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TarbetAlexander FrancisMajorTARBET, ALEXANDER FRANCIS, Major, was born 29 December 1860, son of William Tarbet, of 4 Park Avenue, Bedford. He was educated at Wellington College; joined the 4th Royal Lancashire Militia in 1881; served in Methuen's Horse, with the Bechuanaland Field Force in 1885; took part in operations with the Lagos Hausa Force, 1887-94. He was appointed Private Secretary to Sir Gilbert Carter, KCMG, 1892-94; commanded Lagos Hausas in the Jebu Expedition, 1892 (Despatches, 1 July 1892; Medal with clasp); was appointed Inspector-General to the Sierra Leone Frontier Force, 1894 (Despatches, Special). He helped to quell the disturbances in Sierra Leone, 1897-99, when he commanded the Frontier Police, and was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 December 1899], received a clasp and was created a CMG (1898). He served in the South African War, 1900-1 as Railway Staff Officer (graded as a DAAG), Lines of Communication; afterwards as Commandant, Jagersfontein Road. Operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, February to April 1900; operations in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to July 1901. 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]: "Alexander Francis Tarbet, CMG, Major, 3rd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Honorary Lieutenant Colonel; resigned his commission in 1907, and rejoined the 3rd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment in October 1914, until retiring in June 1919. He married, in 1890, Elsie Maud, daughter of Edmund Hooper, of Weston Lodge, Albury, Surrey, and they had one son.
CMG, DSO, East & West Africa (2) 1892 Sierra Leone 1898-9 (Ass/Insp, Lagos Hausa Force), QSA (2) CC OFS (Maj, S Lancs Regt). Spink 1971 £105. Glendinings 1990 £1,350. DNW Dec 04 £4,000. Dixon Nov 05 £5,400.
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(Prince of Wales's Volunteers) South Lancashire Re
TarbetWilliam GodfreyLieutenantTARBET, WILLIAM GODFREY, Lieutenant, is the eldest son of E G Tarbet, Solicitor, of Liverpool. He received his first commission 10 February 1898, in the Yorkshire Regiment, and served in the South African War with the Mounted Infantry, as Adjutant, 4th Battalion, from 1900. He was twice wounded; was mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps; and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "William Godfrey Tarbet, Lieutenant, Yorkshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 18 December 1902. He was promoted to a Captaincy in the Worcestershire Regiment in 1904, and died 20 April 1911, at Jhansi, India, as the result of a fall from his horse.
DSO, QSA (4) RofK Paard Drief Belf (Lt, Yorks Regt), KSA (2) (Lt, Yorks Regt). Regimental Museum Richmond, 1986.
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(Princess of Wales's Own) Yorkshire Regiment
TaylorArthur Henry MendleCaptainTAYLOR, ARTHUR HENRY MENDLE, Captain, was born in India 11 January 1870, and was educated at Clifton College; was commissioned into the 21st Hussars, from the Militia, 1890. He served in the 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers, 1890, at Omdurman; became Lieutenant, 21st Lancers, 25 January 1893; was promoted into the 13th Hussars 22 February 1899. He served in South Africa, 1899-1902; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso during the operations of 17 to 24 January 1900; action at Spion Kop; during the operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and took part in the action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights 14 to 27 February 1900, and action at Pieter's Hill; was afterwards on the Staff. He took part in the operations in the Transvaal, and in the Orange River Colony, 39 November 1900 to 31 May 1902, and was mentioned in Despatches (Sir R H Buller, 30 March and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]); received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Arthur Henry Mendle Taylor, Captain, 13th Hussars. 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. Captain Taylor was promoted to Major in the 13th Hussars 3 November 1903, and Lieutenant Colonel 1 July 1909; became Colonel 2 January 1913, and Temporary Brigadier General 3 August 1914. In the European War he served at the Dardanelles, Salonika, Egypt, Palestine, and was twice mentioned in Despatches. He retired with the rank of Brigadier General in 1919. He married, in 1903, Margaret Coutts, second daughter of W M Strachan, of Strood Park, Horsham.
