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Hart-SynnotArthur Henry SetonCaptainHART-SYNNOT, ARTHUR HENRY SETON, Captain, was born 19 July 1870, eldest son of Major General Arthur Fitzroy Hart Synnot, CB, CMG, of Ballymoyer, County Armagh, and of May Hart Synnot; was educated at Clifton College; King William's College; the RMC, Sandhurst, and subsequently entered and graduated in the Staff College, Camberley. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He joined the East Surrey Regiment 8 October 1890; became Lieutenant 7 June, 1892, and was Adjutant 1 January 1894 to 31 December 1897. He served in the Relief of Chitral, 1895, in command of the Maxim Gun Section (Medal and clasp); in the Tirah Expedition, 1897-98, as ADC to GOC, 1st Brigade (two clasps). In the South African War, 1899-1902, he served first with the Mounted Infantry and subsequently as DAAG. He was twice wounded, 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 1900]: "Arthur Henry Seton Hart-Synnot, Captain, East Surrey Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, and presented by the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 August 1901. He was promoted Captain 21 June 1899. Captain Hart-Synnot was appointed British Military Attache with the Japanese Army in Manchuria, 1904-5, and received from HM the Mikado the 4th Class of the Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Japanese War Medal. He was GSO, 2nd Grade, South China, 20 March 1907 to 9 June 1911, and was promoted Major 17 March 1908. and appointed to the General Staff, India, October 1913. He was transferred to the General Staff in France in October 1916; on the General Staff, 17th Division, and on the General Staff, 40th Division; commanded the 1/4th East Lancashire Regiment.; commanded the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, including the period of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele); commanded temporarily the 86th Brigade and the 25th Brigade; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1917, and promoted substantive Lieutenant Colonel 16 January 1917, and Brigadier General April 1917. He commanded the 6th Brigade. He was dangerously wounded May 1918 (loss of both legs), was awarded a bar to the Distinguished Service Order and was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He received the French Croix de Guerre, and was created a CMG in 1919. General Hart-Synnot married, in July 1919, Violette, only daughter of J E Drower, CBE.
CMG, DSO, IGS 1895 (3) P-F 1897-8 Tirah RofC 1895 (Lt 1/E Surrey Regt), QSA (7) RofK Paard Drief Joh D-H Witt CC (Capt E Surrey Regt), KSA (2) (Capt DSO E Surrey Regt), BWM, Victory medal with MID (Brig-Gen), Order of Sacred Treasure (Japan), 4th Class, Legion dHonneur (France) 5th Class, Croix de Guerre (France), Russo-Japan War Medal (Japan). Glendinings 1996 est £2,400-2,800.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
East Surrey Regiment
Hart-SynnotRonald Victor OresLieutenantHART-SYNNOT, RONALD VICTOR ORES, Lieutenant, was born 24 July 1876, son of Major General Fitzroy Hart-Synnot, CB, CMG. He was educated at King William's College, Sandhurst, and at the South-Eastern Agricultural College, Wye, and took the degree BSc at London University. He joined his regiment, the East Surreys, in 1899. He served in South Africa, 1899 to 1902, taking part in the Battle of Colenso, and, as ADC to Major General Fitroy Hart, in the actions of Spion Kop, Potgieter's Drift, Pieter's Hill, and the Relief of Ladysmith, for which he twice received mention in Despatches. He also saw fighting in the Orange River and Cape Colonies, 1901-2, and had the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Ronald Victor Okes Hart, Lieutenant, East Surrey Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He resigned his commission in 1904, and in 1909 was appointed Private Secretary to Sir Horace Plunkett, and Dean in the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture at University College, Reading. In 1915 he became Temporary Captain and ADC to HE General Sir Reginald Hart in Guernsey, and in February of the year following appointed lo the Headquarters Staff, Southern Command, Salisbury. In 1918 he was promoted Temporary Major, also becoming Deputy Assistant Director of Labour. Major Hart-Synnot married, in 1912, Violet, eldest daughter of the Reverend Lord Theobald Butler and Annabella Beydon, daughter of Reverend Cosmo B Gordon, DD, and they had one son.
