another shell, and the command of the Royal Scots devolved upon Lieutenant Cazenove". An obituary notice of General Hamilton appeared in the ‘Times' of 19 October 1914.

Brigadier General John Arthur HANNYNGTON CB CMG DSO      United Services College 1881.2 - 1884.2

He was born 26th February 1868. Son of J. C. Hannyngton. Worcestershire Regiment 1889. East Africa 1896. Uganda  1897 - 1898 severely wounded. Somaliland 1908 - 1910. Mention in Despatches, CMG. Great War: France & Flanders. Mention in Despatches, DSO 1915 CB 1918. Brigadier General 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis, who died on Wednesday 21 August 1918 .  Order of St. Stanislas 2nd Class (Russia). Son of the late John Child Hannyngton, I.C.S., and Laura Elizabeth Hannyngton (nee Onslow); husband of Mary Hannyngton, of 93, Beaufort Mansions, Chelsea, London. Cemetery: ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: A. 47.

Brigadier George Hyde HARRISON DSO    United Services College 1890.3 - 1894.2

He was born 24 September 1877. Son of Captain G. H. Harrison Border Regiment 1899. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902.Mentioned in Despatches. Great War France & Flanders ;Mentioned in Despatches. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO 1917. Chevalier of Legion of Honour France. Commanded 1st Battalion 1923 - 1927. Colonel 1927. Retired 1934. Died 14 May 1964. 

Lieutenant Charles Darley HARVEY DSO                    United Services College  1897.3 - 1898.3

He was born 11February 1881. Son of  Colonel C. L. Harvey. Commissioned into Sherwood Forresters 1901 Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902. Great War: France & Flanders: 2 Mention in Despatches,  Major 1916. Officer Commanding 10th South Wales Borderers 1916 - 1918. DSO  1918. Retired 1933 Retired  1924 with rank Lieutenant Colonel . Died in car accident 21 January 1929

Lieutenant Colonel William Holland HASTINGS DSO       United Services College  1899.3 - 1901.3

 He was born 17 March 1884. Son of Commander W. C. H. Hastings. Commissioned 1903   Great War: France & Flanders, Egypt, Gallipoli, twice wounded.   4 Mentions in Despatches, DSO  1917 ,  North West Frontier 1919 - 1920 & again 1921, Iraq 1919 - 1920,  Lieutenant Colonel 1926. Killed by a tiger India 1930 

Lieutenant Colonel William George Broughton Ischia HAWLEY DSO   United Services College  1889.3 - 1895.2

He was born 16 August 1877. Son of Lieutenant Colonel W. Hawley. Commissioned Under Lieutenant 1897. Great War: Major 1915. North West Frontier 1919 - 1922 Mention in Despatches DSO 1919.  Retired 1922. Honorary Lieutenant Colonel

Brigadier Arthur Kenneth HAY DSO OBE              United Services College  1899.2 - 1900.2

 He was born 12 May 1884. Son of Major  General E, O, Hay CB RA. Commissioned into Royal Artillery 1902.  Great War: France & Flanders:   Mention in Despatches, DSO  1917   Colonel 1926. Retired  as Honorary Brigadier 1938  

 Colonel Arthur Kyffin HEYLAND DSO                       United Services College 1882.3 - 1889.3

He was born 22 April 1874. Son of Colonel A. R. Heyland. Supply & Transport Corps. 1899. East Africa & Aden 1903 - 1904. Great War Mentioned in Despatches, DSO 1915. Malabar 1921 - 1922. Colonel in Indian Army 1923. North West frontier 1923 - 1924. Retired 1926

Colonel Gerald Victor Wilmot HILL DSO  &  2 Bars             United Services College  1898.2 - 1904.2

 He was born 24 August 1887. Son of Brigadier General A. W. Hill CB. Commissioned into Royal Irish Fusiliers 1906.  Great War: France & Flanders:  6 Mention in Despatches, wounded twice DSO 1916 & Bar 1917 & 2nd Bar 1917. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Norfolk Regiment 1933 Retired  1942  Died 9 October 1958.

Colonel Ernest Charles HODGSON DSO             United Services College  1889.3 - 1897.2

He was born 22 October 1878 Son of   Lieutenant Colonel George Robert Hodgson, Bombay Staff Corps..  St. Bartholomew's Hospital Indian Medical Service 1904. Great War: France & Flanders,  Egyptian Expeditionary Force: 2 Mention in Despatches,  DSO 1918, Colonel 1927 . Honorary Physician to King George V.  Assistant Director Medical Services of Deccan District India. Retired 1935.

Colonel George Cecil HODGSON DSO            United Services College  1889.3 - 1894.2

He was born 10 July 1876, son of Lieutenant Colonel George Robert Hodgson, Bombay Staff Corps. He was educated at the United Services College, and entered the Army (Unattached List), 20 January 1897; joined the Indian Staff Corps 26 March 1898, and became Lieutenant, Indian Army, 20 April 1899. He served in Waziristan, 1901-2 (Medal with clasp); and in Tibet, 1903-4, taking part in the action at Niani; operations at and around Gyantse (severely wounded) and the march to Lhassa. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 13 December 1904]; received the Medal and clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 16 December 1934]: "George Cecil Hodgson, Lieutenant, Indian Army. In recognition of services with the Tibet Mission Escort". He was promoted Captain 20 January 1906; served in the Abor Expedition, 1911-12 (Medal with clasp); became Major, 32nd Sikh Pioneers, 25 January 1915. He served in the European War; was employed as DAQMG, India, until 12 October 1916; Acting Lieutenant Colonel, December 1916 to February 1918, and again in December 1918.  Lieutenant Colonel RASC 1921 . Retired 1925.

Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Lugard HOGG DSO         United Services College  1891.1 - 1893.3

He was born 29 December 188. Son of Major General G. C. Hogg CB. To Cheltenham College. Commissioned into Green Howards Regiment 1900. Great War: Egypt 1914 - 1916. Mesopotamia 1917, Persian Gulf 1917 - 1919 North West Frontier 1919 - 1921 commanding the regiment.  2 Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1922. wounded.  Lieutenant Colonel Indian Army. 1926  Retired  1930 . Awarded King's Bronze Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea. 1923.

Brigadier General The Honourable Alexander Gore Arkwright HORE-RUTHVEN, VC, CB, GCMG, DSO & Bar,  Croix de Guerre (France and Belgium) . Earl of GOWRIE & Viscount Ruthven of Canberra                         United Services College 1882.2 

See under Victoria Cross

 Brigadier General John Darnley INGLES CMG DSO        United Services College 1885.3 - 1891.3

He was born 18 December 1872 . Son of    J. C. Ingles. Devonshire Regiment 1894. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902.  2 Mentions in Despatches. Great War: France & Flanders 5 Mentions in Despatches. CMG & DSO 1917. Colonel  1926. Retired Honorary Brigadier General 1926. Died 9 th March 1957

Brigadier Edgar Claude KENSINGTON CBE DSO MC        United Services College  1889.2 - 1891.1

He was born 2 June 1879. Son of Colonel E. Kensington RA . Commissioned Under Lieutenant 1898. Aden 1903 - 1904 Great War: France & Flanders, Iraq, Egyptian Expeditionary Force.  4 Mention in Despatches, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1918,  DSO 1919.  MC. Colonel 1920. North West Frontier 1921 - 1924 2 Mention in Despatches, CBE. Retired 1927. Honorary Brigadier. Died 19 July 1967

Major Charles Leycester KNYVETT DSO MC                             United Services College  1895.2 - 1898.1

He was born 17 September 1895. Son of  C. F. Knyvett. Commissioned into Royal Artillery 1905,  Lieutenant 1908.  Died 7 July 1931

Major Ernest Guy Richard LLOYD DSO                                        United Services College  1905.3 - 1906.2

He was born 7 August 1890. Son of  E. T. Lloyd. To Rossall. DSO. MP (Conservative) for Renfrew May 9th By-Election 1940.

