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RossH F CLieutenantROSS, H F C, Lieutenant, joined the Queen's Own Corps of Guides, Indian Army, and served in the South African War, 1900-1. He was mentioned in Despatches, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "H F C Ross, Lieutenant, Corps of Guides. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent from the Colonial Office to Mrs Ross, 3 March 1904.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Corps of Guides
Ross-JohnsonCyril MaxwellMajorROSS-JOHNSON, CYRIL MAXWELL, Major, was born at Hatherley Court, Cheltenham, 29 January 1868, son of H C Ross-Johnson, FRGS, Barrister-at-Law. He was educated at Cheltenham College; entered the Royal Artillery 24 July 1886, and was promoted to Captain 1 July 1897, and to Major 24 January 1902. He served in the South African War, 1900-2; took part in the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; and operations at Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February 1900); served during operations in the Orange Free State, including action at Zand River; in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Reit Vlei and Belfast (26 and 27 August); again in the Transvaal, January to June 1901, and in April 1902; also during operations in Cape Colony, August 1901 to March 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with seven clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Cyril Maxwell Ross-Johnson, Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Lieutenant Colonel 13 June 1914; served in the European War, 1914—18; was mentioned in Despatches; given the Brevet of Colonel 1 January 1917, and was created a CMG in 1915 and a CB in 1918. He retired from the Staff with the honorary rank of Major General 1 June 1919.
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Royal Artillery
RothReuter EmerichCaptainROTH, REUTER EMERICH, Captain, was born 20 March 1858, at Brighton, son of Mathias Roth (Hungarian Patriot, Surgeon on General Kossuth's Staff, exiled, settled in England), and Anna Maria Collins. He was educated at University College School; University College and Hospital, London; took his degree as Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in England; joined the 'Artists' in 1874 as Private. He obtained his first commission in 1894; served in the South African War, as Captain, Queensland Contingent, New South Wales No 1 Bearer Company, attached to Ridley's Brigade in lan Hamilton's Division, 1899-1900; took part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Karee Siding, 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, west of Pretoria, July to November 1900. Operations in Orange River Colony (May to November 1900), including actions at Bethlehem (6 and 7 July). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Reuter Emerich Roth, Captain, New South Wales Bearer Company. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were forwarded to the Governor of New South Wales by Lord Kitchener, and presented by the Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales 4 December 1901. He received the Brevet rank of Lieutenant Colonel 1 July 1903; became Lieutenant Colonel 20 September 1909; became Colonel, PMO, Commonwealth Military Forces, New South Wales (vacated this position 30 September 1911); appointed Physician Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Medical Adviser and Medical Inspector, Department of Public Instruction; created Knight of Grace, Order of St John of Jerusalem; Officier d'lnstruction Publique; awarded the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Decoration. During the European War he has served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France, as Lieutenant Colonel, CO, 5th Field Ambulance, Australian Imperial Force; appointed DDMS, 1st Anzac, in March; transferred with same position to 2nd Anzac; invalided back to Australia unfit for further service. He was created a CMG in 1917. He married, in 1883, Lily May Hart, of Christchurch, New Zealand, and they had three daughters: Mattea, Daphne and Olga.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
New South Wales contingent
