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ForbesGordon Stewart DrummondLieutenantFORBES, GORDON STEWART DRUMMOND, Lieutenant, was born in 1868, son of General Sir J Forbes, GCB, of Inverness. He was mining in South Africa (Johannesburg) in 1889-93; in Rhodesia as Managing Director of Companies, 1893-1900. He served through the Matabele War of 1896 on Colonel Plumer's Staff, and then on Colonel Spreckley's Staff at the Battle of Umyussa (Medal). In 1891 he visited the West Coast of Africa, and was for a time engaged in mining there. He served in the South African War, and, for gallantry at Spion Kop, was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Gordon Stewart Drummond Forbes, Lieutenant, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 3 June, 1901. He lived in Rhodesia, and was Managing Director of Companies there, his favourite recreations being steeplechasing and hunting. He was a member of the Legislative Council, Rhodesia, and was created a CMG in 1910. He served in the European War and died of wounds in France 21 May 1915.
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Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
ForbesHarryLieutenantFORBES, HARRY, Lieutenant, was born 20 April 1865, son of Harry Forbes, of Muirton of Barro, Oldmeldrum. He was educated at Aberdeen Academy, and joined the Army in 1881. He served in South Africa, 1899-1901, being employed from 26 January 1901, onwards, as Station Staff Officer. Severely wounded in the campaign, he was present in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal, May and June, 1900, including action near Johannesburg; 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); operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Harry Forbes, Lieutenant, 4th Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent 25 April, 1901, to the GOC, Scottish District, and were presented by Colonel H H Matthias, CB, ADC. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel, November 1914, and served in France in the European War from March, 1917 to January 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Forbes was a farmer and a breeder of Aberdeen-Angus cattle and Clydesdale horses. He had the Volunteer decoration. Lieutenant Colonel Forbes married, 27 April 1904, in Aberdeen, E E Cook, of Cardeu House, Aberdeen, and they had a daughter, E B Forbes, born 10 February 1905.
DSO VRI, QSA (5) CC OFS Joh Belf 01 (Lieut H. Forbes, Gordon Highrs), BWM (Lt Col H. Forbes), VM (Lt Col H. Forbes), 1935 Jubilee Medal, VD Ed VII, Volunteer Force LSM. Victorian (Lieut H. Forbes, D.S.O. 4th V. B. Gordon Highrs), Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (Inspr Harry Forbes). Aberdeen Medals Oct 07 £7,850.
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Gordon Highlanders
Forbes-SempillDouglasMajorFORBES-SEMPILL, THE HONOURABLE DOUGLAS, Major, was born in 1865, second son of the 17th Lord Sempill and Frances, daughter of Sir Robert Abercromby, Baronet He was educated at Marlborough, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; joined 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, 1885; served with the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders in Hazara Campaign, 1888 (Medal with clasp), and in the Chitral Campaign; was present at Sir William Gatacre's action at Mamugai (Medal with clasp). In the South African War the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders were in Lord Methuen's Division, and Major the Honourable Douglas Forbes-Sempill was present during the advances to the Relief of Kimberley, including the night attack and Battle of Magersfontein. On the death in action of the Adjutant at Magersfontein, he was appointed Adjutant of the battalion, and was present at the Paardeberg operations. He served through the tedious guerilla fighting to the end of the war. He was three times mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was decorated with the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept, 1901]: "The Honourable Douglas Forbes-Sempill, Major Seaforth Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". In 1905 he was appointed Second-in-Command of the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, and served in the operations against the Zakka Khels, and was killed in action on Friday, 21 February 1908, while commanding the battalion. At morning service on Sunday, 23rd, in St Columba's (Church of Scotland), Park Street, the Reverend A Fleming, DD, made the following reference to Major Forbes-Sempill's untimely death: "A devoted member of the Scottish Church we love so well, a distinguished soldier and so good, as one who loved him touchingly writes, he leaves behind him a noble and inspiring memory. There will be many a sore heart in the hills of Don today, but many a proud and thankful one as well. For the hillsman has died on the hill, and the soldier on the field of battle, and another name has been added to the long roll of Scotsmen who have earned in life the proud title 'without fear; without reproach'". Handel's Dead March was played after the service.