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East Surrey Regiment
HarveyJohn RobertLieutenant ColonelHARVEY, JOHN ROBERT, Lieutenant Colonel, was born 31 July 1861, eldest son of Colonel John Edmund Harvey, 41st Regiment, of Springfield, Taplow, Bucks, and Thorpe, Norfolk, and Octavia Lettice, daughter of the Reverend R Stephens. He was educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and served in the East Norfolk Militia, 16th Lancers and 5th Lancers; joined the 43rd Suffolk Hussars, as Captain, 15 November 1899. He commanded the Suffolk Hussars and the 25th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa, and served also as Staff Officer for Prisoners of War (graded as Staff Captain), Lines of Communication, from 1900 to 1902. He took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900; in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900; in the Transvaal, February to 31 May 1902; also during the operations in Cape Colony, December 1901 to February 1902 (Despatches [London Gazette, 17 June, 1902]; Queen's Medal with three clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distingm'shed Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902]: "John Robert Harvey, Lieutenant Colonel, Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 24 October 1902. He subsequently retired from the King's Own Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry. He was a Justice of the Peace and was Mayor of Norwich in 1902-3. In the European War he served with the 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment in Gallipoli in 1915; became Brevet Colonel, 4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. He wrote 'Records of the Norfolk Yeomanry Cavalry, 1782 to 1908', 'Hunting in Norfolk' and 'Shannon and its Lakes'. He was fond of hunting, polo, shooting, fishing and yachting. He married, firstly, in 1888, Nora (died, 1889), second daughter of H Adams, of Canon Hill, Bray; secondly, in 1890, Florence, daughter of F W Parsons, of Risley Hall, Derby, and had one son and two daughters.
DSO, QSA (3) CC OFS Trans (Capt), KSA (2) (Lt Col 43rd Coy IY), 1914-15 Star (Lt Col, BWM, Victory Medal (Bt Col 4/Norfolk Regt). 1911 Coronation, Territorial Decoration GV. Spinks 1963 £35. Lovell 1978 est £450.
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Imperial Yeomanry
HarveyRobert LuegMajorHARVEY, WILLIAM LUEG, Major, was born 17 July 1858, son of Nicholas Oliver Harvey, of Hayle, Cornwall. He was commissioned in the 46th Foot 30 January 1878; became Lieutenant, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 18 June 1881, serving in the Egyptian Expedition, 1882, and being present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (Medal with clasp and Bronze Star). He was promoted to Captain 24 September 1884, and served in the Sudan in 1884-85, in the Nile Expedition, with the River Column (clasp). He became Captain 24 September 1884, and Major 31 August 1894. Major Harvey served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902. He was Commandant at Kaspminden, and he took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including the operations at Paardeberg (17 to 20 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, 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 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Robert Lueg Harvey, Major, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to Lord Kitchener in South Africa, and presented by Brigadier General Dixon, at Barberton, 7 March 1902. He retired 5 November 1902, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During the European War he became Lieutenant Colonel (temporary), commanding the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Depot at Bodmin, 1914-17. Lieutenant Colonel Harvey was a Justice of the Peace. He married, in 1893, Florence, daughter of Captain F C Hooper, 18th Hussars, and they had one son and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
HarveyRobert NapierCaptainHARVEY, ROBERT NAPIER, Captain, was born 17 May 1868, son of John Harvey, of Messrs John Harvey and Sons, Bristol, and of Mary Russell, daughter of George Prentice, of Fifeshire. He was educated at Marlborough College; Redcliffe House, Clifton, and the RMA, Woolwich; joined the Royal Engineers as Second Lieutenant 17 February 1888; was promoted Captain 12 January 1899; employed as Regimental Officer, Royal Engineers. He served in the South African War as ADC to Major General, Royal Engineers, 2nd August 1900 to 11 November 1901, and was present in the operations in the Orange Free State February to May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Belfast; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Zilikat's Nek; operations in Orange River Colony May to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River; 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 three clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Robert Napier Harvey, Captain, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented in South Africa 13 July 1901. He was Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, in South Africa, 12 November 1901 to 5 April, 1903, and was employed under the Civil Government, Transvaal, from 6 April 1903 to 13 December 1905, and was promoted to Major 25 September 1906. He was Chief Instructor in Fortification, School of Military Engineering, and obtained the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 26 November 1913. On the outbreak of the European War he became Assistant (with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel) to the Engineer-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force, from 15 January 1915. He was appointed Inspector of Mines, and promoted to Temporary Brigadier General 2 January 1916, and Chief Engineer of 6th Army Corps, January 1918 to 1919; was mentioned in Despatches five times; created a CMG January 1916; was given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June, 1916. In August 1917, he was awarded the CB for valuable services rendered in the field. In 1909 he married Mabel, daughter of Bourchier Hawksley, of 14, Hyde Park Gardens, London, and they had two sons.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
