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MillerAlfred DouglasMajorMILLER, ALFRED DOUGLAS, Major, was born 1 March 1864, son of Lieutenant Colonel James Miller, of Shotover. He was educated at Eton, and was gazetted Lieutenant in the 2nd Dragoons 7 February 1885; became Captain 28 June 1893; was Adjutant, 2nd Dragoons, 18 January 1896 to 9 May 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, as Adjutant, 2nd Dragoons, to 9 May 1900; as Extra Staff Officer 10 July 1900 to 23 December 1901; DAAG to Sir John French 24 December 1901 to 11 September 1902. He took part in the Relief of Kimberley; in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg; actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein and Karee Siding; in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to May 1901; also during the operations in Cape Colony, May 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 17 January 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He was placed on the list of officers considered qualified for Staff employment, in consequence of service on the Staff in the Field. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "Alfred Douglas Miller, Major, 2nd Dragoons. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant, etc, were sent to the GOC, Cape Colony, and presented by Major General Settle, 2 April 1903. He became Major 20 February 1902; was DAAG, North-Eastern District, from 6 October 1903; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 19 August 1907, and to Colonel 30 August 1911, and retired 18 March 1914. He served in the European War in 1914 and 1915, as AAG with the BEF, and in command of a Yeomanry Brigade; was mentioned in Despatches; given the honorary rank of Brigadier General 22 March 1918, and created a CBE in 1919. He was awarded the Mons Star, and was a Knight of St Stanislaus of Russia. He was MFH, South Oxfordshire Hounds. He married, in 1899, Ella Geraldine, youngest daughter of John Fletcher, of Saltoun Hall, and they had three sons and two daughters.
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2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
MillerEdward DarleyCaptainMILLER, EDWARD DARLEY, Captain, was born in London 11 February 1865, son of Edward Miller, of Hartsfield, Betchworth. He was educated at Harrow, and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was gazetted to the 17th Lancers in October 1886, becoming Captain 26 October 1892, in which year he retired, and entered the Reserve of Officers. He served in the South African War as Captain in Lancashire Hussars, Imperial Yeomanry, and as Brigade Major, Imperial Yeomanry. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Edward Darley Miller, Captain, Brigade Major, Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He was Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, Pembrokeshire Yeomanry. He served in the European War, 1914-18; was mentioned in Despatches for services in France in 1914, and created a CBE in 1919. Lieutenant Colonel E D Miller married, 25 April 1899, Irene Langtry, daughter of Colonel Langtry, of the 8th Hussars, and they had two sons, Gordon and Desmond, born 1900 and 1903 respectively. Lieutenant Colonel Miller was a famous polo player. Captain of Rugby team for 25 years, he also played in the winning team of the 17th Lancers in Inter-Regimental Tournaments in India, 1888 and 1889, and was in the winning team of the Championship Cup at Hurlingham on five occasions. He formerly managed at different times the polo at Hurlingham, Ranelagh, Roehampton, Rugby, Ostend, Cannes and Le Touquet Polo Clubs. He wrote a book called, 'Modern Polo and Horse Management in the Field'.
CBE (1st m), DSO, QSA (3) CC OFS Trans (Capt IY), 1914 Star and Bar (Maj DSO, N Yeo), BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Lt Col). Liverpool 1994 £1,395.
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Imperial Yeomanry
MillerHugh de BurghLieutenantMILLER, HUGH DE BURGH, Lieutenant, was born 4 June 1873, son of Thomas de Burgh Miller. He entered the Royal Artillery 17 November 1894, and became Lieutenant 17 November 1897. He served in the South African war, 1899-1902; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including 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 14 to 27 February 1900, and action at Pieter's Hill; operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River, including action at Ruidarn; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to September 1901, and November 1901 to May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony, May 1902; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901. He 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]: "Hugh de Burgh Miller, Lieutenant, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was promoted to Captain 15 January 1901, and to Major 9 May 1911; was Officer in Charge of Danger Buildings, Woolwich, 21 August 1911 to 26 April 1913; 2nd Assistant Superintendent, Royal Laboratory, Woolwich, 27 April 1913 to 17 June 1914; Assistant Superintendent, Royal Laboratory, Woolwich, 18 June 1914 to 2 December 1915. He held a Special Appointment, Ministry of Munitions (graded AAG, War Office, 3 December 1915 to 24 September 1916; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 24 April 1916; held a Special Appointment, Ministry of Munitions, 25 September 1916 to 31 March 1919; was Deputy Director of Artillery, War Office, from 1 April 1919. He was given the Brevets of Lieutenant Colonel 29 November 1915, and Colonel 1 January 1917, and was created a CBE in 1919. Colonel Miller married, in 1906, a daughter of Colonel A W Baird, CSI, FES.