RouseHubertMajorROUSE, HUBERT, Major, was born 22 August 1864, son of H J Rouse, MICE, of Sussex Place, London, and Mrs Rouse ( nee Saunders). He was gazetted to the Royal Artillery, as Lieutenant, 5 July 1884, becoming Captain 4 October 1893. He served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98 (Malakand, Adjutant, Royal Artillery; Buner, Adjutant, Royal Artillery); took part in the attack and capture of the Tanga Pass (Medal with clasp). Captain Rouse served in the South African War, 1899-1902; at the Relief of Kimberley; in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February), actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein; in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Lydenberg (5 to 8 September); in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Zilikat's Nek; again in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900, to 31 May 1902 (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, 31 October 1902]: "Hubert Rouse, Major, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was promoted to Major 5 May 1900; to Lieutenant Colonel 14 September 1910, and to Colonel 15 June 1914. Colonel Rouse served in the European War from 1914; was mentioned in Despatches and created a CB in 1916, and received the Mons Star. He married, in 1893, Adeline Louisa, daughter of Charles N Macnamara, FRSS, of The Lodge, Chorley Wood, and they had one daughter, Eileen Mia, who married, in 1917, Charles F Birley, of Bartle Hall, Preston.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Artillery
RowleyCecil AluredCaptainROWLEY, CECIL ALURED, Captain, was born 31 October 1869, son of Thomas Rowley, of Bridgnorth, Shropshire. He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and entered the Dorsetshire Regiment 10 November 1888. He was promoted Lieutenant 21 June 1890, and Captain 23 July 1895. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, employed with Mounted Infantry. Took part in 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; during the operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February 1900), and action at Pieter's Hill; in the Transvaal in June 1900; in Natal, March to June 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); in Orange River Colony, June 1900; in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to May 1902; also during the operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901, including defence of Forts Itala and Prospect (in command of troops at Fort Prospect). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901 (Sir R H Buller, 19 June and 9 November 1900) and London Gazette, 10 September and 11 October 1901]; awarded the Brevet of Major 29 November 1900; received 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, 11 October 1901]: "Cecil Alured Rowley, Captain, The Dorsetshire Regiment. For gallantry in the defence of Forts Itala and Prospect, dated 26 September 1901". After serving from April 1902, as a Volunteer Adjutant, to 24 October 1906, he was promoted Major 25 October 1906, and retired with that rank from the Service 16 May 1914. He was Lieutenant Colonel, in command of the 6th (Service) Battalion Dorset Regiment. He married, in 1897, Agnes Ellen, eldest daughter of John Lightbody, of Birchfield, Lanes, and had one son and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Dorsetshire Regiment
RoyJoseph Edensor GascoigneLieutenantROY, JOSEPH EDENSOR GASCOIGNE, Lieutenant, was born 15 April 1872, son of Reverend Richard Clark Roy. He was educated at Rossall and joined the Cape Mounted Rifles 29 November 1891, and served in the First Matabele War, 1893-94 (Medal), and in Bechuanaland, 1897 (Medal and clasp). He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, as Lieutenant and Captain, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, March to May 1900, including the defence of Wepener. Operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, August to November 1900. Operations in Orange River Colony, May to August 1900, including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July). Operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900. Operations in the Transvaal, December 1900. Operations in the Orange River Colony, December 1900 to February 1901. Operations in Cape Colony, 1901-2. He was Adjutant, Cape Mounted Riflemen, December 1901 to April 1902; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Joseph Edensor Gascoigne Roy, Lieutenant, Cape Mounted Rifles. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to South Africa, and presented to him at Umtata by Major Waring, Cape Mounted Rifles, 26 November 1901. He was appointed Gunnery Instructor, Cape Mounted Rifles, 1 January 1903, and was promoted to Major. In 1910 Major Roy was appointed to command the Cape Mounted Rifles at the opening of the Union Parliament at Cape Town, for which services he was awarded a Medal, and created an MVO, 1911. He subsequently held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the South African Mounted Riflemen.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Cape Mounted Rifles
