DSO  - Haileybury 1862 -1912

Pupils at Haileybury  College prior to 1912

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 It has been replaced by the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross as a reward for gallantry.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 Geoffrey Samuel ABEL SMITH  CMG DSO (SMITH at school)                 Haileybury Edmonstone 1885.2- 1888.1

He was born  30th December 1871.  Son of    Reverend A. Smith. To New Zealand 1892. Lieutenant NZ Contingent to Anglo - Boer War. King's medal, Transvaal bar. Burma 1902 -11 gold dredging. Great War New Zealand Expeditionary force. Lieutenant Colonel CMG DSO [London Gazette,15/10/1915] " Geoffrey Samuel Smith, Major 14th (South Otago) Regiment for distinguished service in the field." Mentioned in Despatches.  Died 17th September 1926.

 Brigadier General Lionel ABEL SMITH DSO (SMITH at school)        Haileybury Edmonstone 1883.3- 1887.3

He was born  8th November 1870.  Son of    Reverend A. Smith. RMA; Royal Artillery 1890. Lieutenant Colonel 1914. Indian Front 1915- 16. Mesopotamia 1917 -1919 Brigadier General.  DSO  (London Gazette 7/2 1918) Mentioned in Despatches.  Commanding Welsh Division Royal Artillery TA 1921. Retired 1925 Died 20th December 1946

Captain Alexander Ralph ABERCROMBIE DSO MC     Haileybury Bartle Frere 1910-.3 - 1913.3

He was born 14 October 1896. Son of the late Lt. Col. Alexander William Abercrombie and Mrs. Abercrombie, of Crescent Lodge, Queen's Crescent, Southsea. DSO awarded 15. 4. 1916.for the Hohenzollern Redoubt DSO  citation :- "for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After an assault he found himself with one man only in the hostile saphead. Lieutenant Abercrombie sent this man back for support, and bombed, meanwhile along the sap. When his supply of bombs was exhausted he fell back and with rifle fire held the sap for 3 hours single-handed. He has done most excellent work."  MC for gallantry at Hill 60; Mentioned in Despatches. Captain The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment.)   Captured while leading his regiment near Le Cateau and died a POW at Magdeburg on Tuesday 31 December 1918 . Age 22 . Cemetery: GUILDFORD (STOKE) OLD CEMETERY Surrey, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: E. 399. Son of A W Abercrombie, who died as a POW in Germany 5 November 1915  

Major Herbert Gilbert Maclachlan AMOS DSO                                                                        Haileybury Le Bas 1880.1 - 1883.2

He was born in London 28 April, 1866, son of the Reverend James Amos, of St Ibbs, Hitchin, Herts. He entered the West India Regiment 15 October 1890; became Lieutenant, West India Regiment, 29 April 1892: Lieutenant, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 7 June 1893; Adjutant, KOSB, 25 July 1898, and Captain, KOSB, 24 January 1900. He served in South Africa 1900-1-2; operations in Orange Free State, February to May 1900; Paardeberg 16 to 26 February; actions at Poplar Grove and Karee Siding, 29 March; actions at Yet River 5 and 6 May; Zand River 10 May; operations in Transvaal, May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria; operations in Transvaal, east of Pretoria and west of Pretoria. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Herbert Gilbert Maclachlan Amos, Captain, King's Own Scottish Borderers. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1901, and was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]. He retired, and became Honourable Major in the 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment (Special Reserve). Major Amos married, in 1893, Kate Isabella, daughter of General W A Stratton, and they had one son and one daughter. Died 30th June 1924 

Lieutenant Colonel Clifford Reginald Templeman ANNESLEY DSO                                       Haileybury Trevelyan 1890.2 - 1892.1

He was born 4 January 1877 . Son of Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Annesley . Commissioned  Norfolk Regiment 1897.  Army Service Corps. 1903. Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO (London Gazette 3/6/1916) Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel 1919  Retired 1924 Died 12 April 1971

Lieutenant Colonel Edward ARMSTRONG CMG DSO                                                        Haileybury Thomason 1882.3 - 1885.3

He was born  16th January 1869.  Son of    Reverend C. E. Armstrong. Highland Light Infantry 1892 .North West frontier 1897 - 1898 with Malakand & Buner Field Forces, medal with clasp . Anglo- Boer War 1901 - 1902   Mentioned in Despatches. Brevet Major, Queen's medal 3 clasps. Major 1912 . Great War Gallipoli, France & Belgium CMG, DSO (London Gazette 4/6/1917) , Mentioned in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel 1919. died 8th September 1951

Colonel Basil BADHAM DSO  OBE                                                                                             Haileybury ,Thomason 1898 .3 - 1900.2

He was born 4 November 1884, son of Reverend C. H. Badham. Commissioned  into Royal Scots Fusiliers 1909 through ranks of Cheshire Regiment. Great War: Captain 1915 & Machine Gun Corps. Temporary Lieutenant Colonel. DSO (London Gazette 31/6/1919). Mention in Despatches. Major 1928 Lieutenant Colonel commanding 1st Battalion 1934. OBE Colonel 1941. Died June 1974.

 Lieutenant Colonel Arthur George BAIRD SMITH DSO                                               Haileybury Le Bas 1880.2 - 1884.1

He was born 14th June 1866. Son of Captain F.M. Smith. RMC Royal Scots. Fusiliers 1885. Burmese Expedition 1885 - 1887, medal with clasp. Punjab Frontier Expedition 1897. Severely wounded medal with clasp. Lieutenant Colonel 1914 DSO (London Gazette 30/1/1920) Mention in Despatches retired 1919. died 19th December 1952.

Air Marshall Sir Brian Edmund BAKER KBE CB DSO MC AFC    Haileybury Lawrence 1910.3 - 1914.3

He was born 31 August 1896. Son of E. Baker. In August 1915, after serving with the Rifle Brigade, Baker transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. With only 12 hours of flight time in his log book, he was posted to 13 Squadron in France. In 1917, Baker was posted to 48 Squadron as a flight commander. That year, he downed a Gotha bomber and was credited with 12 victories flying the Bristol Fighter. Squadron Leader RAF. DSO. MC. AFC. Mention in Despatches. Croix de Guerre. RAF XI 1926-1930 (Capt 1928-1930). RAF Hockey 1927. Wing Commander 1933. Group Captain 1937. Air Commodore 1941. CB 1943. Ai Vice Marshall  1944. KBE 1944. Air Officer Commanding of 51 Trg Group 1940-1941. RAF Iceland 1942, of 16 Group 1942-1943, of 19 Group 1944. E Africa 1945. Senior Air Staff Officer HQ Middle East. 1945. AM 1946. Air Officer Commanding in C Transport Command RAF 1947 - 1950. Retired 1950. Order of White Lion & Military Medal Czechoslovakia 1944, Polonia Restituta (Poland) 1944. Commander Legion of Merit (USA) 1946. President of the Haileybury Society 1971-1972. Died 7 October 1979.

 Lieutenant Colonel Ernald BARNARDISTON DSO                                                                    Haileybury Le Bas 1884.2 - 1889.1

He was born 28th July 1871.  Son of  Colonel N. Barnardistan. Aldershot 1887 & 1888 . RMA 1888. Royal Engineers 1891. Indian State Railways 1893. Tirah Expedition 1897 -1898. Medal with 2 clasps. Anglo- Boer War 1900 - 1902 Mentioned in Despatches, Queen's medal 4 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Great War Lieutenant  Colonel 1918 DSO (London Gazette 1/1/1919) Mentioned in Despatches. Retired 1926. Died 5th June 1944.

 Lieutenant Colonel Samuel John BARNARDISTON DSO                         Haileybury Le Bas 1888.3 - 1893.3

He was born 19 August 1875, fifth son of Nathaniel Barnardiston. He was educated at Haileybury, and entered the Suffolk Regiment 24 March 1897, becoming Lieutenant 13 February 1894. In the South African War, 1899-1902, he served as Adjutant, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, from 30 December 1900 to 31 May 1902; was present during the operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; in the Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900; also in the operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; again in the Transvaal, December 1900 to 31 May 1902; again in Orange River Colony 30 November to December 1900; and again in Cape Colony, December 1900 (Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with three clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Samuel John Barrington Barnardiston, Lieutenant, Suffolk Regiment. In recognition of services in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was Adjutant, Suffolk Regiment, 30 December 1900 to 29 December 1904, and was promoted to Captain 18 April 1903. Captain Barnardiston was employed with the West African Frontier Force 3 April 1909 to 31 January 1914, and was promoted to Major 2 March 1914. He served in the European War, 1914. Major Barnardiston married, in 1919, Mademoiselle von Riemsdyk. Major 1914 .POW Germany. Lieutenant Colonel 1922. Died 31 January 1924

 

  Brigadier General Netterville Guy BARRON   CMG CBE DSO                                             Haileybury Le Bas 1880.1 - 1884.3

He was born  8December 1867.  Son of N Barron. RMA 1885. Royal Artillery 1887.  Lieutenant Colonel 1914. Colonel 1918. Great War Brigadier General CMG DSO (London Gazette 1/1/1918)    Mentioned in Despatches.  Divisional Commander Royal Irish Constabulary Munster 1921. CBE 1923. Died 21 April 1945

Captain Lionel Hadwen Fletcher BEACH DSO Haileybury Highfield 1907.1 - 1910.2            

He was born 30 July 1892. Son of Fletcher Beach and Dora Beach; husband of Eileen Waller Hydes (Beach), of 3, Dunally Park, Shepperton-on-Thames. Worcester College. Captain 2nd/4th Battalion., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) DSO awarded 16.8. 1917. Mention in Despatches. He died on Thursday 28 November 1918 . Age 26 BANDON HILL CEMETERY Surrey, United Kingdom

Colonel Richard Lowis BIGNELL DSO       Haileybury Bartle Frere 1894.3 - 1898.3

He was born 4 June 1881 . Son of  R. A. d'O  Bignell .  RMC 1898. Commissioned  41st Dogras 1902. Abor Expedition 1911 - 1912   Great War Brevet Major DSO (London Gazette 26/3/1918) Mentioned in Despatches, Order of St. Stanislaus. Major 1915. Afghan War 1919 Lieutenant  Colonel 1923.  Retired 1927  Died 22 April 1950

Lieutenant Colonel  Stewart Scott    BINNY DSO     Haileybury Melville 1885.2 - 1888.1

He was commissioned in the 19th Hussars 2 June, 1894; became Lieutenant 22 October 1898, and served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the operations in Natal, 1899, including actions at Rietfontein and Lombard's Kop; was present at the defence of Ladysmith, including sortie of 7 December 1899, and action of 6 January 1900; served during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, October and November 1900; served as Adjutant, 19th Hussars, 1 January to 31 May 1902; took part in the operations in Orange River Colony, March, 1902 (Despatches [London Gazette, 15 November 1901]; 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]: "Steuart Scott Binny, Lieutenant, 19th Hussars. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was Adjutant, 19th Hussars, 1 January 1902 to 31 December 1904, and was promoted to Captain 1 April 1903; and to Major 9 July 1910. Retired 1910. DAD Railway  Transport GHQ, France 1914. Mentioned in Despatches1916 Lieutenant Colonel 10th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1916. He was killed in action in Flanders Buried at Spoilbank Cemetery near Ypres. 5 February, 1916

Brevet Colonel Spencer Godfrey Bird DSO       Haileybury Hailey & Edmonstone 1865.3 - 1869.3 

Royal Dublin Fusiliers.  He joined the Militia (West Essex) 28 February 1871, being commissioned in the 102nd Regiment 28 February 1874, as Lieutenant; was Adjutant, 102nd Foot, 7 August 1875 to 11 March, 1881, and became Captain, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 15 August 1883. He was Adjutant, Auxiliary Forces, 1 October 1886, to 24 October 1889, and became Major 21 May 1892. Major Bird served in the South African War, with the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1899 to 1902; was present in operations in Natal, 1899, including actions at Talana and Lombard's Kop. He was in command of the battalion at Talana Hill and the retirement on Ladysmith, and was Second-in-Command during the remainder of the campaign, taking part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900. Operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900. He was afterwards Commandant at Krugersdorp. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901 (Sir G S White, 2 December 1899; Sir R H Buller, 9 November 1900), and London Gazette, 10 September 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]: "Spencer Godfrey Bird, Major, Royal Irish Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 24 October 1902. He became Lieutenant Colonel 7 June, 1902; was given the Brevet of Colonel 7 June, 1905, and retired 7 July 1906. Colonel Bird volunteered for service in the European War, and was called up in October 1914. He commanded the 15th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (Kitchener's Army), at Dover and Shoreham, and again at Dover. He proceeded to France in December 1915, to visit the trenches and see special requirements for training men before going out. Died 12th December 1926.

Lieutenant Colonel  Gerald Halsey BIRKETT DSO         Haileybury Colvin 18 96.3 -1901.1 

He was born  17 January 1883 . Son of   R. H. Birkett. Commissioned   South Wales Borderers  from Militia 1903.  Great War: Tsingtau, Gallipoli, France.  DSO (London Gazette 3/6/1918)" for services on the 3 December 1916 Magdwaha." Lieutenant Colonel  2nd Battalion 1929 - 1933. Retired 1934 Died 7 January 1961.

Air Commodore Lyster Fettiplace BLANDY CB DSO     Haileybury Edmonstone 1888.2 - 1892.2

He was born  21st September 1874.  Son of    A. F. Blandy. RMA 1892. Royal Engineers 1895 . Commanding Wireless Signal Company Aldershot  1913. Major 1914. in charge wireless communication BEF 1914 - 1917. Brevet Colonel 1916.   Mentioned in Despatches. Chief Experimental Officer Army Signals 1917. Officer RAF 1918. DSO,  Mentioned in Despatches, Officer Legion of Honour, Crown of  Belgium, Belgian Croix de Guerre, Colonel RAF 1919. Lieutenant Colonel RE  1921. Controller of Communications at Air ministry. Air Commodore 1925, CB 1924. Retired 1928. Re-employed 1939. Deputy Director Signals, Air Ministry 1939 - 1942, Wireless Adviser to Foreign Office 1943 - 1946. Assistant General Manager Marconi Company  1928 - 1933. west Africa 1941, Middle East, Iraq, India, Ceylon 1942. CB died 7th June 1964.

Major General Charles James BLOMFIELD CB DSO    Haileybury 1868.2 -USC 1874.3  - 1874.3 

He was horn at Bow, Devonshire, 26 May 1855, second son of the Reverend George J Blomfield, Rector of Aldington, Kent, and Isabel, daughter of Right Reverend Charles James Blomfield, Lord Bishop of London. He was educated at HAILEYBURY, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; entered the Army as Sub-Lieutenant (unattached) 11 February 1875; 20th Foot 11 February 1875; for 1st Class at Royal Military College, became Lieutenant, 20th Foot, 11 February 1875; was Adjutant, Lancashire Fusiliers, 27 August 1880 to 20 November 1883; Captain, Lancashire Fusiliers, 1 July 1881. He married, 18 August 1881, in Dublin, Henriette Elizabeth Briscoe, daughter of Major E Briscoe (The Lancashire Fusiliers), and their sons were: Myles Aldington Blomfield, Commander, Royal Navy (born in 1885), and Patrick Valentine Blomfield, Lieutenant, 2nd Lancers, Indian Army (born 1893). He was Adjutant, Auxiliary Forces, 18 January 1884 to 17 January 1889; became Major 31 July 1890; was Acting Military Secretary to His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, Bombay Army, in 1891; DAAG, Bombay, 27 October 1892 to 9 January 1897; AAG, India, 10 January 1897 to 31 December 1897. He became Lieutenant Colonel 15 October 1898; served in the Sudan Expedition in 1898; was present at the Battle of Khartoum; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; received the Egyptian Medal with clasp, and the Queen's Medal, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 November 1898]: "Charles James Blomfield, Colonel, The Lancashire Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the recent operations in the Sudan". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the GOC, Gibraltar and presented by him 15 December 1898. He was in command of the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers from December 1899 to 27 October 1900; commanded 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers in the South African War, 1899-1902; was with the Ladysmith Relief Force in the operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and was severely wounded at Spion Kop.

Sir A Conan Doyle says, on pages 196 and 197 of 'The Great Boer War': "By the morning of January 22 the regiments were clustering thickly all round the edges of the Boer main position, and the day was spent in resting the weary men and in determining at what point the final assault should be delivered. On the right front, commanding the Boer lines on either side, towered the stark, eminence of Spion Kop, so called because from its summit the Boer voortrekkers had first in 1835 gazed down upon the promised land of Natal. If that could only be seized and held! Buller and Warren swept its bald summit with their field-glasses. It was a venture. But all war is a venture; and the brave man is he who ventures most. One fiery rush and the master-key of all these locked doors might be in our keeping. That evening there came a telegram to London which left the whole empire in a hush of anticipation. Spion Kop was to be attacked that night. The troops which were selected for the task were eight companies of the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, six of the 2nd Royal Lancasters, two of the 1st South Lancashires, 180 of Thorneycroft's, and half a company of Sappers. It was to be a North of England job. Under the friendly cover of a starless night the men, in Indian file, like a party of Iroquois braves upon the war-trail, stole up the winding and ill-defined path which led to the summit. Woodgate, the Lancashire brigadier, and Blomfield of the Fusiliers, led the way. It was a severe climb of 2,000 feet, coming after arduous work over broken ground, but the affair was well timed, and it was at that blackest hour which precedes the dawn that the last steep ascent was reached. The Fusiliers crouched down among the rocks to recover their breath, and saw far down in the plain beneath them the placid lights which showed where their comrades were resting. A fine rain was falling, and rolling clouds hung low over their heads. The men with unloaded rifles and fixed bayonets stole on once more, their bodies bent, their eyes peering through the mirk for the first sign of the enemy—that enemy whose first sign has usually been a shattering volley. Thorneycroft's men with their gallant leader had threaded their way up into the advance. Then the leading files found that they were walking on the level. The crest had been gained. With slow steps and bated breath the open line of skirmishers stole across it,. Was it possible that it had been entirely abandoned? Suddenly a raucous shout of 'Wie da?' came out of the darkness, then a shot, then a splutter of musketry and a yell, as the Fusiliers sprang onwards with their bayonets. The Boer post of Vryheid burghers clattered and scrambled away into the darkness, and a cheer that roused both the sleeping armies told that the surprise had been complete and the position won. In the grey light of the breaking day the men advanced along the narrow, undulating ridge, the prominent end of which they had captured. Another trench faced them, but it was weakly held and abandoned. Then the men, uncertain what remained beyond, halted and waited for full light to see where they were, and what the work was which lay before them—a fatal halt, as the result proved, and yet one so natural that it is hard to blame the officer who ordered it. Indeed, he might have seemed more culpable had he pushed blindly on, and so lost the advantage which had been already gained". Sir A Conan Doyle goes on to describe the action at Spion Kop, and says that "the losses in the action were very heavy, not fewer than fifteen hundred being killed, wounded or missing, the proportion of killed, being, on account of the shell fire, abnormally high. The Lancashire Fusiliers were the heaviest sufferers, and their Colonel, Blomfield, was wounded, and fell into the hands of the enemy". Colonel Blomfield took part in the operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902 (was Colonel on the Staff to command District in 1900, and in command of columns); operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September 1901; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1931 and 23 July 1902], and received the Brevet of Colonel 29 November 1900, the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He became Colonel 24 June 1902; was Colonel on the Staff, commanding Harrismith and Natal Sub-District, South Africa, from 24 June 1902 to 29 June 1906; was created a CB in 1906; became Major General 12 February 1907; was GOC, Wessex Division, Southern Command, from 1 January 1909 to 9 February 1911; commanded Mhow Division, India, from 3 March 1911 to November 1912; commanded the Peshawar Division from 1913 to 25 June 1915, and a Division, Territorial Force, from November 1915 to July 1917. Major General C J Bomfield, CB, DSO, was placed on the retired list on account of having attained the age limit 18 July 1917. Died 3 March 1928.

Major Charles Percy BOULTON DSO     Haileybury Bartle Frere  1881.2 - 1885.2

He was born 1 September 1868, at Cosgrove Priory, Northamptonshire, son of Charles G Boulton, JP, and Georgiana Nicholl. He was educated at Haileybury, and Magdalen College, Oxford (BA, 1890); and was gazetted to the 4th Bedfordshire Militia 28 January 1888. He served in the South African War from March, 1900, to June, 1902 (from November 1900, to June, 1902, in command of the 4th Bedfordshire Regiment); was Camp Commandant at Mafeking. He was present in the operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, to September 1900; in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1901; in Cape Colony, north of the Orange River; in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, September 1901 to April, 1902. He was Temporarily Commander of Bloemhof Sub-District, and assisted in the operations in Cape Colony in December 1900, to September 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; 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, 31 October 1902]: "Charles Percy Boulton, Captain, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was subsequently promoted Major; was invalided out of the Army in 1915, and through ill health was unable to take any part in the Great War. He died 24 February 1916.

 

Group Captain Geoffrey Hilton BOWMAN DSO MC & Bar DFC     Haileybury Melville 1905.2 - 1909.2

He was born 2 May 1891. Son of G. Bowman. MD.  Trinity College Cambridge. Joined 3rd Royal Warwickshire Regiment. as 2nd Lieutenant 15. 8. 1914. went to France twice with Infantry wounded joined RFC 20.3. 1916.went to France to a Scout Squadron. 5. 7. 1916. Joined  56th Squadron (Captain Ball VC's)  11. 5. 1917. as a Flight Commander. MC & Bar. Promoted Squadron Commander.; DFC; Belgian Croix de Guerre; Major; Squadron Leader, RAF .DSO awarded 26.3.1918 Died 25 March 1970. Commissioned early in the war, Bowman transferred to the RFC in March 1916. He joined 29 Squadron in July, flying DH2s. His first victory was over a Roland with which he collided; the second was a run-away German balloon, which he shot down whilst it was drifting over the lines, but he crashed while trying to land alongside the wreckage. In May 1917 he was posted to 56 Squadron as 'C' Flight commander, flying SE5s. His score rose throughout the summer and autumn. In February 1918 he was posted to command 41 Squadron. His score at the end of the war was at least 32, and he received the MC and Bar, DSO and DFC, together with the Belgian Croix de Guerre http://www.geocities.com/beeryus/B-aces.htm.