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(Duke of Albany's Ross-shire Buffs) Seaforth Highl
FordReginaldCaptainFORD, REGINALD, Captain, was born 7 December 1868, son of Reverend C H Ford, of Bishopton. He entered the Royal Marines 1 February 1889; became Lieutenant, Army Service Corps, 15 January 1893, and Captain 1 July 1896. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, in charge of Supply Park 24 March 1900 to 31 August 1901; and was present at operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February) and action at Driefontein; operations in the Transvaal, May to June, 1900, including action near Johannesburg; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to November 1900, including action at Belfast (26 to 27 August). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette 27 September 1901]: "Reginald Ford, Captain, Army Service Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He was promoted to Major 1 April, 1903; was Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, 1st Army Corps, 14 October 1903 to 31 May 1905, and Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, Aldershot Army Corps, 1 June 1905 to 13 October 1906; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 27 October 1911. He served in the European War, from 5 August 1914 to 1 November 1914, as Assistant Director of Supplies, British Expeditionary Force; from 2 November 1914 to 28 August 1915, as Deputy Director of Supplies, BEF; from 29 August 1915 to 3 November 1915, as DA and QMG, 11th Army Corps, BEF. He became Colonel 27 October 1915; was Director of Supplies and Transport, Levant Base, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 November 1915 to 14 March, 1916; DAQMG, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, and British Armies in France, 28 March 1916 to 28 October 1916; DAQMG, Headquarters, British Armies in France, 30 October 1916. He was promoted to Major General 3 June, 1918; for his services in the Great War was mentioned in Despatches, created a CMG in 1915, a CB in 1917, and a KCMG in 1919. Sir Reginald Ford married, in 1894, Alice Hope, daughter of Major General Balmain and widow of E H Lockley, of The Grange, Chobham, Surrey.
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Army Service Corps
FordRichard WilliamMajorFORD, RICHARD WILLIAM, Major, was born 26 September 1857. He joined the Army 5 February 1881, and served in the Egyptian Expedition of 1882 (Medal and Bronze Star); became Major, Royal Army Medical Corps 5 February 1893. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, in charge of a Stationary Hospital, Pretoria. He took part in the Relief of Kimberley, and was present in the operations in Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein; operations in Orange River Colony, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River. Operations in the Transvaal, June, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1904]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Richard William Ford, Major (now Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Army Medical Corps. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 3 June, 1901. He had become Lieutenant Colonel 5 February 1901. From 17 August 1901, to 16 August 1906, he was Deputy Surgeon, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and from 4 May 1911 to 25 January 1913, he was Assistant Director of Medical Services, Eastern Command. He became Major General 1 June, 1914; Deputy Director of Medical Services, Northern Command, 14 July 1914. He served in the European War from 1914 to 1917; was created a CB in 1916; was Administrative Medical Officer, Woolwich; created a KCMG 1917; retired 20 December 1917. Sir W Ford married, in 1884, Mary Augusta, daughter of Rear Admiral Wainwright, RN.
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Royal Army Medical Corps
ForrestCharles EvelynLieutenantFORREST, CHARLES EVELYN, Lieutenant, was born 21 August 1876, son of John Forrest, of Grymsdyke, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. He joined the Oxfordshire Light Infantry, from the Militia, 1 December 1897; was promoted Lieutenant 25 October 1898. Lieutenant Forrest served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, employed with the Mounted Infantry, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including action near Johannesburg; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, May to July 1901, and October 1901 to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony, July to October 1901. For his services he was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; had the Queen's Medal with three clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Charles Evelyn Forrest, Lieutenant, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He received his Captaincy in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 22 February 1903, and was from October 1910 to July 1911, a Territorial Adjutant. He was killed in action at Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia, in the evening of 22 November 1915, aged 39. Major Forrest married, in 1910, Ruth Mary, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable Edward Holmes a Court, son of the 2nd Lord Heytesbury.