RoystonJohn RobinsonLieutenant ColonelROYSTON, JOHN ROBINSON, Lieutenant Colonel, was born 29 April 1860, son of William Royston, of Bellair, Natal. He first saw active service in the Zulu Campaign of 1878-79 (Medal with clasp). He also served in the South African War of 1899 to 1902, and was present in operations in Natal in 1899, including the actions at Reitfontein and Lombard's Kop; the Defence of Ladysmith, including sortie of 7 December 1899, and action of 6 January 1900. Sir A Conan Doyle thus describes the sortie from Ladysmith in 'The Great Boer War' page 169: "December 7 was marked by a gallant exploit on the part of the beleaguered garrison. Not a whisper had transpired of the coming sortie, and a quarter of an hour before the start officers engaged had no idea of it. O si sic omnia! At, ten o'clock a band of men slipped out of the town. There were six hundred of them, all irregulars, drawn from the Imperial Light Horse, the Natal Carabineers, and the Border Mounted Rifles, under the command of Hunter, youngest and most dashing of British generals. Edwardes and Royston were the sub-commanders. The men had no knowledge of where they were going or what they had to do, but they crept silently along under a drifting sky, with peeps of a quarter moon, over a mimosa-shadowed plain. At last in front of them there loomed a dark mass—it was Gun Hill, from which one of the great Creusots had plagued them. A strong support (four hundred men) was left at the base of the hill, and the others, one hundred Imperials, one hundred Borders and Carabineers, ten Sappers, crept upwards with Major Henderson as guide. A Dutch outpost challenged, but was satisfied by a Dutch-speaking Carabineer. Higher and higher the men crept, the silence broken only by the occasional slip of a stone or the rustle of their own breathing. Most of them had left their boots below. Even in the darkness they kept some formation, and the right wing curved forward to outflank the defence. Suddenly a Mauser crack and a spurt of flame—then another and another! 'Come on, boys! Fix bayonets!' yelled Karri Davies. There were no bayonets, but that was a detail. At the word the gunners were off, and there in the darkness in front of the storming party loomed the enormous gun, gigantic in that uncertain light. Out with the huge breech-block! Wrap the long, lean muzzle round with a collar of gun-cotton! Keep the guard upon the run until the work is done! Hunter stood by with a night-light in his hand until the charge was in position, and then, with a crash which brought both armies from their tents, the huge tube reared up on its mountings and toppled backwards into the pit. A howitzer lurked beside it, and this also was blown into ruin. The attendant Maxim was dragged back by the exultant captors, who reached the town amid shoutings and laughter with the first break of day. One man wounded, the gallant Henderson, is the cheap price for the best-planned and most dashing exploit of the war. Secrecy in conception, vigour in execution—they are the root ideas of the soldier's craft. So easily was the enterprise carried out, and so defective the Boer watch, that it is probable that if all the guns had been simultaneously attacked the Boers might have found themselves without a single piece of ordnance in the morning". He also took part in operations in Natal, March to June 1900, including action at Laing's Nek; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to October 1900, in command of the West Australian Mounted Infantry; operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony 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, 17 and 25 April 1902, and 4 December 1903]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps; was created a CMG, and was also created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 28 January 1902]: "J R Royston, Lieutenant Colonel, West Australian Mounted Infantry. For ability and dash in the capture of laagers on 14 December 1901, and 4 January 1902, in Ermelo District". The Insignia were presented by HRH The Prince of Wales, Horse Guards' Parade, 1 July 1902. He was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel; became Major, Border Mounted Rifles, 3 October 1904. In the Natal Native Rebellion of 1906 he raised and commanded Royston's Horse; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 25 June 1907]; received the Medal and clasp, and was given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army 28 June 1907. He retired with this rank. During the European War he became Honorary Brigadier General; was awarded the Russian Order of St Stanislaus, 3rd Class with Sword, in 1916.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