Major Humphrey Willis Chetwoode LLOYD DSO MC               United Services College  1900.3 - 1903.2

 He was born 19 February 1892. Son of Lieutenant Colonel W. Chetwoode Lloyd. Commissioned Duke of Edinburgh's Regiment 1912,  Great War: France & Flanders 2 Mentions in Despatches, DSO  1914 ,   Captain 1915. MC Major 1935

Major General Granville George LOCH CB CMG CBE DSO                United Services College 1880.2. - 1885.1

He was born  22nd July 1870 Son of Brigadier General F. A. E. Loch CB. Royal Scots 1890. Great War , France & Flanders, Palestine, India. 6 Mention in Despatches, CMG 1916, DSO 1919. North West Frontier 1920 - 1921. Commandant 1st Infantry Brigade 1922 - 1926. CBE 1923 CB 1925. Inspector General Iraq Army 1927 - 1930. Major general 1927. retired 1930 Colonel Royal Scots Regiment 1935.

Major General Stewart Gordon LOCH CB CSI DSO     United Services College 1882.1 - 1883.3.

He was born 13 April 1873  Son of Captain Robert Gordon Loch. Royal Engineers 1893 China 1900 Relief of Peking, & DSO { London Gazette 14/5/1901}. Great war North West Frontier Mention in Despatches. CSI 1919, CB Major General 1925 retired 1926

Wing Commander Selden Herbert LONG DSO MC    United Services College  & Imperial Service College1910.2 - 1912.1

He was born 6 October 1895 Son of  Major General S. S. Long. Commissioned into Durham Light Infantry 1914, RFC 1914 Great War: France & Flanders,  Palestine: 5 Mention in Despatches,   MC 1915. DSO 1917, Major 1917 .  Retired  1919 Wing Commander RAFVR,  North Africa. Died 12 December 1952.

Colonel John Constantine Gordon LONGMORE CB CMG CBE DSO   United Services College 1884. 2 - 1887.2

He was born 8th August 1870.  Son of Surgeon General Sir T. Longmore. East Lancashire Regiment 1892. To Army Service Corps 1893. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1901. present at battles of Belmont, Modder River, Graspan, & Magersfontein. Queen's medal with 5 clasps.  Great War: France & Flanders 7 Mentions in Despatches. CMG 1915, DSO { London Gazette 18/2/1915}, Colonel 1917, CBE 1919, Retired 1921,  Gold Order of Merit of MontenegroHonorary Brigadier General . Died21 February 1958

Lieutenant Colonel Penton Shakespear LOWIS CMG DSO      United  Services College 1880.2. - 1881.3

He was born  17th December 1870. Son of Colonel N. Lowis. Royal Artillery 1890. North West Frontier 1897 - 1898. Great War , France & Flanders, CMG, DSO 1917, Mention in Despatches, Croix de Guerre (France), Lieutenant 1917,. Retired 1920. Died 10th October 1931.

Lieutenant Colonel Hopton Elliott MARSH DSO                           United Services College 1876.1. - 1878.3

He was born 6th November 1865.  Son of Major A. L. Marsh. Royal Artillery 1885. Lieutenant Colonel 1913. Great War France & Flanders, Middle East . 2 Mention in Despatches, DSO 1917, Retired 1920 Died 2nd August 1940

Brigadier John Stuart MARSHALL CB DSO & Bar OBE         United Services College  1900.1 - 1900.2

 He was born 24 February 1883. Son of J. J. Marshall JP. Commissioned Devon Regiment 1904  Great War: East Africa, 3 Mentions in Despatches, DSO  1917 ,  North West Frontier 1922 - 1924, Mention in Despatches, OBE, Colonel Indian Army 1930. Mention in Despatches, Bar to DSO. Temporary Brigadier 1934 Raznak Brigade India. Retired 1940, re-employed CB. Died 5 May 1944

Major General Sir Horace de Courcy MARTELLI KBE CB DSO  United Services College  1887.3 - 1891.1

He was born  17 July 1977.  Son of Colonel T. C. Martelli. Royal Artillery 1997. Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society for saving a boy from drowning at Southsea 1997. Great War: France & Flanders  4 Mentions in Despatches, CB DSO 1917. Command of Shanghai Defence Force 1927. Commander RA 42 Division TA 1928 - 1930. ADC to King 1928 - 1930. Major general 1930. Lieutenant  Governor Jersey 1934 KBE 1937. Died 11 March 1959.

Brigadier Maurice Edward MASCALL DSO OBE         United Services College  1891.3 - 1898.2

He was born 28 April 1882. Son of Colonel F. Mascall. Commissioned into Royal Artillery 1900.   Great War: France & Flanders 5 Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1917. OBE North West Frontier 1919. Colonel 1932 Commandant Coast Artillery School 1932. Colonel of RA Northern Ireland District 1935. Brigadier Western Command 1938. Retired  1939 . Died 26 April 1958.

Brigadier General David Lockhart MAXWELL   DSO     United Services College 1883.2. - 1889.2

He was born 16 October 1872, son of Surgeon Major Thomas Maxwell, of The Grange, Guildford. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902. He was mentioned in Despatches: received the Queen's Medal with five clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "David Lockhart Maxwell, Captain, Imperial Light Horse. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by HRH the Prince of Wales, 1 July 1902, on Horse Guards' Parade. He became Major, 3rd Scottish Horse, in 1914. Major Maxwell served in the European War, in the Dardanelles, 1915, and was mentioned in Despatches. He was twice wounded & retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the Scottish Horse Yeomanry. He married (1st), in 1905, Annie (died 1907), daughter of John Burns; (secondly), in 1914, Alice, eldest daughter of James Kennedy, of Doonholm, Ayrshire, and they had one son.