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Oxfordshire Light Infantry
ForrestWilliamMajorFORREST, WILLIAM, Major, was born 30 September 1868, son of Colonel Peter Forrest, of The Hirst, Edinburgh. He was educated at Ayr and Edinburgh University, and was commissioned in the 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment, as Second Lieutenant (22 June to 19 July 1889), becoming Lieutenant (20 July 1889 to 12 July 1891); Captain (13 July 1891 to 5 June, 1900), and Major (6 June 1900 to 4 February 1910). Major Forrest served in the South African War, 1900-2. He was Commandant, Prieska District, and employed under the Assistant Provost-Marshal, Kimberley District. He took part in operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to February 1902; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901], received the Queen's Medal with one clasp, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "William Forrest, Major, 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 2 June 1902; the Warrant sent 4 June 1902. He became Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 4 October 1905. On 11 August 1908 he was gazetted Major and Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Special Reserve, and Lieutenant Colonel (5 February 1910 to 2 April 1913), resigning his commission on 2 April 1913. Lieutenant Colonel Forrest was in command of a Territorial Reserve Battalion from January 1916 till April 1917 at Kinmel Park, North Wales. He married, in 1898, the Honourable Marie Spencer Lewis, daughter of the 1st Baron Merthyr, and they had one son, born on 16 Aug 1899.
DSO, QSA (1) CC, KSA (2), 1911 Coronation. Lovell 1978 est £315.
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Welsh Regiment
ForteHerbert Augustus NourseCaptainFORTE, HERBERT AUGUSTUS NOURSE, Captain, was born at Clifton, 14 December 1868, eldest son of Captain N Forte, late Norfolk Regiment, and Edith, daughter of Thomas Nurse, MD. He was educated at Eton and Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the East Yorkshire Regiment 9 November 1889, becoming Lieutenant C September 1893, and Captain 15 August 1899. Captain Forte served in the South African War, 1899-1901; was employed with Mounted Infantry in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Witterbergen (1 to 29 July 1900), Ladybrand (2 to 5 September), Bothaville and Caledon River (27 to 29 November); operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; operations in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to January 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 11 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]: "Herbert Augustus Nourse Forte, Captain, Gordon Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 18 December 1902. He retired 15 June, 1907. From 1914 to 1918 he served in the European War, and became Major, Reserve of Officers, 8 January 1916. Major Forte married, in 1907, Hannah Wright, daughter of William Olive and widow of Cyril Murray, MD, and they had one son and three daughters.
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Gordon Highlanders
FortescueCharles GranvilleMajorFORTESCUE, THE HONOURABLE CHARLES GRANVILLE, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, was born 30 October 1861, sixth son of the 3rd Earl Fortescue, and Georgina (who died in 1866), daughter of the Right Honourable George Dawson-Damer. He was gazetted to the Rifle Brigade 22 January 1881; became Lieutenant 1 July 1881 and served in the Burmese Expedition, 1888-89 (Medal with two clasps). He was promoted to Captain 14 December 1890, and was Adjutant, Rifle Brigade, 27 June 1895 to 15 October 1897. He served in West Africa, 1897-99, in the Northern Territories, Gold Coast, and took part in the expeditions to Karega. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 7 March, 1899]; received the Medal and clasp; was created a CMG, and given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 8 July 1899. He was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War 5 August to 6 October 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902 (Brigade Major, Natal, 7 October 1899 to 3 February 1901; DAAG, South Africa, 4 February 1901 to 1 April, 1902; Military Secretary to Lieutenant General, Transvaal and Orange River Colony, 24 June to 16 September 1902). He commanded a Mobile Column, October 1901 to 31 May 1902; took part in the defence of Ladysmith, and in the operations in Natal, March to June, 1900, including the action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June). Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August) and Lydenberg (5 to 8 September). Operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony 30 November 1900, to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches (Sir G S White, 23 March 1900; Sir R H Buller, 9 November 1900) [London Gazette, 8 February 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. His Distinguished Service Order was gazetted 19 April, 1901: “The Honourable Charles Granville Fortescue, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, Rifle Brigade. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa”. He was given the Brevet of Colonel 8 July 1905; became Colonel 16 December 1909; was promoted to Brigadier General 28 April, 1912; Brigadier General, General Staff, Eastern Command, 28 April, 1912 to 4 August 1914. He was Brigadier General, General Staff, 3rd Army, Central Force, Home Defence; New Armies, BEF, 22 November 1914 to 25 March, 1915; Brigadier General, General Staff, 1st Army, Central Force, Home Defence, Home Forces, 19 April 1915 to 22 February 1916; Brigade Commander, 6th Provincial Brigade, 212th Brigade, Home Forces, 20 July 1916 to 20 November 1917; Brigade Commander, 226th Infantry Brigade. Home Forces, 21 November 1917 to 10 March, 1918; Special Appointment, Serbian Mission, 11 March, 1918. He married, in 1906, Mrs Ernest Campbell, widow of Captain Ernest G Campbell, Rifle Brigade, and eldest daughter of General Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, GCB, GCVO, and Gemma Cecilia, daughter of William Pitt Adams, and they had two daughters.