West Australia contingent
Ruck KeeneHarry LancelotCaptainRUCK KEENE, HARRY LANCELOT, Captain, was born 5 May 1868, son of Colonel Ruck Keene, Queen's Bays and 10th Hussars, and Mrs Ruck Keene (nee Elmhirst), of Ashby, Lincolnshire (who died in 1875); was educated at Winchester College, and gazetted to the Oxfordshire Light Infantry 24 April 1889, becoming Lieutenant 16 March 1892, and Captain 28 October 1898. He served as Adjutant of a Mounted Infantry battalion during the South African War, from 1899 to 1900; was employed with the Mounted Infantry during operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900, including actions at Colesberg (1 January to 12 February 1900). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 4 May j 1900], and received the Queen's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Harry Lancelot Ruck Keene, Captain, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Captain Ruck Keene was promoted to Major 14 September 1907. He held a special appointment, Lines of Communication, British Armies in France, 27 June to 15 November 1917, and became Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 16 November 1917, and Acting Lieutenant Colonel 27 June 1918. He was created an OBE Major Ruck Keene has the degree of Honorary Master of Arts, Oxon. His favourite recreations were hunting, shooting, fishing and cricket.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Oxfordshire Light Infantry
RundleWilliam John ScottLieutenantRUNDLE, WILLIAM JOHN SCOTT, Lieutenant, was born 26 March 1876; was gazetted a Lieutenant in the 6th Dragoon Guards 11 October 1899, from the local Military Forces in New South Wales, and became Lieutenant. He distinguished himself in the South African War, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "William John Scott Rundle, Lieutenant, 6th Dragoon Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa (since died of wounds)". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to Mr Nixon.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
RutherfordJ BCaptainRUTHERFORD, JOHN BROWNLEY, Captain, was born 11 October 1864, son of John Rutherford. He served in the South African War, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette 19 April 1901]: "J B Rutherford, Captain, Lumsden's Horse. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were forwarded to the Commander-in-Chief in India, and presented to Captain Rutherford by the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal 20 January 1902. He became Captain in the Behar Light Horse, and Honorary Captain in the Army. He died in India.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Lumsden's Horse
RyanCharles MontgomerieMajorRYAN, CHARLES MONTGOMERIE, Major, was born 12 August 1867, son of Lieutenant Colonel E M Ryan, Bengal Staff Corps. He was gazetted to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers 22 August 1888, and transferred to the Devonshire Regiment 10 April 1889, and to the ASC 15 September 1890; became Captain 1 December 1894, and Major 1 January 1901. He served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, as DAAG, 6 September 1899 to 7 May 1902, and was present at the defence of Mafeking, including the action of 26 December 1899. and 12 May 1900. Operations in the Transvaal, July to 29 November 1900. Operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901], received the Queen's Medal with two clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Charles Montgomerie Ryan, Major, Army Service Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Insignia, etc, sent to Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, and presented by GOC, Cape Colony, 19 November 1901 From 1 November 1903 to 31 October 1906, he was Assistant Director of Supplies, Woolwich Dockyard; Deputy Assistant Director of Quartering, Headquarters of Army, 20 April 1908 to 19 April 1911; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 15 October 1910. He served in the European War from 1914; as AA and QMG, 7th Division, BEF, 28 October 1914 to 9 November 1914; as Assistant Director of Supplies, BEF, 21 March 1915 to 13 July 1915; became Colonel 15 October 1915; was Deputy Director of Supplies, BEF, 14 July 1915 to 13 September 1918; Deputy Director of Supplies, BEF, 14 September 1918; became Temporary Brigadier General 14 September 1918. He was created a CMG in 1916, and a CBE in 1919. He married, in 1891, Ethel, daughter of Captain Hyde Pearson.