Brigadier Charles Edward BOYCE DSO            Haileybury Le Bas 1896.2 -1899.3 

He was born 28 November 1882 . Son of   C. Boyce . RMA 19030 . Commissioned Royal Artillery 1900.    Great War:  Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1919 DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917],  Mention in Despatches, DSM (USA),  Lieutenant Colonel 1929, Colonel 1933. Brigadier 1937 Commanding RA 48th Division TA. Retired 1938 Died 9 October 1963.

Colonel William Picton BRADLEY - WILLIAMS DSO (Bradley at school ) Haileybury Thomason 1904.3 - 1907.2

He was born 9 October 1890. son of H. E. Bradley.  King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry from Territorial Force. 1912.France 1915 - 1918. DSO awarded 1. 1. 19. Mention in Despatches. Commanding 5th Border Regiment 1918. Mesopotamia 1920 - 1921. Chief Instructor Army School PT. 1927 - 1930. Major 1930. Lieutenant Colonel commanding 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1936. Died 22 January 1981.

Lieutenant Colonel George Stanley BRIGHTEN DSO OBE     Haileybury Melville 1905.1 - 1906.1

He was  born 14 May 1891. Son of W. G. Brighten. Captain Liverpool Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Lancashire Fusiliers. DSO awarded 26. 11. 1917. 3  Mention in Despatches. OBE  Died 1 October 1954.

  Brigadier General Henry Jenkins BROCK CB CMG DSO      Haileybury Hailey 1884.3 - 1887.1

He was born 17 April 1870.  Son of     Captain O De B Brock RN. RMA 1887. Royal Artillery 1889 Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 . In command Colonial Light Horse, Queen's medal 3 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Lieutenant Colonel 1914. Brigadier General 1915 - 1919 CB, CMG, DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917],  Mentioned in Despatches. Colonel Commanding Welsh Border Infantry Brigade (TA) 1920. Retired with rank Brigadier General. Died 8th September 1933.

Major General Geoffrey Francis Herewin BROOKE CB, DSO & Bar, MC     Haileybury Trevelyan 18 97.3 -1901.3

He was born 14 June 1884. Son of   J. M. Brooke. RMC  Commissioned   16th Lancers 1903.  Great War: 1914 - 1919 .Brevet Major,  Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917] MC Mention in Despatches, French Croix de Guerre. Colonel 1929 Brigadier Cavalry Brigade Egypt 1930 - 1934. ADC to the King 1934 Major General Cavalry, India 1935 CB (Mil) 1938 Retired 1939. Died 26 June 1966.

Air Chief Marshall Sir Henry Robert Moore BROOKE -POPHAM GCVO KCB CMG DSO AFC  Haileybury Lawrence 1891.3 - 1896.3

He was born 18 September 1878, son of H. Brooke JP. His family name was Brooke, but he added the 'Popham' in 1904 by Royal Warrant in memory of a much admired ancestor. He was educated at Haileybury and Sandhurst, being commissioned in 1898 into the Oxford Light Infantry and shortly afterwards, fighting in the South African War during 1899-1900, serving in the Orange Free State, Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony. He was awarded Queen's medal 3 clasps & the king's medal 2 clasps. Attached to the Air Battalion  RE during the manoeuvres of 1911 he decided to learn to fly, gaining Royal Flying Corps Certificate No 108 in July 1911. He was the first Commandant of both the RAF College at Andover and the Imperial Defence College. From 1933 - 1935, as Air Officer Commanding, Fighting Area, he was in command of the whole air defence of the UK and established a chain of acoustic listening stations around the country well before the introduction of radar. . He retired at his own request in 1937 and for two years held the appointment of Governor of Kenya.

Beginning in 1940, as Commander-in-Chief, British Far East Command, he spent thirteen months desperately trying to build up the defences of the region. Unfortunately for him, the decisions affecting the defence of Singapore had been taken long before his appointment and with the resources available there was little he could do to stop the Japanese advance in December 1941. From 1944 until 1946 he was President of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) Council. He died 30 October 1953.

Brigadier General  George Moultrie BULLEN - SMITH CMG DSO     Haileybury Bartle Frere 1883.31 - 1887.3

He was born 5th February 1970. Son of    J. R. Bullen - Smith . RMC 1890 . Black Watch 1891. Leinster Regiment 1894 Lieutenant Colonel 1915 , Brevet . Brigadier General CMG DSO   [London Gazette, 23/6/1915] " for distinguished service in the field". Mentioned in Despatches Died 16th November 1934

Colonel Hubert Francis BURKE DSO               Haileybury Le Bas 1894.1 - 1896.3

He was born8 October 1880 . Son of  Lieutenant Colonel W. St. G. Burke . RMA 1898. Commissioned   Royal Artillery 1900.  Aden Hinterland 1903 - 1904A Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO  [London Gazette, 23/6/1915]  " Hubert Francis Burke, Captain Royal Garrison Artillery, for distinguished service in the field .Mentioned in Despatches French Croix de Guerre. Colonel 1923 Died 26 November 1956 

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Edward Cave BURNEY DSO MC        Haileybury Lawrence 1896.3 -1999.3

He was born 15 March 1883 . Son of A. G. Burney. RMA 1899 . Commissioned Royal Artillery 1901.Captain 1914.  Great War: 1914 - 1919   DSO [London Gazette, 11/4/1918]  MC Mention in Despatches Major 1917. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1919, North West Frontier 1922 - 1923 medal & clasp. Lieutenant  Colonel 1929. Died 1April 1931

Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Arnold Barrington BUTLER DSO  & Bar       Haileybury Colvin & Trevelyan 1891.2 - 1894.3

He was born 6 May 1878 . He was the son of Spencer Percival Butler.2 He married Winifred Emmeline Cohen, daughter of Rt. Hon Arthur Joseph Cohen M.P., K.C. and Emmeline Micholls, in 1905. RMA RA 1897. Major 1914, Lieutenant Colonel, 156th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. 1917. DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918]  & Bar [London Gazette, 16/9/1918]  Mentioned in Despatches.  He died of wounds on 23 October 1918  at age 40, He was buried after 28 October 1918 at B 51, Forest Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Gordon CADE DSO MC & Bar  Haileybury Melville 1905.2 - 1908.2

He was born 3 July 1891.:Son of Edwin Arthur and Sarah Elizabeth Cade, of 6, The Close, Southgate, London. Middlesex Regiment 1912. MC 1915 & Bar 1916 DSO awarded 26. 9.1917. Mention in Despatches. Major 26 Lieutenant Colonel  commanding 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in Action. near Mount Kemmel. Friday 26 April 1918 . Age 26  London. Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 113 to 115 .

[London Gazette, 1/9/1918] cites :- "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his battalion. Hearing the left flank of his battalion was held up, he at once went forward with as many men and machine guns as he could collect, and through utmost disregard of personal safety in full view of the enemy. He strengthened an exposed flank, and held on in full view of determined counter -attacks. His courage and coolness were beyond all praise, and it was solely due to his personal efforts that he kept his battalion in good morale throughout the day."

Rear Admiral Thomas Frederick Parker CALVERT CB CVO DSO      Haileybury Batten 18 97.2 -1898.1

He was born 7 May 1983 . Son of   Reverend C. P. Calvert . HMS Britannia 1898. Midshipman 1900. Lieutenant 1905, Submarine Service 1907 - 1913. Lieutenant Commander 1913. Great War: 1914 - 1919 HMS Iron Duke & submarine K 1, Commander 1916 DSO [London Gazette, 20/2/1919 ]Operations Division Admiralty 1918. Director RN Staff College, HMS Pegasus 1922. Captain 1923 Command HMS Frobisher, Renown. Naval ADC to King 1934. Chief of Staff Home Fleet 1933 - 1935 CVO & Rear Admiral 1935, CB 1936. Commanding 2nd Cruiser Squadron 1936 - 1938 1946. Died 1 July 1938

Brigadier Hector CAMPBELL CB DSO MVO          Haileybury Thomason 1891.3 - 1895.2

He was born 14 October 1877 . Son of  Major General R. B. P. P. Campbell .  RMC 1895. Commissioned  Gordon Highlanders 1897.  Queen's Own Corps of Guides 1898. Adjutant 1904 - 1908 Tirah Expedition 1897 - 1898 medal with 2 clasps. China 1900 - 1901. MVO 4th class in 1906 while Officer in Charge of HM Indian Orderly Officers. Great War  DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918]Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel  1921. Colonel 1925. CB 1933. Retired as Honorary Brigadier 1934 of the Guides Cavalry1935   Died 1 8 April 1972

Major General John CAMPBELL CB CMG DSO         Haileybury Le Bas 1884.3 - 1886.3

He was born 7 March, 1871, son of Captain W H Campbell, Madras Staff Corps, and of Ellen Magdalena, eldest daughter of Major General J D Mein, Madras Royal Horse Artillery. He was educated at Haileybury, and entered the Army from Sandhurst 7 January 1892; posted to the 79th Cameron Highlanders; was promoted Captain, April, 1898: served in the Sudan, 1898; was present at the actions of Atbara and Omdurman; was mentioned twice in Despatches [London Gazette, 24 May and 30 September 1898]; was promoted Brevet Major, and awarded the British Medal, and Khedive's Medal with two clasps; was Adjutant, 1st Cameron Highlanders, 1 February 1898 to 4 December 1900; Staff College, 1901-3; Staff Captain, War Office, April 1904 to December 1905; Brigade Major, Aldershot, December 1905 to April 1908; Chief Instructor, School of Musketry, Hythe, June 1909 to June 1913. He served in South Africa, 1900-1, as Adjutant, 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, March to September 1900, and 1 June to 5 December 1901; during operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; taking part in the operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); during operations in Orange River Colony, May to September 1900, including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July), and Ladybrand (2 to 7 September); during operations in the Transvaal, June to December 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; awarded the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "John Campbell, Captain and Brevet Major, Cameron Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 12 March, 1902; the Warrant sent 19 March, 1902. He was promoted Major 9 March, 1905, and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 21 February 1914. He commanded the 2nd Cameron Highlanders May 1914, to May 1915; wounded at Hooge 10 May 1915; appointed Temporary Brigadier General commanding 121st Brigade 7 October 1915 to April, 1918, and attained the substantive rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 1916. He was created a CMG 1915; awarded the Order of St Stanislaus, 3rd Class, with Swords, August 1915; promoted Brevet Colonel, January 1917; created a CB January 1918; appointed Temporary Major General commanding 32nd Division, April, 1918; transferred to command 31st Division, May 1918 to March, 1919. Mentioned in Despatches seven times; Commaudeur de l'Ordre de la Couronne and Croix de Guerre (Belgian), March, 1919; appointed Temporary Brigadier General commanding 1st Highland Brigade in Germany, March, 1919 to 31 October 1919; appointed Brigadier General commanding 11th Infantry Brigade 1 November 1919; promoted Colonel, June, 1919; Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur, October 1919. Colonel Campbell married, in 1901, Amy Leighton, third daughter of the Reverend Canon Hopkins. Died April 1941

Colonel Edward Geoffrey Stayner CANE DSO Haileybury Batten 1900.2 - 1903.3

He was born 2 May 1886. Son of Reverend A. G. Cane. Jesus College Cambridge. St Barts. Hospital. MRCS LRCP 1910 MA. MB. BCh University Cambridge. RAMC 1911. Diploma Public Health Dublin 1912. Major  1923. Great War : Mesopotamia 1915. Siege of Kut. DSO awarded 23. 10 .1919 Mention in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel 1934 Colonel 1938 India 1939 - 1944 Died 22 January 1959

Major General Thompson CAPPER ,KCMG CB DSO     Haileybury, Hailey & Thomason 1876.1 - 1880.2

He was born 20 October 1863, son of W Copeland Capper, ICS. He joined the Army as a Lieutenant in the East Lancashire Regiment 9 September 1882, and was promoted Captain 22 April, 1891, serving as Adjutant 29 October 1890 to 28 October 1894. He served during the operations in Chitral, 1895, with the Relief Force (Medal with clasp); was employed with the Egyptian Army 31 December 1897 to 14 July 1899; served with the Nile Expedition, 1898, with Egyptian Army; was present in the battles of the Atbara and Khartoum (Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; Brevet of Major 16 November 1898; Egyptian Medal with two clasps; Medal). Served with the Nile Expedition, 1899 (clasp to Egyptian Medal). During the South African War he was Staff Captain (Intelligence), Headquarters of Army, 15 July to 12 November 1899; DAAG, 13 November 1899 to 19 October 1900; Staff Officer and AAG 20 October 1900 to 1 April, 1902. He became Major 5 December 1901; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; in the operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; and in the operations on Tugela Heights, 14 to 27 February 1900, and action at Pieter's Hill; in Natal, March to June, 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); during the operations in Orange Free State and Transvaal; also in Cape Colony, January 1901 to 31 May 1902; in command of a Mobile Column (24 June, 1901, to end of operations) (Despatches: Sir R H Buller, 3 February, 30 March, 19 June and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901, and 29 July 1902]; Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 29 November 1900; 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, 31 October 1902]: "Thompson Capper, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, The East Lancashire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was Professor at the Staff College, 23 December 1902 to 2 February 1904, and DAAG at the Staff College 3 February 1904 to 22 December 1905. He was given his Brevet Colonelcy 11 December 1904, and became Colonel 31 March, 1906, on taking up the appointment of Commandant at the Indian Staff College. He was created a CB in 1910; was given the command of the 13th Infantry Brigade, 1911; became Inspector General of Infantry in 1914. He commanded the 7th Division in the European War; became Major General 12 May 1914 and was created a KCMG for his services. Major General Sir Thompson Capper died 27 September 1915, of wounds received the previous day. He had married, in 1908, the daughter of the Honourable R Gerard, of Wrightington Hall, Lancashire. 

Colonel George Hereward CARDEW CBE DSO             Haileybury Hailey 1874.2 - 1876.1

He was born 3 January 1861, at Kingsclere, Woodlands, Hampshire, eldest son of Reverend George Cardew, of St Minver, East Liss. He was educated at Haileybury College, and joined the Army, from the Militia, as a Lieutenant in the 18th Hussars, 9 August 1882; became Captain 7 July 1886. He was Deputy Assistant Commissary-General, Commissariat and Transport Staff, 21 October 1887 to 10 December 1888; was attached to the Army Service Corps 11 December 1888; transferred to the Army Service Corps 1 April 1889, and promoted Major 17 April, 1898. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, on the Staff; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; served during the operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); was present during the operations in Orange River Colony, including actions at Wittebergen, July 1900; also in Cape Colony, March 1900; took part in the operations in the Transvaal, December 1900 and May 1902; in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to January 1902; also in Cape Colony, February to March, 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches by Lord Kitchener [London Gazette, 17 June, 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902 ]: "George Hereward Cardew, Major, Army Service Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the GOC, Straits Settlements, 23 January 1902; presented by Brigadier General Dorward 17 April, 1903. He became Lieutenant Colonel 1 November 1905, and was given the Brevet of Colonel 1 November 1908, and retired 23 April, 1911. Colonel Cardew served in the European War, rejoining in 1914, and holding the position of AQMG, Eastern Army, till 1916. Subsequently he became Group Commander of a Labour Corps for overseas service 13 February 1917, and he served with the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1917 and 1918, being mentioned for valuable services. He was made a CBE in 1919. He married, in 1888, Emmeline Marian, daughter of John Bolster Burchell, BA TD, and they had one son Died 22nd January 1949

Colonel Charles Cattley CARR DSO OBE      Haileybury Edmonstone 1879.1 - 1882.1

He was born  2nd June  1865. Son of W. J. Carr. RMC Royal Fusiliers 1886 Major 1903. Anglo Boer War 1899 - 1901. Relief of Ladysmith &  Mafeking. Mentioned in Despatches. Brevet Major Queen's medal 6 clasps. Great War Lieutenant Colonel 11th Royal fusiliers & 51st Highland Light Infantry. DSO [London Gazette 1 January 1917] OBE Mentioned in Despatches. Colonel 1919 died 7 June 1943.

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arbuthnot CARR DSO                                                                    Haileybury Lawrence 1886.2 - 1891.2

He was born  2nd September 1872. Son of  Colonel R.E. Carr. RMC 1892. Worcestershire Regiment 1893 Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 Mentioned in Despatches, Queen's medal with 3 clasps, King's medal with 2 clasps. Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel wounded at the Dardenelles, DSO [London Gazette, 2/5/1916], Mentioned in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel commanding 2nd Battalion 1919. Died 22nd January 1951.

Brigadier General Garnier Norton CARTWRIGHT CMG DSO           Haileybury Lawrence 1882.2 - 1885.1 

He was born 7th May 1868. Son of R. N. Cartwright. RMA 1885 Royal Artillery 1888. Lieutenant General 1914. Brigadier General 1915 CMG DSO [London Gazette, 18/2/1915] Mention in Despatches Retired 1922 Died 9 April 1924.

Lieutenant Colonel John Rogers CARTWRIGHT DSO                                        Haileybury Lawrence 1895.3 - 1899.1

 He was born 6 January  1882, son of  Reverend A. R. Cartwright. Commissioned  into Devon Regiment from Militia 1903  Great War: Brevet Major  DSO [London Gazette, 4/6 1917] Mention in Despatches.  Lieutenant Colonel Retired 1931. Special Constable;  husband of Isabella Cartwright. at Seafield House. They were both killed on Monday 26 October 1942 by enemy action  Cemetery: URBAN DISTRICT OF SEATON Civilian War Dead 

Lieutenant Colonel William Sturmey CAVE DSO TD    Haileybury Batten 1911.3 - 1914.2

He was born 14 July 1897. Son of Colonel Sir T. Sturmey Cave. 4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914 - 1918. India, Palestine France. Captain DSO. [London Gazette, 1/2/1919] Major Queen's Regiment (TA) . Lieutenant Colonel. 1933. TD 1934 Died 25 December 1953.

For fine leadership and gallentry during operations in Havrincourt, Sept. 12 and 13, 1918, especially while in command of the leading company in an attack on the village. Hearing that the attack was held up by an enemy machine-gun , he at once went forward with a few men, personally shotting the gunner anfd capturing the gun with for prisiners. Later he again displayed great courage with a small party of men and was responsible for the capture of two heavy machine-guns, two officers and 16 men.

Major General Clifford Coffin, VC, CB, DSO & Bar        Haileybury Lawrence 1884.1 - 1886.2 

See under VC.

Lieutenant General Sir Dudley Stuart COLLINS KBE CB DSO & Bar         Haileybury Thomason 1895.1 - 1897.3

He was born 14 January 1881 . Son of  H. M. Collins .  RMA 1897. Commissioned  Royal Engineers 1899. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902 ,  Great War Gallipoli & France Major 1916,  DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1916] & Bar, [London Gazette, 26/7/1918] Mentioned in Despatches, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, Croix de Guerre, Colonel 1923. Major General 1935, CB 1937 DQMG War Office 1939.  Retired 1941 Honorary Lieutenant General  KBE 1941. Died 12 June November 1959.

Lieutenant Colonel James Charles Walter CONNELL DSO        Haileybury Colvin 1891.1 - 1894.3

 He was born 11 February 1877 . Son of  W. Connell . Commissioned  Queen's Royal Regiment 1900. Anglo - Boer War 1902 Queen's medal 2 clasps.  Great War Major 1914.  DSO Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel 1923. Retired 1926. Died 22 January 1953

Major Arthur Septimus CONWAY DSO            Haileybury Edmonstone 1891.3 - 1895.3

He was born 10 October 1877,   Son of Thomas & Helen Conway of The Great House, Witney Street, Burford. RMC 1896 The North Staffordshire Regiment.  Regular Officer. Veteran of The War in South Africa.  Queen's medal 3 clasps King's medal 2 clasps. Wounded in 1914. Cross and testimonial in the Parish Church. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) [London Gazette 14/1/1916]. 1st Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action Mount Sorrel 17th June 1917. Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Ypres. B. 127. Aged 39.

Major Alan Leslie COOPER DSO               Haileybury Hailey 1889.2 - 1892.2

He was born 10 August 1875 . Son of  W. M. Cooper . Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902 Mentioned in Despatches, Queen's medal 5 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps.  Great War : Major Royal Engineers 1915, DSO [London Gazette, 27/7/1918] Mentioned in Despatches. Fellow Zoological Society. Died 19 November 1956

Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Charles  COPEMAN CMG DSO           Haileybury Colvin 1875.1 - 1880.2  

He was born 19th January 1862 . Son of G. Copeman of Swaffham, Norfolk. RMC Sandhurst 1880. Essex Regiment 1881. Major 1900. Anglo Boer War  1900 - 1902 2 medals with 7 clasps. Retired 1904. Rejoined 1914 Lieutenant Colonel  4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment 1916 - 1919 CMG, DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916] Mention in Despatches. Order of Saint Stanislaus (3rd class with swords) Died 2nd June 1955

Major Cecil Uvedale CORBETT DSO TD                Haileybury Hailey 1894.1 - 1897.2

He was born 8 April 1880 . Son of  R. C. Corbett . Commissioned   Royal Artillery 1900.  Lieutenant 1901 . Retired 1908 Great War  Major Shropshire Yeomanry. Temporary Major RFA. DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1918] Mentioned in Despatches  TD Order of Avis Died 21 August 1944

Lieutenant Geoffrey Robert Josceline Corbett DSO JP      Haileybury Hailey 1902.3 - 1907.2

He was born 5 May 1889. Son of R. C. Corbett. Lieutenant Coldstream Guards. DSO awarded 3. 6 . 1918, Mention in Despatches Died 6 December 1959.

Colonel Sir Kinahan CORNWALLIS GCMG CBE DSO           Haileybury Trevelyan  1896.3 -1902.2

He was born  19 February 1883 . Son of K. Cornwallis. University College Oxford BA 1905. Sudan Civil Service 1906 Order of Mejidia 4th class 1914. Specialist List British Army 1915 - 1920. CBE DSO   [London Gazette, 8/8/1917] Mention in Despatches Commander  Order of George 1st Greece, Order of the Nile, Order of El Nahda (Hejaz) 2nd class. CMG 1926 KCMG 1933 GCMG 1943 Order of Al Rafidian 1st class 1935 Retired 1935 Ambassador Baghdad,  1941 - 1945. Died 3 June 1959.