CB (m), CMG, DSO, IGS 1854 (2) Burma 1887-89 Burma 1889-92, East & West Africa 1897-98, QSA (5) DofL L-N Belf CC OFS, KSA (2), 1914-15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal, 1911 Coronation, Order of the White Eagle (Serbia) Grand Cross with swords, War Medal (Serbia). KRRC Museum Winchester 1996.
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(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
FosterMontagu AmosCaptainFOSTER, MONTAGU AMOS, Captain, was born 19 March 1861, son of William Foster, of Wilbury Road, Brighton. He was gazetted to the Somerset Light Infantry 28 January 1882; was promoted to Captain 23 September 1887; was Adjutant, Militia, 15 May 1899 to 25 February 1904. Captain Foster served in the South African War, 1900-2; as Adjutant, 4th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, April 1900 to 20 April 1902; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, April to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to April 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; 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]: "Montagu Amos Foster, Captain, Somersetshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He was promoted to Major 21 April 1902. Major Foster retired from the Somersetshire Light Infantry 19 March 1909. He married, in 1898, Ida Frances, daughter of Colonel G C Thompson, ISC.
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(Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry
FowlerCharles HenryCaptainFOWLER, CHARLES HENRY, Captain, was born 13 July 1869, son of Charles Henry Fowler, MD. He was educated at Cheltenham College and served in the South African War in 1900; was mentioned in Despatches, 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, 19 April, 1901]: "Charles Henry Fowler, Captain, Imperial Light Horse. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented there. The decoration was awarded for Ladysmith. He became Captain, South African Constabulary.
DSO, QSA (7) CC Elands DofL OFS Joh D-H Belf (Capt DSO SAC), KSA (2) (Capt DSO SAC). Spink 1999 £2600.
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Imperial Light Horse
FoxArthur MaxwellLieutenantFOX, ARTHUR MAXWELL, Lieutenant, was born 1 July 1875, son of C D Fox. He was commissioned 2 November 1895, in the Royal Artillery. He served in South Africa from 1899 to 1902, taking part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont and Modder River; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900 including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); operations in the Transvaal, May and June, 1900, including the action near Johannesburg; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to January 1901; operations in Cape Colony, February to March, 1901: operations in Orange River Colony April 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; had the Queen's and King's Medals with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Arthur Maxwell Fox, 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 Captain 16 November 1901, and held this rank, joined the Reserve of Officers 27 January 1902. Captain A M Fox married, in 1913, Edith, youngest daughter of Colonel H S Tompson, of Alderminster Lodge, Bournemouth, and they had one daughter.
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Royal Artillery
FoxRobert FanshaweMajorFOX, ROBERT FANSHAWE, Major, was born 29 November 1862, son of William Fox, of Adbury, Berkshire. He was gazetted to the Royal Artillery 1 October 1882; was promoted Captain 4 November 1891, and Major 3 February 1900. Major Fox served in the South African War, 1899-1900, and 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), and action at Pieter's Hill; operations in Natal, March to June, 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901 (Sir R H Buller, 30 March and 9 November 1900), and 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]: "Robert Fanshawe Fox, Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901; the Warrant sent 24 January 1902. He became Lieutenant Colonel 5 August 1909, and Colonel 6 March 1913. During the European War he served as Brigadier General, RA, 4th Division, BEF, 8 September 1915 to 16 June 1916; Brigadier General, RA, 7th Army Corps, BEF, 8 September 1915 to 16 June 1916; Inspector of Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery (temporary) 20 July 1916 to 31 October 1917; as Brigadier General, RA, 67th Division, Home Forces, 7 November 1917 to 15 June, 1918. He was mentioned in Despatches, and created a CB in 1915.
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Royal Artillery
FoxcroftM CLieutenantFOXCROFT, M C, Lieutenant, served in the South African War of 1899-1902. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: “M C Foxcroft, Lieutenant, South African Mounted Irregular Forces. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".