HastingsWilfred Charles NorringtonCaptainHASTINGS, WILFRED CHARLES NORRINGTON, Captain, was born at Devonport 24 December 1873, son of the Reverend Francis Henry Hastings, retired Captain, RN. He was educated at Trinity College School, Stratford-on-Avon, and entered the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers in 1892; was seconded for the Sierra Leone Frontier Force in 1898; served in the Hut Tax War, 1898-99 (wounded; Medal and clasp). On 24 June 1899, he entered the Manchester Regiment, and became Lieutenant 1 December 1899, and Captain 25 December 1901. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, April, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, August to September and November 1900 operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, April 1900; operations in the Transvaal, July 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was awarded the South African and King's Medals; mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902], and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Wilfred Charles Norrington Hastings, Captain, Manchester Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was employed with the West African Frontier Force, 28 March 1903 to 3 August 1909, and served with the 1st Battalion Northern Nigerian Regiment 1903; with the Mumshi Expedition, 1906. He served in the European War, in France, 1914; became Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 17 April 1915, commanding the Sierra Leone Battalion West African Frontier Force, and took part in the Cameroon Campaign, 1915-16. His chief pastimes were shooting, fishing and boxing.
DSO, East & West Africa (1) Sierra Leone 1898-9 (Capt Manchr Regt), QSA (3) CC Trans Witt (Lt, Man Regt), KSA (2) (Lt Man Regt), 1914 Star (Capt DSO Man Regt), BWM, Victory Medal (Lt Col). BDW 1991 est £1,000-1,200. DNW 2002 £3,300.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Manchester Regiment
HatchellHenry MelvilleMajorHATCHELL, HENRY MELVILLE, Major, was born 31 May 1852, son of G W Hatchell, MD, of Dublin. He was gazetted to the 18th Foot 28 February 1874; served in the Afghan War, 1879-80, serving as Orderly Officer to Major General Roberts, who commanded a Brigade at Kabul (Medal). He was promoted Captain 1 July 1881; took part in the Egyptian War, 1882 (Medal with Tel-el-Kebir clasp; Khedive's Star). He became Major 29 April, 1891. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, as Major, Royal Irish Regiment, and commanded 5th Battalion Mounted Infantry, and was slightly wounded. He was present at operations in Cape Colony in 1900. Operations in Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including action at Poplar Grove. Operations in Orange River Colony, May to July 1900, including action at Bethlehem Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to November 1900, including actions at Belfast and Lydenburg. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal and three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Henry Melville Hatchell, Major, Royal Irish Regiment. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". The insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. In 1902 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, to command the 5th Battalion Royal Garrison Regiment (Aldershot and Halifax, Nova Scotia), and he became Substantive Lieutenant Colonel 26 February 1902, being given the Brevet of Colonel 26 February 1905, and retiring from the Royal Garrison Regiment 26 February 1906, with the rank of Colonel. During the European War, Colonel Hatchell commanded the 25th Service Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish) in England, and also commanded the 30th Reserve Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Colonel Hatchell married, in 1901, Frances Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Reverend H S Rush, of Haywards Heath, Sussex.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Irish Regiment
HaughtonHenry WilfredMajorHAUGHTON, HENRY WILFRED, Major, was born 12 August 1862, son of Benjamin Haughton, of Carlow, and Westminster, London, Civil Engineer, and of Emma Isabella, daughter of John Kelly, JP, of Lunestown, Westmeath, Ireland. He was educated at Dulwich College, and joined the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. He was transferred to permanent staff, Bucks Yeomanry, 1894; appointed RSM; proceeded to South Africa, February 1900, as RSM, 10th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry; Lieutenant 1 May 1900; promoted Captain, April 1901; Major, November 1901; Second-in-Command, 2nd Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, and appointed to command composite regiment of Imperial Yeomanry. He was mentioned in Despatches; 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]: "Henry Wilfred Haughton, Major, 2nd Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became private secretary to Major General Lord Chesham, 1902. Major Haughton retired and was Adjutant, Gordon Boys' Home, 1904-14. In September 1914, he joined the Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars (TF) as Adjutant, and was promoted Major, Squadron Leader, October 1915. He was seconded 22 December 1917, and appointed to command the Road-Quarry Troops Depot, Royal Engineers, Bordon; Acting Lieutenant Colonel 1 June, 1919, to command Railway Construction Troops, Royal Engineers, Longmoor. He was mentioned in Despatches, March, 1919; awarded OBE, May 1919. In 1902 he married May daughter of T R Seaton, JP, of Aylesbury, Bucks.