Brigadier General Francis Alymer MAXWELL VC CSI DSO                      United Services College 1883.1 - 1890.2

Brother of above see VC. Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps, was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 20 May 1898]: "Francis Aylmer Maxwell, Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services on the North-West Frontier of India". The Insignia were presented to him by the Queen at Windsor 25 June 1898. He was also awarded the Victoria Cross

Brigadier Hugh Murray Johnstone McINTYRE CBE DSO   United Services College  1903.3 - 1911.2

He was born 11 September 1892. Son of  Brigadier General H. D. McIntyre.  Commissioned Royal Artillery 1912. Great War: North West Frontier, Persia, & North West Frontier again 1919.  Major 1932. 1st Mountain Battery Hong Kong  DSO 1943, CBE. Died in 101st year 13 August 1993

Colonel John Gerald  McCONAGHY CB DSO MVO      United Services College  1889.2 - 1897.2

He was born 19 April 1879. Son of Surgeon General W. McConaghy. North West Frontier 1913 Great War:  Egypt 1914 - 1915 & Gallipoli 1915 , France 1916 - 1917 4 Mention in Despatches,  DSO 1916. North West Frontier 1919 . Colonel 1923 Retired 1932 Died 12 March 1942

Major  William McCONAGHY DSO          United Services College  1889.2 - 1898.1

He was born 12 July 1881. Son of Surgeon General W. McConaghy. Commissioned into Royal Army Medical Corps 1905 Great War: France & Flanders, Egypt, Palestine. Mention in Despatches, severely wounded posthumous DSO 1918. Egyptian Order of The Nile 4th Class. Died on Active service Sinai Peninsular 4 July 1918.  Cemetery: SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: D. 89.

Lieutenant Colonel John Arthur McQueen DSO MC     United Services College  1894.3 - 1900.2

He was born 15 December 1882. Son of  Lieutenant General Sir J. W. McQueen. RMA  Commissioned into Royal Engineers 1901,  North West Frontier 1908. Great War: France & Flanders:  5 Mentions in Despatches Major 1916, DSO 1917, MC. Retired 1922 .Lieutenant Colonel 1926. Died 19 April 1965

 Major George Charlton MERRICK DSO              United Services College 1881.1 - 1889.2

MERRICK, GEORGE CHARLTON, Captain, was born 26 April 1872. He was educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! and entered the Royal Artillery 24 July 1891; became Lieutenant 24 July 1894; took part in the operations on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98; in the operations on the Samana; also with the Tirah Expeditionary Force (Medal with three clasps); became Captain 7 November 1899; served in West Africa, 1900, during the operations in Ashanti (Despatches [London Gazette, 4 December 1900]; in West Africa (Northern Nigeria), 1901. during the operations against the forces of Kontagora; commanded Royal Artillery; also against the forces of Bida (Despatches [London Gazette, 18 April 1902]; Medal with clasp); in West Africa (Northern Nigeria), 1902, during the operations of Argungu; in command (Despatches [London Gazette, 28 October 1904]; clasp); in West Africa, 1903; during the Kano-Sokoto Campaign (Despatches [London Gazette, 31 July 1903]; clasp); in West Africa (Northern Nigeria, 1903-4; took part in the operations in the Bassa Province against the Okpotos; in command (clasp); again in West Africa (Northern Nigeria), 1904, during the operations against the people of Semolika; in command (Despatches, 5 September 1904, and 24 April 1905 [London Gazette, 25 August 1905]; clasp). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 25 August 1905]: "George Charlton Merrick, Captain, Royal Artillery. For services during operations in Northern Nigeria". He qualified as an Interpreter in Hausa in July 1906; served on the General Staff. Major Merrick died at Salisbury Plain 3 October 1913 as the result of an aeroplane accident. 

 Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Gordon MERRIMAN DSO     United Services College 1879.2. - 1882.3

He was born 10 November 1866, at Aden, son of General Charles James Merriman, CSI, Royal Engineers (late Bombay Engineers), and Eugenia Sybilla, daughter of Colonel Richard Bulkeley, Indian Army. He was educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! North Devon, and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (Tombs Memorial Scholar, 1884). He joined the Royal Artillery 9 December 1884, and served in the Expedition to the Tambaku Country, West Africa, 1892, and was decorated for his services in this Expedition, particularly in the capture of Tambi. He received the West African Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 9 August 1892]: "In recognition of his services during the recent operations on the West Coast of Africa, resulting in the capture of Tambi and Toniataba. Reginald Gordon Merriman, Lieutenant, Royal Artillery". The Insignia were presented by the Queen at Osborne 10 January 1893. He was promoted Captain 31 December 1893, and Major 9 December 1903. On 13 November 1894, at Ickham, near Canterbury, Kent, he married Mary Gertrude Rose, 2nd daughter of S Gregson Fell, JP, of Ickham Hall, Ickham, Kent. Captain Merriman was Adjutant of the Kent Artillery, EDRA, 1895-99; Recruiting Staff Officer, London (temporary), 1899-1900; DAAG for Auxiliary Forces, HQ, 1900-02; DAAG Woolwich District, 1902-3; became Lieutenant Colonel 29 January 1913. Lieutenant Colonel Merriman served in France from August 1916 to January 1917, with the Siege Artillery. Died 11 October 1938

  Lieutenant Charles Frederick MINCHIN DSO    United Services College 1878.3 - 1880.3

He was born 22 September 1862, eldest son of Charles Nicholls Minchin and Mary J Minchin, nee Lugard. He was educated at Cheltenham College, the United Services College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the Bedfordshire Regiment as Lieutenant 10 May 1882, and transferred to the Indian Staff Corps 3 February 1885. He joined the 1st (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Punjab Cavalry in 1886; served in the Hazara Campaign in 1888, and received the Medal and clasp. He was selected for the Indian Political Service in 1891; became Captain 10 May 1893; served in the Chitral Campaign in 1895, with the Relief Force (Medal with clasp): was employed in the Indian Political Service as Attache, Calcutta; was Assistant Political Officer, Khyber; Political Agent, Zhob, 1897. In 1897 he was Second-in-Command of an expedition sent by the British West Charterland Company, London, to Lake Ngami country in South Africa. He served with the South African Field Force 23 December 1899 to 5 February 1902, first with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, and later as Lieutenant Colonel, 18th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, 1 May 1901 to 6 February 1902, and of a mobile column 17 July to 22 December 1901, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February) and action at Pieter's Hill; operations in Natal, March to June 1900, including actions at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in the Transvaal 30 November to December 1900; operations in Cape Colony, December 1900 to March 1901, also during the operations in the Orange River Colony from December 1900 to March 1901 to February 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901 (Sir R H Buller, 19 June and 9 November 1900) and London Gazette, 3 December 1901]; received the Queen's and King's Medals with eight clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Charles Frederick Minchin, Captain, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented by Colonel Ternan at Spitzkop 8 January 1902. He acted as Political Agent in Bikanir in 1902, and as Consul-General, Khorassan and Seistan, 1904. He was transferred to the Supernumerary List after two years in permanent civil employment 30 March 1904, and in 1906 was made Superintendent of Gazetteer Revision, Baluchistan, and acted as Political Agent, Dir Swat, Chitral, Bagnelkhand and NW Frontier Province, 1907-8. He became Lieutenant Colonel 10 May 1908; was Deputy Commissioner, Bannu, 1908-11, and in 1911 became Divisional and Sessions Judge, Derajat. He held the Coronation Medal and the Hessian Order of Philip. Lieutenant Colonel Minchin married, in 1905, Violet Winifred, daughter of Henry Ellis, of Charters House, Branksome Park, Bournemouth, and they had one daughter, Mary Violet Ellis Minchin.

Colonel Herbert Ellicombe MOLESWORTH CMG DSO     United Services College  1884.1 - 1889.2

He was born  15 December 1872, Son of Major General H. T. Molesworth. Royal Artillery 1891. Great War: France & Flanders, Salonika. 4 Mentions in Despatches, CMG, DSO 1917, Greek Military Cross. Colonel 1921 Retired 1922. died 24 December 1941.