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Royal Artillery
MillerJames PercyCaptainMILLER, SIR JAMES PERCY, Captain, 2nd Baronet, was born 22 October 1864, son of the 1st Baronet and Mary Anne, daughter of J F Leith. He joined the 14th Hussars; was Captain, 1885-92, and Adjutant, 1888-92, and retired. Sir James Miller served in the South African War; was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Sir James Percy Miller, Baronet, Captain, 6th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 17 December 1901. He became Major, Lothian and Berwickshire Yeomanry, and DL and JP. He succeeded his father in 1887, and in 1893 married the Honourable Eveline Mary Curzon, third daughter of the 4th Baron Scarsdale. He died in 1906, and was succeeded by his brother, John Alexander. Sir John Miller died 16 February 1918, the Baronetcy becoming extinct. Sir James Miller was Master of the Northumberland and Berwickshire Hounds, and he won the Derby in 1890 and 1903.
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6th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
MillsEgremont JohnCaptainMILLS, THE HONOURABLE EGREMONT JOHN, Captain, was born 4 September 1866, third son of the 1st Baron Hillingdon. He served in the South African War, 1900-1, with the Imperial Yeomanry, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, March to May 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including action at Biddulphsberg; operations in Orange River Colony, December 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "The Honourable Egremont John Mills, Captain, 11th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 29 October 1901. He was promoted to Major. He was apartner in the firm of Glynn, Mills, Currie and Co. In 1917 he married Florence, only daughter of A Hozier.
DSO, QSA (3) CC Trans Witt (Capt IY). Hever Castle 1995.
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11th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
MilneGeorge FrancisMajorMILNE, GEORGE FRANCIS, Major, was born 5 November 1866, son of George Milne, of Westwood, Aberdeen. He entered the Royal Artillery, as Lieutenant, 16 September 1885; became Captain, 4 July 1895. He served in the Nile Expedition of 1898, and was present at the Battle of Khartoum receiving the Medal and the Egyptian Medal with clasp. Captain Milne served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was promoted to Major 1 November 1890; served as DAAG 18 February 1900 to 22 August 1902, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900. including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River: in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including; actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 June): in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900, including actions at Colesberg (18 January to 8 February); again in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902 (Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901]; Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel; Queen's Medal with four clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "George Francis Milne, Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 24 October 1902. He was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 22 August 1902, and was DAQMG, Intelligence, Headquarters of Army, 26 January 1903 to 25 January 1907. He was GSO2, Territorial Force, North Midland Division, Northern Command, 1 April 1908 to 31 October 1909; became Colonel 1 November 1909; was GSO1, 6th Division, Irish Command, from 1 November 1909 to 3O September 1913; created a CB (Military) 1912; Temporary Brigadier-General, commanding Royal Artillery, 4th Division, Eastern Command, 1 October 1913 to 4 August 1914, and went out to the European War as such in August 1914 (Despatches). He was promoted Major General for services on the Field 18 February 1915; promoted Temporary Lieutenant General 14 December 1915; commanded 16th Army Corps, 1915; went to Salonica in January 1916, as Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces, and was later Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Black Sea. He was promoted Lieutenant General 1 January 1917, and Temporary General 25 June 1918; created a KCB in 1918; a KCMG in 1919, and a GCMG in 1919. Sir George Milne received the 2nd Class Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark (1905); the 3rd Class Star of Romania (1906); the Grand Cross of the White Eagle of Serbia with Crossed Swords (1917); was made Grand Officer, Legion of Honour, France, 1917, and received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, 1919. In 1917 he became Grand Officer of St Maurice and St Lazarus, Italy; in 1917 he was given the Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer, Greece; in 1919 the Grand Cross, Crown of Roumania; in 1918 the Croix de Guerre with Palm Leaves, and he also has the Greek Military Cross with Laurels. He married, in 1905, Claire Marjoribanks, daughter of Sir John Nisbet Maitland, 5th Baronet, and they had one son and one daughter.