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13th Hussars
Teck, HSH PrinceAlexander Augustus Frederick WCaptainTECK, HIS SERENE HIGHNESS PRINCE ALEXANDER AUGUSTUS FREDERICK WILLIAM ALFRED GEORGE OF, Captain (Earl of Athlone), was born 14 April 1874, in Kensington Palace, third son of His Serene Highness Duke of Teck, Honorary Major General, and of Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide. He was educated at Eton, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; became Second Lieutenant, 7th Hussars, 24 October 1894, and served in Matabeleland as Officer (Staff), 1896 (mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 9March 1897]; Medal); became Lieutenant 26 July 1899, and Captain 20 February 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, on the Staff; was present at the Relief of Kimberley; during operations in the Orange Free State (February to March 19DO), including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 28 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein and Karee Siding; was present at the Relief of Mafeking; during operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, August 1903, including action at Zilikat's Nek; during operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900, including action at Colesberg (1 January to 12 February). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901], and received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "His Serene Highness Prince Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George of Teck, Captain, 7th Hussars. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to Adelaide for presentation by HRH the Duke of Cornwall and York, and were presented by His Royal Highness 10 July 1901, at Adelaide. Prince Alexander was transferred to the Royal Horse Guards 3 September 1904; became Major, 2nd Life Guards, 12 January 1911, and was created a GCB in 1911. Soon after the outbreak of the European War he became GSO, 2nd Grade (28 October 1914 to 30 June 1915), and was gazetted GSO, 1st Grade, 13 December 1915. He was GSO2, British Mission to Belgian Headquarters, 28 October 1914 to 30 June 1915; Assistant Military Secretary 1 July to 12 December 1915; GSO1 (Chief of British Mission to Belgian Headquarters), 13 December 1915 to 6 January 1918; Brigadier General, General Staff, British Mission to Belgian Headquarters, 1 January 1918; Personal ADC to the King 1 January 1919. For his services in the European War from 1914 he was twice mentioned in Despatches, and given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 12 January 1915, and of Colonel 3 June 1919. He was been created a GCVO; was Grand Officier of the Legion of Honour; held the Belgian Grand Cordon Order of Leopold, and the Croix de Guerre, and was a Knight of St John of Jerusalem. Prince Alexander of Teck became Earl of Athlone in 1917. He married, in Windsor Castle, 10 February 1904, Her Royal Highness Princess Alice of Albany, daughter of His late Royal Highness Prince Leopold of Albany, and of the Duchess of Albany, and they had two children: Lady Mary Helen Emma, born 23 January 1906, and Viscount Trematon (Rupert Alexander George Augustus), born 4 August 1907.
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7th (The Queen's Own) Hussars
TewkesburyGeoffrey George GordonCaptainTEWKESBURY, LORD, GEOFFREY GEORGE GORDON (EARL OF MUNSTER), Major, was born 18 July 1859, third son of the second Earl (who was a grandson of William IV and Mrs Jordan), by his wife, Wilhelmina, daughter of the Honourable John Kennedy Erskine, second son of the 12th Earl of Cassilis and 1st Marquis of Ailsa. In 1870 his elder brother, Viscount Fitzclarence, died. He entered the Army as a Subaltern of the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps (then the 60th Rifles); served in the Afghan War of 1878-80; was present at the engagements at Ahmed Khel and Uraes, near Ghaznee, and accompanied Lord Roberts in the march to Kandahar, and was present at the battle of that name. He also saw service with the 3rd Battalion of his regiment in the Boer War of 1881. He became Captain in 1888, and resigned his commission in the Regular Forces in 1895. After his retirement he joined the Militia Battalion of the Royal Scots, of which Marquis of Lothian was then Honorary Colonel, and after some years' service in command of a company was promoted to the rank of Major. When a battalion was embodied in December 1899, Lord Tewkesbury, as he then was, joined, and has since served with it at, home and in South Africa. For his services at, the front, he was mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's South African Medal with clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Geoffrey George Gordon, Lord Tewkesbury (now Earl of Munster), Captain and Honorary Major, 3rd Royal Scots. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He succeeded to the title in April 1901. Lord Munster was not married. He died from an accident, at the Lace Mines on Sunday, 2 February 1902, being then a Major in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion Royal Scots. He was succeeded in the title by his brother, the Honourable Aubrey Fitzclarence, a Gentleman Usher in Ordinary to the King, born June 1862, and also unmarried. Another gallant soldier also descended from William IV and Mrs Jordan was Brigadier General Charles Fitzclarence, VC.