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SAMIF
FrancisSidney GoodallLieutenantFRANCIS, SIDNEY GOODALL, Lieutenant, was born 24 December 1874, son of Charles Francis, of Melbourne. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant (from the Local Military Forces of Victoria) in the West Yorkshire Regiment 28 December 1895, and became Lieutenant 4 January 1899. He served in the South African War from 1899 to 1902, taking part in operations in Natal, 1899; the Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso, operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 and 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 and 9 June); operations in the Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Modal 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]: "Sidney Goodall Francis, Lieutenant, West Yorkshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the GOC, Natal, 3 February 1903; presented by the OC, 4th Mounted Infantry, 29 March, 1903, at Middelburg. He became Captain 18 April 1904, and was again on active service on the North-West Frontier of India in 1908, serving in the Mohmand Country, for which he had the Medal and clasp. He served in the European War from 1914 to 1918, attaining his Majority 1 September 1915, and was employed with the 16th Division as GSO3, October 1915 to February 1916; was Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Commanding 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, February 1916 to October 1917, then becoming CO of the 111th Infantry Brigade. He was promoted Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1917, and was awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order. He was made Brevet Colonel 1 January 1919, and was mentioned in Despatches. Colonel Francis married, in 1916, Catherine Gwendoline, youngest daughter of W B Lowry, Lee-on-the-Solent, and they had one son.
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(Prince of Wales's Own) West Yorkshire Regiment
FranklandArthur PelhamLieutenantFRANKLAND, ARTHUR PELHAM, Lieutenant, was born at Dover 23 December 1874, youngest son of Lieutenant Colonel Sir William Frankland, RE, 9th Baronet, of Thirkleby, and Lucy Ducarel, eldest daughter of Francis Adams, of Clifton. He was educated at Oxford Military College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He joined the Suffolk Regiment 21 September 1895, as Second Lieutenant. He served in the South African War, 1899-1901, with the Suffolk Regiment, on the Staff, attached General Button's and General Bethune's Columns (graded Staff Captain), 15 August 1900 to 7 August 1901; took part in operations in the Orange Free State, April to May 1900. Operations in the Transvaal, including action at Pretoria. Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900. Operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900. Operations in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to February 1901. Operations in Orange River Colony, March to May 1901. Operations in Cape Colony, February to March, 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 23 April, 1901], received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 23 April, 1901]: "Arthur Pelham Frankland, Lieutenant, the Suffolk Regiment. For conduct of a convoy near Petrusberg. Dated 23 April, 1901". "His good disposition, pluck and coolness saved the convoy". (vide London Gazette, 23 April, 1901). The Insignia were presented to him by the King 25 July 1901. He was specially promoted Captain, Lancashire Fusiliers, 5 October 1901; appointed Captain, Reserve of Officers, Lancashire Fusiliers, on retirement, 21 July 1906, and Temporary Major 19 September 1914. During the European War he was employed in the Railway Transport Establishment, British Expeditionary Force, France, September 1914 to September 1916; became DAQMG 1 November 1916; promoted Major, Reserve of Officers, 18 January 1917. He was Chief Organizer for the West of England of its Agricultural Organization Society. He married, at Clungunford Church, Shropshire, 12 October 1898, Margaret Annie Phoebe, daughter of C C Seton, and they had two children: Marion Annie Margaret and Rosalind Lucy Seton.
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Suffolk Regiment
FraserPercy William NormanLieutenantFRASER, PERCY WILLIAM NORMAN, Lieutenant, was born 22 January 1879, and was the eldest surviving son of Colonel G L Fraser, of Kirkside, Kincardineshire. He was educated at Wellington and Sandhurst, and was gazetted Second Lieutenant in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 6 April, 1898; served in the Nile Expedition, 1898 (Egyptian Medal and Medal), and was promoted to Lieutenant 1 April 1899. He served in the South African War, 1900-2; as ADC to Major General Sir Bruce Hamilton, KCB, 26 April 1900 to 31 October 1901; as Staff Lieutenant, Headquarters Staff, 1 November 1901 to 22 June, 1902; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at 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 and 12 June); in Orange River Colony May to 29 November 1900, including action at Ladybrand (2 to 5 September); in the Transvaal, October 1901 to 31 May 1902; again in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to September 1901; also during the operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901; and in Cape Colony, February March and May 1901 (Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; 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]: "Percy William Norman Fraser, Lieutenant, Cameron Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King, 18 December 1902. He was promoted to Captain 21 April 1902, and was on Special Service 7 December 1903 to 5 January 1904. Captain Fraser served in East Africa, 1903-4; took part in the operations in Somaliland, on Staff (as Special Service Officer); action at Jidballi (Medal with two clasps). He became Major 5 April, 1909. He served in the European War, and was killed in action 23 February 1915.