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Royal Artillery
MilnerGeorge FrancisCaptainMILNER, GEORGE FRANCIS, Captain, was born 10 July 1862, at the Deanery, Westminster, London, son of Henry B W Milner, second son of Sir W Milner, 4th Baronet, and Charlotte, daughter of the Right Reverend Marcus Beresford, Archbishop of Armagh. He was educated at Eton, and joined the 17th Lancers, as Lieutenant, from the Militia, 27 January 1883; was promoted Captain into the 1st Life Guards 11 January 1893. He served in the South African War from December 1899, until June 1902; as Captain in a Composite Regiment of Household Cavalry; as Brigade Major to General Broadwood, 3rd Cavalry Brigade, and in command of the 12th Imperial Yeomanry, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He 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, Driefontein, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal, May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899 to 1900; operations in the Transvaal, July 1901, and operations in Orange River Colony, April 1901 to 31 May 1902. He received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902], and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "George Francis Milner, Captain, 1st Life Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He became Major 6 December 1902; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 6 December 1906; Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Lancers, 16 January 1909. He became Colonel, 19 July 1911; was Brigade Commander, Lowland Mounted Brigade, Scottish Command, 31 January 1913 to 26 June 1914; was Colonel-in-Charge, Cavalry Records, York, 27 June to 9 September 1914. He became Temporary Brigadier General and Inspector of Cavalry (graded AAG—temporary) 10 September 1914; became Brigade Commander 19 April 1915; commanded the 1st Reserve Cavalry Brigade until 3 May 1918; became again Colonel-in-Charge of Cavalry Records at York 4 May 1918. Brigadier General G F Milner was mentioned in Despatches 20 February 1917, for services in connection with the Great War, and again on 13 February 1918, and was created a CMG in 1918. He was awarded the Order of the Crown of Prussia, 2nd Class. Brigadier General G F Milner married, on 21 April 1910, Phyllis Mary Lycett Green, daughter of Edward Lycett Green (eldest son of Sir Edward Green, Baronet), and Ethel Mary, second daughter of A Wilson, of Tranby Croft, and they had two sons: George Edward Mordaunt, born 7 February 1911, and Henry George, born 27 October 1912.
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Life Guards
MilnerMarcus HenryLieutenantMILNER, MARCUS HENRY, Lieutenant, was born 10 April 1864, third son of H B W Milner and Charlotte Beresford, daughter of the Archbishop of Armagh. He was educated at Wellington College, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He served with the Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War, 1900-1, and was awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Marcus Henry Milner, Lieutenant, 16th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. Lieutenant Milner was also created an MVO in 1900. He retired from the 2nd County of London Imperial Yeomanry 7 August 1907; was Honorary Assistant Private Secretary to the Under Secretary of State for War, and was Controller to the Earl of Derby. Captain Milner served in the European War as ADC to the GOC, 55th Division, in France, and for his services was awarded the Croix de Guerre Beige. He was awarded the 1915 Star. He married, in 1888, Caroline Agnes, Dowager Countess of Montrose, who died in 1894, and was the daughter of the 2nd Baron Decies.
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16th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
MinchinCharles FrederickCaptainMINCHIN, CHARLES FREDERICK, Captain, was born 22 September 1862, eldest son of Charles Nicholls Minchin and Mary J Minchin, nee Lugard. He was educated at Cheltenham College, the United Services College, Westward Ho! and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the Bedfordshire Regiment as Lieutenant 10 May 1882, and transferred to the Indian Staff Corps 3 February 1885. He joined the 1st (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Punjab Cavalry in 1886; served in the Hazara Campaign in 1888, and received the Medal and clasp. He was selected for the Indian Political Service in 1891; became Captain 10 May 1893; served in the Chitral Campaign in 1895, with the Relief Force (Medal with clasp): was employed in the Indian Political Service as Attache, Calcutta; was Assistant Political Officer, Khyber; Political Agent, Zhob, 1897. In 1897 he was Second-in-Command of an expedition sent by the British West Charterland Company, London, to Lake Ngami country in South Africa. He served with the South African Field Force 23 December 1899 to 5 February 1902, first with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, and later as Lieutenant Colonel, 18th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, 1 May 1901 to 6 February 1902, and of a mobile column 17 July to 22 December 1901, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February) and action at Pieter's Hill; operations in Natal, March to June 1900, including actions at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in the Transvaal 30 November to December 1900; operations in Cape Colony, December 1900 to March 1901, also during the operations in the Orange River Colony from December 1900 to March 1901 to February 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901 (Sir R H Buller, 19 June and 9 November 1900) and London Gazette, 3 December 1901]; received the Queen's and King's Medals with eight clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Charles Frederick Minchin, Captain, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented by Colonel Ternan at Spitzkop 8 January 1902. He acted as Political Agent in Bikanir in 1902, and as Consul-General, Khorassan and Seistan, 1904. He was transferred to the Supernumerary List after two years in permanent civil employment 30 March 1904, and in 1906 was made Superintendent of Gazetteer Revision, Baluchistan, and acted as Political Agent, Dir Swat, Chitral, Bagnelkhand and NW Frontier Province, 1907-8. He became Lieutenant Colonel 10 May 1908; was Deputy Commissioner, Bannu, 1908-11, and in 1911 became Divisional and Sessions Judge, Derajat. He held the Coronation Medal and the Hessian Order of Philip. Lieutenant Colonel Minchin married, in 1905, Violet Winifred, daughter of Henry Ellis, of Charters House, Branksome Park, Bournemouth, and they had one daughter, Mary Violet Ellis Minchin.