Brigadier Sir Harold John COUCHMAN DSO MC             Haileybury Trevelyan 1896.1 -1899.2

He was born 29 July 1882 . Son of  Reverend H. Couchman. RMA 1899 . Commissioned  Royal Engineers  1900.  Survey of India Department 1906. Great War:  France 1915 - 1919. DSO  [London Gazette,3/6/1918] MC Mention in Despatches,  Acting Lieutenant Colonel 1917 - 1919 Colonel 1930 Brigadier Surveyor General  Government of India 1933 - 1937. Knighted Retired 1937. Died 30 November 1956

Brigadier George Henry Holbeche COUCHMAN DSO      Haileybury Edmonstone 1872 - 1876.3 

He was born 7 December 1859, son of Colonel E H Couchman, RA, and Mrs Couchman (nee Whitlock), daughter of Sir George Cornish Whitlock, KCB. He joined the 13th Foot 11 May 1878, and became Lieutenant, Somerset Light Infantry, 20 March 1880, and Captain 1 August 1886. He served in Burma, 1885-6-7; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 22 June 1886, and 2 September 1887]; received the Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 25 November 1887]: "George Henry Holbeche Couchman, Captain, Somersetshire Light Infantry. For services in Burma". He served again in Burma, 1891-92, taking part in the operations of the North-Eastern Column. He became Major 9 March 1898, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 5 October 1898. He commanded the 2nd Battalion Somersetshire Light Infantry, 1906-10. He was DAQMG for Intelligence, Burma, 1892-98, and AAG, India, 1900-1902; was given the Brevet of Colonel 10 February 1904. He commanded the South-Western Infantry Brigade from 1910 to 1914. He retired in January 1914; commanded 107th Infantry Brigade, September 1914 to October 1915, and was Area Commandant, British Expeditionary Force, 1917-18-19. He married, in 1899, Helen Mary, daughter of Richard S Chattock, of Newbury. RHS Bronze Medal in 1897 for saving a man from drowning at Mong Lem China. 

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Waldemar Sigismund Dacre CRAVEN DSO       Haileybury Le Bas 1892.3 - 1897.2

He was born 8 August 1880 . Son of  Reverend D. Craven . RMA. Commissioned   Royal Artillery 1898. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 Mentioned in Despatches, Queen's medal 6 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917], Mentioned in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel 1920  Retired 1920. Died 11 December 1928

 

 

 

General Thomas Astley CUBITT KCB CMG DSO                Haileybury Batten 1884.3 - 1888.2

He was born 9 April 1871, youngest son of Major F Astley Cubitt, of Thorpe Hall, Norwich. He received his first commission in the Royal Artillery 13 February 1891. He served on the Staff in West Africa in 1898, in the Expeditions to Lapai and Anam (Medal and clasp); was promoted Captain 13 February 1900; served in the Munshi Expedition, Northern Nigeria, 1900 (Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901]; clasp); in Northern Nigeria, 1901, in the operations against the forces of Kontagora, and in the operations against those of Bida (Despatches [London Gazette, 18 April 1902]; Medal with clasp; Brevet of Major); in 1902 in the Bornu Expedition, Northern Nigeria, as Staff Officer in command of operations in the Bassama and Wurkum countries (Despatches [London Gazette, 24 April 1903]; clasp). For his services in Northern Nigeria in 1903, as Staff Officer to Colonel T L W Mor-land in the Kano-Sokoto Campaign, Major Cubitt was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 31 July 1903]; received a clasp to the African Medal, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 11 September 1903]: "Thomas Astley Cubitt, Captain and Brevet Major, Royal Artillery (West African Frontier Force. In recognition of services with the Kano-Sokoto Expedition". He was promoted Substantive Major, Royal Artillery, 12 September 1908; was employed as Brigade Major, 3rd Cavalry Brigade, Irish Command, February 1908 to May 1911, and on 29 July 1914, was promoted Local Lieutenant Colonel on taking up an appointment in Somaliland. He was employed in Somaliland during the Great War until 19 January 1916, becoming substantive Lieutenant Colonel 1 April 1915; was Brigade Commander of the 57th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 6 April 1917 to 22 May 1918 and was Temporary Major General Commanding the 38th Division, British Armies in France, from 23 May 1918; confirmed in the rank of Major General 3 June 1919. Major General Cubitt was given the Brevet of Colonel 1 January 1918; was created a CMG in 1916, and a CB in 1919. Died 19th May 1939

Second Lieutenant Patrick Carfrae DALMAHOY DSO       Haileybury Lawrence 1886.3 - 1889.2  

He  was born 31 October 1872, at Edinburgh, son of Major General Patrick Carfrae Dalmahoy and Emily Jane Dalmahoy, daughter of Edward Wylly, Bengal Civil Service. His father fought in the Indian Mutiny, and was present at the siege and capture of Delhi. He was educated at Haileybury College, and Edinburgh University and passed as Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, in 1890. He joined the Mounted infantry, City Imperial Volunteers, as a Private, for service in the South African War, 18 January 1899 and was employed with them until gazetted to a commission in 1900 in the 1st Battalion The Royal Scots, with whom he served to the end of the war. Major-General Dalmahoy writes: "I have not in my possession any written account of the deed that won for him the DSO, but I have been told on more than one occasion by Colonel Douglas (now General Sir Willian Douglas), who commanded the column that the success was in a great measure accomplished by the tactful and dashing action of the company, Royal Scots, under my son's command. The scene was the Battle of Bermondsey, in the Transvaal 1901, I think. By order of Colonel Douglas the company was detached to turn the Boer right, and this he fully effected. He was severely wounded. I am told that he was specially mentioned by Lord Kitchener. I may mention that my son never in any way alluded to his action, and it was only through Sir William Douglas that I heard of it". Second Lieutenant Dalmahoy was twice wounded; was mentioned in Despatches, awarded the King's and Queen's Medals, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Patrick Carfrae Dalmahoy, Second Lieutenant, The Royal Scots (Lothian) Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He resigned his commission at the end of the war, and was appointed to the Civil Service in South Africa. He was Assistant Resident Magistrate at Germiston, then Resident Magistrae at Benoni, Transvaal, and then Resident Magistrate at Heidelberg, Transvaal. His favourite pastime was golf. He married, 25 October 1911, at Edinburgh, Mabel Houston, daughter of W Rogers, of Johannesburg and they had three children: Emily Muriel, born 18 October 1912; Mabel Lilias Jane, born 4 October 1914, and Frances Diana Maud, born 13 October 1918. Died 11th November 1928

Lieutenant Colonel Frank William DANIELL DSO    Haileybury Hailey 1882.2 - 1882.3

He was born March  1868, son of C. J. Daniell. 8th Bengal Lancers Major 1906. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902. Queen's medal 3 clasps. Retired 1906. Re-employed 1914 Northumberland Fusiliers. DSO [London Gazette, 1 January 1918]: Mention in Despatches Died 29 January 1955.

Major Henry William Clifford DANSEY DSO         Haileybury Highfield 1895.3 - 1898.2

He was born 28 May  1881, son of  Lieutenant Colonel E. M. Dansey. Major General List DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1919]French Croix de Guerre 1918   Died  1963

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Algernon Craigie DAUNT DSO        Haileybury Hailey 1886.1 - 1889.2

He, was born 1 October 1872, at Dawlish, Devon, son of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Daunt, of County Cork, and of Charlotte Isabella Craigie. He was educated at Haileybury College; joined the Royal Irish Rifles, as Second Lieutenant, 7 March 1894; became Lieutenant 1 February 1897; served with the Royal Irish Rifles in Malta, India, Ireland and South Africa. In the South African War he served from 1899 to 1902, on the Staff, as Divisional Signalling Officer, 3rd Division, South African Field Force, 1900. He took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900. Operations in the Orange River Colony, May to November 1900. Operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899 to 1900; Transvaal, 1900 to 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with eight clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Richard Algernon Craigie Daunt, Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles. For services during operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented there. He became Captain 11 October 1902. He was Adjutant of Militia and Special Reserve 2 January 1904 to 1 January 1909, and was promoted to Major 5 September 1912. He served in the European War from 1914; commanded, as Major, the 2nd Royal Irish Rifles, from 18 September 1914; became Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 19 October 1914, and Lieutenant Colonel 27 May 1915. He was present at Mons, Le Gateau, the Marne and the Aisne, and the First Battle of Ypres; was invalided with shell-shock 4 October 1914; served in Flanders, June 1915 to 28 February 1916; was invalided to England, March 1916; returned to France, April 1917, and commanded the 1st Royal Irish Rifles till 27 June 1917. He returned to England on account of ill health 30 August 1917. Lieutenant Colonel Daunt was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He married, 4 February 1903, at Tarporley, Cheshire, Ellen Georgina Ferozepore, daughter of Captain Cooper, Suffolk Regiment, and they had two children: Richard Hubert, born 31 December 1903, and Moira Bridget. Died 4th July 1928

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Victor DAVIDSON DSO         Haileybury Le Bas 1901.3 - 1904.1

He was born 20 June 1886. Son of A. F. Davidson. Royal Warwickshire Regiment Adjutant 6th Battalion 1912, Captain 1914. Great War: Lieutenant Colonel DSO awarded 3. 6. 1918, Mention in Despatches Retired 1919. Died about 1952.

Colonel James Viner DELAHAYE DSO MC         Haileybury Colvin 1904.3 - 1909.2

 He was born 14 December 1890. Son of  J. Delahaye. RMA 1909. Royal Artillery 1910. France 1914 - 1918. North Russia & Baltic States 1918 - 1920. Brevet Major.  DSO awarded 26. 7. 1918 , MC . Mention in Despatches. War Office 1925 - 1928. Retired 1928. Re-employed Commanding  OCTU 1939 - 1941. Colonel Died 7 January 1948.

Major-General Meade Edward DENNIS CB CBE DSO MC     Haileybury Hailey 1907.2 - 1911.2

He was born 6 August 1893. Son of Colonel M. J. C. Dennis. RMA 1911Royal Field artillery Captain 1917.MC Mention in Despatches. Egyptian Army 1920 - 1924 Persia, 8th Army, Sicily British Liberation Army. 1939 - 1945. DSO CBE. Major General 1943. CB 1945. Major General RA, India 1946 - 1947. Retired 1947. Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre. Died 31 January 1965.

Major General Richard Henry DEWING CB DSO MC     Haileybury Bartle Frere 1904.1 - 1908.3

He was born 15 January 1891. Son of Reverend R. S. Dewing. RMA !909. Royal Engineers 1911. Mesopotamia 1915 - 1919. Brevet Major DSO awarded 25.8.1917 MC Mention in Despatches. Major 1926. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1930. Lieutenant Colonel 1934. Brigadier 1938. Major General 1939. CB 1941 Retired 1946. Grand Cross of Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark) Officer of Legion of Merit (USA) Died 21 September 1981.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Edward DEWING DSO     Haileybury Bartle Frere 1901.3 - 1906.2

He was born 4 August 1888 . Son of Rev. R. S. Dewing RMA. Royal Engineers 1909. Captain 1916. DSO awarded 25. 8. 1916. Mention in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel attached. 8th Battalion. , Royal Berkshire Regiment    Killed in Action on Tuesday 4 April 1918 4 April 1918 Cemetery: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 10 to 13

Colonel Francis Holland DORLING DSO             Haileybury Hailey 1891.1 - 1893.3

He was born 11 April 1877 . Son of  Brevet Colonel F. Dorling .  RMC Commissioned  Manchester Regiment 1897. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902 Queen's medal 3 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps Great War  Major 1915. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918] Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel 1920 Colonel 1924 Retired 1931. Colonel Manchester Regiment 1934. Died 15 October 1957

Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Reginald John DRAKE DSO         Haileybury Thomason 1890.1 - 1892.3

He was born 2 February 1876 . Son of  R. Drake . RMC. Commissioned   North Staffordshire Regiment 1896. Captain 1901.  Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902 Queen's medal 3 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Great War :   Brevet Colonel, DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918], Mentioned in Despatches, Officer Legion of Honour, Crown of Belgium, Belgian Croix de Guerre, American DSM.  Died 15 February 1948

Lieutenant Colonel St . John Louis Hyde DU PLAT -TAYLOR DSO     Haileybury Colvin 1878.3 - 1883.1

He, was born 22 January 1865, son of Colonel J L du Plat-Taylor, CB. He was commissioned in the Royal Artillery 9 December 1884; was promoted Captain 22 March, 1894, and Major 18 April, 1900. Major du Plat-Taylor served in the South African War, 1899-1900, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State in April, 1900. He was present at the Relief of Mafeking. Operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, in July 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, including action at Zilikat's Nek. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April. 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "St John Louis Hyde du Plat-Taylor, Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 28 October 1901. Major Taylor retired 16 May 1906. He served in the European War, 1914—18, and was mentioned in Despatches. Major du Plat-Taylor married, in 1904, Alice, sister of Sir John Purves-Hume Campbell, 8th Baronet, and they had one daughter. 

Brigadier General Archibald James Fergusson EDEN CMG DSO        Haileybury Batten 1885.2.1 - 1889.3

He was born 20 th January 1872 .Son of Lieutenant Colonel A D Eden (late The Cameronians) . RMC 1890. Oxford Light Infantry 1892. Employed with WAAF 1898 -  1901. West Africa 1897 - 1898, Lagos hinterland, medal & clasp. Ashanti Expedition 1900.   Relief of Kumasi. Mentioned in Despatches. Brevet Major  medal & clasp. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902 Queen's medal 5 clasps. Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette,3/6/1916], CMG, Croix de Guerre (France). Lieutenant Colonel Oxford& Bucks Light Infantry 1915 - 1919. Brigade commander 1916 - 1919. & 1920 - 1924. retired with rank of Brigadier General 1924. Died 8th may 1956.

Brigadier General William Rushbrooke EDEN  CMG DSO    Haileybury Batten 1886.2 - 1890.3

He was born at Bath 11 October 1873, son of Lieutenant Colonel A D Eden (late The Cameronians), of Beaufort House, Bournemouth, and of Louisa, daughter of Captain John Jarvis, 52nd Light Infantry. He was educated at Haileybury College, and at the RMA, Woolwich, and joined the Royal Artillery as Second Lieutenant 4 March, 1893; became Lieutenant 4 May 1896; Captain 28 May 1900; served in the South African Campaign, 1900; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February 1900), and action at Pieter's Hill. Operations in Natal, March to June, 1900, including action at Laing's Nek 6 to 9 June; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900 (including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August) and Lydenberg (5 to 8 September). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "William Rushbrooke Eden, Captain, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was Adjutant, Royal Artillery, 1 April 1931 to 23 November 1904, and Major 26 February 1910. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 10 November 1915; was Brigadier General, Royal Artillery, 27th Division, Salonika Army, 21 September 1916; created a CMG 14 June, 1917, and Officier Legion d'Honneur, 1917. He was mentioned in Despatches 7 January 1916, and 8 October 1916, 18 July 1917, and 11 June, 1018. He married, in 1911, Marjorie, daughter of Major Lyon Campbell, 74th Highlanders, and they had one son, Robert Archibald, born 1 August 1912, and a daughter, Joan Agnes, born 27 August 1913. Died of illness contracted on active service 11 July 1920

Colonel John Burnard EDWARDS CB DSO         Haileybury Highfield 1871,2 - 1874.2 

 He served in the Afghan War, 1875-80, and was present at the action of 28 November 1878, in Kurram Valley, and in the battle and capture of Peiwar Kotal (Medal with clasp). He became Lieutenant, Liverpool Regiment, 11 March 1880, and Bengal Staff Corps 27 November 1881. He became Captain, Indian Staff Corps, 30 January 1889; was Inspecting Officer, Imperial Service Cavalry, in Central India, 1891-96. Captain Edwards served in the Chitral Campaign in 1895, with the Relief Force, in charge of the Imperial Service Gwalior Transport Corps; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 15 November 1895]; received the Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 21 January 1896]: "John Burnard Edwards, Captain, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of his services during the recent operations in Chitral". The Insignia were presented 2 May 1896. He acted as Staff Officer from the Indian Army to the Duke of Clarence during the Duke's Indian tour. He became Major, Indian Army, 30 January 1898; Lieutenant Colonel, Indian Army, 30 January 1904; was given the Brevet of Colonel 12 February 1907, and became Colonel 1 March 1908; was Inspecting Officer of Imperial Service Cavalry in Central India, 1908-13, retiring 31 January 1913. Colonel Edwards served in the European War from 1914, as a Mounted Brigade Commander, and was appointed Honorary Brigadier General. He joined the BEF, France, in July 1916, in command of the 19th Labour Battalion Scottish Rifles, and was transferred to the Labour Corps; was mentioned in Despatches and created a CB.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles William Henry Evans DSO         Haileybury Edmonstone 1864.1 - 1868.2

 Royal West Kent Regiment . The Buner Campaign 1897  in the North West Frontier resulted in the award of a Mention in Dispatches & DSO. He was born 19 August 1851, and entered the Army 28 February 1874; served in the Egyptian Expedition of 1882 (Medal and Bronze Star); in the Sudan Expedition of 1884-85 (clasp); in the Sudan, 1885-86, Frontier Field Force, action of Ginnis. He took part in the operations on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Malakand Field Force; action of Landakai; expedition into Mohmand country; attack on the villages of Agrah and Gat; in command of battalion (Despatches [London Gazette, 18 March 1898]) with Buner Field Force; attack and capture of the Tanga Pass. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 22 April 1890; received the Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 20 May 1898]: "Charles William Henry Evans, Major, Royal West Kent Regiment. In recognition of services during the recent operations on the North-West Frontier of India. The Insignia were presented by the Queen at Windsor 25 June 1898. He became Lieutenant Colonel 28 December 1898; commanded the Royal West Kent Regiment, and retired 21 March 1900. Lieutenant Colonel Evans died on 2 November 1909, at Bognor. An obituary notice of him appeared in the ‘The Times'. He was twice married; 1st, to Annie Thomasina, fourth daughter of T B Herrick, and he married secondly, in 1902, Rose, only daughter of J Hadlow.

Second Lieutenant Henry Cope EVANS DSO RFC          Haileybury Hailey 1893.2 - 1896.2

He was born 26 July 1879. Son of W. H. Evans. Fruit farming Canada.  Sergeant Alberta Dragoons. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant  24th Squadron RFC DSO [London Gazette, 22/9/1916]. Died on Sunday 3 September 1916 . ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

Lieutenant Colonel Rowland Charles FEILDING DSO        Haileybury Trevelyan 1885.1 - 1887.3

He was born18th May 1871. Son of Reverend Hon. C. W. A. Feilding. Studied Civil Engineering at Owen's College Manchester 1889 - 1890. Mining engineering at Royal school of Mines 1891 - 1893. Transvaal & Matabeleland 1894 - 1896 Matabele Campaign 1896, medal. Mining New Zealand, Ceylon, India. Captain City of London Yeomanry 1913 - 1914. Coldstream Guards 1915. Lieutenant Colonel 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers. 15th London Regiment 1918 - 1919 DSO [London Gazette, 4/6/1917], twice Mentioned in Despatches. Died 5th September 1945

Colonel Arthur Charles FERGUSSON CMG DSO       Haileybury Le Bas 1883.3 - 1888.2

He was born 2 July 1871 .  Son of   J. Fergusson  . RMA 1988, Under Officer Royal artillery 1891. Tirah 1897 - 1898 medal with clasp. North West Frontier 1902.  Great War Egypt,  Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, Syria. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, CMG, DSO [London Gazette, 17/9/1917],  Mentioned in Despatches, Order of St. Anne of Russia. Colonel 1920. Retired 1922. died 18th July 1958.

Brigadier General Edward Heneage FINCH - HATTON CMG DSO    Haileybury Bartle Frere 1881.3 - 1885.3

He was born 4 January 1868, fifth son of Reverend W R Finch-Hatton, and Agnes, sister of Sir Percy Oxenden, 10th Baronet He was educated at Haileybury, and gazetted to the East Kent Regiment 17 January 1891, becoming Lieutenant, 26 April 1893, and Captain 21 October 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was present at the Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, May and June, 1900: operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 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]: "Edward Heneage Finch-Hatton, Captain, East Kent Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. Captain Finch-Hatton was Adjutant, Militia, 10 October 1902 to 9 October 1907, and was promoted to Major 4 July 1908. He served in the European War, 1914-18; became Lieutenant Colonel 27 April 1915; commanded the 118th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 13 July 1916 to 24 January 1917; and the Edinburgh Reserve Infantry Brigade, Home Forces, 25 January 1917 to 1 December 1918; was promoted to Colonel 27 April 1919, and created a CMG in 1916. He married, in 1912, Dagmar Gladys, daughter of Colonel Wiehn, of Littlebourne Lodge, Sandgate, and they had two daughters. Died 22nd May 1940

Captain Harold FISHER DSO        Haileybury Le Bas 1891.2 - 1895.2

He was born 3 March, 1877, at Fulham, London, son of the Reverend Frederic Horatio Fisher, MA, Honourable Canon of St Albans, of Church Croft, Hemel Hempstead, and Agnes Jeune, daughter of John Jackson, Bishop of London. He was educated at Haileybury, and entered the Manchester Regiment, from the Suffolk Artillery Militia, 4 May 1898, becoming Lieutenant 6 May 1899. He served in the South African 'War, 1899-1902, and took part in the operations in Natal, 1899, including actions at Elandslaagte and Lombard's Kop; Defence of Ladysmith (severely wounded), including action of 6 January 1900; in Natal, March to June, 1900; in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Belfast (26 and 27 August); again in the Transvaal, 1901-2. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1902 (Sir G S White, 2 December 1899, and 23 March, 1900), and 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 29 November 1900 [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Harold Fisher, Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 12 May 1902. He was promoted to Captain 14 July 1901. He was killed in action 16 December 1914, near La Bassee. BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Francis FITZGERALD DSO     Haileybury Thomason 1893.2 - 1897.2

 He was born 22 September 1879. Son of R. J. Fitzgerald. RMC King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1899. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1901 wounded, Relief of Kimberley. Mention in Despatches.   Queen's Medal 7 clasps. Great War  wounded Brevet Lieutenant Colonel. DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917] Mention in Despatches. Ordre de la Couronne (for reconstruction work in Belgium 1919). Died 28 January 1968.

 

Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John Gibson FLEMING CBE DSO     Haileybury Edmonstone 1893.2 - 1896.2

He was born 9 January 1880 . Son of  W. J. Fleming MD .  RMA Commissioned   Royal Engineers 1898. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902 Queen's medal with 5 clasps.  Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel  CBE, DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916] Mentioned in Despatches.  Died 14 September 1936

Lieutenant Colonel Roland Stuart FORESTIER - WALKER DSO   Haileybury Colvin 1886.1 - 1888.2

He was born  30th October 1871. Son of   Sir G. Forestier- Walker Bt. Royal Monmouth Royal Engineers 1895. Anglo - Boer War  1900 - 1901. Queen's medal with 3 clasps.  Lieutenant Colonel commanding   Royal Monmouth Royal Engineers 1917 DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916], Mentioned in Despatches, Brevet Colonel 1929. Died 20th February 1938.