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2nd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
HaydenFrederick ArthurMajorHAYDEN, FREDERICK ARTHUR, Major, was born at Helmdon, Northamptonshire, on 10 August 1861, son of the Reverend C F Hayden, late Scholar and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was educated at Winchester College, and entered the Army 22 January 1881. He was promoted Captain, 1888, and Major, 1898. Major Hayden took part in the South African War, 1900-1902; as Acting Commandant, Simon's Town, 25 August to 9 October 1900; during operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900. He served as Adjutant, 3rd Battalion West Riding Regiment 1 January to 10 May 1902; during operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901], awarded the Queen's Medal with clasp, King's Medal with two clasps, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Frederick Arthur Hayden, Major, West Riding Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 18 December 1902; the Warrant sent 14 January 1903. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 2 February 1908, and retired on full pay, 1912. When the European War broke out he was called out for service and was employed with the New Armies; served in France, 1915-19, in command of the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment, and has been mentioned twice in Despatches, and given the OBE. He married, at Murree, India, 17 September 1885, Henrietta Grace Lambert, daughter of Colonel Anthony Stewart (Bengal Staff Corps), of Ardvorlieh.
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(Duke of Wellington's) West Riding Regiment
HeadlamJohn Emerson WhartonMajorHEADLAM, JOHN EMERSON WHARTON, Major, was born at Whorlton, County Durham, 16 April 1864, son of Morley Headlam, of Gilmonny Hall, Yorkshire, and Whorlton Grange, Durham, and of Mrs Headlam, daughter of Caulfield Heamish, of County Cork, Ireland. He was educated at King's College School, and the Royal Military Academy, and joined the Royal Artillery, as Lieutenant, 28 July 1883; became Captain 22 March 1892; was Instructor, School of Gunnery, 1 July 1892 to 30 June 1897, and was promoted Major 13 February 1900. Major Headlam served in the South African War from 1900 to 1902, as DAAG, for Royal Artillery, Headquarters Staff, in South Africa, 13 February 1900 to 23 June 1902. He was present in the operations in the Orange Free State from February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); action at Poplar Grove; operations in the Transvaal, May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901 and 20 July 1902]; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 22 August 1902; 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, 19 April, 1901]: "John Emerson Wharton Headlam, Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 August 1901, at Pietermaritzburg, Natal. He was DAAG, South Africa, 24 June 1902 to 3 June 1903; Assistant Director of Artillery, Headquarters of Army, 1 April, 1904, to 19 July 1906; was given the Brevet of Colonel 22 August 1905; AQMG, Headquarters, India, 3 July 1908, to 4 December 1908; was promoted to Colonel 25 November 1908; Director of Staff Duties and Military Training, General Staff, India, 5 December 1908 to 2 April 1913; Temporary Brigadier General 7 January 1911 to 2 April 1913; was created a CB in 1913; Brigadier General, Commanding Royal Artillery, 5th Division, 1 October 1913. He served during the European War from the beginning, still commanding the 5th Divisional Artillery until 18 February 1915, when he was promoted to Major General for distinguished services in the field. He was Major General, Royal Artillery, Headquarters, Second Army, from February to December 1915; Major General, Royal Artillery, General Headquarters, December 1915 to May 1916; on Special Duty from May 1916, including the Allied Mission to Russia in 1917, and the Artillery Mission to the United States in 1918. He was wounded at Le Cateau on 26 August 1914, and was twice mentioned in Despatches. He was created a KBE in 1919. Sir J E W Headlam held the 1st Class of the Order of St Anne, with Swords (Russia), the Legion of Honour (Croix de Commandeur), and the American Distinguished Service Medal. He was a Deputy Lieutenant for County Durham. On 26 December 1890, he married Mary, daughter of Perceval Wilkinson, of Mount Oswald, County Durham, and they had two daughters: Margaret Ellen and Mary Phyllis.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Artillery