DSO, 1903 Delhi Durbar, 1911 Delhi Durbar, IGS 1854 (1) Hazara 1888 (LT BS Corps), IGS 1895 (1) RofC (Capt Indian Political Dept), QSA (6) CC T-H OFS RofL Trans L-N (Maj DSO TMI), KSA (2) (Maj DSO IY), Order of Philip (Hesse) Knight 1st Class. Spink 1967 £70. Spink 1999 £1,900.
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Indian Staff Corps
Minshull-FordF CCaptainMINSHULL-FORD, F J, Captain, served in the South African War, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "F C Minshull-Ford, Captain, Bethune's Mounted Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to Mrs Minshull-Ford. Captain Minshull-Ford had been killed in action 17 October 1901.
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Bethune's Mounted Infantry
MitchellWilliam Edward CliftonCaptainMITCHELL, WILLIAM EDWARD CLIFTON Captain, was born 29 March 1875, at Lincoln, in England, son of Henry Mitchell, Stockbroker. He went to South Africa in 1882, and was educated at the South African College, and joined the Railway Pioneer Regiment, as Lieutenant, 28 December 1889, becoming Captain 24 March 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902; received the Queen's and King's Medals, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "William Edward Clifton Mitchell, Captain, Cape Pioneer Regiment. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to South Africa, and presented to him by Lady Milner at Johannesburg 9 August 1902. In the European War Captain Mitchell served in France, as Lieutenant, Royal Engineers (Tunnelling Section). His wife, was Mrs Sybil Dorothy Mitchell, whom he married at Cape Town 12 October 1910.
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Railway Pioneer Regiment
MitfordBertram ReveleyCaptainMITFORD, BERTRAM REVELEY, Captain, was born 6 February 1863, son of Major Henry Reveley Mitford, 51st King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and Dora, third daughter of Captain William Broughton, RN. He joined "The Butls" as Lieutenant 9 September 1882; served in the Sudan, 1887-89, taking part in the action of Sarras. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 17 June, 1887, and received the Fourth Class Medjidie; and he was also present at the action of Gemaizah, and received the Medal with clasp and the Bronze Star. He was present at the action of Arguiri and at the action of Toski; was again mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 6 September 1889]; received a clasp and the Fourth Class Osmanieh. He took part in the Expedition to Dongola, 1896. as Brigade Major, 2nd (Sudanese) Brigade; was mentioned in Despatches for the operations of the 7th June and 19th September [London Gazette, 3 November 1896]; received the Brevet of Major 18 November 1896 (he had been promoted Captain 24 June, 1891), and the Egyptian Medal with two clasps. He took part in the Nile Expedition of 1898, employed on the Headquarters Staff, and was present at the Battle of Khartoum; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 16 November 1898, the British Medal, and a clasp to the Egyptian Medal. He was present at the relief of Gedaref; at the operations on the Blue Nile, as Chief Staff Officer, and with the Kordofan Field Force, as Chief Staff Officer. He served in the Nile Expedition of 1899, employed on the Headquarters Staff, in the operations in the first advance against the Khalifa, and received a clasp to the Egyptian Medal. He had been employed with the Egyptian Army from 2 September 1886 to 6 October 1891, and on special service in Egypt 15 April, 1896, to 25 January 1897. He was DAAG, Guernsey, 28 September 1897 to 22 July 1898; specially employed with the Egyptian Army 22 July 1898, to 10 November 1899. He was on Special Service in South Africa 26 November 1899 to 24 January 1901; was Staff Officer to a column, South Africa, 25 January 1901 to 31 March, 1901; AAG, South Africa, 1 April, 1901 to 23 June, 1902. He was present at the relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including Battle of Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); action at Poplar Grove; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 13 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Rhenoster Kop; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Zilikat's Nek; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899 to 1900; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900, to 31 May 1902; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Bertram Reveley Mitford, Captain and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, East Surrey Regiment. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". He became Colonel 24 June, 1902: was AAG, Transvaal District, South Africa, 24 June, 1902, to 28 July 1905. Colonel Mitford was Temporary Brigadier General 4 December 1906, to 20 April, 1910, commanding the 9th Infantry Brigade at Portsmouth. He retired on 20 April, 1910, with the rank of Brigadier General. He had been created a CB in 1907. In 1912 he was appointed Gentleman-at-Arms. He served in the European War from 1914, being appointed to the command of the 72nd Infantry Brigade on 19 September 1914, taking part in the Battle of Loos, September 1915, and Battle of the Somme, August and September 1916. Appointed Temporary Major General to command 42nd Division, 11 March, 1917, being present at Passchendaele, August and September 1917. Promoted Major General 1 February 1918. He was three times mentioned in Despatches, and created a CMG June, 1917. He married, in 1890, the Honourable Etheldreda Mary Manners, youngest daughter of the 2nd Baron Manners, and they had three daughters, Josceline Etheldreda, Enid Constance and Stella Gladys.
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East Surrey Regiment
MoirJames PhilipLieutenantMOIR, JAMES PHILIP, Lieutenant, was born 28 April 1872, at Alloa, Scotland, son of James Moir, Banker, and Jane Williams Moir, nee Mitchell. He was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and joined the RE 12 February 1892, becoming Lieutenant 12 February 1895. He served in the Nile Expedition, 1898, taking part in the Battle of the Atbara, and received the Medal and the Egyptian Medal with clasp. He again saw active service in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the advance on Kimberley, including actions of Belmont and Modder River; Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Belfast (26 and 27 August); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to April 1901; operations in Cape Colony, May to August 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, September 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with seven clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept 1901]: "James Philip Moir, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was promoted to Captain 27 October 1901; was employed in Southern Nigeria 21 January 1905 to 31 January 1908; became Major 12 February 1912; was employed with the Egyptian Army 5 September 1912. He served in the European War, 1914-17, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1917. Lieutenant Colonel J P Moir was Director of Posts and Telegraphs, Egyptian Army, 1912-17. He was awarded the Order of the Nile, 3rd Class. He married, 26 October 1910, Ida Muriel, daughter of the Reverend H A Goodwill and Mrs Goodwin, and they have two sons and one daughter.
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Royal Engineers
MolonyTrevor Charles WhelerCaptainMOLONY, TREVOR CHARLES WHELER, Captain, was born 28 July 1808, son of Colonel O M Molony, CB. He was educated at Marlborough and Woolwich, and entered the Royal Artillery 17 February 1888; became Lieutenant 17 February 1891, and served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897—98, taking part in operations on the Samana and the action at the Ublan Pass. He also served with the Tirah Expeditionary Force (Medal with three clasps). He was promoted to Captain 2 July 1898, and served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 20 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Yet River and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including operations near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including action at Wittebergen; operations in Orange River Colony, November and December 1900 to April 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]: received the Queen's Medal with six clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Trevor Charles Wheler Molony, Captain, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Captain Molony was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was promoted to Major 3 February 1904; passed the Staff College, and held the appointment of DAA and QMG, Malta (9 February 1910 to 28 March 1914); became Lieutenant Colonel 30 October 1914. Lieutenant Colonel Molony married, in 1899, Beatrice Anne, daughter of Major General W H Beynon, and they had two sons and one daughter.