Colonel Osbert Cautley MORDAUNT DSO       United Services College  1885.3 - 1886.1

He was born 26 May 1876. Son of   H. Mordaunt.  Exeter College Oxford. Somerset Light Infantry 1900. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902. Great War: France & Flanders, Italy, Gallipoli 4 Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1917, Croix de Guerre (France & Italy). colonel 1923. Retired 1926

Major Frank George Grier MORRIS DSO    United Services College  1883.1 - 1887.3

He was born 8 September 1869. Son of   Major General R. Morris.    Husband of Mabel Morris.  Border Regiment 1892. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902. Major 1912. Great War : France & Flanders.  Mentioned in Despatches, DSO 1917. Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 1917 commanding 16th Middlesex Regiment. Killed in Action 17 August 1917.Cemetery: CANADA FARM CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Grave or Reference Panel Number: II. H. I.

Major General Sydney Frederick  MUSPRATT CB CSI CIE DSO      United Services College 1890.3 - 1896.2

He was born 11 September 1878. Son of H. Muspratt. RMC 1897. North West Frontier 1908. Great War : France & Flanders. 4 Mentions in Despatches. DSO 1916. ADC to the King 1921 - 1929. Major General Indian Army 1929CB, KCB, CSI, CIE Died 28 November 1972.

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Hugh Jasper NICHOLLS DSO MC             United Services College  1903.3 - 1905.1

He was born 17 July 1886. Son of  Major General O. H. A. Nicholls. RMC Commissioned East Surrey Regiment 1907. Great War: France & Flanders , 4   Mentions in Despatches, MC 1917 DSO 1918 Major 1924. Retired 1928. Lieutenant Colonel.

Lieutenant Colonel Fergus Brinsley NIXON DSO JP              United Services College  1888.3 - 1888.3

He was born16 October 1880. Son of B. de C. Nixon.  To St Paul's School. Commissioned into 6th Inniskilling Dragoons 1900 Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902. Captain 1907. Adjutant of Regiment 1903 - 1906. Great War: France & Flanders. Major 1916. 2 Mentions in Despatches DSO 1918 . Retired 1919. Lieutenant Colonel 1925 JP. Died 1969.

Brigadier General William Lushington OSBORN CB CMG DSO      United Services College  1883.3 - 1889.2

He was born  30 July 1971. Son of  Lieutenant General W. Osborn.  Royal Sussex Regiment 1890. North West Frontier 1897 - 1898. Tibet 1903 - 1904. Great War: Brigade Commander France 6 Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1916, CMG 1917, CB 1919 Colonel 1920 Retired 1921. Honorary Brigadier General Honaray Colonel Royal Sussex Regiment 1926.

Colonel George de la Poer Beresford PAKENHAM CMG CBE DSO         United Services College  1892.3 - 1893.2

He was born 4 December 1875. Son of  Major C. Pakenham.    Commissioned Under Lieutenant  1895. Captain Indian Army 1904. To Border Regiment 1904. Great War: France & Flanders,  6 Mentions in Despatches , DSO 1915. CMG 1918, ) Colonel 1934 Temporary Brigadier 1921 commanding 2nd Battalion 1919 - 1923  Assistant Adjutant General War Office 1923 - 1927. Retired 1931

Brigadier General Cyril Eustace PALMER CB, CMG, DSO      United Services College  1885.2 - 1888.2

He was born 5 September 1870, at Amritsar, Punjab, India, son of Colonel R H Palmer, Bengal Staff Corps. He was educated at Charterhouse and Westward Ho! and entered the Royal Artillery, as a Second Lieutenant, 25 July 1890. He was promoted Lieutenant 25 July 1893, and Captain 9 February 1900. Captain Palmer was employed with the West African Frontier Force 23 November 1901 to 19 April 1907; served in West Africa (Liberia), 1905, during the operations of the Kissi Field Force, in command. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 23 February 1906]; received the Medal with clasp. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 23 February 1906]: "Cyril Eustace Palmer, Captain, Royal Artillery. In recognition of his services in command of the Kissi Field Force, Liberia, March to June 1905". He became Major 4 March 1908; was GSO2, Sierra Leone, 20 June 1908 to 19 June 1911, and was employed with the Egyptian Army 9 May 1912 to 16 July 1916, serving as AAti., USO2, 10 December 1912. Major Palmer served during the European War, 1914-1918. He was Commandant, Artillery, and Director of Ordnance 29 December 1914 to 15 July 1916; was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 23 January 1915; became Temporary Brigadier General, 25 December 1917, Royal Artillery, 40th Division, British Armies in France. He was created a CMG in 1918, and a CB in 1919, and has the 2nd Class Order of the Nile, Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (France). Brigadier General Palmer married, 5 August 1914, at Firle, Sussex, Nina Kathleen, daughter of Harry Scarlett, JP, and they had one daughter, Clarissa Mary. Died 27 September 1939

 Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Robert PALMER DSO         United Services College 1876.3. - 1883.3

He was born 26th May 1866. Son of Colonel  R. H. Palmer. Royal Artillery 1886. Great War Lieutenant Colonel 1914, France & Flanders, 2 Mention in Despatches. DSO 1918, Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (France). Retired 1920 Died 14th February 1945.

 

 Brigadier General Cyril PRESCOTT - DECIE DSO         United Services College 1878.3 - 1879.2

He was born 4th August 1865. Son of Colonel R. Prescott - Decie. RMA . Royal Artillery 1885. Anglo- Boer War 1890 - 1900. Great War Commandant Artillery 1st Division Peshwar 1915. Commandant Artillery 4th Division France. Severely wounded 2 Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1917.

Brigadier General Charles Henry Uvedale PRICE CB DSO           United Services College 1875.2 - 1880.2

He was born 16 June 1862, third son of General G Uvedale Price and Harriette Anne Wilhelmina, daughter of the Reverend C R Gayer. He became Lieutenant, Welsh Regiment, 22 October 1881, and Indian Staff Corps, 16 June 1883. From 1886-88 he served in the Burmese Expedition; was severely wounded, and received the Medal with two clasps. He became Captain 22 October 1892. In 1898 and 1899 he served in Uganda, in command of the Singe Field Force, of operations in Ankole, and, for some time, of troops in Unyoro. He commanded a column against the Sudanese Mutineers, including the action at Jeruba, and several other engagements. He was mentioned in Despatches; was given the Brevet of Major 25 January 1899; received the Medal and two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 7 July 1899]: "Charles Henry Uvedale Price, Captain and Brevet Major, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the recent operations in Uganda". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India, and the Insignia presented by the GOC, Tirah District, on 13 September 1899, at a full-dress parade of the troops at Karachi. He was DAAG, India, from 26 April 1900; became Major, Indian Army, 10 July 1901; Lieutenant Colonel 1 March 1905, and was given the Brevet of Colonel 1 March 1908, becoming Colonel 1 January 1911. He was Brigade Commander (Colonel on the Staff), India, 16 November 1914 to 22 July 1915; was created a CB in 1914; was Brigade Commander, India, 22 July 1915 to 20 May 1916; President, Area Quartering Committee, Cardiff Area, 29 May 1917. He married, in 1889, Ada Mary, daughter of J Oliver, CSI.  He died 22 February 1942