HeathGerard MooreMajorHEATH, GERARD MOORE, Major, was born 7 June 1863, youngest son of Admiral Sir Leopold George Heath, KCB, and of Mary Marsh, his wife. He was educated at Wimbledon and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and joined the Royal Engineers, as Lieutenant, 22 February 1882. He served in the Bechuanaland Expedition, 1884-85, with the Telegraph Battalion, and became Captain 3 August 1890. He served in Chitral, with the Relief Force, in 1895. He received the Medal and clasp. Captain Heath was promoted Major 4 October 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the operations in Natal in 1899, including the action at Lombard's Kop. He served during the defence of Ladysmith, when he was in charge of a balloon section, and afterwards in command of a Field Troop, RE. He took part in the operations in Natal in 1900, including the action at Laing's Nek, and in the operations in the Transvaal in 1900, including the actions at Belfast and Lydenberg. He was present in the operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony from 1900 to 1902, serving as DAAG 11 December 1901 to 18 March, 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches by Sir G S White, 23 March 1900, and by Sir R H Buller, 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 22 August 1902; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps; King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Gerard Moore Heath, Major, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him 3 June 1901. He was Instructor, School of Military Engineering, 11 June 1902 to 10 June 1906; Lieutenant Colonel 18 August 1903; GSO, 1st Grade, 3 June 1910 to 8 December 1911; Temporary Brigadier General, General Staff, South Africa, 16 March 1912 to the outbreak of the Great War. He served in the European War from 1914; as Inspector of Royal Engineers 21 September 1914 to 6 May 1915; Chief Engineer 7 May 1915; Temporary Major General 6 November 1915, on appointment as Chief Engineer, First Army; was promoted Major General for distinguished service in the field, and became Engineer-in-Chief to the British Armies in France in November 1917, which post he held until the end of the war. He was six times mentioned in Despatches. He was created a CB and KCMG. Major General C M Heath married, in 1885, Mary, youngest daughter of Philip Henry Egerton.
KCMG, CB (m), DSO, IGS 1895 (1) RofC (Capt RE), QSA (5) CC DofL OFS LN Belf (Maj DSO RE), KSA (2) (Maj DSO RE), 1914-15 Star (Brig-Gen DSO), BWM, Victory Medal (Maj-Gen), 1897 Jubilee, Croix de Guerre (France) with 2 palms, Distinguished service Medal (USA), Order of St Stanislaus (Russia) Grand Cross. Hamilton 1982 £3,250. Hamilton 1983 £2,925. DNW Miniatures only Apr 03 £390.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
HeathRonald MacclesfieldCaptainHEATH, RONALD MACCLESFIELD, Captain, was born 5 March, 1876, son of Lieutenant Colonel J M Heath, CMG. He was educated at Marlborough; joined the York and Lancaster Regiment 15 May 1897 becoming Lieutenant 29 July 1899, and Captain, Middlesex Regiment, 2 August 1902. He served in South Africa, 1899-1902, employed with the Mounted Infantry, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg 12 to 26 February; actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (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 Transvaal, west of Pretoria, including actions at Elands River (4 to 16 August); operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 18 July); operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902; operations in Cape Colony, August and September 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; awarded 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, 31 October 1902]: "Ronald Macclesfield Heath, Captain, Middlesex Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was employed with the Egyptian Army 4 June 1905 to 3 June 1913, and commanded the Camel Corps of the Egyptian Army in the Sudan from 1908 to 1912: took part in the operations in Southern Kordofan, 1908 (Egyptian Medal and clasp, and 4th Class Osmanieh), and in operations in Southern Kordofan, 1910; Sudan, 1910 (Medal and clasp, and 3rd Class Medjidie). He served with the Army Cyclists' Corps in the early part of the European War, and was promoted to Major 1 September 1915; was Temporary Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment 19 February to 2 July 1916; Acting Lieutenant Colonel commanding 10th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment 7 September 1916 to 27 July 1917; Temporary Lieutenant Colonel commanding 10th Warwickshire Regiment 28 July 1917, to 6 April 1918; Temporary Brigadier General commanding the 56th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 7 April 1918. He was mentioned in Despatches; given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1918; created a CMG in 1919, and awarded the French Croix de Guerre.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