Lieutenant Colonel James Archibald Charteris FORSYTH CMG DSO    Haileybury Hailey 1890.1 - 1894.2

He was born 15 June 1877 . Son of  A, Forsyth . RMA Commissioned   Royal Artillery 1897. Anglo - Boer War 1899 Queen's medal 3 clasps. China Expeditionary Force  1900 - 1901 medal. Major 1914. Great War : CMG. DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916],  Brevet Colonel, Mentioned in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel  1918 . Killed in hunting field 21 November 1922.

Major Arthur Ion FRASER DSO        Haileybury Lawrence 1893.3 - 1898.2

He was born 28 December 1879. Son of A. M. Fraser and Mary Fraser (nee Gordon), of The Bon-Accord, Winnipeg, Canada. RMC 1898 . Commissioned 9th Hodson's Horse.  17 years service in Indian Army. Went to France with 1st Indian Cavalry Division from Ambala in 1914. Major "C" Squadron., 1915. DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917] Mention in Despatches 1917, Killed in Action on Friday 30 November 1917 . Age 37  Cemetery: VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France

Lieutenant Colonel Lionel Claude FRISBY D.S.O., M.C.     Haileybury Hailey 1903.2 - 1907.3

He was born 20 July 1889. Son of H. Frisby.  6th Battalion Welch Regiment 1914 - 1919 Lieutenant Colonel DSO awarded 8. 3. 1919  "He distinguished himself during the attack on Maissemy on 15 September 1918. and again on the 18 September when he did valuable service by reconnoitring and forming lateral communication across the marshes north of Pontru. On the 24th  September., when reconnoitring before the attack, he had a bombing encounter with an enemy patrol. His conduct during the operations on 17th & 18th October was of a high order". MC Mention in Despatches Died 12 November 1936.

Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Cyril Herbert GAY D.S.O.    Haileybury Batten 18 97.3 -1902.2

He was born 4 February 1884 . Son of  Reverend A. H. Gay. Merton College Oxford . Commissioned  Royal Artillery  1905. Captain 1914.  Great War: 1914 - 1919 Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918] Mention in Despatches, Belgian Order of Leopold & Croix de Guerre . Retired 1927. Died 1 November1949

Major Joseph GIBSON (HOLLINS at School ) D.S.O.        Haileybury Le Bas 1891.2 - 1896.1

He was born 27 March 1877 . Son of  H. E. Hollins . Pembroke College, Cambridge. LLB 1899 Commissioned   Royal Army Service Corps  Great War 1915 - 1919 Commissioned   Royal Army Service Corps, Major, DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918] Mentioned in Despatches. Died 22 December 1953

Brigadier Edward Aubrey GLENNIE C.I.E D.S.O. Haileybury Edmonstone 1903.3 - 1908.3

He was born 18 July 1889. Son of Colonel E. Glennie. RMA 1909. Royal Engineers Captain 1916. DSO [London Gazette, 7/8/1917] Mention in Despatches. Brigadier CIE Died 15 February 1980

Lieutenant Colonel Alan Douglas GORDON D.S.O. MC Haileybury Edmonstone 1904.2 - 1908.2

He was born 1 November  1889. Son of Lieutenant Colonel S. D. Gordon. RMA Royal Berkshire Regiment. Captain 1915.DSO awarded 3. 6. 1919 MC Mention in Despatches. French Croix de Guerre. Major 1925. Lieutenant Colonel 1932. Retired 1936. Re-employed 1939 - 1945 with  Royal Berkshire Regiment. Retired 1945. Died 27 June 1952.

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Lewis Rawson GORDON D.S.O.     Haileybury Batten 1892.1 - 1892.3

He was born 28 March 1878 . Son of  F. F. Gordon .   Lieutenant Colonel  Royal Irish Rifles DSO  [London Gazette, 1/1/1917] Died March 1920

Colonel Arthur Kenneth GRANT DSO                 Haileybury Hailey 1894.3 - 1898.2

He was born 2 April 1881 . Son of  Canon C. F. Grant . Commissioned   Royal West Kent Regiment 1900 from Militia. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902 Mentioned in Despatches , Queen's medal 3 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO  [London Gazette, 3/6/1916]Mentioned in Despatches, Commanding 1st Battalion 1925 - 1929. Colonel 1929.  4th  Anti-Aircraft Division 1940 - 1941. Lieutenant Colonel Home Guard 1944 - 1945  Died 25 June 1964

Major Arthur Dawson GREEN DSO        Haileybury Melville 1887.3 - 1891.1

He was born  12 April 1874. Son of H. Green MP. Essex Regiment 1894. Captain Worcestershire Regiment 1900. With WAAF 1903 - 1908. Sierra Leone 1898 - 1899 medal with clasp. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 . With Thorneycroft's Military Intelligence Mentioned in Despatches, King's medal 2 clasps. DSO. Northern Nigeria 1906, Mentioned in Despatches.  Major 1912. Brigade Major 17th Infantry Brigade. Killed in Action at the Battle of the Aisne 27th September 1914.

Lieutenant Colonel James Edward GREEN DSO    Haileybury Thomason 1888.1 - 1888.2

He was born  11 January 1874. Son of  Lieutenant Colonel R. S. Green. East Lancashire Regiment 1892. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902. Defence of Ladysmith. Queen's medal 5 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps Major 1913. Great War. DSO.  [London Gazette, 18 /2/1915] "For services in connection with operations in the field" Mentioned in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel commanding 1st Battalion 1919. Died 26 January 1946.

Brigadier General Arthur Frank Umfreville GREEN CMG DSO       Haileybury Thomason  1890.3 - 1894.3

 He was born 20 August 1878 . Son of  Colonel A. O. Green.  RMA Commissioned  Royal Artillery 1897. Captain 1902 Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 Queen's medal 2 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel,  Brevet Colonel, CMG.  DSO Mentioned in Despatches Officer Legion of Honour & Order of Leopold, French & Belgian Croix de Guerre. Grand Officer of Portuguese Order of Avis, Officer of Italian Order of St. Maurice & st. Lazarus & Croce di Guerra. American DSM. Colonel in Charge Administration Malta 1920.  Retired. Home Guard 1940, Lieutenant Colonel 1943. Died 20 April 1964

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Hugh GRIBBON DSO JP      Haileybury Highfield 1893.1 - 1896.3

He was born 22 January 1880 . Son of  Surgeon G. C. Gribbon . Commissioned  Garrison Regiment 1902. Hampshire Regiment 1906 Captain 1913. Great War Mesopotamia 1916 - 1919.  DSO  [London Gazette, 28/8/1917]Mentioned in Despatches Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1924. Lieutenant Colonel 1932 & Retired 1932 Died 2 October 1959

Brigadier Edward Johns GRINLING DSO MC TD DL     Haileybury Edmonstone 1903.1 - 1906.1

 He was born 13 March 1889. Son of E. Grinling. Lincolnshire Regiment 1914 - 1919 Captain. DSO awarded 3. 6 . 1919.MC. Mention in Despatches. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 4th Battalion  Lincolnshire Regiment 1930. TD. Commanding Infantry Brigade (TA) 1939. Colonel. Brigadier DL. Died 27 June 1963.

   Lieutenant Colonel Richard Rolls GUBBINS DSO     Haileybury Colvin 1882.2 - 1885.3

He was born 14 December 1868, eldest son of Reverend Richard Shard Gubbins, Rector of Upham, Hants, and of Ellen Rolls, sister of the 1st Baron Llangattock. He was gazetted to the Shropshire Light Infantry 1 March, 1890, becoming Lieutenant 21 December 1891, and Captain 24 June 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, and was present at operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg, 17 to 26 February (slightly wounded); 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 and Pretoria; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Elands River (4 to 16 August); operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including action at Rhenoster River; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900. He served as Adjutant, 2nd Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry, 11 to 31 May 1902: operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to August 1901, and January 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]: "Richard Rolls Gubbins, Captain, Shropshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. Captain Gubbins was Adjutant, Shropshire Light Infantry, 1 April 1902 to 31 March 1905, and Adjutant, Militia, 28 September 1905 to 31 March 1908, and was promoted to Major 17 June 1908. He retired 6 March 1912, and entered the Reserve of Officers. Major Gubbins served in the European War from 1914 as Temporary Lieutenant Colonel and Temporary Colonel, and was mentioned in Despatches. A newspaper report said: "Official news has been received at Old Hall, Rockliffe, that Colonel R R Gubbins, DSO, is missing. Colonel Gubbins, who held a Staff appointment abroad, was recently returning to duty, and the vessel on which he was travelling was sunk. One of the officers on board was not saved, and as Colonel Gubbins is reported missing there is grave reason to fear that he is the officer who has lost his life. Colonel Gubbins, who is 49 years of age, is the eldest son of Reverend Richard Shard Gubbins, Rector of Upham, Hampshire, and his mother was the sister of the 1st Baron Llangattock. In 1902, he married Agnes Edith, eldest daughter of Mr G W Mounsey-Heyshani, of Castletown, and there are two sons. Since his retirement from the Army he has lived at the Old Hall, Rockliffe. He was a very capable man of business, and took an active part in the management of the Castletown estates. His military career was spent in the Shropshire Light Infantry, in which he received his commission in 1890, Captain R C Moutisey-Heysham being a brother officer. He served in the Boer War, in which he gained the DSO, and held the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He retired from the Army with the rank of Major in 1912, and was placed in the Reserve of Officers. When the present war broke out he rejoined the Army, and was for a time employed on transport duty at Newcastle, subsequently receiving an appointment on the Staff. He was appointed a magistrate for Cumberland in 1913". The report of Colonel Gubbins's death proved to be true. It occurred on 24 January 1918. 

Major Frank Hugh GUNNER DSO Haileybury Edmonstone 1902.1 - 1906.2

He was born 8 December 1887. Son of Lieutenant Colonel W. H. R. Gunner. RMC South Staffordshire Regiment 1908. Great War Brevet Major DSO. [London Gazette, 1/12/1914] "For conspicuous  and consistent good work in charge of Machine Gun Section  12 September to 4th November - almost continually in action; he displayed the greatest courage, coolness and judgement in dangerous and difficult situations" Mention in Despatches. Staff 1915 - 1918. Adjutant 2nd Battalion 1921.Retired 1923. Died 19 June 1954.

Brigadier General Orlando George GUNNING CMG DSO    Haileybury Le Bas 1881.2 - 1884.2

He was born 31st July 1867. Son of Colonel J. C. Gunning. RMC Manchester Regiment 1888. 35th Sikhs 1894. Miranzai Expedition 1891 medal with clasp. Expedition to Dongola 1896. British & Khedive's medals. North West frontier 1897 - 1898, Malakand Mention in Despatches. Medal with clasp. Lieutenant Colonel 35th Sikhs 1914 DSO  [London Gazette, 17/3/1917] Brevet Colonel. Brigadier General CMG Mention in Despatches 1915. Invalided from Mesopotamia. Died 14th November 1917.

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Bertrand Evelyn Mellish GURDON CIE DSO   Haileybury Trevelyan 1880.2 - 1884.3

He was born 2 September 1867, third son of Major General Evelyn Pulteney Gurdon, late ISC, and Mary, daughter of General Sandenian. He was educated at Haileybury and Sandhurst; was gazetted Lieutenant in the Manchester Regiment 25 August 1880, and entered the Indian Army in 1887. He was transferred to the Indian Political Department in 1889, and became Assistant to the British Agent at Gilgit in 1892. In December 1894, he was appointed Assistant British Agent in Chitral, and served as one of the Garrison of Chitral Fort during the siege, March and April 1895. He was mentioned in Despatches, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 10 July 1895]: "In recognition of services during the recent operations in Chitral, Bertrand Evelyn Mellish Gurdon, Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps". The Insignia were presented by the Queen at Osborne on Monday, 12 August 1895. He was created a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1900. He became Lieutenant Colonel in 1912, and retired in 1918. He held the following appointments during his period of service in the Indian Political Department: Boundary Settlement Officer in Central India; Assistant British Agent, Gilgit; Assistant Political Agent, Chitral; Political Agent, Gilgit; Political Agent, Khyber; Political Agent, Southern States, Rajputana; Political Agent, Eastern States, Rajputana; Political Agent, Bhopawar; Political Agent, Phulkian States. In 1916 he was selected for the appointment of Agent to the Governor-General in Rajputana, but owing to ill-health was unable to continue to serve in India, and took leave pending retirement. He married, in 1907, Evelyn Agnes, daughter of Frederick Clarke and widow of Captain Frank Duncan, Indian Army, and they had two daughters. Died 6th  October 1949

Lieutenant Colonel Kingsmill Douglas Hoseadon GWYNN DSO and Bar.      Haileybury Lawrence 1903.2 - 1906.3

He was born 8 March 1888. son of K. T. Gwynn. RMC South Wales Borderers.  1908. Captain Devon Regiment  1914. Lieutenant Colonel Royal Fusiliers 1918. DSO  [London Gazette, 4/11/1915] Mention in Despatches Died 23 August 1955

For conspicous gallentry and able leadership. He commanded his battalion in the difficult operation of crossing a river in the face of detirmined opposition from the enemy, who were holding the opposite bank in strength. All the bridges were broken, and the enemy had inundated a great portion of the vally by damming the stream. He himself was suffering from severe gassing, but he overcame all difficulties and, inspring his men with his own determination and fine example of courage, he effected the crossing and established the battalion on the opposite bank. he rendered most valuable service. (D.S.O gazetted Nov. 4, 1915)

Colonel Claud Lorn Campbell HAMILTON CMG DSO        Haileybury Le Bas 1887.3 - 1891.3

He was born 14 February 1887. Son of H. Hamilton RMA RA 1893  Anglo Boer War 1902 Queen's medal with 3 clasps.Lieutenant Colonel 1913. CMG [London Gazette, 3/6/1916 DSO] Mention in Despatches  Colonel 1919 Retired 1923    Member Royal Company of Archers 1932.Died 8 January 1954.

  Major Keith Randolph HAMILTON DSO     Haileybury Colvin 1885.1 - 1889.2

He was born 28 February 1871, fourth son of Lieutenant General Henry Meade Hamilton, CB, and was gazetted to the Oxfordshire Light Infantry 18 May 1892; became Lieutenant 16 October 1893; served in the operations on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Mohmand Field and Tirah Expeditionary Forces (Medal and two clasps). He was promoted Captain, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 4 November 1899. Captain Hamilton served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, on the Staff. He served as Adjutant, 7th Mounted Infantry Regiment, 12 February to 1 April 1900; and as Staff Officer to Mounted Infantry Corps 7 April 1900 to 2 December 1900; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, 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 the Orange River Colony (May to 29 November 1900), including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July) (severely wounded), Bothaville and Caledon River (27 to 29 November); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901], 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, 27 September 1901]: "Keith Randolph Hamilton, Captain, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the GOC, Transvaal, and presented by the GOC the Forces in South Africa, at Pretoria, 25 March 1903. He was employed with the South African Constabulary 11 December 1900 to 18 March, 1904; Adjutant, Volunteers, 9 July 1907 to 31 March 1908; Adjutant, Territorial Force, 1 April 1908; employed with the West African Frontier Force 27 June 1900 to 6 September 1905. He was promoted to Major 19 November 1910, and retired 3 December 1913. He married, in 1895, Ella Marcella, daughter of Major John Finlay (late 78th Highlanders), of Castle Toward, Argyllshire, and they had one son. Major Hamilton died 7 December 1918.  

Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Garston HARRISON CB DSO    Haileybury Bartle Frere 1877.2 - 1879.1

He was born 11 May 1863, son of Daniel Harrison, of The Abbey, Staveley, Kendal. He was educated at Haileybury, and joined the Dorsetshire Militia in 1881, and was gazetted to the West Riding Regiment as Lieutenant from the Militia 23 May 1885, becoming Captain 1 February 1892. He was on Special Extra Regimental Employment 11 September 1895 to October 1895; was employed in British East Africa Protectorate from October 1895, and commanded the Sultan of Zanzibar's Forces in the operations against the Mazrui rebels, receiving the Medal, 2nd Class Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, and the Zanzibar War Medal. Captain Harrison again saw active service in Uganda in 1897-98, was in command at the capture of Kabagambi, and took part in several other engagements, leading the final counter-attack at Kijembo and conducting various operations in Unyoro. He was mentioned in Despatches, was given the Brevet of Major 25 January 1899, received the Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the. Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 24 January 1899]: "Edgar Garston Harrison, Captain, West Riding Regiment. In recognition of services during the recent operations in Uganda". The Insignia were presented to him by the Queen at Osborne 1 February 1899. He was in command of the operations in Nandi in 1905-06, received the Medal and clasp, and was created a CB. He served with the King's African Rifles, 1903-7. Brevet Major Harrison retired from the West Riding Regiment 1905. He served in the European War from 1914 (2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment), in France, from October to December 1914; (12th Service Battalion Manchester Regiment) in France, 1914-17. He was twice wounded, mentioned in Despatches, and given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1917. Died 22nd June 1947

Lieutenant Colonel John Sandbach Noel HARRISON DSO   Haileybury Trevelyan 1891.1 - 1893.3

He was born 9 November 1877 . Son of  C. Harrison . Commissioned  Somerset Light Infantry 1898.  Great War Major 1915.  DSO  [London Gazette, 7/2/1918], Mentioned in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel Commanding  1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry 1924 - 1928  Retired 1929 Died 5 December 1949

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Darley HARVEY DSO     Haileybury Trevelyan 1895.1 - 1896.3

He was born 10 February 1881 . Son of  Colonel C. L. Harvey . RMC. Commissioned  Sherwood Foresters  1901. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902 Queen's medal 5 clasps,  Great War Major 1915, Lieutenant Colonel, DSO  [London Gazette, 1/1/1918] , Mentioned in Despatches Retired 1924 Died 21 January 1929 in motor accident.

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Sidney HAY DSO      Haileybury Hailey 1892.3 - 1896.2

He was born 21 February 1879 . Son of  Colonel C. Hay .  RMC. Commissioned  Suffolk Regiment 1898.  Indian Army 1900. 31st DCO Lancers 1901 Great War North West Frontier, Persia & Caucasus, Mesopotamia. Arab Rebellion 1920, DSO  [London Gazette, 10/8/1921] Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel commanding 105th Mahratta Light Infantry 1922. Retired 1927 Died 11 November 1940

Colonel Westwood Norman HAY DSO      Haileybury Hailey 1885.2 - 1888.3

He was born  7 October 1871.  Son of Colonel C. Hay. RMA 1888. Royal Artillery 1891. Lieutenant  2nd DCO Baluchis 1893, Major 1809. Deputy Assistant   Adjutant General 1809. China Expeditionary Force 1900 medal. General Staff India 1909 - 1912. Commandant Zhob Militia 1912 - 1916 General Staff 1917. CIE 129th Baluchis 1917 - 1922 East Africa 1917 - 1918 DSO  [London Gazette, 27/7/1918] Mentioned in Despatches. Afghan War 1919 medal, Mentioned in Despatches. Waziristan 1920 - 1921. Mentioned in Despatches for services in India. Colonel 1921. Retired 1923. Died 3 October  1946 

Major John Acheson HENDERSON DSO OBE       Haileybury Highfield 1878.1 - 1881.3

He was born 19th October 1863. Son of A. T. Henderson QC Dublin. Jesus College Cambridge. 8th Hussars1885.  Major 1900. Anglo -Boer War 1899 - 1902 Mention in Despatches. Queen's medal with 4 clasps, King's medal with 2 clasps. Retired 1902. Re-employed 1914 - 1918 DSO  [London Gazette, 26/7/1918] OBE 4 Mentions in Despatches. Died 22 January 1946.

Lieutenant Colonel Evelyn James HEWITT DSO & Bar (7th Viscount Lifford)                           Haileybury Hailey 1894.3 - 1898.1

He was born 18 December 1880 . Son of  Captain Viscount Lifford RN . Commissioned  Dorset Regiment 1903 from Militia. Anglo - Boer War  1902 Queen's medal 2 clasps, Great War Gallipoli, Egypt, France DSO  [London Gazette, 3/6/1916] & Bar  [London Gazette, 3/6/1918]Mentioned in Despatches Major 1917. Succeeded  to title 1925 Died 5 April 1954

Lieutenant Colonel Horace Cyril Benjamin HICKLING CBE DSO MC     Haileybury Colvin 1891.3 - 1896.2

He was born 12 August 1879 Son of   H.  Hickling . Commissioned   Royal Engineers  Great War   1915 - 1919 DSO  [London Gazette, 4/6/1917], MC, Mentioned in Despatches, French Croix de Guerre, Lieutenant Colonel 1919. Senior positions in Oil Industry post war. CBE 1937.  Died 13 September 1948

 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Glencairn HILL CMG DSO           Haileybury Batten 1886.3 - 1889.2

He was born 22 September 1872, son of Captain Charles West Hill and his wife, Ellinor Jane Hill. He was educated at Haileybury and Sandhurst, and joined the 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment in Bermuda in 1893, being gazetted to that regiment on 20 May 1893. He served in the South African War with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Mounted Infantry; was slightly wounded; took part in operations in Orange Free State, including Defence of Wepener; operations in the Transvaal; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Bethlehem (6 and 7 July) and Wittebergen (1 to 29 July); operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900: operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to February 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]: "Charles Glencairn Hill, Lieutenant, Royal Berkshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 17 December 1901. He was killed in action 26 June, 1915, at Cuinchy, whilst commanding 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was Mentioned in Despatches by Sir John French 31 May 1915, for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and awarded the CMG 3 June 1915.

Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Edward HOLMES A'COURT DSO   Haileybury Lawrence 1895.3 - 1899.3

He was born 6 February 1882 . Son of Lieutenant Colonel E. A. Holmes A'Court. RMC 1899. Commissioned  King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1901. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902 Queen's medal 3 clasps, Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO  [London Gazette, 1/1/1917] Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel commanding 2nd Battalion 1929 - 1933  Retired 1937 Died15 May 1958

Doctor Emilius HOPKINSON CMG DSO       Haileybury Le Bas 1883.2 - 1887.2

He was born in 1869, eldest son of Jonathan Hopkinson, of Frant, Sussex; was MA, MB (Oxon); MRCS, LRCP, FZS. He served in the South African War, 1900-1; was mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "E Hopkinson, Captain (Medical Officer), 10th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa”. He was Protectorate Medical Officer, Gambia, West Africa, and later Travelling Commissioner, South Bank Province, Gambia. In 1912 Captain Hopkinson published 'A Vocabulary of the Mandingo Language'.CMG awarded 1925. Died 11 June 1951

Lieutenant Colonel Frederick George HOWARD DSO  MVO                                Haileybury Edmonstone 1885.2 - 1888.1

He was born  19th January 1972.  Son of Colonel F. Howard. RMA 1989. Royal Engineers 1892. Chitral Relief Force 1895 medal & clasp. North West Frontier, 1897-8.    Tirah Expeditionary Force medal with 2 clasps. MVO 1912. Lieutenant Colonel 1915 DSO[London Gazette, 8/2/1915].  Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in Action Flanders 19th October 1915.