Captain John PUCKLE DSO                    United Services College 1880.1 - 1881.2

He was born 6 October 1869, at Massouri, India, sort of Colonel Henry Puckle, Madras Staff Corps, of Worthing, Sussex, and of his wife, Cecilia, daughter of General Tod. He was educated at Westward Ho! Bedford Grammar School, Malvern College, Peterhouse, Cambridge, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and joined the South Wales Borderers, as Second Lieutenant, 21 January 1893; became Lieutenant, Army Service Corps, 29 September 1895. He became Captain, Army Service Corps, 20 September 1899; served in South Africa with the 7th Division under Lord Roberts, and subsequently as DAAG, Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies, 25 August 1900 to 24 January 1901, at Army Headquarters. He was present at the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Karee Siding and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal, May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "John Puckle, Captain, Army Service Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 29 October 1901. He was promoted to Major 12 December 1906. Major Puckle was one of the first officers to land in France at the outbreak of the European War in August 1914, prior to the arrival of the British Expeditionary Force. He was mentioned in Despatches in May 1915, and became Lieutenant Colonel 30 October 1914. Lieutenant Colonel Puckle embarked for service in Egypt in the Transport Arcadian on 1 April 1917. The ship was attacked by a German submarine, and sunk in the Eastern Mediterranean on 15 April. Colonel Puckle was Officer Commanding Troops on board. He remained until the last at his post on the bridge, and, together with the Captain of the vessel, sank with the ship. The Captain was saved, but Colonel Puckle was never seen again. Lieutenant Colonel Puckle—who was partnered by Captain A Berger—won two years in succession the Army Racquets Championship Doubles at Prince's Club, and also—with his same partner—the Army Lawn Tennis Championship Doubles. He was a fine billiard player, and was a member of the Royal and Ancient Club of St Andrews. On the 3rd December 1896, at St Peter's, Eaton Square, London, he married Mary, daughter of Honourable James Fellows, Agent-General for New Brunswick.

Colonel Claude Harold ROWCROFT DSO.        United Services College  1885.3 - 1889.3

He was born2 March 1872. Son of Captain H. C. Rowcroft. Royal Artillery 1892. RA & Poona Horse 1892 - 1896. Great War: France & Flanders, Palestine,               Mentioned in Despatches, DSO 1919 Kurdistan 1919.

Colonel Guy Hamilton RUSSELL CIE DSO       United Services College  1899.2 - 1901.2

 He was born 22 October 1882. Son of Lieutenant Colonel C. Russell   Great War: Tochi Valley & Derajat 1914 - 1915, Waziristan Frontier Force 1917.   Mention in Despatches,  Croix de Guerre (France). Afghanistan 1919 wounded Mention in Despatches, DSO  1920 North West Frontier 1921 - 1924  Mention in Despatches,  Brevet Lieutenant Colonel CIE. Died 21 October 1958 

Lieutenant Colonel George Julian RYAN DSO             United Services College 1893.3 - 1895.3

He was born 18 September 1878, at Tenby, South Wales, son of Colonel George Ryan, RAMC, of Ashby Cottage, Hyde, Isle of Wight, and of Mrs Louisa O Ryan. He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and at the United Service College. He was gazetted to the 2nd Battalion The Royal Munster Fusiliers, as Second Lieutenant, 8 September 1897, and became Lieutenant 11 March 1899. He served during the South African War, 1899-1902, and was employed with the Mounted Infantry in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont and Modder River; the operations in the Transvaal, June to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony; taking part in the operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to March 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, March to June 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "George Julian Ryan, Lieutenant, Royal Munster Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 24 November 1902. He was promoted Captain 9 June 1905. He was employed with the Egyptian Army 6 February 1903 to 15 February 1910. He served in the Soudan, 1905; during operations against the Nyam Nyam Tribes in the Bahr-el-Ghazal Province. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 18 May 1906], and received the Egyptian Medal with clasp. He took part in the operations in the Soudan, 1906, at Talodi, Southern Kordofan, and received clasp to Egyptian Medal. He took part during the operations in the Soudan, 1908, in the Blue Nile Province, with the force sent to punish the murderers of the Deputy Inspector and Police Commandant, who had been treacherously slain at Kam'in (he was wounded). He received the Brevet of Major 7 November 1908, and the Order of the Medjidie. He served during the European War in France and Flanders from 22 August 1914, and was promoted Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 21 January 1915. He was killed in action at Givenchy on 23 January 1915, whilst in temporary command of the battalion (2nd Munsters), as he was returning across the danger-zone after inspecting his men. Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was mentioned in Field Marshal Sir John French's Despatch of 22 June,1915, and his mother received a telegram of sympathy from the King on the occasion of his death, and also from Lord Kitchener, saying what a loss he was to his Country and to the Army. Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY Pas de Calais, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: IV. B. 45.

Colonel Gerald Bassett SCOTT CB DSO         United Services College  1888.3 - 1894.2

He was born 27 October 1875. Son of  Lieutenant Colonel H. B. Scott. Commissioned Under Lieutenant 1896. North West Frontier 1901 - 1902. East Africa 1903 - 1904. Great War: Tochi & Derejat , Mention in Despatches DSO 1917. Commandant North Waziristan Militia 1913 - 1918. Commandant 27th Punjab Infantry 1919 - 1925. Inspecting Officer North West Province. 1926 - 1931.CB 1930.  Retired 1931 Died 1967.

Major General Ewen Sinclair-MacLagan CMG CB DSO    United Services College 1880.3 - 1887.1

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 24 December 1868, the son of a banker. He was educated at United Services College, Westward Ho!, North Devon, England. MacLagan served in the militia before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Border Regiment in 1889, He served in India, participating in the expedition to Waziristan in 1894-95. He was promoted to captain in 1898. He served in the South African War from 1899 to 1901 where he was adjutant of the 1st Battalion and a company commander. He was wounded, mentioned in dispatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO).

Captain Sinclair-Maclagan served in the South African War, 1899 to 1901, and was present at the operations in Natal, 1899; at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso; operations of 17 to 24 January 1900 (wounded 22 January); operations in the Orange Free State, April and May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, June 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony (May 1900); operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899; operations in Cape Colony north of Orange River, May 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901], received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Ewen George Sinclair-Maclagan, Captain, The Border Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 24 October 1902.

In 1901, MacLagan was posted to Australia on secondment as adjutant of the New South Wales Scottish Rifles and Deputy assistant Adjutant General of the 1st Military District (New South Wales). There he married the daughter of Major General G. A. French, Commandant of the 1st Military District. He also met Lieutenant Colonel W. T. Bridges. MacLagan returned to regimental duty with the Border Regiment in England in 1904. He was promoted to major in 1908 and transferred to the Yorkshire Regiment. In 1910 he returned to Australia at the request of Bridges as director of drill at the new Royal Military College of Duntroon. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 20 January 1911.

MacLagan was still at Duntroon when the war broke out in August 1914. He was appointed to the AIF on 15 August 1914 with the rank of colonel commanding the 3rd Infantry Brigade. He embarked for Egypt on 21 October 1914 on HMAT Orvieto. As the next most senior regular officer in the division after Bridges himself, it was natural that Bridges should turn to MacLagan to lead the assault on Gallipoli. MacLagan regarded this as a dubious honour and was dubious about the prospects of the operation. Both Bridges and Lieutenant General W. R. Birdwood considered MacLagan pessimistic, a view shared by many historians.