HeberdenGeorge AlfredSurgeon CaptainHEBERDEN, GEORGE ALFRED, Captain, was born 27 April 1860, son of Reverend George Heberden. He was educated at Malvern College; at Jesus College, Cambridge (BA, Cantab, 1882), and at St George's Hospital, London (MRCS, England; LRCP, London, 1888). He was District Commissioner of Predasdorp, 1888-89; Surgeon, Cape Government Railway, 1890-02; District Surgeon, Kenhardt, 1893-94; Barkly West, 1895. He served in the South African War, as Medical Officer to Mounted Forces during the Siege of Kimberley; was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette 19 April, 1901]: "George Alfred Heberden, Surgeon Captain (Medical Officer), Kimberley 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 by Colonel Garstin. Captain Heberden married, in 1895, Winifred, daughter of Reverend Henry Cottam.
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Kimberley Light Horse
HendersonDavidCaptainHENDERSON, DAVID, Captain and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, was born 11 August 1862, son of David Henderson, of Glasgow. He joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, as Lieutenant, 25 August 1883; became Captain 26 February 1890. He was Staff Captain (Intelligence), Headquarters of Army, 1 December 1897 to 12 July 1898. He served with the Sudan Expeditionary Force, as ADC to the Brigadier General commanding the 2nd Brigade, British Division, 13 July to 8 October 1898, and was present at the Battle of Khartoum. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; was given the Brevet of Major 16 November 1898, and the British and Khedive's Medals, with clasp. He was Staff Captain (Intelligence), Headquarters of Army, 18 October 1898 to 31 March 1899; DAQMG, Headquarters of Army, 1 April to 30 June 1899; DAAG, Natal, 1 July 1899 to 27 October 1900. In the South African War he took part in operations in Natal, 1899, including the actions at Reitfontein and Lombard's Kop; the defence of Ladysmith (temporarily in charge of the Field Intelligence Department), including sorties of 7 December 1899 (wounded) and the action of 6 January 1900. He was present in 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 Sept); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900, to 31 May 1902. For his services in the Boer War he was mentioned in Despatches (Sir G White, 2 December 1899, and 23 March, 1900; Sir Redvers Buller, 19 June and 9 November 1900) [London Gazettes, 8 February 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 29 November 1900, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "David Henderson, Captain and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to the GOC, Transvaal, and presented by the GOC, South Africa, 25 March 1903. He became Major 12 December 1903. Major Henderson was employed under the Civil Government in the Transvaal 20 September 1902 to 30 April 1903; was DAQMG, 1st Army Corps, and DAQMG, Aldershot Army Corps, 3 March 1904 to 21 November 1905; was given the Brevet of Colonel 22 November 1905; was AAG, 1st Division, Aldershot Army Corps, 22 November 1905 to 31st December 1906; was GSO, 1st Grade, Aldershot Command, 1 January to 20 December 1907; became Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1907, and Colonel 27 November 1907; was Staff Officer (Brigadier General, General Staff) to the Inspector-General of the Home Forces 21 December 1907 to 29 February 1912; Temporary Brigadier General 4 April 1908 to 25 October 1914; Staff Officer to the Inspector-General of the Home Forces 1 March to 30 June 1912; Director of Military Training, War Office, 1 July 1912 to 31 August 1913; Director-General of Military Aeronautics, 1 September 1913 to 4 August 1914. When the European War broke out he became Commander of the Royal Flying Corps, and held this position until 17 October 1917. He was promoted Major General 26 October 1914, for distinguished service in the Field; was Commanding Officer of the 1st Division, BEF, 21 and 22 November and 20 December 1914; was created a KCB in 1914; was GOC, Royal Flying Corps, British Expeditionary Force, 21 December 1914 to 17 October 1917; Director-General of Military Aeronautics 22 February 1916 to 17 October 1917; promoted Lieutenant General 1 January 1917; Area Commandant, British Armies in France, 10 August to 6 October 1918; Military Counsellor, Paris, 7 October 1918. He was made a KCVO in 1919; Commander of the Legion of Honour, 1915, and Grand Officer, 1919; was Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown of Belgium, and had the Orders Grand Crown of the Sacred Treasure of Japan, and of the White Eagle of Russia; was Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy. He was the author of 'The Art of Reconnaissance'. Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson married, in 1899, Henrietta Caroline, daughter of Henry R Dundas.