Major Guy Robert HOWARD DSO       Haileybury Le Bas 1898.3 - 1902.2

He was born 5 February 1886: Son of Col. William Howard and Mrs. Lily Margaret Seymour Howard, of Glebeside, Crowhurst, Sussex.  Major Essex Regiment & RAF. DSO [London Gazette, 9/11/1914]  Died of wounds on Wednesday 23 October 1918 . Age 32 . Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN Pas de Calais, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: VIII. B. 24 

Brevet Colonel James Wyndham Hughes - Hallett CB CVO DSO   Haileybury Hailey & Colvin 1865.3 - 1870.2  

He was born at Petham, near Canterbury, Kent, 15 September 1852, third surviving son Reverend James Hughes-Hallett, of Higham, Canterbury, and Dunmow, Essex, and of Mary Frances, eldest daughter of General Sir Thomas Gage Montresor, KCKH. He was educated at Haileybury and Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the 53rd Foot as Sub-Lieutenant 26 June 1872, and transferred to the 72nd Foot 15 November 1872, becoming Lieutenant, 27th Foot, 26 June 1873. He served during the Afghan War, 1878-70, with the Kurrain Field Force, and was present at the reconnaissance in force and assault and capture of Peiwar Kotal, and at the passage of Chappri defile. He was mentioned in Despatches, and received the Medal and clasp. He became Captain, Seaforth Highlanders, 2 September 1880, and served in the Egyptian Expedition of 1882, being present at the engagement of Chalouf; at the seizure of the Suez Canal, east of Ismailia; at the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, occupation of Zagazig and of Cairo. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 September 1882]; received the Medal with clasp, and the Khedive's Bronze Star. He became Major 27 March 1800, and in 1895 served with the Chitral Relief Force, in command of the 2nd Battalion of his regiment. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 15 November 1895], and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 21 January 1896]: "James Wyndham Hughes-Hallett, Major, Seaforth Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations of the Chitral Relief Force". He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 22 December 1897. Lieutenant Colonel Hughes-Hallett served in South Africa, 1899-1902, in command of his regiment and temporarily in command of the Highland Brigade. He took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the action at Magersfontein. Operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900 (including operations at Paardeherg, 17-26 February); actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein. Operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900 (slightly wounded), including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July). Colonel Hughes-Hallett distinguished himself in the South African War. After the death of General Wauchope he took command of the Highland Brigade at Magersfontein. We read also, in the 'Official History of the War in South Africa', how he relieved the garrison at Jagersfontein, and of his services under General Macdonald and under Sir Bindon Blood. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]; was given the Brevet of Colonel; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a CB. He was promoted to Colonel 5 August 1902; commanded the 72nd and 79th Regimental Districts, 1902; was created a CVO in 1905. On 5 August 1906, half-pay, late Regimental District, and on 20 October 1906, on retired pay. He commanded the Gordon Volunteer Infantry Brigade, 1906; commanded the Gordon Territorial Brigade, 1906-11.   He married, on 26 October 1893, Alice, daughter of Captain Harry William Sanders. Died 2nd June 1927

Lieutenant Charles Robert Ingham HULL DSO        Haileybury Hailey 1887.1 - 1889.2

He was born  21 July 1872. Son of   Canon Hull RD. Austrian Army to 1900. Anglo - Boer War  with Imperial Yeomanry. Queen's medal 3 clasps. King's medal 2 clasps. Commanding 19th Hussars. Changed to Army service Corps 1906. Major 1914. DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917], Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel .Retired 1921. Died 22 January 1958.

Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Seagar HUNT DSO     Haileybury Highfield 1888.1 - 1892.2

He was born24 February 1874. Son of   W. F. Hunt. 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment 1893. 3rd Hussars 1897. Anglo - Boer War 1902 Queen's medal 3 clasps. 1st Dragoon Guards 1911. Great War DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918],  Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel 1920. Died 1st April 1942

Brigadier General Henry Noel Alexander HUNTER DSO      Haileybury Lawrence 1895.1 - 1898.2

He was born 14 January 1881 . Son of  Reverend H. C. F. Hunter . Commissioned  Queen's Royal Regiment 1900. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902 Queen's medal 2 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918]Mentioned in Despatches Colonel 1930 Brigadier 1937 Retired 1938 Died 8 November 1964

Lieutenant Colonel John Robert HUTCHINSON DSO   Haileybury Le Bas  1896.3 -1899.2

He was born  1 February 1883 . Son of   Reverend R. Hutchinson. Commissioned  Royal Garrison Artillery from Militia 1901 .  38th Central India Horse 1903 Major 1916. France 1916 - 1917. DSO [London Gazette, 15/3/1921]   Lieutenant Colonel 1927 Retired 1930  Died 29 June 1960

Major George Frederick HUTTON DSO           Haileybury Thomason 18 97.3 -1901.2

He was born  6 April 1884  . Son of   Colonel G. H. Hutton.  RMC 1902 . Commissioned  Royal Welch Fusiliers 1903. ADC to Governor New Zealand 1913.  Great War: attached NZ Forces. DSO [London Gazette, 2/5/1916]  Mention in Despatches , Major 1918 Retired 1919. Died as a result of accident 27 October 1955

General Sir Henry Cholmondeley JACKSON KCB CMG DSO      Haileybury Edmonstone 1892.3 - 1896.3

He was born 12 August 1879 . Son of  Dr H. Jackson  . Commissioned  Bedford Regiment 1899.  Great War CB, CMG, DSO [London Gazette, 14/11916], Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Temporary Major General  50th Division.  8 Mentioned in Despatches Director Military Training AHQ India 1926 - 1930. Major General 1930 GOC 2nd Division 1931. Lieutenant General 1935 Colonel Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment 1935. Lieutenant Tower of London 1936. GOC Western Command 1936. KCB 1936. General 1939 Brigadier Retired 1939 Died 19 October 1972

Major Charles Douglas JAY DSO         Haileybury Bartle Frere 1903.3 - 1907.2

He was born 16 October 1889. Son of Reverend W. P. Jay. Trinity College Cambridge MA Royal Sussex Regiment & Machine Gun corps 1914 - 1919. Major DSO awarded 4. 6. 1917, Mentioned in Despatches Died 7 May 1941

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hector JOHNSTON DSO    Haileybury Colvin 1891.3 - 1895.1

He was born 19 December 1877 . Son of   H. H. Johnston . Commissioned  Lincolnshire Regiment  from Militia 1899.  4th King's African Rifles Uganda 1907 - 1912. Great War : France & Belgium. Major 1915.  DSO [London Gazette, 8/2/1915] Mentioned in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel. Retired 1927 Died 9 May 1961

Colonel Conrad Routh JONES DSO       Haileybury Melville 1894.1 - 1896.3

He was born 11 August 1880 . Son of  O. R. Jones . RMC 1998,  Commissioned  Dorset Regiment 1899 Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 Queen's medal 6 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Army Ordnance Department 1907 Great War: Major 1915, DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1916], Mentioned in Despatches Colonel  Retired 1924 Died 1 8 August 1950

Major David Alexander JONES DSO MC     Haileybury Bartle Frere 1910.2 - 1913.2

He was born 19 March 1895. Son of Reverend J. D. Jones. Lieutenant 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. DSO [London Gazette, 25/8/1916] MC Mention in Despatches. Regular commission 1st battalion. Captain 1926. Major . Retired 1931. Died 24 December 1984.

 Colonel Frederick Stewart KEEN CB DSO     Haileybury Le Bas 1888.2 - 1892.2

He was born 22 June 1874.  Son of  Sir F. Keen KCB. RMC 1894. 45th Rattrays Sikhs. North West Frontier 1897 - 1898 with Tirah Force medal & 2 clasps. 1st Uganda Rifles 1898. Somaliland 1998 & operations against Kabarega medal with 2 clasps. Operations against Kabul Khel    Waziris 1902. Passed Staff College 1909. Great War East Africa & Mesopotamia, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916]Waziristan 1921 - 1922 medal & clasp. Colonel 1923 CB 1926 Retired 1926. Died 7th August 1949.

Major General Sir John KENNEDY GBE, CB, CMG, DSO & Bar      Haileybury Le Bas 1891.3 - 1896.2

He was born 20 November 1878 . Son of  Colonel J. Kennedy .  RMC. Commissioned   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders  1898  Major 1914  Great War   Lieutenant Colonel 7th Seaforth Highlanders 1916. Brigadier General 26th Highland Brigade 1916 - 1918. CMG. DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916]& Bar [London Gazette, 26/7/1918], Mentioned in Despatches . Major General 1931.  CB 1932 GOC 44th TA Division 1933. 1st Division 1934 - 1936. Retired 1936. Colonel of Buffs 1937. KBE 1937. GBE 1946. President of Old Haileyburian Society 1946 - 1947. Prince Karl Gold Medal of Sweden; Knight Grand Cross Order of Daneborg. Knight commander Royal Order of St. Olaf (Norway); Member of Order of Nile. Died 5 September 1948

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Francis KING DSO & Bar  MC   Haileybury Batten 1904.2 - 1906.2

He was born  19 April 1891. Son of C. King. Lieutenant Colonel 9th Cheshire Regiment & 9th Welch Fusiliers.   DSO awarded 1.1. 1918 & Bar 16.9. 1918. Mention in Despatches Died 17 February 1967.

General Sir Walter Mervyn St. George KIRKE GCB CMG DSO JP DL   Haileybury Thomason 1891.1 - 1893.2

He was born 19 January 1877 . Son of  Colonel M. St. G Kirke .  RMA 1894. Commissioned  Royal Artillery  1896. Waziristan 1900 medal & clasp. Commanded Wellaong Expedition South Chin Hills. 1905 - 1906.  Great War Brevet Major 1914 Brevet, Lieutenant Colonel, Brevet Colonel  CB. CMG. DSO Mentioned in Despatches Order of the Crown of Belgium. Legion of Honour. White Eagle of Serbia. King George of Greece. French & Belgium Croix de Guerre. Colonel on Staff Aldershot 1921. Head of British Naval & Air force Mission to Finland 1924 - 1925. Grand Cross & Finish TA medal. White Rose of Finland. Major General 1924.  Deputy Chief of Staff , India 1926 - 1929. Commanding 5th division Catterick 1929. Lieutenant General 1931. GOC Western Command 1933. General 1936. ADC to King 1937. President of Old Haileyburian Society 1937 - 1938. C in C Home Forces 1939  Retired 1940. colonel Commandant RA 1934 - 1946. DL JP.  Died 2 September 1949

Lieutenant Colonel Douglas KIRKE SMITH DSO      Haileybury Hailey  1896.3 -1900.3

He was born 24 May 1883. Son of  Reverend A. Kirke Smith    Commissioned  Royal Field Artillery  TF.  Great War: DSO [London Gazette, 4/6/1917], Mention in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel  1921 Died 21 May 1923

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Henry KITCHING DSO           Haileybury Colvin 1895.2 - 1897.3

He was born 7 May  1881, son of  Major Kitching. Commissioned  into Worcestershire Regiment. Great War: Lieutenant Colonel  DSO [London Gazette, 4/6/1917]  Died 2 February 1952

Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Norton KNATCHBULL DSO   Haileybury Melville 1885.3 - 1889.3

He was born 7 February 1872, son of Colonel Norton Knatchbull, late Derbyshire Regiment. He entered the Leicestershire Regiment 4 March 1891, becoming Lieutenant 1 March 1893, and Captain 9 April 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899 to 1900, taking part in operations in Natal in 1899, including the actions at Talana and Lombard's Kop; Defence of Ladysmith, including action of 6 January 1900; operations in Natal (March to June 1900), including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August) and Lydenburg (5 to 8 September). 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]: "Reginald Norton Knatchbull, Captain, Leicestershire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant, etc, were sent to the GOC Troops, Cairo, 10 February 1902, and presented by the OC Troops, Alexandria, 2 March 1902. Captain Knatchbull was Adjutant, Leicestershire Regt, 4 April 1901 to 9 March 1905. He was employed with the Ceylon Volunteers 10 March 1905 to 14 March 1908, and was promoted to Major 10 September 1908. He married, in 1906, Winifred, daughter of W F Peel, and they had one daughter. Lieutenant Colonel Knatchbull died in 24 July 1917in Mesopotamia from the effects of heat. 

Colonel Henry Lewkenor KNIGHT CMG DSO         Haileybury Trevelyan 1888.1 - 1890.1

He was born  14 March 1874. Son of  Reverend C. E. Knight. RMC Royal Irish Fusiliers 1894. Passed Staff College. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902. Mentioned in Despatches. Queen's medal 3 clasps. King's medal 2 clasps Great War: Gallipoli & Salonika. CMG. DSO [London Gazette, 4/6/1917]. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel . Brevet Colonel Mentioned in Despatches.  Greek Order of the Redeemer of Merit & Military Cross. Order of White Eagle of Yugoslavia. Lieutenant Colonel commanding 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers 1917 - 1921. Colonel 1919. Commanding 12th Indian Infantry Brigade 1923 - 1927. Retired 1929. Died 28th March 1945.

Group Captain Joseph Herbert Arthur LANDON DSO OBE Haileybury Thomason 1900.3 - 1904.3

 He was born  13 December 1886. Son of Colonel F. Landon.  Great War : Major  4th Battalion Essex Regiment DSO awarded 3. 6. 1918.  OBE Mention in Despatches .Retired Group Captain RAF 1928 .Died 8 December 1935

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Trevor LAWRENCE DSO   ( 2nd Baron Trevethin)        Haileybury, Lawrence & Trevelyan 1893.2 - 1898.2

He was born 29 May 1879, son of , 1st Baron Trevethin . New College Oxford. Royal Artillery University Commission 1900. Major RHA. Great War: France, Salonika, North Russia, DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918], Mentioned in Despatches, Order of St. Anne of Russia. Lieutenant Colonel 1929 Retired 1938  succeeded to title 1936. Died 25 June 1959

Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey LAWRENCE DSO DL ( 3rd Baron Trevethin & 1st Baron OAKSEY)  

 Haileybury Trevelyan 1894.3 - 1899.2

He was born 2 December 1880, son of , 1st Baron Trevethin  He attended  New College, Oxford after leaving Haileybury During World War I he served in France with the Royal Artillery; he was mentioned in despatches twice and awarded the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3/6/1918] After the end of the war he continued in membership of the Territorial Army until 1937. He was the main British Judge during the Nuremberg trials after World War II, and President of the Judicial group. President of Haileybury Council 1948 - 1963

 

 

Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford  Leigh-Mallory KCB,  DSO  Melville 1906.2 - 1911.1

In 1914 he joined the Lancashire Fusiliers and was Mentioned in Dispatches and awarded the DSO. He transferred to the RFC and, like Brooke - Popham was largely engaged in artillery observation as a pilot. He later joined the RAF with regular promotion until he was appointed to command the 12th Fighter Group and promoted Air Vice Marshall just before the Second War began. The task of the 12th Fighter Group was to support the 11th under Air Vice Marshal Keith Park which took the brunt of the Battle of Britain. Park's task was at first to protect the troops in France, then at Dunkirk and the shipping in the Channel and finally to take the brunt of the Luftwaffe attacks on Britain. He sent his planes as possible from their targets in order to try to save those targets, but this meant fewer planes engaging hundreds of German planes, something which Leigh - Mallory deplored. The two commanders were known to quarrel as Leigh - Mallory convinced the Air Ministry of his "Big Wings" tactics. He then took over the 11th Fighter Group and employed his tactics with some success, including making extensive sweeps over France. With the rank of Air Chief Marshal he was given charge of Fighter Command and engaged in planning the invasion of France. In December 1943 he was appointed C-in-C of the Allied Expeditionary Air Force, massing huge numbers of planes for the forth coming invasion and directly responsible to Eisenhower. He advocated attacking the communications behind the invasion area and concentrated on the railways, the road bridges and all that might disrupt the movement of German troops, a strategy which was to have considerable impact. However he missed the invasion itself by being given a similar post in the Far East under Mountbatten. He set off for India in very adverse weather conditions, refusing to be deterred by his pilot who suggested delaying the flight. His plane was last heard of in the mountains of Grenoble. He, his wife and his staff were all presumed killed and their bodies were not discovered until seven months later." REFERENCE :- "Haileybury in Two World Wars" by A. Hambling

Captain Edward Augustus William LENDY DSO         Haileybury, Lawrence 1881.2 - 1883.2

He was born 13th February 1868. He was gazetted to the West India Regiment 21 December 1887. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette 22 February 1890]: "Edward Augustus William Lendy, Lieutenant, West India Regiment. For the operations against the slave traders at Foulah Town and its vicinity on the West Coast of Africa". He was promoted to Captain in the Sherwood Foresters and Seconded as Inspector General Sierra Leone Frontier Police.   While he was posted in Sierra Leone , he bravely rescued several of his men from drowning during an ill advised river crossing. For this he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Geographic Society. However, he never collected this as he was subsequently killed in a case of "friendly fire" by French forces with whom the British were allied. This tragic event occurred at Warina on 23rd December 1893.  

Lieutenant John Stewart LIDDELL CMG DSO                             Haileybury, Bartle Frere 1882.3 - 1885.2

He was born 11th October 1868. Son of Captain J. Liddell RN. RMA 1885. Royal Engineers 1887 - 1908. retained as Major Egyptian Army 1898 - 1904. director Sudan Ports & Telegraphs, Egypt government Services 1904 -1921. Inspector General Egypt Sudan Telegraphs & telephones. Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Communications, Inspector Engineering Egypt & Sudan Governments, Westminster 1921. Nile Expedition 1899 medal with clasp. 3rd class  Medjideh, 4th class  Osmanieh. Great War Lieutenant Colonel CMG DSO  [London Gazette, 14/1/1916] Order of the Nile (2nd class). Mention in Despatches. Died 19th September 1934.

Lieutenant Colonel Archer Geoffrey LYTTELTON DSO      Haileybury Thomason 18 97.3 -1903.2

He was born  7 May 1884. Son of Rt. Reverend A. T. Lyttelton, Bishop of Southampton. Trinity College Cambridge BA 1906.  Commissioned  Welch Regiment 1906.            Great War: 1914 - 1919 Brevet Major DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1919]  Mention in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel 1932 Commanding 2nd Battalion 1932 Retired 1937. WW2:  Home service AA Command. Commandant Cardiff Garrison 1939 - 19045. Died 11 December July 1959

Captain Ivan Clarkson MACLEAN DSO MC & Bar  Haileybury Bartle Frere 1895.3 - 1900.1

He was born 26 December 1881, son of Major General H Maclean. He gave up a private practice in London to join the RAMC in August 1914 and had a distinguished career, being attached to the Rifle Brigade. He won the MC at Neuve Chapelle in May 1915 for tending the wounded under fire, when almost all of his aid-post were killed, and the Bar for similar work at the Battle of the Somme; and in August 1917, he got the DSO and was severely wounded at the Battle of Ypres. After making a wonderful recovery he rejoined the Rifle Brigade and went through the severe fighting from March 21 to 24,1918, when he was wounded and captured. All his comrades and friends say that he was utterly fearless under fire and absolutely self-sacrificing for others. He was also mentioned in despatches four times. (Authority The Times May 31,1918). The London Gazette for January 9, 1918, records that the DSO was awarded to Captain Ivan C Maclean, MC for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in clearing the wounded. He took his stretcher bearers well in advance of our forward positions and behaved with the most exemplary courage and devotion throughout, sparing no efforts to collect the wounded men. After his battalion was relieved he continued to work under the heaviest fire for another twenty-four hours and was severely wounded on his way back after all the cases had been cleared. He set a splendid example of energy and contempt for danger. He died of wounds on April 4, 1918, whilst in enemy hands.

Lieutenant Colonel Donald MACLEOD DSO OBE MC     Haileybury Lawrence 18 99.3 -1902.3

He was born 26 September 1885. Son of L. I. W. MacLeod. RMC 1903 . Commissioned Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire ) Regiment 1904. Captain 4th Battalion (Special Reserve) Battalion 1913. Great War: 1914 - 1919 Mediterranean & Egypt Expeditionary Force. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO  [London Gazette, 1/1/1918] MC Mention in Despatches, Serbian Order of the White Eagle. War Office Adjutant General Department as Solicitor 1933. WW2:  War Service 1939 - 1946 . OBE 1946. Died 18 July 1964

Colonel Arthur Kerr MAIN DSO                 Haileybury Thomason 1894.3 - 1898.2

He was born 6 September 1881 . Son of Colonel T. R. Main CB CMG .  RMA Commissioned   Royal Artillery 1900. Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917] Mentioned in Despatches Colonel 1932.  Retired 1937. Re - employed Commander Dover Castle 1939 - 1940. Commander Home Guard South Wales District 1940 - 1942. Ministry of Home Security 1942 -1945. Died 7 June1968

Air Commodore Edward MAITLAND  CMG DSO AFC (GEE at school)   Haileybury Edmonstone  1894.1 - 1896.3

He was born 21 February 1879 . Son of  A. Maitland JP . Cambridge BA Commissioned  Essex  Regiment 1900. Captain1909  He was an early military aviator who served in the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers, the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force.  Maitland served in the Orange River Colony during the Boer War. Wing Commander RNAS 1914. DSO .Colonel. Brigadier General RAF 1918 CMG, AFC 1919.     Maitland took up ballooning in 1908. On 18 November 1908, Maitland flew with Mr C C Turner and Prof A E Gaudron in a balloon named the Mammoth from Crystal Palace in England to Meeki Derevi in Russia. The three balloonists covered a distance of 1,117 miles in 36.5 hours. From 1909 Maitland was attached to the Balloon School at Farnborough. In addition to ballooning, Maitland also experimented with powered aircraft. However, following a bad crash he decided to restrict his attention to airships.