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Royal Artillery
MolyneuxEdward Mary JosephCaptainMOLYNEUX-SEEL, EDWARD HONORE, Captain, was born 24 June, 1862, son of E R T Molyneux-Seel, of Huyton Hey, Lancaster. He entered the Army 19 December 1883; was Adjutant, Royal Scots, 17 February 1891 to 27 December 1892. He became Captain, 16 January 1893; was Adjutant, Volunteers, for a period ending 14 June, 1899; served in the South African War, 1899-1901; during the operations in the Orange Free State, including defence of Wepener; taking part in the operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Bethlehem (6 and 7 July) and Wittebergen (1 to 29 July); in the operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899 to 1900; during the operations in the Transvaal, June to September 1901; in the operations in Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, 1900-1901; commanded Mounted Infantry, Lines of Communication, Bloemfontein District, from 1 September 1900; afterwards on the Staff, as Staff Officer, graded DAAG, to Assistant-Inspector of Remounts, 24 December 1900, to 3 June, 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal and five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Edward Honore Molyneux-Seel, Captain, Royal Scots. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 18 December 1902. He was promoted Major 13 March, 1901, and retired from the Royal Scots 22 November 1905. He married, in 1892, Margaret, eldest daughter of Matthew Bullock, and they have two daughters.
DSO, QSA (5) CC Wep Trans Witt SA 01 (Maj R Scots). Edinburgh Castle 2000.
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Indian Staff Corps
Molyneux-SeelEdward HonoreCaptainMOLYNEUX, EDWARD MARY JOSEPH, Captain, was born 13 March 1866; was educated at Stonyhurst College and Sandhurst, and entered the 3rd Dragoon Guards in 1887, being transferred in 1891 to the Indian Staff Corps. He served on the NW Frontier of India, taking part in the operations in 1897 and 1898 (Medal and clasp). He took part in the South African War in 1899-1932 (was severely wounded), as Squadron Commander of Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry. He was decorated for conspicuous gallantry at Colenso on 20 February 1900, in swimming the River Tugela under heavy fire from Boers, whilst covering a party of Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, in the attack of General Hart's Brigade; he took part in the operations in Natal and in the Belief of Ladysmith, including operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; during operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February), and action at Pieter's Hill; during operations in Natal, March to June 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June 1900); during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches (Sir R H Buller, 30 March and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]), received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Edward Mary Joseph Molyneux, Captain, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India, and presented by the Lieutenant-Governor of the NW Provinces and Oudh 1 January 1902. Captain Molyneux married, in 1902, Mary Alison, youngest daughter of Thomas H W Knolles, of Oatlands, County Cork. He subsequently served with the Punjab Cavalry, and as Inspecting Officer of the Imperial Service Troops. He was created CIE. Major Molyneux won considerable success as a painter. He had large pictures hung in the Royal Academy in 1893, 1900 and 1901, and three times won the gold medal given by the Viceroy of India for the best picture painted in India. His favourite recreations were painting, polo, mountaineering and swimming. He was Squadron-Commander, 12th Bengal Cavalry. Major Molyneux died at Umballa, India, on 29 January 1913, and an obituary notice of him appeared in the 'Times' of 20 February 1913.
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Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
MoneyNoel ErnestCaptainMONEY, NOEL ERNEST, Captain, was born 17 March 1867, eldest son of Captain Albert William Money. He was educated at Radley College, 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.
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5th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
Montagu-Douglas-ScottHerbert AndrewLieutenantMONTAGU-DOUGLAS-SCOTT, LORD HERBERT ANDREW, Lieutenant, was born 30 November 1872, fifth son of Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. He was educated at Eton College, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge: he held a commission in the 3rd Battalion The Royal Scots (Militia), from 1890 to 1900, when he was gazetted Second Lieutenant, Irish Guards, and served in that Regiment up to 1907, and retired from the Army to take up a business appointment, and was transferred to the Reserve of Officers (Irish Guards). He was gazetted to the 23rd London Regiment (TF), 1910, and commanded the same from 1910 to 1916, when he was transferred to the Territorial Reserve. During his service Lord Herbert Scott has held Staff appointments abroad, both in India and Malta. In the South African War he served as ADC to Field Marshal Earl Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, from 1899 to 1900, and with the Guards Mounted Infantry from 1901 to August 1902. He was present at the Relief of Kimberley; in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg 17 to 26 February 1900, actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein; operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill 11 and 12 June 1900. Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, including the action of Belfast (26 and 27 August 1900); and subsequently took part in operations in Cape Colony, December 1901 to 31 May 1902. For services rendered during 1900 he was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: ''Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Lieutenant, Guards Mounted Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by His Majesty King Edward 3 June 1901. He was also mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901]. Lord Herbert Scott served in the European War from August 1914 to January 1919, both as a Regimental and Staff Officer. He commanded the 23rd Battalion London Regiment in France during 1915, and also saw service in the Dardanelles, returning again to France until invalided to England, when he was appointed Deputy Assistant Military Secretary at the War Office. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 1 January 1916, and 1 January 1917], and was created a CMG 2 February 1916, for services rendered during 1915. He was further awarded the Croix d'Officier, Legion d'Honneur (France), 8 February 1917, for services in France, and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve of Officers, Irish Guards, 3 June 1918. He was awarded the Queen and King's South African Medal with eight clasps; the 1914-15 Star; King George V Coronation Medal; was a Knight of Justice of St John of Jerusalem, and a Member of the King's Bodyguard of Scotland. He was a Director of the Sun Life and Fire Office, and of Rolls-Royce Limited.