CMG, CBE (1st m), DSO, QSA (2) “DofM Trans (Maj, DSO, ASC), KSA (2) (Maj, DSO, ASC), [1914 Star and Bar, BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Brig-Gen)], 1911 Coronation, Legion dHonneur (France) 4th Class. March 1986 (QSA/KSA) £950.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Army Service Corps
RyanGeorge JulianLieutenantRYAN, GEORGE JULIAN, Lieutenant, was born 18 September 1878, at Tenby, South Wales, son of Colonel George Ryan, RAMC, of Ashby Cottage, Hyde, Isle of Wight, and of Mrs Louisa O Ryan. He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and at the United Service College, Westward Ho! He was gazetted to the 2nd Battalion The Royal Munster Fusiliers, as Second Lieutenant, 8 September 1897, and became Lieutenant 11 March 1899. He served during the South African War, 1899-1902, and was employed with the Mounted Infantry in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont and Modder River; the operations in the Transvaal, June to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony; taking part in the operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to March 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, March to June 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "George Julian Ryan, Lieutenant, Royal Munster Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 24 November 1902. He was promoted Captain 9 June 1905. He was employed with the Egyptian Army 6 February 1903 to 15 February 1910. He served in the Soudan, 1905; during operations against the Nyam Nyam Tribes in the Bahr-el-Ghazal Province. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 18 May 1906], and received the Egyptian Medal with clasp. He took part in the operations in the Soudan, 1906, at Talodi, Southern Kordofan, and received clasp to Egyptian Medal. He took part during the operations in the Soudan, 1908, in the Blue Nile Province, with the force sent to punish the murderers of the Deputy Inspector and Police Commandant, who had been treacherously slain at Kam'in (he was wounded). He received the Brevet of Major 7 November 1908, and the Order of the Medjidie. He served during the European War in France and Flanders from 22 August 1914, and was promoted Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 21 January 1915. He was killed in action at Givenchy on 23 January 1915, whilst in temporary command of the battalion (2nd Munsters), as he was returning across the danger-zone after inspecting his men. Lieutenant Colonel Ryan was mentioned in Field Marshal Sir John French's Despatch of 22 June,1915, and his mother received a telegram of sympathy from the King on the occasion of his death, and also from Lord Kitchener, saying what a loss he was to his country and to the army.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Munster Fusiliers
RyndFrancis FleetwoodSecond LieutenantRYND, FRANCIS FLEETWOOD, Second Lieutenant, was born 19 August 1877, son of the Reverend J W Rynd, Rector of Brasted, Kent. He had his first commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery 22 December 1898, in which he was promoted Lieutenant 16 February 1901. He saw active service in the South African War from 1899 to 1902, taking part in the defence of Kimberley, and in the operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River. For his services in this campaign he received the Queen's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Francis Fleetwood Rynd, Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was, from October 1904 to October 1907, employed as a Volunteer Adjutant, receiving his Captaincy 30 June 1904, and was Garrison Adjutant, Cape Colony District, from August 1909 to August 1913; was promoted Major 30 October 1913. He was Acting Lieutenant Colonel for short periods in 1916 and 1917; was appointed Camp Commandant, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 8 May 1918.
DSO, QSA DofK (Lt, DSO RGA), KSA (2) (Lt, DSO RGA), Kimberley Star. Glendinings 1989 est £300-400. Dixon 1989 £620. Spink 1999 £1,700. Vimy Militaria Jan 05 £3,500. eMedals Sep 05 £3,500.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Garrison Artillery
Sadleir-JacksonLionel Warren De VereLieutenantSADLEIR-JACKSON, LIONEL WARREN DE VERB, Lieutenant, was born 31 December 1876, son of Major Henry Sadleir-Jackson, of Ahanesk, Midleton, Cork. He entered the Army, from the Militia, as a Second Lieutenant in the 9th Lancers, 4 May 1898, becoming Lieutenant 3 October 1900. He took part in the South African War from 1899 to 1902, serving as ADC to the Brigadier General, South Africa, July to September 1900, and as a Staff Officer; was present in the advance on Kimberley, including actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein; the Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg, and actions at Poplar Grove and Karee Siding; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, May to November 1900, including actions at Bethlehem, Wittebergen and Caledon River; operations in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to June 1901; operations in Cape Colony, June 1901 to March 1902. He was slightly wounded; thrice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901, and 17 January 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with seven clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Lionel Warren De Vere Sadleir-Jackson, Lieutenant, 9th Lancers. 