On 19 August 1911 Maitland was attached to the Royal Engineers' Air Battalion and later that year he was appointed Officer Commanding No. 1 Company, Air Battalion. (No. 1 Company, Air Battalion was subsequently renamed No. 1 Squadron, RFC and then No. 1 Squadron RAF). In 1913 Maitland carried out a parachute descent from the airship Delta. In 1914 Maitland transferred to the Royal Naval Air Service, taking up the post of Officer Commanding the Captive Balloon Detachment. On 1 April 1918, with the merger of the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps, Maitland transferred to the Royal Air Force. He was subsequently promoted to Air Commodore.     In 1919 Maitland took part in the first transatlantic crossing aboard the Airship R38. On 24 August 1921 Maitland was aboard the R38 airship when it suffered structural failure, breaking up in mid air over the Humber. Maitland was one of the fatalities. reference:- www.molinu.org/tags/royal_air_force_officers

  Brevet Major Conwyn Mansel-Jones, VC CMG DSO      Haileybury College, Batten 1885-1888

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General Sir Reginald Seaburne MAY KCB KBE CMG DSO     Haileybury Hailey 1893.2 - 1897.2

He was born 10 August 1879 . Son of  Admiral of the Fleet Sir W. May . RMC Commissioned   Royal Fusiliers1898. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 Queen's medal5 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps  Mentioned in Despatches. Brevet Major.  Great War  CB. CMG. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916] Ttemporary Major General. Mentioned in Despatches Officer of Legion of Honour, Commander of Order of Leopold, French & Belgian Croix de Guerre, American DSM. KBE 1923 Major General 1929, GOC 49th (West Riding) division 1930. Commandant RMC Sandhurst 1931 QMG to the Forces 1935 - 1939 KCB 1935 General 1938 Died 26 October 1958.

Colonel Ralph Leycester McCALL dso mc          Haileybury Melville 1898.2 -1901.2

He was born 10 April  1884, son of W. L. McCalls.  Commissioned  into Gordon Highlanders South Africa 1902 Queen's medal & 3 clasp  Cameron Highlanders 1904. Great War:  Brevet Lieutenant Colonel  DSO [London Gazette, 25/11/1916]  MC Mention in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel Commanding 2nd Battalion 1929 - 1933. Colonel 1933 Commanding 154th Brigade 1933. ADC to King 1934 Retired 1937. Died 1 7 September 1945

  Captain Arthur Montagu    McMURDO DSO    Haileybury Lawrence 1875.2 - 1877.1

He was born at Fulham 15 March 1861, youngest son of General Sir M McMurdo and Susan, daughter to Sir Charles Napier; was educated at Haileybury and Sandhurst, and joined 71st Highland Light Infantry in 1882; was attached Egyptian Army, 1886-1894; operations in Sudan, 1888-89; action at Handoub, wounded, camel shot (Fourth Class Medjidie); attack on Fort Khor Mousa; action at Gemaizah (Medal with clasp; Bronze Star); action of Toski (Despatches; Clasp; created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 8 November 1889]: "Arthur Montagu McMurdo, Lieutenant, HLI. For services during action at Toski". Presented by the Sirdar at Haifa, 2 February 1891; was on Headquarters, Egyptian Army, 1894. He married Helen Estcourt, daughter of B Cotton, Alton, Isle of Wight. Became Director, Slavery Department, Cairo, 1898; retired from the Army 8 November 1900; Reserve of Officers. Major McMurdo was also Secretary of the Egyptian Agricultural Society. He died 15 April 1914. An obituary notice of McMurdo Pasha appeared in the ‘Times' of 16 April 1914.

Brigadier Percy Montgomery MEDILL DSO      Haileybury Trevelyan & Melville 18 96.2 -1899.3

He was born 1 May 1882 . Son of  T. S. Medill. RMA 18993 . Commissioned  Royal Garrison Artillery 1901. Great War: DSO [London Gazette, 7/2/1918] Mention in Despatches, Colonel 1933. Brigadier & retired 1939. Recalled 1939 invalided 1940 Died 4 March 1963

Lieutenant Commander John Louis MIEVILLE DSO RNVR     Haileybury Highfield 1904.1 - 1907.2

He was born 4 February 1890. Son of L. Mieville. Lieutenant Commander RNVR. DSO awarded 28. 8. 1918. Mention in Despatches. 1939 - 1945 War RNVR. died 22 August 1967. 

Lieutenant Colonel Edward MILFORD DSO         Haileybury Trevelyan 1892.2 - 1895.2

He was born 28 September 1878 . Son of  F. C. Milford . Commissioned  South Staffordshire Regiment 1898.  Lieutenant 1899. Captain 1907 . Indian Army 76th Punjabis 1913. Great War Mesopotamia Major 1915 DSO [London Gazette, 23/10 1919]  Mentioned in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel 3/1st Punjabi Regiment 1921 Retired 1925 Died29 September 1944

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Eugene MILFORD DSO         Haileybury Trevelyan 1894.2 - 1897.2

He was born 9 November 1880 . Son of  F. C. Milford . Commissioned   Royal Artillery  from Militia 1901. Great War Major 1915 DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1918] Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel  1929 Retired 1932 Died 14 December 1952

Major General John Randle  Minshull - FORD CB DSO MC (Ford at School)     Haileybury Melville 1895.2 - 1898.1

He was born 21 May  1881, son of  Captain J. R. Minshull - Ford.  RMC 1899. Commissioned  into Royal Welch Fusiliers 1900 Great War:  Brevet Major, Lieutenant Colonel & Colonel,  DSO,  MC, Mention in Despatches.  Brigadier General 1919 Commanding 1st South Staffordshire Regiment 1925 - 1929, Commanding 5th Infantry Brigade 1930. Major General 1934 CB 1933, ADC to King 1931 - 1934. GOC 44th (TA) Division 1934. Retired 1938. Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey 1940. Died 1 April 1948

Major Charles Johnstone MITCHELL DSO         Haileybury Edmonstone 1894.1 - 1897.2

He was born 20 September  1879, son of Colonel H. L. Mitchell. RMC Commissioned  into Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry 1899. Captain 1906. Retired Major Bucks. Battalion TF 1914 Great War:    DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917]  Mention in Despatches. Died on Saturday 16 November 1918 .Cemetery: HOVE OLD CEMETERY Sussex, United Kingdom Grave or Reference Panel Number: K. C. 127.

Lieutenant Colonel  Percy Reynolds MITCHELL DSO          Haileybury Edmonstone 1896.2 -1899.3

He was born 14 October 1882, son of Colonel H. L. Mitchell. . RMA 1899 . Commissioned   Royal Garrison Artillery 1900.   Great War:  Major 1915.  Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1918] Mention in Despatches Retired 1919  Died 3 September 1954

  Lieutenant Colonel Frederick William     MOFFITT DSO     Haileybury Lawrence 1885.1 - 1887.2

He was born 14 June 1872.  Son of  Surgeon Major Moffitt. RMC Essex Regiment 1890.North West Frontier   & Tirah Expeditionary Force 1898 medal & clasp. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902. Mentioned in Despatches, Queen's medal 5 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Brevet Major Great War Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 18/2/1915]. Retired  Mentioned in Despatches, Lieutenant Commanding 1st Battalion 1919. Retired 1924. Died 25th February 1952.

Major Edward Algernon MOLESWORTH DSO         Haileybury Bartle Frere 1889.2 - 1891.2

He was born 9 May 1875 . Son of   Colonel Sir St. A Molesworth . Commissioned   Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1896. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 Queen's medal 5 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Major 1914 Great War :  DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917], Mentioned in Despatches. Retired 1919. Died 2 July 1939

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Townsend MOLLOY DSO     Haileybury Trevelyan 1896.2 -1900.3

He was born 2 September 1882 . Son of   Colonel E. Molloy . RMC 1901 . Commissioned 5th Royal Gurkha Rifle 1902.   North West Frontier 1908 medal & clasp. Great War: France, Gallipoli ,  Mention in Despatches,  Afghan War 1919 DSO [London Gazette, 8/6/1920]. Lieutenant Colonel 1928 Retired 1932. Died 4 January 1970

Brigadier General Noel Ernest Money   CMG DSO  & Bar     Haileybury, Melville 1880.3 -1883.2

He was born 17 March 1867, and at Christ Church, Oxford, and served with the Shropshire Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa in 1900-1, and with the South African Constabulary in South Africa, 1901 to the end of the war, and was slightly wounded. He took part in operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Venterskroon (7 and 9 August); operations in Orange River Colony, May to July 1900, including action at Lindley (1 July) and Rhenoster River; operations in the Transvaal and Cape Colony 30 November 1900 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]: "Noel Ernest Money, Captain, 5th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He served in the European War, and commanded the 159th Infantry Brigade in the 53rd Welsh Division in Palestine; was wounded; mentioned in Despatches; created a CMG in 1919 and awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order . Brigadier General N E Money married, in 1903, Maud Boileau, second daughter of Edward Wood, of Culmington Manor, Shropshire, and they had one son and one daughter. He died 30th May 1941

Major Ralph Noel Vernon MONTGOMERY DSO         Haileybury Highfield 1897.1 - 1900.3

He was born 26 April 1884. The son of Hugh de F. and Mrs. Montgomery, of Blessingbourne, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. Major "D" Battery. 88th Brigade., Royal Field Artillery. DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1919] , Mention in despatches. He died on Active Service on Tuesday 1 April 1919 . Age 34  He is buried at Cemetery: DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.2 Somme, France 

Lieutenant Colonel John William Moore MORGAN DSO     Haileybury Melville  1884.2 - 1885.3

He was born May 1970.  Son of Reverend W. R. Morgan, RMC. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1891 Staff College Henley 1894. Anglo - Boer War. Queen's medal 2 clasps. Lieutenant Colonel 1914. DSO [London Gazette, 4/6/1917, Mentioned in Despatches. Died accidentally on Active Service. 30 March 1917.

Major Walter Edward Thomson MORLAND DSO MC       Haileybury Thomason 18 96.2 -1900.3

He was born 27 June 1882 . Son of  E. Morland JP. RMC . Commissioned  Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 1902.  With king's African Rifles Uganda 1909. Great War: Siege of Kut. ADC to General Townshend.  DSO [London Gazette, 23/8/1918]  MC Mention in Despatches, French Croix de Guerre Major 1917  Died 29 September 1962

Lieutenant Colonel Aldwin Montgomery MUNBY DSO     Haileybury Colvin 18 96.2 -1900.2

He was born 7 June 1882 . Son of  H. M. Munby  . Commissioned   Border  Regiment  from Militia 1903.  Great War: Major 1917 .  Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1918] Mention in Despatches retired 1921 Died 3 September 1939

Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Digby MURRAY DSO           Haileybury Lawrence 1892.2 - 1896.1

He was born 30 April 1878 . Son of Colonel K. D. Murray DSO . Commissioned   Royal Artillery 1898.  Major 1914.  Great War: France 1915 -1918   DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1919], Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre, Mentioned in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel  1921 Died21 August 1949

Brevet Colonel Kenelm Digby MURRAY CB DSO     Haileybury Lawrence  1893.1 - 1898.1

He was born 30 October 1879 . Son of  Colonel K. D. Murray DSO . RMC Commissioned   Royal Munster fusiliers 1899. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902 . Indian Army 1903. North West Frontier 1908 Scinde Rifles 1913, Great War Major 1915, DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917], Mentioned in Despatches France. Lieutenant Colonel commanding 55th Coke's Rifles1922. Brevet Colonel 1926 CB 1933 .  Retired 1933. Director Military Studies, Cambridge University 1934 - 1946. Died 3 February 1947

Colonel Shadwell John MURRAY DSO       Haileybury, Hailey 1880.1 -1882.3

He was born 26th August 1867. son f E. F. Murray. RMC 1887. 2nd Lieutenant Connaught Rangers 1888. Lieutenant Colonel commanding 1st Battalion France, Mesopotamia, Palestine. Brevet Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1919] . Mention in Despatches. Colonel on Staff Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1918 - 1920. retired owing to wounds 1921. Died September 1941.

Major Geoffrey Gay NANSON DSO MC         Haileybury Lawrence 1907.3 - 1912.3

He was born 8 October 1893. Son of  E. J. Nansen. University London ACGI , Royal Garrison Artillery 1914 - 1919. Coast Defence & 3rd Siege Battery France  DSO awarded 1.1.1919. MC Mention in Despatches. Died June 1979

Lieutenant Colonel Lenox Arthur  Dutton Naper dsO      Haileybury Hailey 1891.3 - 1895.3

He was born 19 December 1877 . Son of  Lieutenant Colonel W. D. Naper . Commissioned   Royal Garrison Artillery from Militia 1899. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902 Queen's medal 5 clasps. Great War France & Macedonia. Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918]  Mentioned in Despatches Order of White Eagle of Serbia. Caucasus 1919. Died October 1965 

Major Gervys Charles NEVILE DSO           Haileybury Highfield & Batten 1894.2 - 1899.2

He was born 1 June 1880 . Son of  P. S. Neville . Magdalane College Oxford. Commissioned   Royal Artillery 1900.   Great War Major  DSO [London Gazette, 8/2/1919] Mentioned in Despatches Died 21 March 1957

Major General  Richard Deare Furley OLDMAN  CMG CB DSO       Haileybury, Hailey 1890.3 -1893.2

 He was born 31 July 1877. He entered the Army as Second Lieutenant, Norfolk Regiment, 20 February 1897, and became Lieutenant 19 April 1898. He served in West Africa (Northern Nigeria), 1903 to 1904; during operations in the Kabba Province, and took part in the operations in the Bassa Province against the Okpotos. He was promoted Captain 25 February 1905, and for his services was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 25 August 1905], and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 25 August 1905]: "Richard Deare Furley Oldman, Captain. For services during the operations in Northern Nigeria, 1903-4". He again saw active service in West Africa in 1906, and was employed with the West African Frontier Force until 9 August 1910. Captain Oldman served during the European War, 1914 to 1917. He was DAAG, GHQ, BEF, 24 September 1914 to 12 March 1915; was promoted Major 25 April 1915; was Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, Cheshire Regiment, 18 September 1915 to 14 April 1910; Temporary Brigadier General 15 April 1916 to 14 April 1919. He was Brigade Commander, 117th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 15 April 1916 to 4 March 1917; Brigade Commander, Sheppey, Infantry Brigade, Home Forces, 20 March to 2 November 1917; Brigade Commander, 15th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 3 November 1917 to 14 April 1919; Acting Lieutenant Colonel, 53rd Battalion Bedford and Hertfordshire Regiment, 15 April to 31 July 1919, and Brigade Commander, 2nd Brigade, Eastern Division, Northern Command, 1 August 1919; he was mentioned in Despatches, and in 1917 was created CMG; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 3 June 1910, and of Colonel 1 January 1919. Commanded an Infantry brigade in Ireland 1920. Inspector General WAFF 1923. CB 1923. ADC to HM King 1927. commanding 6th Infantry Brigade Aldershot 1926 . Major General  1930 . Commanding 47th (2nd London) Division TA 1930 -1934. Retired 1935 . He married, in 1912, Helen Marie, daughter of Walter Pigot, Dundrum, and they had two sons. Died 11 November 1943 

Lieutenant Colonel John Philip OSBALDISTONE - MITFORD DSO (Mitford at School)            Haileybury Melville 1894.3 - 1899.2

He was born 12 June 1880 . Son of  Reverend E. Mitford . Commissioned  4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment from Militia 1899. Lieutenant Dorsetshire Regiment 1901 Indian Army 1903. Great War East Africa & Persia 98th Infantry Brigade. Major 1916 DSO [London Gazette, 1/2/1917]Afghanistan 1919 Lieutenant Colonel 1926  Retired 1930 Died 30 April 1970

Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Christopher PACKE DSO OBE JP DL      Haileybury Edmonstone 1891.3 - 1896.2

He was born 14 November 1877 . Son of  Reverend W. J. Packe . Magdalane College Cambridge BA. Commissioned   Royal Fusiliers Regiment  University Candidate1899. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1900, Relief of Ladysmith. Queen's medal 3 clasps. Great War: France & Belgium DAA & Quarter Master General 17th Division 1915. AQMG 3rd Corps 1915 - 1917.  DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917]  3 times Mentioned in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel Retired 1920 .  2nd In Command Leicester Home Guard. Died 24 April 1961

Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Henry PANK CMG DSO JP DL        Haileybury Bartle Frere 1890.2 - 1892.1

He was born 4 April 18761 . Son of  Sir J. L. Pank JP DL . Great War : Gallipoli, Egypt,, France CMG, DSO [London Gazette, 4/2/1918] Mentioned in Despatches, TD, Colonel  TA 1924 . Commanding 141st Infantry Brigade TA 1924 - 1928. ADC to King 1929. Sheriff Middlesex 1926 - 1927, JP Hertfordshire & Middlesex. Deputy Lieutenant Middlesex . Died 11 January 1957

Captain Allan Thomas PEACHEY CBE DSO RN     Haileybury Thomason 1909.3 - 1914.2

 He was born 23 May 1896.  Son of A. T. Peachey FRCS. Special Entry Cadet RN 1914.Grand Fleet at Jutland 1916. "Q" Ships 1917. Lieutenant 1918. Trinity College Cambridge 1919. Lieutenant Commander 1926. Commander 19333. Captain 1940. WW2. Commanded HMS "Queen of Bermuda", "Delhi" , "Enterprise", "Royal Sovereign". Palestine & Levant 1947 - 1948. Retired List 1950. CBE. DSO. Legion of Merit (USA). Order of George 1 Greece. Died 15 March 1967.

Colonel Hugh Wodehouse Pearse DSO.   Haileybury Edmonstone 1868.2 - 1872.3 

East Surrey Regiment . He joined the 70th Foot 11 February 1875, as Sub-Lieutenant, becoming Lieutenant, East Surrey Regiment, 11 February 1875; served in the Afghan War, 1879-80 (Medal); was DACG, Commissariat and Transport Staff, from 13 August 1881; was promoted to Captain 30 June 1883; was Adjutant, Volunteers, 15 January 1889 to 13 January 1894; became Major, 12 July 1892. He served in the South African War from 1899 to 1902, being present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso; operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights, and action at Pieter's Hill. He was in command of the 2nd Battalion East Surrey Regiment 23 February to 1 May 1900, and 1 July 1900 to 31 May 1902; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony, May 1901. Major Pearse was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 29 July 1902]; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 29 November 1900; 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]: "Hugh Wodehouse Pearse, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, East Surrey Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to Lord Kitchener in South Africa, and presented by Major General Clements at Standerton 13 April 1902. He became Lieutenant Colonel 14 January 1901; Brevet Colonel 10 February 1904, and Colonel 25 February 1907; was Assistant Director of Dress and Clothing, HQ of Army, from 25 February 1907. Colonel Pearse retired from the Staff 25 February 1911.

Brigadier General Raymond Theodore PELLY CB CMG DSO & Bar    Haileybury Trevelyan 1895.2 - 1898.2

He was born 30 July  1881, son of  Canon R. P. Pelly Anglo - Boer War  1900 with Worcestershire Imperial Yeomanry & Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1901 Queen's medal 4 clasps.  Great War: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry & 8th Royal Irish Rifles. Brevet Major Brevet Lieutenant Colonel. Brigadier General  91st Infantry Brigade 1917 CB, CMG   DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916] & Bar [London Gazette, 2/4/1919]plus 7 Mentions in Despatches. The DSO citation was :-"For gallantry and conspicuous good service. He handled the left Brigade of the 7th Division  at the crossing of the Piave 27 October 1918, with marked success. This brigade particularly distinguished itself, gained all its objectives after stiff fighting and captured many prisoners. The Brigade again distinguished itself on the Monticano, particularly in the capture of Cimetta, when stubborn resistance was encountered He showed great judgement and coolness in personally superintending the final capture of this village from the banks of the Monticano, when they were under heavy artillery & machine gun fire the whole time. Throughout the whole operation he set a fine example to his brigade." He also received the Italian Croce di Guerra, Commander Italian Order of St. Maurice & St. Lazarus. Military. Knight of Windsor. Died 28 June 1952

Venerable Charles John Eyre PESHALL CBE DSO      Haileybury Thomason 1895.3 - 1901.2

He was born 13 November 1881 . Son of  Reverend S. Peshall  Pembroke College Cambridge BA 1904. MA 1919 Ordained 1904 Chaplain RN 1908.  He was present on HMS Vindictive at the. Zeebrugge  Raid.1918 DSO [London Gazette, 23/7/1918]Chaplin of the Fleet 1933 KHC 1933 - 1935 CBE 1935. RN Chaplin 1940 - 1943   Died 18 October 1957

Brigadier General Cyril Lachlan PORTER CB CMG DSO       Haileybury Lawrence 1885.2 - 1888.3

He was born  4 June 1872.  Son of   F. Porter. the Buffs 1893, Commanding Gentlemen Cadets RMC 1905. Chitral Relief Force 1895medal & clasp Malakand, North West Frontier, Bunner 1897 - 1898 clasp. Great War Brevet Colonel, Brevet Brigadier General CMG DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918] Mentioned in Despatches CB 1925. Died 11 November 1951

Lieutenant Colonel James Herbert PORTER CBE DSO & Bar  Haileybury Le Bas 1907.2 - 1909.2

 He was born 29 August 1891. Son of J. U. Porter. Birmingham University. North Staffordshire Regiment TF.  DSO awarded 1.1. 1918 & Bar 16. 9 18 Mention in Despatches CBE Died 22 March 1973.

Lieutenant Colonel Henry George POWELL DSO     Haileybury Thomason 1880.3 - 1883.1 

He was born 17 th February 1867. Son of  Captain Powell. RMC  2nd Lieutenant North Lancashire Regiment 1887. Captain 1894. Retired 1903. Re-employed East Surrey Regiment 1914 - 1918 Brevet Major, Lieutenant Colonel  DSO Mention in Despatches. Died 4th May 1955.

Brigadier Robert Courtenay PRANCE CBE DSO        Haileybury Edmonstone 1896.1 -1898.3

He was born 19 February 1882 . Son of  C. G. Prance. RMA 1898 . Commissioned  Royal Artillery. Anglo - Boer War 1902 Queen's medal 4 clasps. Major 1914.    Great War: France, Salonika & Palestine DSO  [London Gazette,14/1/1916] Mention in Despatches,  Lieutenant Colonel 1925, Colonel 1929 Brigadier commanding RA 3rd Division 1935 Retired 1939 Recalled 1939 - 1942 Brigadier RA Southern Command. CBE 1948 Died 14 February 1966.