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Irish Guards
MontgomeryFrancis ChamleyLieutenantMONTGOMERY, FRANCIS CHAMLEY, Lieutenant, was born 25 June 1855, at Carnaveagh, Parish of Aughnamullen, County Monaghan, Ireland, son of Arthur Henry Montgomery, of Carnaveagh, County Monaghan Ireland, and Henrietta Francis Chamley, daughter of the Reverend Francis Chamley, Rector of Wicklow, Ireland. He was educated at Dr Carrick's, Spring Hill, Southampton; joined the Transvaal Horse, and served as Sergeant-Major, and Lieutenant in the Transvaal Horse in 1881, in the Basuto War, under Commander Ferriera. He joined the Army in 1882, and served as a Trooper in the Life Guards through the Egyptian Campaign of 1882; was present at Kassassin and Tel-el-Kebir (Egyptian Medal, 1882, with one Bar for Tel-el-Kebir (Khedive's Medal with Star, one Bar, 1882). He served as Sergeant-Major and Lieutenant with Roberts's Horse in the Boer War, South Africa, 1900. He was wounded 17 March 1901, and died the following day at Lichtenberg. He would have received the Queen's Medal with six Bars (for Wittebergen, Diamond Hill, Johannesburg, Driefontein, Paardeberg and the Relief of Kimberley). He was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "Francis Chamley Montgomery, Lieutenant, late Sergeant Major, Roberts's Horse (deceased). In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".
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Roberts' Horse
MontgomeryRobert Arundel KerrMajorMONTGOMERY, ROBERT ARUNDEL KERR, Major, was born 21 January 1862. He entered the Army 23 February 1881, becoming Captain 1 July 1889; was Staff Captain, RA, Northern District, 16 November 1895 to 15 November 1898, and was promoted to Major 1 March 1899. He passed the Staff College. Major Montgomery served in the South African War, 1899-1902; as Brigade Major, South Africa, 1 September 1901 to 18 February 1902; as DAAG, Intelligence, 19 February to 24 September 1902, taking part in the advance on Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River; operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony, and Cape Colony, 30 November 1900 to 31 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]; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 22 August 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, 27 September 1901]: "Robert Arundel Kerr Montgomery, Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 24 October 1902. He was DAQMG, 1st Army Corps, 25 September 1902 to 13 July 1905; was given the Brevet of Colonel 22 August 1905; was a Professor at the Stall College, India, from 29 July 1905 to 13 January 1909; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 11 February 1906, and to Colonel 17 December 1909; was GS01, 1st Division, Aldershot Command, 17 December 1909 to 15 October 1911; created a CB in 1911; Brigadier General, General Staff, Southern Command, 16 October 1911 to 4 August 1914. On the outbreak of the European War, he became Brigadier General, General Staff, 2nd Army, Central Force, Home Defence, 5 August to 4 October 1914. He was Brigadier General, General Staff, 4th Army Corps, British Expeditionary Force, 5 October to 31 December 1914; Brigadier General, Royal Artillery, 1st Army Corps, British Expeditionary Force, 1 January to 18 July 1915. He was promoted to Major General 3 June 1915; was Major General, Royal Artillery, 3rd Army, BEF, 19 July to 6 September 1915; Commander, Tyne Garrison, from 15 September 1915. For his services in the European War he was twice mentioned in Despatches, and was created a KCMG in 1919. Sir Robert Montgomery married, in 1887, Annie Rosalie, eldest daughter of John Lecky Phelps, of Waterpark, Clare, and they had one son and one daughter.
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Royal Artillery
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