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 General Sir Bindon Blood at a full Garrison Parade at Rawal Pindi, India. He was promoted Captain 14 December 1904, and resigned in 1909, but was reinstated in his original place in the Army in the same year, and was a Territorial Force Adjutant from July 1909 to September 1912, in which month he joined the Army Signal Service. He served in this branch of the Service in the European War until May 1917, becoming Major, 9th Lancers, 1 March 1915. From May 1917 to October he was in command of the 10th Battalion London Regiment, and from October 1917 to 1019, of the 54th Brigade, British Armies in France, receiving his Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1918. He took the Russian Relief Force to Archangel, and was in command of the 2nd Brigade, Russian Relief Force, 1918 to 1919. For his services in the European War and subsequent Russian Campaigns, he was twice mentioned in Despatches; was made a CMG in 1915; was awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 17 September 1918]: "Lionel Warren De Yere Sadleir-Jackson, CMG, DSO, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel (Temporary Brigadier General), Lancers. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Throughout recent operations he proved himself a bold leader of men, and under all conditions full of energy and fine fighting spirit. He, personally organized and led most successful counter-attacks, in one of which he recaptured a village and took 150 prisoners and eleven machine guns. He did splendid work under very difficult conditions". He was created a CB in 1919, and also received the Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre with Star. Brigadier General L W De V Sadleir-Jackson was an FRGS. His favourite pursuits were polo (he has published in collaboration with W S Buckmaster 'Hints on Polo Combination'), big game shooting and hunting. He married, in 1912, Mrs Marion Fulton.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers
SandbachArthur EdmundMajorSANDBACH, ARTHUR EDMUND, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, was born 30 July 1859, at Hafodunos, Llangerniew, Denbighshire, son of Henry Robertson Sandbach, JP, DL, and Elizabeth Charlotte, daughter and co-heiress of Martin Williams, of Bryn Gwyn, Montgomeryshire. He was educated at Eton and at the RMA, Woolwich, and joined the Royal Engineers as Lieutenant 6 April, 1879; Egypt, 1882; the Sudan Expedition (Suakin) in 1885, being present at the affair at Thakool (clasp). In 1886-87 he served in the Burmese Expedition (horse shot; Medal with clasp), and in 1888 in the Sikkim Expedition. He became Captain 1 April, 1889, and was ADC to Major General, Bengal, 27 December 1890, to 25 September 1892. In 1891 he served in the Hazara Expedition as ADC to the GOC; received a clasp, and was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 20 October 1891]. He was promoted to Major 23 November 1897, and was employed with the Egyptian Army 31 December1897 to 30 November 1898. In the Nile Expedition of 1898 he served as Commandant, Wady Haifa, and AAG of Communications; afterwards as AAG, Headquarters Staff, Battle of Khartoum. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; received the Egyptian Medal with clasp, the Medal, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 16 November 1898; was Military Secretary to Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Governor-General of India, 1898 to 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900; was Special Service Officer, afterwards on the Staff (AAG for Intelligence). He 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 the Tugela Heights 14 to 27 February 1900, and action at Pieter's Hill; operations in Natal, March to June, 1903, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to October 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August) and Lydenburg (5 to 8 September). He was mentioned in Despatches (by Sir R H Buller, 30 March, 19 June and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]); received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Arthur Edmund Sandbach, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The DSO was awarded for services in Natal, during the South African War, and specially for reconnaissance duty in finding a crossing over the River Tugela at Pieter's Hill, where the pontoon bridge and approaches were entirely protected from hostile fire. The Insignia were presented to him by the King. He was specially employed (Mobilization), Headquarters of Army, 1 April, 1901, to 25 September 1902; was given the Brevet of Colonel 10 February 1904; became Colonel 9 April, 1910; was created a CB in 1910; was Chief Engineer, Irish Command, 7 October 1910 to 4 August 1914, and 5 August to 5 October 1915 and was promoted to Major General 26 October 1914. He served in the European War from 1914, as Chief Engineer, 2nd Army, BEF, 26 February 1915 to 11 May 1915; Inspector of Royal Engineers 18 May to 14 November 1915; Divisional Commander, 68th Division, 15 November 1915, to 12 February 1916; Home Forces; Divisional Commander, British Armies in France, 15 February 1916, to 10 April, 1917. He was three times mentioned in Despatches; was wounded, and promoted to Major General for distinguished service in the field. He was DL and JP for Montgomeryshire; High Sheriff, 1919; Chairman of the County Territorial Force since 1908. Major General Sandbach married, 15 January 1902, at St Paul's, Knightsbridge, the Honourable Ina Douglas-Pennant, daughter of the 2nd Baron Penrhyn, and they had one daughter, Geraldine Pamela Violet.