Landing with the second wave of the 9th Battalion on the morning of 25 April 1915, MacLagan was thrust into one of the most chaotic situations imaginable: a major landing on a wrong beach. MacLagan grasped the importance of the ground and began changing the plan accordingly, but perhaps influenced by his belief in the impossibility of the operation, failed to press vigorously and gave orders to dig in on the second ridge. For his decisive action on the first day, MacLagan was mentioned in dispatches. Bridges felt that MacLagan was so exhausted by the second day that he sent Colonel H. N. MacLaurin to relieve him. After a brief rest, MacLagan rejoined his brigade in the southern sector of Anzac. On 25 May 1915, MacLagan was hospitalised, returning on 4 June 1915. He was evacuated again, this time with dysentery. He was evacuated to England and only rejoined his brigade at Tel el Kebir, Egypt on 1 January 1916 after the evacuation of Anzac.

MacLagan embarked at Alexandria for France on 27 March 1916, arriving at Marseilles on 3 April 1916. He commanded the 3rd Brigade at Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, where it suffered heavy casualties. On 20 November 1916, he came down with a severe case of the flu and was evacuated to England. Owing to complications, he was not cleared by the medical authorities. On 22 January 1917, MacLagan took over command of the AIF Depots in the United Kingdom from Major General Sir N. Moore, who was ill. MacLagan was mentioned in dispatches and on 2 February 1917, he was made a Companion of the Bath (CB). In June he was superseded as commander of the AIF Depots in the United Kingdom by Major General J. W. McCay, who was appointed by the Australian government. MacLagan then became Director of Military Training on 22 June 1917.

On 16 July 1917, MacLagan was promoted to major general and appointed to command the 4th Division, vice Major General W. Holmes, who had been killed in action. The division was at a low ebb at the time, having taken heavy casualties at Bullecourt and Messines, and missing out on the rest given to other divisions. It was now alerted for participation in in the new campaign in Flanders, Third Ypres.  MacLagan had little time to do anything, but his division fought well at Polygon Wood in September. At the end of the year, the division's casualties for the years were reckoned at 116% of the division's strength; a loss exceeded by only six other divisions on the British Front, including the 3rd Division (135%). The 4th Division was withdrawn to become a depot division but although denied reinforcements except for its own returning wounded, it was gradually built back up to strength. Strangely, it was the 4th Division that was first committed to the battle in March 1918 when the German Offensive struck the British Armies on the Somme sector. It was the 4th Division met and defeated the Germans at Hebuterne, Dernancourt and Second Villers-Bretonneux. On 4 July 1918, MacLagan directed the brilliant Australian and American attack on Hamel. In the attack on the Hindenburg Line on 18 September 1918, the 4th Division was halted short of its objective. MacLagan rested his men, sent forward a hot meal and then resumed the attack, capturing the objective. In late September, MacLagan was sent to the US II Corps as head of a group of 217 Australian advisors to the Americans, coaching the Americans through an attack on the Hindenburg Line. For his services in 1918, MacLagan was mentioned in dispatches three more times, bringing his total to five. He was created a CB in 1917; a CMG in 1919; received the 3rd Class White Eagle, Serbia; the French Croix de Guerre, and the American Distinguished Service Medal

One of only five seconded British officers to remain with the Australian Army throughout the war, MacLagan was discharged from the AIF on 20 May 1919. He was promoted to Major General on 1 January 1919 and was made a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG). MacLagan commanded the British 51st (Highland) Division from 1919 to 1923. He retired in 1925 and died in Dundee, Scotland in on 24 November 1948.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hugh STOCKLEY DSO OBE MC         United Services College  1893.3 - 1895.2

Transferred to Haileybury 1895.3, see description under Haileybury DSO pre -1900

Captain George Clifton Inglis STOCKWELL DSO           United Services College 1876.3 - 1879.3

He was born 24 July 1863, son of Major General C M Stockwell, CB. He was gazetted to the Wiltshire Regiment 9 September 1882, as Lieutenant; was transferred to the Highland Light Infantry 21 October 1882; was Adjutant, Highland Light Infantry, 18 February 1885 to 17 February 1890; was Brigade Major, Chitral Relief Force, 20 March to 21 September 1895. He took part in the operations in Chitral, 1895, with the Relief Force (on Staff). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 15 November 1895 (Medal with clasp). From 3 February to 30 September 1900, he was on Special Service in South Africa; from 1 October 1900 to 5 July 1902, he was Brigade Major, South Africa. During the South African War he took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; also in Orange River Colony (May to 29 November 1900), including actions at Wittebergen and Witpoort; again in Orange River Colony 30 November to December 1900; also during operations in Cape Colony, December 1900 to April 1901 (Mention in Despatches, [London Gazette 17 June 1902]; Queen's Medal with two clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "George Clifton Inglis Stockwell, Captain, Highland Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Captain Stockwell was invested by the King 24 October 1902. He was promoted to Major 9 August 1902; passed the Staff College; was Brigade Major, 12th Brigade, Southern Command, 17 October 1903 to 1 December 1904. He became Lieutenant Colonel 4 November 1907, and Colonel 30 August 1911. He served in the European War, as Brigade Commander up to 24 January 1915; as Divisional Commander from 25 January 1915. He retired 6 July 1917; was created a CMG in 1918, and given the honorary rank of Major General 18 March 1919. General Stockwell married, in 1900, Muriel Evelyn Maitland, youngest daughter of Richard Cochrane, of Calder Glen, County Lanark. He died in London 26th March 1936

Captain John Alfred UNETT DSO KPM   DL   United Services College 1882.2 - 1887.1

He, was born 3 October 1868, only son of Captain John Unett, 3rd Hussars. He was educated at the United Services College and entered the East Yorkshire Regiment 8 June 1889; was promoted Lieutenant 15 December 1891, and Captain 2 April 1898. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, as Station Staff Officer, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, including action at Houtnek (Thoba Mountain); operations in Orange River Colony, December 1900 to February 1901; March 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "John Alfred Unett, Captain, East Yorkshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the GOC, Transvaal and Orange River Colony, 15 November 1902; were returned to England, and subsequently presented by the King 24 October 1902. He retired 3 October 1908, and entered the Reserve of Officers from the East Yorkshire Regiment. He was appointed Chief Constable of Essex in 1915. Captain Unett married, in 1905, Daisy, youngest daughter of S Slater, JP, of Farsley, Yorkshire. He was awarded the King's Police Medal in 1931 He died at Chelmsford 6th December 1932

Brigadier Arthur Bowen VAN STRAUBENZEE DSO MC       United Services College  1904.3 - 1906.3

He was born 22 September 18912. Son of  Colonel A. H. van Straubenzee.  RMC, Commissioned Royal Artillery 1911. Great War: France & Flanders 2 Mention in Despatches, MC,. Staff Captain Eastern Command 1919. Garrison Adjutant, Woolwich 1924, Staff Officer Portsmouth 1926 - 1928.  Major 1929. North West Frontier 1935. Lieutenant colonel 1937 Colonel 1939 DSO Brigadier.  Died in 101st year 16 September 1967.