Colonel Bernard Henry Leathes PRIOR CMG DSO & Bar TD     Haileybury Lawrence 1891.3 - 1895.2

He was born 28 October 1877 . Son of  L. Prior . Commissioned  Norfolk Regiment  with 1st Service Company in Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1901 Queen's medal 4 clasps, Raised & commanded 6th Cyclist Battalion Norfolk Regiment 1908. Great War  DSO [London Gazette, 4/6/1917] & Bar [London Gazette, 26/7/1918], Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel commanding 9th Battalion Norfolks 1916 -1918. Colonel TA 1918. Retired 1934 Died 27 November 1953

 Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Kennedy RAWLINS CIE CBE, DSO    Haileybury, Lawrence 1880.3 - 1882.3

He was born 15 May 1868, at Dharmsala, Punjab, son of Major General J S Rawlins, Indian Army. He was educated at Haileybury, and gazetted to the East Surrey Regiment as Second Lieutenant 21 December 1889, becoming Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps, 19 May 1892. He served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-93, and was present at the defence of Malakand, relief of Chakdara, Malakand, and the action at Laniakai. Operations in Bajaur and in the Mamund country. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 5 November 1897], received the Medal with two clasps, and. was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 20 May 1898]: "Arthur Kennedy Rawlins, Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the recent operations on the North-West Frontier of India". The Insignia were presented at Peshawar on 17 August 1898. He served in China in 1903, and in the same year was promoted to Captain, Indian Army, on 21 December In 1903-04 he served in Somaliland, and was present at the action of Jidballi. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 2 September 1904], and received the Medal and clasp. He became Major 21 December 1907. Major Rawlins served in the European War as Special Service Officer from 17 August 1914, in charge of the Bikanir Camel Corps. He became Lieutenant Colonel, 24th Punjab Infantry, 21 December 1915: was created a CIE in 1916; and a CBE. Retired 1921 Died 16th November 1943

Colonel Charles REED CB DSO         Haileybury Lawrence 1893.3 - 1897.3

He was born 10 August 1879 . Son of  T. B. Reed . Commissioned  Royal Artillery from Militia 1899. Indian Ordnance Department 1908 Major 1914. Great War: France, Mesopotamia Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 22/12/1916] Mentioned in Despatches, Serbian  Order of White Eagle. Iraq 1920  Mentioned in Despatches, Colonel 1922. Staff Allied HQ Simla CB 1933.  Retired 1934 Died 30 January 1958

Lieutenant Colonel Robert James REES - MOGG DSO         Haileybury Batten 1892.1 - 1896.1

He was born 4 September 1878 . Son of  Reverend H. G. Rees - Mogg . Commissioned  18th Royal Irish Regiment 1899 from Militia. Egyptian Army 1907 - 1917 Lieutenant Colonel DSO. [London Gazette, 1/1/1917] Retired 1920 Died 7 October 1935

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Johnstone RICHARDSON DSO                     Haileybury Thomason 1876.2 - 1880.1

He was born 19th July 1862. Son of  C. Richardson.  RMC.  Lieutenant East Yorkshire regiment 1882. Passed Staff College lieutenant Colonel 1907. Burmese Expedition 1885 - 1887 medal with 2 clasps. West Africa 1897 - 1898, operations on the Niger medal with clasp. Anglo- Boer War  1900 - 1902 Queen's medal with 2 clasps, King's medal with 2 clasps. Retired 1911. Rejoined 1914 Commanded Hull Battalion & 8th South Lancashire Regiment. DSO [London Gazette, 20/10/1916] Mentioned in Despatches. Died 1936.

Captain William Edward Rickman DSO.           Haileybury Colvin 1869.1 - 1872.2

  He served in the South African War, 1900-02; was mentioned in Despatches, awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "William Edward Rickman, Captain, Kimberley Light Horse. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. Died 1st June 1927

Colonel David Graeme RIDGEWAY CB DSO           Haileybury Edmonstone 1892.2 - 1896.2

He was born 12 December 1879 . Son of  Bishop of Salisbury .  RMC. Commissioned  Bedford Regiment 1898. Captain 3rd Gurkha Rifles 1907.  Great War  Egypt, France, India. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel , Mentioned in Despatches. Waziristan 1919 - 1920 Colonel 1924. DSO 1925 CB 1933  Retired 1935 Died 2 February 1950

Lieutenant Colonel William Cairnes ROBERTSON DSO       Haileybury Hailey 18 96.2 -1899.2

He was born 9 June 1882 . Son of   Major Robertson.  Commissioned  Royal Garrison Artillery from Militia 1901.  Great War: DSO Croix de Guerre Mention in Despatches, Major 1916 Lieutenant Colonel 1929 Retired 1933. Died 26 February 1950.

Lieutenant Commander Clive Neville ROLFE DSO  and Bar         Haileybury Lawrence 18 97.2 -1899.1

He was born 17 September 1884. Son of C. W. N. Rolfe. HMS Britannia 1899. Lieutenant HMS Temeraire 1909. Lieutenant Commander 1914 .  DSO  [London Gazette, 1/1/1918], Died 27 October 1953. Bar to D.S.O. 1920.

Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Lawrence RUCK DSO           Haileybury Batten 1895.2 - 1898.2

He was born 6 September 1881 , son of Lieutenant Colonel Ruck. He went to British Colombia in 1999 & joined Canadian Rifles. After serving in South Africain 1899 - 1900 medal with 4 clasps. He was commissioned into the Bedfordshire Regiment in 1902. , He joined the Punjab Infantry  54th Sikhs ( Frontier Force) in 1904. Khyber Rifles 1906 - 1907. North West Frontier 1908 medal & clasp. Born and bred in the mountains of Wales he discovered a great affinity with the Pathan tribes of the frontier and soon learnt to speak fluent Pushtu. He served in India Waziristan in 1917. & Palestine 1918 - 1919 DSO[London Gazette, 3/6/1919] Mention in Despatches. Black Sea 1920 Star of Romania 1920. Lieutenant Colonel 1922. Retired 1922. When war broke out again in 1939 he served in North Africa 1940 - 1941 & was too old to serve any longer and was put in charge of the Home Guard platoon in Llanidloes. Died 9 December 1962

Vice Admiral Philip RUCK - KEENE CB CBE DSO       Haileybury Hailey 1911.3 - 1915.2

He was born 7 November 1897. Son of Reverend E. R. Ruck - Keene. Naval Cadet 1915. Lieutenant RN 1919. CBE 1942.  DSO 23.10.1945  for air strikes Okinawa 03.-4.45.Mention in Despatches 12.01.1943 attacks enemy supply bases Mediterranean  Rear Admiral CB 1948. Vice Admiral. Died 28 May 1977.

Lieutenant Colonel James Cosmo RUSSELL DSO       Haileybury Le Bas 1893.1 - 1897.1

He was born 18 October 1878. Son of Reverend H. C. Russell. Commissioned 4th Hussars 1904.  Indian Army 1902 Captain 9th Hodson’s Horse 1908. Great War: Lieutenant Colonel attached. 6th Battalion., Cameron Highlanders - 1917, DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917],  Mention in Despatches, Killed in action on Tuesday 31 July 1917 .Cemetery: BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Grave or Reference Panel Number: III. A. 3

Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Robert SANDEMAN  DSO & Bar MC                                                    Haileybury Lawrence 18 96.3 -1898.3

He was born 20 October 1882 . Son of  Colonel W. H. Sandeman    Saint Andrew's University.  Commissioned  Border Regiment 1903 from Militia. Anglo - Boer War 1901 - 1902 Queen's medal 5 clasps. King's African Rifles 1908.  Great War: France & Flanders 1915 - 1919 Major 1917  DSO MC Mention in Despatches. North West Frontier  1930 Bar to DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1918], , Mention in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel 1931 Commanding 1st Battalion 1931 - 1932 retired ill health. WW2:  Home Guard 1939 - 1945 1946. Died3 January 1960.

Brigadier General Arthur Richard Careless SANDERS CMG DSO and Bar                  Haileybury Trevelyan 1891.1 - 1893.3

He was born 20 January 1877 . Son of  Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Sanders . RMA. Commissioned   Royal Engineers 1897.  Bengal Sappers & Miners 1899.Major Royal Engineers 1914  Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO  [London Gazette, 3/6/1916], Mentioned in Despatches, Legion of Honour. 1916. CMG  Brigadier General, General Staff  Commanding 50th Infantry Brigade, 17th Division. Mentioned in Despatches 1918 Killed in Action. 20/09/1918. FIVE POINTS CEMETERY, LECHELLE.

For conspicous gallentry and devotion to duty. He led his battalion with great courage and detirmination in an attack, capturing and consolidating all his objectives, in spite of heavy fire. it was due to his initative that a battery of enrmy guns was captured. His personal influence and good leadership were largely responsible for the success achieved by his battalion. (D.S.O gazetted June 3, 1916.)  

Major Francis SAPTE DSO             Haileybury Colvin 1876.1 - 1879.3

He was born 26 April 1862, son of Captain William Sapte. He was educated at Haileybury, and at Sandhurst; entered the Army in 1882; was promoted Captain in 1890; became Adjutant, 6th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, in 1897, and served in that capacity in South Africa, 1899-1902, and as Staff Officer to Commandant of a Colonial Defence Area; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900; operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to March 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with clasp; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Francis Sapte, Captain, Middlesex Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 2 June 1902, and the Warrant sent 4 June 1902. Major Sapte retired in 1902.  Rejoined 191. 4 Died 23 April 1947

Colonel Edward Vipan SARSON DSO          Haileybury Trevelyan 1892.1 - 1897.2

He was born 15 February 1878 . Son of  Colonel J. E . Sarson. Oriel College Oxford Commissioned  Royal Artillery 1900.  Major 1914. Great War  Mesopotamia 1914 - 1915 France 1916 - 1918. DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918],  Mentioned in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel 1925Assistant Director of Artillery, AHQ India 1928. Colonel 1931, Brigadier 1937 Retired 1934 Died 9 October 1960

Colonel Arthur Johnson SAVAGE DSO      Haileybury Thomason 1887.3 - 1891.2

He was born 17June 1874.  Son of   Colonel J. W. Savage. RMA 1891 Senior Under Officer & Sword of Honour. Royal Engineers 1893. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1902 Queen's medal 2 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Great war 1914 - 1919 Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1918], ,  Mentioned in Despatches. Lieutenant Colonel 1921. Colonel 1926 Retired 1930 Died September 1933.

Captain Humphrey SAYER DSO MC     Haileybury Lawrence 1903.2 - 1907.2

He was born 9 May 1889.Son of A. L. Sayer . Trinity College Cambridge. Sussex Yeomanry 1914 - 1919. Gallipoli, Egypt. Palestine, France Captain.  DSO awarded 1. 1. 1919 Mention in Despatches MC. Died 21 April 1943

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Gallwey SHEA DSO         Haileybury Hailey 1894.1 - 1897.2

He was born 23 June 1880 . Son of Colonel H. S. Shea . RMC. Commissioned Indian Army 1900.  China 1900 Relief of Peking medal & clasp. North West Frontier 1902 Darwesh Khel Waziris. 51st Sikhs Major 1915 Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 25/8/1917],  Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel 1922  Retired 1929 Died 24 April 1935

Major General Seymour Hulbert SHEPPARD CB CMG DSO          Haileybury, Edmonstone 1883.1 -1887.1

He was born 24 December 1869, eldest surviving son of G F Sheppard, JP, ICS, and Adeline Babington Sheppard. He was educated at Haileybury College, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (Senior Under Officer, 1889, and Sword of Honour); joined the Royal Engineers, as Second Lieutenant, 14 February 1890, and became Lieutenant 14 February 1893. He served in the Waziristan Expedition, 1894-95 (Medal with clasp); on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98; in operations in the Mohmand country (Mention in Despatches [London Gazette, 11 January 1898]; Medal with, clasp); with the Tirah Expeditionary Force, 1897-98 (Despatches [London Gazette, 7 June 1898]; clasp). He was promoted Captain 31 December 1900, and served in the Mahsud-Waziri operations, 1902; as Staff Officer to a column, for which he was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 August 1902]; received a clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 2 September 1902]: "Seymour Hulbert Sheppard, Captain, Royal Engineers. For services during the Mahsud-Waziri operations". Captain Sheppard served in the operations against the Kabul Khels, 1902, and in Tibet, 1903-4, being present in the action at Niani; the operations at and around Gyantse, and the march to Lhassa. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 13 December 1904]; received the Brevet of Major 10 November 1904, and the Medal with clasp. In 1903 and 1906 he won the Army Rackets Single Championship, and in 1906 the Amateur Rackets Singles Championship. He passed the Staff College in 1907, and was DAAG, Rawalpindi Division, India, then GSO, 2nd Grade, 9 July 1908 to 9 July 1912; was promoted Major 14 February 1912; was GSO, 2nd Grade, Staff College, Quetta, 21 January 1913 to 15 September 1914, becoming Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 10 May 1913. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Sheppard served in the European War from 15 Sept, 1914; was with the East African Expeditionary Force from October 1914, to January 1916, as GSO1; given the Brevet of Colonel 24 August 1915, for distinguished service in the Field; was Brigadier General commanding 1st East African Brigade, February 1916 to February 1917; Brigadier General, General Staff, East African Force, from January 1917 to December 1918; was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 18 March 1918. He was four times mentioned in Despatches; received the CMG 1 February 1917, and the CB 1 January 1918, and was made a Major General 1 January 1919; commanded No 1 Division, Peshawar. Retired 1923 Colonel Commandant Royal Engineers 1933 Died at Hove 7th February 1957

Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Claude George Henry SITWELL DSO     Haileybury Highfield  1874.1 - 1875.2

He was born 18th October 1858 . Son of Captain G. F. Sitwell.  He joined the 85th Foot as Second Lieutenant from the Militia 14 September 1878, and served in the Afghan War, 1879-80, with the Kuram Division, Yarmusht Expedition (Medal). He became Lieutenant, Shropshire Light Infantry, 1 July 1881, and in 1882 served with the Egyptian Expedition, being present at the defence of Alexandria, occupation of Kafr Dowar and surrender of Damietta. He was promoted to Captain 13 July 1886. From 11 May 1895 to 10 October 1899, he was employed in the Uganda Protectorate. He commanded the expeditions against the Kitosh, Kabras and Kikelwa tribes, 1895. For the Nandi Expedition, 1895-96, he was mentioned in Despatches. In Uganda, in 1897-98; in February and March 1898, he commanded the operations against the Mwanga, and fought an action near Katonga River, and other engagements. He was mentioned in Despatches; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 4 October 1899 (he had been promoted to Major 13 October 1898), and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 24 January 1899]: "Claude George Henry Sitwell, Major, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the recent operations in Uganda". The Insignia were sent to the Foreign Office, and sent by the Foreign Office to HM Commissioner in Uganda. Lieutenant Colonel C G H Sitwell's Insignia, etc, were returned by Sir R Buller, Lieutenant Colonel C G H Sitwell having been killed at Tugela. The DSO, Warrant and Statutes were sent to Miss Blanche Sitwell for Colonel Sitwell's daughter, Miss C D C Sitwell. Colonel Sitwell was killed in action 24 February 1900.

Sir A Conan Doyle says, on pages 216 to 219 of 'The Great Boer War':

"Brigadier Fitzroy Hart, to whom the assault was entrusted, is in some ways as singular and picturesque a type as has been evolved in the war, a dandy soldier, always the picture of neatness from the top of his helmet to the heels of his well-polished brown boots, he brings to military matters the same precision which he affects in dress. Pedantic in his accuracy, he actually at the battle of Colenso drilled the Irish Brigade for half an hour before leading them into action, and threw out markers under a deadly fire in order that his change from close to extended formation might be academically correct. The heavy loss of the brigade at this action was to some extent ascribed to him, and affected his popularity; but as his men came to know him better—his romantic bravery, his whimsical soldierly humour—their dislike changed into admiration. His personal disregard for danger was notorious and reprehensible. 'Where is General Hart?' asked someone in action. 'I have not seen him, but I know where you will find him. Go ahead of the skirmish line, and you will see him standing on a rock', was the answer. He bore a charmed life. It was a danger to be near him. 'Whom are you going to?' 'General Hart', said the aide-de-camp. 'Then good-bye!' cried his fellows. A grim humour ran through his nature. It is gravely recorded and widely believed that he lined up a regiment on a hill-top in order to teach them not to shrink from fire. Amid the laughter of his Irishmen, he walked through the open files of his firing line holding a laggard by the ear. This was the man who had put such a spirit into the Irish Brigade that amid that army of valiant men there were none who held such a record. 'Their rushes were the quickest, their rushes were the longest, and they stayed the shortest time under cover', said a shrewd military observer. To Hart and his brigade was given the task of clearing the way to Ladysmith.

The regiments which he took with him on his perilous enterprise were the 1st Inniskilling Fusiliers, the 2nd Dublin Fusiliers, the 1st Connaught Rangers, and the Imperial Light Infantry, the whole forming the famous 5th Brigade. They were already in the extreme British advance, and now, as they moved forwards, the Durham Light Infantry and the 1st Rifle Brigade from Lyttelton's Brigade came up to take their place. The hill to be taken lay on the right, and the soldiers were compelled to pass in single file under a heavy fire for more than a mile until they reached the spot which seemed best for their enterprise. There, short already of sixty of their comrades, they assembled and began a cautious advance upon the lines of trenches and sangars which seamed the brown slope above them.

For a time they were able to keep some cover, and the casualties were comparatively few. But now at last, as the evening sun threw a long shadow from the hills, the leading regiment, the Inniskillings, found themselves at the utmost fringe of boulders with a clear slope between them and the main trench of the enemy. Up there where the shrapnel was spurting and the great lyddite shells crashing they could dimly see a line of bearded faces and the black dots of the slouch hats. With a yell the Inniskillings sprang out, carried with a rush the first trench, and charged desperately onwards for the second one. It was a supremely dashing attack against supremely steady resistance, for among all their gallant deeds the Boers have never fought better than on that February evening. Amid such a smashing shell fire as living mortals have never yet endured they stood doggedly, these hardy men of the veldt, and fired fast and true into the fiery ranks of the Irishmen. The yell of the stormers was answered by the remorseless roar of the Mausers and the deep-chested shouts of the farmers. Up and up surged the infantry, falling, rising, dashing bull-headed at the crackling line of the trench. But still the bearded faces glared at them over the edge, and still the sheet of lead pelted through their ranks. The regiment staggered, came on, staggered again, was overtaken by supporting companies of the Dublins and the Connaughts, came on, staggered once more, and finally dissolved into shreds, who ran swiftly back for cover, threading their way among their stricken comrades. Never on this earth was there a retreat of which the survivors had less reason to be ashamed. They had held on to the utmost capacity of human endurance. Their colonel, ten officers, and more than half the regiment were lying on the fatal hill. Honour to them, and honour also to the gallant Dutchmen who, rooted in the trenches, had faced the rush and fury of such an onslaught! To-day to them, to-morrow to us; but it is for a soldier to thank the God of battles for worthy foes.

It is one thing, however, to repulse the British soldier, and it is another to rout him. Within a few hundred yards of their horrible ordeal at Magersfontein, the Highlanders re-formed into a military body. So now the Irishmen fell back no farther than the nearest cover, and there held grimly on to the ground which they had won. If you would know the advantage which the defence has over the attack, then do you come and assault this line of tenacious men, now in your hour of victory and exultation, friend Boer! Friend Boer did attempt it, and skilfully too, moving a flanking party to sweep the position with their fire. But the brigade, though sorely hurt, held them off without difficulty, and was found on the morning of the 24th to be still lying upon the ground which they had won.

Our losses had been very heavy—Colonel Thackeray of the Inniskillings, Colonel Sitwell of the Dublins, three majors, twenty officers, and a total of about 600 out of 1,200 actually engaged. To take such punishment and to remain undemoralized is the supreme test to which troops can be put. Could the loss have been avoided? By following the original line of advance from Monte Christo, perhaps, when we should have turned the enemy's left. But otherwise no. The hill was in the way, and had to be taken. In the war game you cannot play without a stake. You lose and you pay forfeit, and where the game is fair the best player is he who pays with the best grace. The attack was well prepared, well delivered, and only miscarried on account of the excellence of the defence. We proved once more, what we had proved so often before, that all valour and all discipline will not avail in a frontal attack against brave, cool-headed men armed with quick-firing rifles. "While the Irish Brigade assaulted Railway Hill an attack had been made upon the left, which was probably meant as a demonstration to keep the Boers from reinforcing their comrades rather than as an actual attempt upon their lines. Such as it was, however, it cost the life of at least one brave soldier, for Colonel Thorold of the Welsh Fusiliers was among the fallen. Thorold, Thackeray and Sitwell in one evening. Who can say that British colonels have not given their men a lead?"

Marshal of the RAF Sir John Cotesworth SLESSOR GCB DSO MC              Haileybury Lawrence 1911.2 - 1914.3

As a child, he had contracted Polio and suffered from two lame legs as va result but still managed to forge a career in the forces. In 1915 acquiring a Commission in the RFC was only possible for those having completed their Certificate 'A' in the OTC as well as having their application countersigned by a Colonel. Jack Slessor managed the first easily but only just managed the second as the Colonel was entraining for France, the Colonel being his Father. Having left the RAF at the end of WW1, he attempted various activities in civilian life including the ferrying of Bristol Fighters to the Middle East and joining an expedition to fly over the South Pole, both of which failed to take place. He then became involved in the railway strike of 1919 assisting in keeping open a power station and organising air mail from Glasgow. At the end of 1920 he was offered a Short Service Commission in the RAF, which he accepted but his tour in India with No 20 Squadron, was cut short from the usual five years due to a combination of pleurisy, enteric and inflammation of the liver.

Another tour, this time in Plans, was cut short when he sustained an injury to his foot, which resulted in septicaemia. Convalescing for most of 1930 he toured Europe with his wife and wrote a 'Manual of Army Co-Operation'. Whilst serving in India for the second time he became involved in the Quetta earthquake of 31 Apr 1935. With 54 RAF personnel, 66 Indians and two children killed and 200 injured this was the largest casualty toll suffered by the RAF in the inter-war period.

With many of those involved in the successful Middle Eastern operations returning to Britain to conduct the Overlord operations, Slessor and others found themselves posted to the Mediterranean in their places, in his case as Deputy Commander, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. During his period in the Med. he was directly involved with the campaigns in Italy, Southern France and the Balkans. This included overseeing the formation of the Balkan Air Force within his command. Following his retirement from the RAF, he wrote a number of books and publications and held a number of offices with various organizations and sat on the governing bodies of his old school as well as others. He also sat on Somerset County Council from 1963 to 1974.