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Royal Engineers
SandersGilbert EdwardMajorSANDERS, GILBERT EDWARD, Major, was born at Fort Yale, British Columbia, 25 December 1863, eldest son of E H Sanders, Judge of County Courts, British Columbia. He was educated at King Alfred's School, Wantage, and at the Royal Military College, Kingston; entered the Royal North-West Mounted Police in 1884, as Inspector, and subsequently was appointed Superintendent. He assisted in quelling the Riel Rebellion, 1885 (Medal); served in the South African War, 1899-1900, in command of a squadron of Canadian Mounted Rifles, and was present at operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; 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 Reit Vlei; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900. He was twice wounded; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901], received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and — for saving the life of Sergeant Tryon, whom he brought into safety on his own horse, under heavy fire — was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Gilbert Edward Sanders, Major, Canadian Contingent. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant, etc, were sent to South Africa, and presented at Regina 6 June 1902. Lieutenant Colonel Sanders served in the European War, 1915-17, in France; was mentioned in Despatches, and created a CMG in 1917. He was Police Magistrate at Calgary. His favourite recreation was golf. He married Caroline, second daughter of Dr Jukes, and they had two daughters.
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Canada contingent
SandilandsJames WalterCaptainSANDILANDS, JAMES WALTER, Captain, was born 6September 1874, second son of A Sandilands. He was educated at Harrow, and entered the Gordon Highlanders, from the Militia, as Second Lieutenant, 24 March 1897. He was transferred to the Cameron Highlanders 1 May 1897, and served in the Sudan Campaign in 1898, being present at the battles of the Atbara and Khartoum. He was mentioned in Despatches, and received the British Medal and Khedive's Medal with two clasps. He became Lieutenant 28 September 1898, and Captain 29 May 1901, and served in the South African War, 1900-1, with the Mounted Infantry, and took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, March to May 1900; in the Transvaal, May and June 1900, including the actions near Pretoria, and at Diamond Hill, and from July to 29 November 1900, including the action at Eland's River, in the Orange River Colony, June to November 1900, including the actions in the Wittebergen; Cape Colony, 1900; in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900. to January 1901. He was dangerously wounded at Noitgedacht on 13 December 1900; mentioned in Despatches twice [London Gazette, 10 September 1901. and 29 July 1902]; awarded the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "James Walter Sandilands, Captain, Cameron Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Captain 29 May 1901; was Officer in Charge of Musketry Duties, Welsh and Midland Command; Captain attached to General Staff, Western Command, 23 October 1905 to 1909; student at the Staff College, 1910-11. During the European War he served as DAA and QMG, Scottish Coast Defences, 5 August to 1 November 1914; commanded the London Scottish in 1914; was Brigade Major, 46th Infantry Brigade, New Armies, 24 February to 22 April 1915; was promoted to Major 16 February 1915; was Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, commanding the 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, 23 April 1915 to 13 April 1916; Brigade Commander, 104th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, from 14 April 1916, and commanded it for three years, also the 1st Northern Brigade; 2nd Highland, and 20th Prov Brigade, until 1 April 1920. He was mentioned in Despatches six times; was given the Brevets of Lieutenant Colonel 3 June 1916, and Colonel 3 June 1918; created a CMG in 1916, and a CB in 1919.