Captain Charles Davies Vaughan DSO          United Services College 1882.3 - 1887.1

He was born at Brynog, Cardiganshire, 22 August 1868, son of Captain Herbert Vaughan, late 68th Regiment, and of Mrs Vaughan, of Whittington, Worcester. Captain and Mrs Herbert Vaughan had six sons, all in the Navy or Army. Charles Davies Vaughan was educated at Cherbourg Naval College (May 1880 to August 1881), and at the United Services College. He was gazetted to the Border Regiment, 8 June 1889, as Second Lieutenant, and became Lieutenant 11 November 1891. He served with the Waziristan Expedition, 1894-95 (Medal with clasp); served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98 (Tochi), as Regimental Commandant; Transport Officer, 1st Brigade (28 October to November 1897) (Medal with clasp). He was promoted to Captain 11 November 1898, and served in the South African War, 1899-1902; took part in the operations in Natal, 1899; at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 17 to 24 January 1900 (severely wounded 20 January); during operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February 1900) and action at Pieter's Hill; in the Orange Free State, April and May 1900; in the Transvaal in June 1900; in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July 1900; in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to November 1900; in Orange River Colony (May 1900); in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899; also during the operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River, May 1900; afterwards employed under Military Governor, Orange River Colony, from 5 November 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Brevet of Major 29 November 1906; the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Charles Davies Vaughan, Captain and Brevet Major, The Border Regiment (South African Constabulary). In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was employed as a District Commissioner in Orange River Colony from November 1900 to February 1901, and with the SAC from 1 March 1901 to 28 February 1906. He accompanied the 1st Battalion Border Regiment, as Second-in-Command, to the Dardanelles, and was killed in action at the landing on 26 April 1915. "B Coy ordered forward to support 2nd Royal Fusiliers attack on Hill 114. Later these troops were forced to retire and when the enemy were within 120 yards of the beach "C" Coy with part of D went forward. Lt Gen Sir William Marshall, then commanding 87th brigade recalls....."I ordered the Borders to charge and over the cliff edge they went with ringing cheers. The enemy fired heavily causing some 50 casualties but not waiting for the bayonet they fled in every direction." Advance continued to the east for over 600 yards. A Coy attacked north east of beach, gaining some 1000 yards before digging in. casualties: Major Vaughan, Lt James killed, Lt Bartolomew mortally wounded 3 other officers wounded, 25 Other Ranks killed, 78 wounded." Major Vaughan had married, on 14 August 1913, at Maymyo, Burma, Dorothy Jean, daughter of Ernest Ashley, and Mrs Ashley, of Staines. Cemetery: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES Turkey Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sp. Memorial. 109. Brother of P E Vaughan died in Service 5 December 1918

Major Philip Edmund VAUGHAN DSO             United Services College  1891.1 - 1893.3

He was born 25 March 1876. Son of Capt. Herbert Vaughan, of Brynog, Cardiganshire; husband of M. Vaughan, of Benhill Wood End, Sutton, Surrey. Commissioned into Worcestershire Regiment 1896. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902.  Two  Mentions in Despatches . Captain 1901. Egyptian Army 1904 - 1909 Retired 1910. Great War: France & Flanders: Major & Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 6th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment Mention in Despatches, wounded DSO 1916 . Died of pneumonia as a result of service 5 December 1918.  Cemetery: LLANFIHANGEL YSTRAD (ST.MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD Cardiganshire, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: In family vault under Church Brother of C D Vaughan Killed in Action 25 April 1915

Major General Cyril Moseley WAGSTAFF CB CMG CIE DSO       United Services College  1887.1 - 1888.1

He was born 5 March 1878.  Son of P. Wagstaff.  Royal Engineers 1897. North West Frontier 1908. Great War    General Staff Officer  5th Australian Division, Gallipoli, attached Australian expeditionary Force France, Mentioned in Despatches, CIE 1915, DSO 1916, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Colonel 1918 , Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (France), DSM (USA), Order of the Crown, Commander (Belgium), Order of the Crown, Commander (Italy). Chief of Staff Northern Command India 1920 - 1922 . General Staff Officer 1 War Office 1925 - 1928. Nowshera Brigade 1928 - 1930. Commandant RMA Woolwich 1930 - 1934 Major General 1931. Died 21 February 1934.

 Lieutenant Colonel Hubert de Lancey WALTERS CMG DSO         United Services College 1882.2 - 1886.2

He was born 13th October 1868. Son of Major General R. A. Walters. Royal Artillery 1888. Major 1908.  Retired 1910.  Great War France & Flanders. 3 Mentions in Despatches, CMG DSO in 1918. Croix de Guerre (France). North west Frontier 1920 - 1921 Died 21st September 1936.

Lieutenant Colonel  Robert Dundas WHIGHAM DSO             United Services College 1884.2 - 1885.2

He, was born 5 August 1865, son of David Dundas Whigham, of Prestwick, Ayrshire, NB, and Ellen Murray, youngest daughter of James Campbell, of Craigie, Ayrshire. He was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, as Lieutenant, 9 May 1885; was Adjutant, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 18 January 1892 to 17 January 1896, and was promoted to Captain 3 March 1892. He was employed with the Egyptian Army 29 December 1897 to 20 December 1898, and served in the Nile Expedition of 1898 with the 13th Sudanese Battalion, and was present at the battles of the Atbara and Khartoum (Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; Egyptian Medal with two clasps; Medal). He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, first as ADC to Major General Sir Hector Macdonald, KCB, commanding the Highland Brigade (6 February to 23 December 1900), and afterwards as DAAG at Army Headquarters 24 December 1900 to 16 October 1902. He was promoted to Major 1 August 1900. He took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, and Vet River (5 and 6 May); in Orange River Colony (May to 29 November 1900), including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July) and Witpoort; in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; again in Cape Colony, north of Orange River, 1900; in the Transvaal, January 1901 to 31 May 1902; also during further operations in Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, December 1900 (Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with six clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "Robert Dundas Whigham, Major, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 24 October 1902. Major Whigham was Brigade Major, 2nd Army Corps, 1 November 1902 to 25 October 1904; DAAG, Headquarters of Army, 1 October 1906 to 2 February 1908, and 3 February 1908 to 15 April 1909; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 3 February 1908, and to Colonel 4 October 1911; was GSO1, War Office, 10 April 1912 to 15 September 1914. He served in the European War from 1914, as GSO1, 2nd Division, BEF, 16 September to 26 December 1914; as Brigadier General, General Staff, 1st Army Corps, BEF, 27 December 1914 to 16 July 1915; as Sub-Chief of the General Staff, BEF, 17 July to 22 December 1915; Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office, 23 December 1915 to 28 April 1918; was promoted to Major General 1 January 1916; was Divisional Commander, 59th Division, BEF, 19 June to 26 August 1918; Divisional Commander, 62nd Division, BEF, 27 August 1918 to 31 March 1919; Divisional Commander, Light Division, British Army of the Rhine, 2 April 1919. He was twice mentioned in Despatches; created a CB in 1915; promoted to Major General; wounded; created a KCMG in 1919, and was made a Commander of the Legion of Honour. Sir Robert Whigham has been a Member of the Army Council since 1918. He married, in 1899, Isabel Adeline, youngest daughter of F A Muntz, of Rossmore, Leamington.