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(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
HeneageArthur ReneHENEAGE, ALFRED RENE, Major, was born 10 June, 1858, son of Edward Heneage, MP. He was educated at Cheltenham College, and entered the Army 11 September 1876. He served with the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the Egyptian Expedition, taking part in the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir (wounded), and received the Medal with clasp and Bronze Star. He became Major 22 June 1898, and took part in the South African Campaign, 1899-1902; during operations in Natal, 1899, including action at Lombard's Kop; taking part in the defence of Ladysmith, including sortie of 7 December 1899, and action of 6 January 1900; during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, 1900; in the operations in Natal, 1900; during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, 1900, and operations in Orange River Colony, 1900. Taking part in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to August 1901, and November to December 1901; in the operations in Orange River Colony, May 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Alfred Rene Heneage, Major, 5th Dragoon Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 12 May 1902. Major Heneage retired from the 5th Dragoon Guards, 11 November 1903.
DSO, Egypt (1) TelEl Kebir (Lt 2/HLI), QSA (3) DofL OFS Trans (Maj DSO 5 DG), KSA (2) (Maj DSO 5 DG), Khedives Star. Christies 1987 £572. Dixon 1994 £1,400.
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5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
HeneageHenry GranvilleMajorHENEAGE, THE HONOURABLE HENRY GRANVILLE, Major, was born 17 March 1868, second son of the first Baron Heneage and Lady Eleanor Cecilia Hare. He was educated at Eton, joined the 3rd Lincolnshire (Militia) Regiment in 1885, and was gazetted to the 12th Lancers 16 May 1888, becoming Captain 16 May 1893. From 1895 to 1898 he was ADC to the Governor of Bombay. 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, actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal, May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Diamond Hill; 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 Lindley, Bethlehem and Wittebergen; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900, to July 1901; operations in Cape Colony, July 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "The Honourable Henry Granville Heneage, Major, 12th Lancers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He retired 29 September 1905; was a JP for County Cork, and was Honorary Secretary to the Duhallow Hunt Club from 1909 to 1911. In 1904 he married Gladys Mary, third daughter of the late Sidney Cuthbert, of Beaufront Castle, Hexham.
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12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
HerapathEdgarMajorHERAPATH, EDGAR, Major, was born 3 May 1853, son of Spencer Herapath, FGS, FSA, FSS, of Westwood, St Peter's, Thanet, and 18 Upper Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London. He was educated at the Grammar School, Kensington, and on the Continent, and entered the West India Regiment, as Sub-Lieutenant, 11 February 1875, becoming Lieutenant, West India Regiment, 11 February 1877, and Lincolnshire Regiment 13 March 1878; Captain 1 July 1884; was Adjutant, Auxiliary Forces, 1 January 1886 to 7 September 1886, and was promoted to Major 29 May 1895. He served in the South African War in 1900, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg, Karee Siding, Vet. River and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria; operations in the Transvaal, July 1900 (severely wounded). 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]: "Edgar Herapath, Major, Lincolnshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. Major Herapath retired 3 May 1901. He was FRGS, and his favourite recreations were hunting, fishing, shooting and travelling. He married, in 1885, Sophia, youngest daughter of G H Fletcher, JP, of Barrow Hedges, Carshalton.