Colonel Harold Smurthwaite Kemplay SNOWDON DSO                   Haileybury, Melville &  Lawrence  1893.1 - 1894.3

He was born 8 March 1879 . Son of  Reverend J. Snowden .  RMA. Commissioned   Royal Artillery 1898.  Major 1914 Great War Aden, France, Italy , DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1918],  Italian Croce di Guerra. Waziristan 1922. Lieutenant Colonel 1923. Colonel 1927. Retired 1929 Died May 1954

Major Alfred Soames DSO                         Haileybury Bartle Frere 1876.3 - 1878.2

He was born 16 September 1862, son of Reverend Charles Soames, MA, of Mildenhall, Marlborough, Wiltshire. He served in the South African War in 1901. He received the Queen's Medal with a clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette 31 October 1902]: "Alfred Soames, Lieutenant, South African Mounted Irregular Forces. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Major Soames served in the Great War with the 6th Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), and was killed in action  near Hulloch 13 October 1915.

Major  Harold Fownes SOMERVILLE DSO          Haileybury Bartle Frere 1895.2 - 1898.3

He was born 25 May  1881, son of  A. F. Somerville. RMC 1899 Commissioned  into Rifle Brigade 1900. Great War: Major 1915 DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917], ,  Mention in Despatches. Transferred to Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 1921 Retired 1928. Died 10 March  1946

Brigadier General Arthur Hardwicke SPOONER CB CMG DSO & Bar     Haileybury Lawrence  1892.3 - 1899.2

He was born 27 May 1879 . Son of  Venerable Archdeacon Spooner . Brasenose College Oxford. Commissioned  Lancashire Fusiliers from Militia 1900. Anglo - Boer War 1900 - 1901 Queen's medal 3 clasps. Great War Commanding 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 1915, 5th battalion Seaforth Highlanders 1916. Brigadier General 1916 - 1919. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel . CMG, DSO [London Gazette, 18/2/1915],  & Bar [London Gazette,26/7/1918],  Mentioned in Despatches Legion of Honour, Lieutenant Colonel commanding 1st Lancashire Fusiliers 1924 - 1928. Colonel Commanding Manchester Territorial Brigade 1928 - 1930. Brigadier 4th (Quetta) Infantry Brigade, India. 1931 - 1935. Retired with rank Brigadier1935  CB 1935. Died 16 November 1945

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Seymour Semphill Howard STAFFORD DSO MC Haileybury Le Bas 1904.1 - 1909.2

He was born 22 February 1890 . Son of  E. H. Stafford. Jesus College Cambridge. BA. Egyptian Civil Service 1913 Lieutenant Colonel King's Royal Rifle Corps. DSO awarded 20.10.16 & Bar 26.7.1918. 4 Mentions in Despatches. Order of the Nile 1921. Ministry of the Interior Iraq 1926 - 1934. BBC from 1935. Retired 1952. Died 13 July 1972.

Captain Algernon Bingham Anstruther Stewart DSO           Haileybury, Colvin 1884.2 - 1886.3

He was born 6 December 1869, eldest son of Colonel O E Stewart, CB. He was gazetted to the Seaforth Highlanders as Second Lieutenant 29 November 1890, and became Lieutenant 1 June 1893. In that year he served with the Chitral Relief Force; was present at the action at Marnagair (Medal with clasp). He was promoted Captain 30 August 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the Advance on Kimberley, including the action at Magersfontein; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 2G February); actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July); operations in the Transvaal, March to August 1901, and March to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to January 1901, and January to March 1902; operations in Cape Colony, February to March 1901, and August 1901 to January 1902. He was Commandant at Fauresmith. Captain Stewart was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; 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, 27 September 1901]: "Algernon Bingham Anstruther Stewart, Captain, Seaforth Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 18 December 1912. He was Adjutant, Militia, 1 June 1903 to 21 February 1908; was promoted to Major 22 February 1908. He served in the European War, and became GSO 2, 1 November 1915. On 23 May 1916, he was killed in action 23rd May 1916. In 1911, he married Edith Evelyn, daughter of Sir Arthur Vivian. 

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hugh STOCKLEY DSO OBE MC                   Haileybury Lawrence 1895.3 - 1900.2

He was born 12 February 1882 . Son of  Colonel J. C. Stockley.  RMC  . Commissioned  Indian Army 1901. Somaliland 1908 - 1910 medal & clasp.  Great War: siege of Kut POW  DSO [London Gazette, 23/10/1919],  MC Mention in Despatches. 3rd Afghan War 1919 Mention in Despatches. North West Frontier 1922 - 1923 with RAF Mention in Despatches. Shanghai Defence Force 1927 Retired 1932 OBE FRGS  Died 10 April 1955

Brigadier General Clifton Inglis STOCKWELL CB CMG DSO            Haileybury Edmonstone 1893.3 - 1897.2

He was born 25 September 1879 . Son of  Colonel C. Stockwell . RMC Commissioned Royal Welch Fusiliers 1899. Sudan medal  1900 - 1902 clasp to Egypt medal.  Great War Brevet Lieutenant Colonel  CB, CMG, DSO ,[London Gazette, 6/9/1915],  Mentioned in Despatches Brigadier General 164th Brigade 1916 - 1919 Croix de Guerre. Colonel 1927 Brigadier 11th Indian Infantry Brigade 1930. Honorary  Brigadier General Commanding Shetland Defences 1940 Died 4 December 1953

 

Lieutenant Colonel George Butler STONEY DSO                         Haileybury Lawrence 1891.2 - 1895.2

He was born 13 August 1877, son of Major G. O. Stoney - First commissioned 1897 King's Own Scottish Borderers; served on the North-West Frontier 1897-98. Tirah Expeditionary Force medal 2 clasps. Served as Captain in the Egyptian Army from 1904. Major DSO 1914 Lieutenant Colonel Mentioned in Despatches. Killed at Gallipoli with King's Own Scottish Borderers 15th October 1915, aged 38. Cemetery: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES Turkey Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sp. Memorial 204

Major Charles Herbert Mansfield STURGES DSO            Haileybury Melville  1899.1 -1900.3

He was born 6 April  1884, son of Reverend H. E. Sturges. RMA Commissioned  into Royal Artillery 1902. West Africa 1909 - 1910 medal & clasp Great War:  France 1914 - 1919  DSO.[London Gazette, 24/7/1915], Mention in Despatches. Major 1917. Order of Leopold , Croix de Guerre.  Retired 1929.  (RAF Pilot Officer  1939 - 1942 invalided) Died 7 September 1956

Brigadier William Moxhay SUTTON DSO MC         Haileybury Lawrence 1898.3 -1903.2

He was born 23 July 1885. Son of  Reverend E. Sutton. RMC  . Commissioned   Somerset Light Infantry 1905.  Great War: 1914 - 1919 Captain 1915   Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1919],  MC Mention in Despatches, Officier du Merite Agricole. Transferred to Royal Tank Corps Lieutenant Colonel 1932. Colonel 1935 Brigadier Commanding RTC Centre 1935 Retired 1939 Re-employed Aldershot District 1940 - 1945. Died 2 November 1949

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Herbert SWEET CMG DSO      Haileybury Le Bas 1885.2 - 1888.2

He was born 1 June 1871.  Son of   Reverend  G. Sweet. Gloster Regiment 1892. Seconded PWO Gurkhas 1897. North West Frontier 1897 - 1898 medal, Tirah 1897 - 1898 clasp . Abor Expedition 1911 - 1912 medal & clasp. Great War Lieutenant Colonel medal & clasp North West Persia CMG DSO [London Gazette, 25/8/1917],  Mentioned in Despatches. Retired 1922 Died 15 September 1966.

Lieutenant Colonel John Ferguson THOMSON DSO    Haileybury Melville 1894.3 - 1897.1

He was born 30 October 1880 . Son of  Surgeon Colonel G. Thomson . Commissioned 3rd Battalion Buffs 1899 - 1901. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1901 North Staffordshire Regiment,  Mentioned in Despatches Queen's medal 2 clasps, King's African Rifles Somaliland & Uganda 1905 - 1908 Great War Lieutenant Colonel Northumberland Fusiliers. DSO [London Gazette, 3/6/1919],  Mentioned in Despatches.  Died17 April 1937

Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Calthorpe THORNE DSO     Haileybury Melville 1911.3 - 1915.2

He was  3 March 1897. Son of Frederick Gordon and Mabel Thorne; husband of Pamela Thorne. Lieutenant Colonel 13944 Commanding. 2nd Battalion., Cambridgeshire Regiment DSO. Mentioned in Despatches, 1914-18 War. Died presumed drowned at sea on Monday 2 March 1942 . Age 43 .Cemetery: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore Grave or Reference Panel Number: Column 47.   Brother of A B Thorne killed in flying accident on Active Service 8 May 1918

Brevet Major Thomas Balfour TRAILL DSO            Haileybury Trevelyan 1896.1 -1898.2

He was born  21 November 1881 . Son of  Major General G. B. Traill. RMC 1899 . Commissioned Lieutenant Indian Army 1902. Captain Royal Scots Fusiliers  1914           Great War: Brevet Major 1917  DSO [London Gazette, 1/12/1914,  "After being wounded in the knee, rode back under fire for reinforcements, returned & remained with his company during retirement (August 23rd)".  Mention in Despatches, Retired 1919  Died in accident in Canada 78 July 1920

Brigadier Norman Royce UPTON MBE DSO    Haileybury Bartle Frere 1911.1 - 1914.1

He was  born 5 March 1896.Son of Lionel Upton, and of Christine Upton, of West Bergholt, Essex. Brigadier  Service number 5059 Essex Regiment and Commands and Staff, General Staff . DSO 1942. Killed on Active Service in Burma on Monday 29 June 1942 . Age 46 .  Cemetery: RANGOON MEMORIAL Myanmar Grave or Reference Panel Number: Face 1. 

Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Tito Le Marchant UTTERSON DSO Haileybury Le Bas 1900.2 - 1904.3

He was born 10 April 1886.  Son of Major General Utterson CB. RMC 1904 . 2nd Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment 25.4.1906; Lieutenant 4. 9. 1908 ; Great War : France 1914, Egypt 1915 - 1916, France 1916 - 1918. Captain 18.5.1913. DSO awarded 1 January 1917. Mentioned in Despatches. Major 1925 Lieutenant Colonel commanding 2nd Battalion 1933. Died 3 November 1952.

Major General John Edward UTTERSON -KELSO CB DSO & Bar  MC & Bar    Haileybury Le Bas 1906.3 - 1910.3

He was born 16 May  1893.  Son of Captain W. E. Utterson -Kelso. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1912  . Acting Lieutenant Colonel   DSO & Bar  MC & Bar Mention in Despatches. 1936 Commanding Officer Lines of Communications Palestine & Transjordan 1937 - 1939Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment 1939 - 1941Commanding Officer 131st Brigade 1941 Acting General Officer Commanding 44th Division 1941 Commanding Officer 131st Brigade 1941 - 1942 General Officer Commanding 47th Division 1944 General Officer Commanding 76th Division 1944 - 1945General Officer Commanding 46th Division 1946 Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1933 Major General. Died 2 October 1972

For conspicous gallentry and devotion to duty during the 9 1/2 miles' advance east of Ypres from September 28 to October 5. 1918. His battalion was one leading the assult battalions in a five mile advance on to the southern end of Passhendale ridge. Although he was knocked down by a shell and severely shaken, he continued to connand, refusing to leave. The battalion captured several guns and 200 prisoners. the next day, at a critical period when the font line was held up, he pushed forward his battalion, which was then in support, and relieved the situation. (D.S.O gazetted July 26, 1918)

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Edward Vallentin DSO OBE      Haileybury Thomason 1883.3 - 1886.2

He was born  5 January 1870.  Son of Sir J. Vallentin . RMA 1887. Royal Artillery 1889. Lieutenant Colonel 1914. DSO [London Gazette, 9/11/1914]  "For bravery & devotion in withdrawing guns by hand under heavy fire, near Ligny France on 26 August".  OBE 1919 . Mentioned in Despatches. Died 8 February 1949.

Brigadier Harley Gerald VEASEY DSO  Haileybury Trevelyan 1910.2 - 1914.1

He was born 29 January 1896. son of H. C. Veasey. Commissioned TA 1915 in the  2/5th Queen's Royal Regiment. Regular Commission 1916 served in France 1914 - 1918 Ireland 1920 - 1922. Adjutant 5th battalion 1922 - 1925 Hong Kong 1927 Malta 1929. North China 1930 - 1934 Palestine 1939 DSO Mention in Despatches. Commanding 2nd Battalion Rhodesia Regiment Madagascar 1940 MEC . Retired with Honorary rank Brigadier 1948. Died 4 October 1982

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Henry WALKER DSO         Haileybury Batten 1891.1 - 1895.1

He was born 15 March 1877 . Son of T. J. Walker FRCS MD . Merton College Oxford.  Anglo - Boer War served with 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment as Lieutenant Commanding Northants. Battery RFA ( Territorial Forces). Great War: France, Egypt, Palestine. Regular Commission RFA 1915 .  DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1919],  Mentioned in Despatches Lieutenant Colonel Retired 1922 Died 27 January 1955

Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Fawcett WARDEN DSO    Haileybury Trevelyan 1885.2 - 1888.3

He was born 10 March 1871.  Son of   T. F. Warden. RMC 1889. the Queen's Royal Regiment  1890. Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902 Relief of Ladysmith  Mentioned in Despatches Queen's medal 5 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps. Lieutenant Colonel 6th Battalion 1914 - 1917. Lieutenant Colonel 1st Battalion 1918 - 1920 DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1917], ,  Mentioned in Despatches. Retired 1920 Died 19th February 1951.

Major Francis Shuldham WATSON DSO      Haileybury Bartle Frere 1894.2 - 1896.3

He was born 2 May 1880. Son of Elizabeth Charlotte and the late Col. John Whaley Watson (Bombay Staff Corps), of The Cottage, Swainswick, Bath. . Served in the South African Campaign 1899 - 1902. Queen's medal 3 clasps. Major 276th Siege Battery., Royal Garrison Artillery 1914 DSO [London Gazette, 26/7/1918],  Mentioned in Despatches. He died of wounds on Thursday 2 May 1918 . Age 38 . Cemetery: DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.2 Somme, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: I. A. 1 

Major General Gerald Oscar WAY DSO       Haileybury Melville 1889.1 - 1892.2

He was born 28 February  1875, son of B. H. W. Way. Egypt 1896 - 1914 & 1919 - 1933 Commissioned  into North Staffordshire Regiment 1915 - 1919.  DSO [London Gazette, 4/6/1917], . Mention in Despatches. Major. Died 23 June 1938

Major. and Bt.-Lieut.-Col. (temp. Lieut.-Col.) A.H.D. West, D.S.O and Bar. Haileybury 1891.2-1894.3

For conspricous gallentry and ability on August 25 and 26, 1918, ijn handling two brigrades of artillery, during the operations south of the Somme which resulted in the capture of Chateau Wood and Olymona Wood, an advance of some 3,000 yards. In sprite of a heavy barage, he personally handled his brigade, and in a difficult operation contributed largely to the success of the infantry. He showed marked courage and ability to command. (D.S.O gazetted Jan.1, 1917.)

Lieutenant Colonel Bertram Charles Maximilian WESTERN DSO & Bar   Haileybury Hailey 1901.1 - 1903.3

 He was born 25 June 1886.  Son of  Reverend William and Mary Western; husband of Dorothy Western, of Hale, Hampshire.  RMC 1903 East Lancashire Regiment  1907 Captain 1914. Lieutenant Colonel  Service Number 59937  Yorkshire Regiment. Brevet Major .DSO awarded 22 September 1916 & Bar 1 January 1918.Mention in Despatches 3 times., twice wounded. His DSO was awarded for Gallantry at Contalmaison.. He died on active service at Addis Ababa Tuesday 21 April 1942 . Age 55 .  Cemetery: ADDIS ABABA WAR CEMETERY Ethiopia Grave or Reference Panel Number: 2. A. 12.

Lieutenant Colonel William Humphrey Meyricke WIENHOLT DSO & Bar     Haileybury Melville  1899.2 -1900.1

He was born 31 July  1885, son of  E. Wienholt. Commissioned  into North Lancashire Regiment. Great War: Major  DSO[London Gazette, 4/6/1917],  & Bar.[London Gazette, 26/9/1917],  Mention in Despatches.  Retired 1923. Died 16 August 1961

Colonel Charles William WILKINSON CMG DSO   Haileybury Highfield  1882.2 - 1885.2

He was born 8th October 1868. Son of C. J. Wilkinson. Royal Engineers 1888.  North west frontier 1897- 1898. Malakand  Field Force medal & clasp. Consulting Engineer to the Government of India for railways 1898. Great War CMG DSO [London Gazette, 13/2/1917],  , Mention in Despatches. Colonel 1918. Died 6th February 1954.

Colonel Douglas Vere WILLOUGHBY CBE DSO         Haileybury Batten 18 97.1 -1900.1

He was born 6 February 1882. Son of    Lieutenant Colonel R. F. Willoughby. RMC 1900 . Commissioned  Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers 1900.   Indian Army 1902 Captain 1909.  Great War: Mesopotamia 1915 - 1917 France 1918 4/1st Punjab Regiment Brevet Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 25/8/1917],  CBE Chevalier, Legion Honour. Mention in Despatches, Lieutenant Colonel 1926 Colonel 1927 Retired 1930. Died 16 July 1949

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Holt WILSON DSO       Haileybury Bartle Frere 1883.1 - 1887.1

He was born  24 July 1869. Son of G. Holt Wilson. RMC East Surrey Regiment 1889 Major 1909 Retired Re-employed 7th Battalion 1914 Lieutenant Colonel DSO [London Gazette, 14/1/1916],    Mentioned in Despatches Retired 1919 Died 18 November 1919.

Major David Lorraine WILSON - FARQHARSON DSO (Wilson at school)     Haileybury  Lawrence 1875.3 - 1880.3

He was born 27 July 1862, at Clifton, Bristol, son of James Wilson and Mrs Wilson, and grandson of Robert Farquharson, of Allargue and Breda, Aberdeenshire. He was educated at Haileybury; at Brasenose College, Oxford, and entered the Black Watch, as Lieutenant, from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 6 February 1884. He served in the Nile Expedition, 1884-85(Medal with two clasps, 'The Nile, 1884-85', and 'Kirbekan'; Khedive's Bronze Star). He became Captain 29 January 1891, and Major 24 February 1902, and served in the South African War, 1900-2, taking part in operations in the Transvaal November 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, November 1900 to September 1901, and December 1901 to May 1902; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in October 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; 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, 31 October 1902]: "David Lorraine Wilson-Farquharson, Major, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Major D L Wilson-Farquharson retired 13 June 1908. He served in the European War; was mentioned in Despatches 23 February 1917, and promoted Lieutenant Colonel, Reserve of Officers, 18 January 1918. He married, 4 June 1908, at, Chislehurst, Alison Mary Sanderson, only daughter of John Sanderson, of Bullerswood, Chislehurst, and they had two daughters: Alice Jessie and Jean Alison.

Major Algernon George Newcombe WOOD DSO       Haileybury Edmonstone 1893.2 - 1897.1

He was born May 19, 1879, in Warley, Essex, the only surviving son of Lieutenant Colonel George Wilding Wood, formerly of the 50th Regiment of Foot, and Anna Maria (née Morton) Wood of Nithsdale, Ingatestone, Essex. He was educated at Haileybury School (1893-97) and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. On February 11, 1899, he was gazetted 2nd lieutenant in The Essex Regiment and on March 11, 1900, he was promoted to lieutenant; to captain in 1905. During the Boer War he served as a staff officer and with the Mounted Infantry during the Boer War (1899-1902). He was present in operations in the Orange Free State at Paardeberg (February 17-26, 1900) and in the actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Vet River (May 5 and 6, 1900) and the Zand River; operations in the Transvaal east of Pretoria from May to June 1900 to include the actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (June 11 and 12); operations in the Transvaal including the action at Belfast (August 26 and 27, 1900); operations in the Transvaal west of Pretoria to include the action at Frederickstad (October 17 to 25); in Cape Colony south of Orange River (1899-1900) to include the action at Colesberg (January 1 to 29, 1901); operations in the Transvaal and Cape Colony (November 30, 1900, to May 31, 1902) (Queen's medal.. with  6 clasps King's medal 2 clasps) RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY, PAARDEBERG, DRIEFONTEIN, JOHANNESBURG, DIAMOND HILL, and BELFAST). Mentioned in Dispatches in 1914. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for service at Gallipoli (L.G. October 15, 1915) and the Serbian Order of the Eagle. While leaning against the outside wall of his dugout at 11 a.m. on October 30, 1915, smoking his pipe and watching an airplane hovering over the line, he was mortally wounded by a Turkish sniper and died a few seconds later in the arms of his Sergeant Major, aged 36 years. His last words are reputed to have been, “I am finished, Sergeant Major.” He is buried in plot II, row A, grave 14 in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla. Name commemorated on the Ingatestone and Fryerning War Memorial, Essex. Major Wood’s citation for the Distinguished Service Order reads: For distinguished service in the field

Brevet Colonel Percy Reginald  WORRALL CBE DSO MC      Haileybury Bartle Frere 1893.3 - 1898.3

He was born 2 May 1880 . Son of  W. H. Worrall . Keble College Oxford 1899 - 1901. Commissioned  Devon  Regiment 1901. Anglo - Boer War 1902 Queen's medal 4 clasps, Great War: Flanders Gallipoli, Italy,  Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, DSO [London Gazette, 1/1/1918], ,  MC, Mentioned in Despatches. Commanding King's Own Malta Regiment. Brevet Colonel 1934 CBE 1934  Retired 1936.  Commanding Troops Alderney 1939 - 1940.  Died 29 November 1950

Major Henry Cecil WRAY DSO JP             Haileybury Highfield 1892.3 - 1896.1

He was born 11 December 1878 . Son of  C. H. Wray . Commissioned   Royal Field Artillery 1900, Oxford University entrance . Major 1914. Great War  DSO [London Gazette, 4/6/1917],  Mentioned in Despatches  Retired 1921 JP Died  1957

  References :-  Haileybury & Imperial Service College register 1862 - 1994  part 1.. "The VC & DSO Book" The website :-     http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-leaders/ww1/Sinclair-MacLaglan.htm 

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