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(Queen's Own) Cameron Highlanders
SangmeisterF A WMajorSANGMEISTER, F A W, Major, served in the South African War from 1899 to 1901. He was present in operations in Natal in 1899, including actions at Reitfontein and Lombard's Kop; the Defence of Ladysmith, including sortie of 7 December 1899, and action of 6 January 1900; operations in Natal, March to June 1900, including the action at Laing's Nek. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 4 December 1903]; received the Queen's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 4 December 1903]: "Major F A W Sangmeister, Border Mounted Rifles. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa, 1899-1900, the reward to bear date 29 November 1900". He was promoted Major 16 November 1904, and was placed as Lieutenant Colonel on the Regimental Supernumerary List, Natal, 6 March 1906. He also served in the Natal Native Rebellion in 1906, for which he received the Medal and Clasp. He was awarded the Volunteer Decoration.
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Border Mounted Rifles
SapteFrancisCaptainSAPTE, FRANCIS, Captain, was born 26 April 1862, son of Captain William Sapte. He was educated at Haileybury, and at Sandhurst; entered the Army in 1882; was promoted Captain in 1890; became Adjutant, 6th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, in 1897, and served in that capacity in South Africa, 1899-1902, and as Staff Officer to Commandant of a Colonial Defence Area; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900; operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to March 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with clasp; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Francis Sapte, Captain, Middlesex Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 2 June 1902, and the Warrant sent 4 June 1902. Major Sapte retired in 1902.
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(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
SargentHarry NeptuneMajorSARGENT, HARRY NEPTUNE, Major, was born 6 April 1866, son of Major General E W Sargent. He was educated in Ireland, and entered the Devonshire Regiment 10 November 1886; was transferred to the Army Service Corps 15 May 1890; became Captain 7 January 1892; was Adjutant, Army Service Corps, 1 January 1895 to 28 February 1898. He served with the Nile Expedition in 1898, and was present at the Battle of Khartoum; was employed as Staff Officer to the Commandant, Assouan, for British Troops and Stores. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; was given the Brevet of Major 6 November 1898; received the Medal with clasp, and the Khedive's Star. He became Major 1 April 1900. Major Sargent served also in the South African War, as DAAG 13 November 1899 to 8 July 1902; took part in 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; during the operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February 1900), and action at Pieters Hill; took part in the operations in Natal (March to June 1900), including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to October 1900; also during operations in Cape Colony, November and December 1899 (Despatches; Sir R H Buller, 30 March and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]; Queen's Medal with six clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service .Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "Harry Neptune Sargent, Major, Army Service Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, 3rd Army Corps, and Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, Irish Command, 1 October 1903 to 31 May 1905, and Deputy ADS and T, 1 June 1905 to 30 September 1906, and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 27 October 1906. He commanded the Army Service Corps in Dublin, 1906-8, and the Service Companies, ASC, Aldershot, 1908-11, being given the Brevet of Colonel 27 October 1909, and promoted Colonel 4 October 1911. He was Colonel in Command, ASC Records, Woolwich Dockyard, 1 August 1912 to 14 December 1913, and from 15 December 1913 to the outbreak of the European War, AD of S and T, Aldershot Command. He served in the European War as AQMG, 1st Corps, 5 August to 26 December 1914, and was in the retreat, from Maubeuge, the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne and the First Battle of Ypres. From 27 December 1914 to 21 May 1916, he was DA and QMG, 1st Corps, and Temporary Brigadier General, and was present at the Battle of Loos, then becoming DA and QMG, Reserve Army. This position he held until October, and from October 1916 to 19 December 1917, he was DA and QMG of the 5th Army (Temporary Major General 7 July 1916 to 19 December 1917); was present at the Battles of the Somme, operations south of Arras, and the Third Battle of Ypres. He was Chief of the British Mission Headquarters, and a CBE in 1919; became Commander of the Legion of Honour, and received the American Distinguished Service Medal. He married (1st) Ethel, daughter of Daniel Twomey, of Kolor, Penshurst, Victoria, Australia, and (secondly), Olive, daughter of Colonel N Tufnell, of Laiileys, Chelmsford, Essex.
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Army Service Corps
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