DSO, 1911 Coronation, Queens Sudan (2nd Lt), QSA (4) CC OFS Joh DH (Lt DSO Cameron Hds), KSA (2) (Capt), AGS 1902 (2) Somalia 1902-04 Jidbali (Capt), Khedives Star (Lt), 1914-15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal (last three renamed). Spink 1964 £62. Lovell 1979 £470. Spink 1979 £650.
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(Queen's Own) Cameron Highlanders
FreethGeorge Henry BasilCaptainFREETH, GEORGE HENRY BASIL, Captain, was born in London 31 December 1872, son of Colonel William Freeth, MVO, Chief Constable, Isle of Man (1888-1911), and Helen Macpherson, daughter of General Macpherson, of Inverness. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London; King William's College, Isle of Man, and the RMC, Sandhurst, 1891, and joined the Lancashire Fusiliers as Second Lieutenant 19 November 1892, becoming Lieutenant 23 May 1894. He served in India and Egypt, and in the Nile Expedition of 1898 he was present at the Battle of Khartoum, and received the Medal and the Egyptian Medal with clasp. He was promoted to Captain 27 September 1899. He served during the occupation of Crete. From 1899 to 1902 he served in South Africa, and took part in the Relief of Ladysmith, including the operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and the action at Spion Kop; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900. He performed the duties of Commandant and Railway Staff Officer. He took part in the operations in the Transvaal, May 1901 to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony, November 1900 to May 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 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, 19 April, 1901]: "George Henry Basil Freeth, Captain, Lancashire Fusiliers. 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 the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 August 1901. He was Adjutant, Militia, 20 September 1902 to 19 September 1905; Major 24 June, 1910; was at the Staff College, 1909-10; DAAG, Northern Command, 31 October 1911 to 4 August 1914. He was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 21 February 1912. He served in the European War from 1914 to 1918; as DAAG, GHQ, BEF, 5 August 1914 to 16 March, 1915; as AAG, GHQ, BEF, 17 March to 7 December 1915; as Brigade Commander, 2nd Lancashire Brigade, British Armies in France, until 27 June 1916; Brigade Commander, 167th Infantry Brigade, 27 July 1916. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 3 June, 1916; was given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June, 1917. Colonel Freeth was four times mentioned in Despatches, was created a CMG 1916, and a CB 1919. He married, in 1903, Ruth Elaine, daughter of James W Scott, of Westlands, Queenstown, and they had two daughters, Barbara and Felicity.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Lancashire Fusiliers
FuhrRobert Strickland HannayLieutenantFUHR, ROBERT STRICKLAND HANNAY, Lieutenant, was born 27 August 1871; became LRCS Edinburgh, LRFPS Glasgow. He entered the Army 27 July 1898. He served in the South African War, 1899-1901; took part in the Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso, operations 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations 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: was present during operations in Orange Free State, April and May 1900; also in the Transvaal June and July 1900 (Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1901]; Queen's Medal with six clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Robert Strickland Hannay Fuhr, Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 17 December 1901. He became Captain 27 July 1901, and Major 28 January 1910. He served in the European War from 1914; was twice mentioned in Despatches, and created a CMG in 1917. Lieutenant Colonel Fuhr married, in 1896, Maud Lilian, daughter of H H Bottomley, and they had one son.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Army Medical Corps
FultonHarry TownsendLieutenantFULTON, HARRY TOWNSEND, Lieutenant, was born 15 August 1869, sixth son of Lieutenant General John Fulton, Royal Artillery. He entered the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, from the Local Military Forces in New Zealand, 9 April 1892, becoming Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps, 24 July 1894. He served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98; Malakand; operations in Bajaur (Medal and clasp); in the Tirah Campaign, 1897-98 (clasp). He served in South Africa, 1899-1901, employed with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, taking part in operations in Rhodesia in May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, 1900; operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River, 1900. He was severely wounded; 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]: "Harry Townsend Fulton, Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant, etc, were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India, and presented by the OC in Chitral 22 March, 1902. He was promoted to Captain 10 July 1901. He married in 1905, Ada Hermina, second daughter of John James Dixon. Lieutenant Colonel H T Fulton was killed in action 29 March 1918.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Indian Staff Corps
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