Captain Thomas Strange WICKHAM DSO         United Services College 1890.2 - 1892.3

He was born 2 June 1878, eldest son of R W Wickham, of Ebley Court, Stroud. He was educated at Marlborough, and served as a Trooper during the operations in South Africa. He served in the South African War as Lieutenant in the South African Light, Horse, 1899-1902, being present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February); operations in Natal, March to June 1900, including the action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including the action at Belfast (26 and 27 August); operations in Orange River Colony, June 1900; operations in the Transvaal 30 November to 10 December 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, December 1900 to February 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February, 16 April and 20 August 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Thomas Strange Wickham, Lieutenant, South African Light Horse. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to South Africa and presented by HRH the Prince of Wales on the Horse Guards' Parade 1 July 1902. He was gazetted to the Manchester Regiment as Second Lieutenant 14 September 1901; became Lieutenant 12 November 1902; was employed with the West African Field Force in Northern Nigeria in 1904 (Medal and clasp). He became Captain. He married, in 1905, Bertha, daughter of John Grieveson. Captain Wickham served in the European War, and was killed in action in the Cameroons. His death was announced in a War Office Communique 10 September 1914. Cemetery: ZARIA MEMORIAL Nigeria

Captain Weir De Lancy Williams KCB, DSO   RA                   United Services College 1894.1 - 1895.1

He was born 2 March 1872, son of Sir W J Williams, KCB, of Pembroke, Wales. He was educated at the United Services College, Westward Ho! and entered the Hampshire Regiment, 17 June 1891, becoming Lieutenant 17 September 1892. He took part in the operations on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Tirah Expeditionary Force, and was severely wounded (Medal and two clasps). He became Captain 17 April 1898, and was on Special Extra-Regimental Employment 23 June 1898 to 30 September 1899, and served in West Africa in 1898, in the operations in the Niger Territories, including the Illah (wounded) and Siama Expeditions. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 May 1899, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 30 June, 1899]: "Weir de Lancey Williams, Captain, Hampshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the recent operations in West Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the Queen at Windsor 30 November 1899. Captain Williams served in the South African War in 1900, and was severely wounded. Operations in the Orange Free State, February to May, 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove and Karee Siding. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901], and received the Queen's Medal with two clasps. He was Station Staff Officer, 1st Class, India, 3 September 1903 to 31 May 1904; Brigade-Major, India, 1 June 1904 to 30 June, 1906; DAAG, India, 10 February 1908 to 15 February 1912. He was promoted to Major 3 January 1909, and was GS02, Welsh Division, Western Command, 29 September 1913 to 4 August 1914. He served in the European War, 1914-18, as GS01, 1/1st Welsh Division, Central Force, Home Defence, 5 August 1914 to 2 March 1915; as GS01, Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 3 March 1915 to 25 April 1915; became Lieutenant Colonel, Hampshire Regiment, 28 August 1915; commanded the 88th Infantry Brigade, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 28 April 1915 to 26 May 1915; was given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June, 1915; commanded the 80th Infantry Brigade, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and British Armies in France, 21 December 1915 to 29 April, 1917; was Divisional Commander, 30th Division, British Armies in France, 30 April 1917 to 6 January 1919; was promoted to Major General 1 January 1919; was Inspector of Infantry 7 January 1919 to 20 January 1919; Temporary Commander, Southern District, Irish Command, 21 January 1919. For his services in the European War he was mentioned in Despatches; created a CMG in 1917; given the Brevet of Colonel, and promoted to Major General in 1919.  General Williams married, in 1899, Nina Henrietta, daughter of Colonel Field, late 6th Foot, and they had one daughter.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles WOOD - HILL DSO                                 United Services College  1891.2 - 1894.2

He was born 17 January 1877. Son of H. Wood - Hill Commissioned into West India Regiment. Great War: Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Lieutenant Colonel 1916 commanding 1st Battalion West Indies Regiment  1916 - 1919  4 Mentions in Despatches, DSO 1918.  Retired  1924 . Died 1966

Lieutenant Colonel John Sheldon WOODRUFFE DSO OBE          United Services College  1893.3 - 1897.3

He was born 2 February 1879 Son of  Captain C. S. P. Woodruffe RN. RMA  Commissioned into Royal Sussex Regiment 1899, Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902. Great War: France & Flanders, East Africa:  Mention in Despatches , DSO 1918, OBE North Russia 1919. Lieutenant Colonel 1927 North West Frontier 1930 - 1931. Retired 1932  Died 28 August 1958

Captain Francis George WYNNE DSO                     United Services College  1899.3 - 1904.3

He was born 7 November 1895. Son of the late Maj. Mark Saurin Wynne (81st Regt.) and Susanna Frances Wynne, of Mellaston, Pembroke.Major The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1902 - 1904 attached. 1st Battalion., Wiltshire Regiment . Great War :France & Flanders Mention in Despatches, DSO 1916. Temporary Major at time of death. He died on Wednesday 10 April 1918 . Age 32 .  Cemetery: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 7

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Peel YATES DSO                  United Services College  1886.3 - 1890.2

He was born 2 June 1871.  Son of General H. P. Yates . South Wales Borderers 1892. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902. Major 1912 Retired 1914 Reserve of Officers.  Great War Gallipoli , Mesopotamia 2 Mentions in Despatches, DSO. North West Frontier 1919. Lieutenant Colonel & retired 1919 . Died 15 July 1938

Captain & Brevet Major Norman Edward YOUNG DSO              United Services College 1875.3 - 1880.2

He was born 26 October 1862. Son of Major General C. M. Young. He was gazetted to the Royal Artillery 25 July 1882, as Lieutenant, becoming Captain 23 May 1891. From 14 July 1892 to 23 November 1898, Captain Young was employed with the Egyptian Army. He took part in the expedition to Dongola in 189o, and was present at the operations of 7 June and 19 September. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 November 1895]; received, the Brevet of Major 18 November 1896, and the Egyptian Medal with two clasps. In the Nile Expedition of 1897 he was present at the action of Abu Hamed. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 25 January 1898], and received two clasps to his Egyptian Medal. He again saw service in the Nile Expedition of 1833, taking part in the Cavalry reconnaissance of 33 March, and in the Battles of Atbara and Khartoum. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 33 September 1898]; received the 4th Class Osmanieh; the Medal, and two clasps to the Egyptian Medal, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 November 1898]: "Norman Edward Young, Captain and Brevet Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the recent operations in the Sudan". The Insignia were presented by the Queen at Windsor 1 December 1898. He died of enteric fever at Bloemfontein during the Boer War on 26 th February 1902.

  Lieutenant Colonel Walter Herbert YOUNG DSO               United Services College 1882.2 - 1887.3

He was born 7th February 1870. Son of Major General C. M. Young. East Yorkshire Regiment 1889. Anglo Boer War 1900 - 1902 2 Mentions in Despatches. Brevet Major. Great War France & Flanders. 3 Mentions in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel Green Howards 1915. DSO 1917 Retired 1919 Died 12th April 1970

References :-  Haileybury & Imperial Service College register 1862 - 1994  part 1.  &  "The VC & DSO Book"

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