DSO, QSA (3) CC Paard Joh (Maj Lincoln Regt). Spink 1976 (only QSA) £65. 1989 OMRS Convention display.
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Lincolnshire Regiment
Heriot-MaitlandJames DalgleishCaptainHERIOT-MAITLAND, JAMES DALGLEISH, Captain, was born 21 January 1874, eldest son of Sir James Makgill Heriot-Maitland, KCB, and Frances Lorna Campbell, and a descendant of the 6th Earl of Lauderdale. He became Second Lieutenant, The Rifle Brigade, 5 October 1892; Lieutenant 24 June 1895, and Captain 3 February 1900. Captain Heriot-Maitland served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was severely wounded, 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, 19 April, 1901]: "James Dalgleish Heriot-Maitland, Captain, The Rifle Brigade. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented in South Africa by the GOC, Transvaal and Orange River Colony, 2 September 1902. He became Adjutant, Rifle Brigade, 21 November 1900 to 2 September 1904; was Adjutant, Rifle Depot, 16 May 1906 to 15 May 1909. He was promoted to Major 1 December 1909. After the outbreak of the European War he was appointed to command the 7th Battalion The Rifle Brigade, 19 August 1914 to 31 August 1916, when he became Temporary Brigadier General. He had meantime been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 15 June 1915. From 1 September 1916 to 9 November 1918, he commanded the 98th Infantry Brigade in France. He was commanding troops at Bordon from 14 January 1919. He was promoted Colonel 15 June 1919. For his services in the Great War he was mentioned in Despatches, given the Brevet of Colonel June 1917, and created a CMG in 1916. He married, in August 1903, Mary Turner, daughter of H S Wedderburn, of Wedderburn, and they had a son, Richard Ogilvy Heriot-Maitland, and two daughters, Katharine Lorna and Margaret Heriot-Maitland.
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(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
Herring-CooperWiliam WeldonLieutenantHERRING-COOPER, WILLIAM WELDON, Lieutenant, was born 19 March 1873, second son of Herman Herring-Cooper, of Shrule Castle, Carlow, Ireland. He was educated at Corrig School, Ireland, and joined the Army on 3 August 1901, as a Second Lieutenant, in the Army Service Corps, being promoted Lieutenant a year later. He served in South Africa, 1900-2, with the Imperial Yeomanry, taking part in operations in the Transvaal, March to April 1901, and April to May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to February 1901, and February to March 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; was awarded the King's and Queen's Medals with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Wiliam Weldon Herring-Cooper, Lieutenant, Army Service Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Captain 1 May 1906, and from 6 December 1913 to 26 August 1916, was employed under the Sudan Government, becoming Major 30 October 1914. Major Herring-Cooper served in the European War. He was Acting Lieutenant Colonel from October 1916 to September 1917, and Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, 21st Army Corps, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 5 September 1917 to 8 February 1919. For his services he was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 3 June 1918, and was created an OBE.
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Army Service Corps
HeyworthFrederic JamesMajorHEYWORTH, FREDERIC JAMES, Major, was born 25 March 1863. He entered the Scots Guards 5 December 1883; served in the Sudan, 1885 (Medal with clasp, and Khedive's Star); was ADC to Brigadier General, Curragh, 1 April 1890 to 30 April 1891; ADC to Major General, Dublin District, 1 May 1891 to 31 March, 1895; was promoted Captain 29 July 1896; became Major 7 March 1900. Major Heyworth served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, 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 Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Belfast (26 and 27 August); operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 October 1901]: "Frederic James Heyworth, Major, Scots Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 24 October 1902. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 1 April 1908, and Colonel 6 December 1911. He was Colonel, Scots Guards and Regimental District, 9 October 1913. In 1913 he married Mrs Hatfeild-Harter. Colonel Heyworth served in the European War from 1914; was Temporary Brigadier General from 13 November 1914, and was killed in action, and an obituary notice of him appeared in the 'Times' of 17 May 1916.
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Scots Guards
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