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Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
ThackwellCharles JosephLieutenantTHACKWELL, CHARLES JOSEPH, Lieutenant, was born 17 October 1870, son of the Reverend W H Thackwell. He was educated at Marlborough, and was gazetted to the 18th Hussars 28 June 1893, becoming Lieutenant 9 April 1898. He served in the South African War, 1899 to 1901, and was twice severely wounded. He took part in operations in Natal in 1899, including actions at Talana and Lombard's Kop. Defence of Ladysmith, including sorties of 7 December 1899, and action of 6 January 1900. Operations in Natal, March to June 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June). Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August) and Lydenburg (5 to 8 September). Operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to March 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 7 May 1901, and London Gazette (Supplement), 22 March 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 25 March 1901]: "Charles Joseph Thackwell, Lieutenant, 18th Hussars. For management of patrol at Vitkyk, near Middelburg, in addition to other good service during the campaign. Dated 24 December 1900". He became Captain 27 August 1904; Major 14 May 1915; GSO2, 1915, and retired 27 March 1919.
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18th (Victoria Mary, Prince of Wales's Own) Hussar
TheobaldHenry Charles WebbLieutenantTHEOBALD, HENRY CHARLES, WEBB, Lieutenant, was born 26 June 1876, son of Colonel Percy Theobald, late RA. He was educated at Cheltenham College, and joined the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment 4 May 1898, becoming Lieutenant 24 February 1900. He served in the South African Campaign, 1899-1900, and was present in the engagements at Rietfontein and Lombard's Kop; at the Siege of Ladysmith, including the night sortie on Gun Hill. He took part in the operations of the Drakensburg Defence Force, including the seizure of Van Reenen's Pass; also served with Mounted Infantry, 1901-2; operations in Orange River Colony (dangerously wounded). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]; was recommended for extra-regimental promotion to the rank of Captain; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and for the night sortie at Ladysmith was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Henry Charles Webb Theobald, Lieutenant, Gloucestershire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by HM The King 24 October 1902. He became Captain, Manchester Regiment, 30 July 1901. Captain Theobald served in the European War as Temporary Major, Manchester Regiment, 29 April to 31 August 1915; was promoted to Major 1 September 1915; was Brigade Major, 26th Reserve Infantry Brigade, New Armies, 2 May 1916 to 15 June 1917. He was Temporary Lieutenant Colonel December 1917 to 2 May 1918, commanding 13th Battalion Manchester Regiment, and Acting Lieutenant Colonel 3 May to 18 May 1918; Commandant, School of Musketry, Eastern Command, 6 August 1918.
DSO, QSA (4) CC DofL OFS Trans, KSA (2), 1914 Star and Bar, BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Lt Col). Manchester Regimental Museum, Ashton-under-Lyme 2001.
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Gloucestershire Regiment
ThesigerWilfred GilbertLieutenantTHESIGER, THE HONOURABLE WILFRED GILBERT, Lieutenant, was born 25 March 1871, son of the 2nd Baron Chelmsford and Adria Fanny, eldest daughter of Major General Heath, Bombay Army. He was educated at Cheltenham, and was nominated Vice Consul, Algiers, but did not proceed there, and was instead transferred to Taranto, Italy, in 1897. He served in South Africa with the Imperial Yeomanry from 1900 to 1901. He received mention in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "The Honourable Wilfred Gilbert Thesiger, Lieutenant, 15th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 17 December 1901. He retired as Honorary Captain 19 December 1901; was appointed Vice-Consul at Belgrade in 1901; given the local rank of Second Secretary in the Diplomatic Service in 1902, and was in charge of the Legation at Belgrade from 1903 to 1906; was Consul for North and North-East Russia, 1906-7; HBM's Consul for Congo, 1907-8-9; Consul General, Abyssinia, 1909-14, with the local rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. During the European War, 1914-19, Captain the Honourable Wilfred Thesiger was on the General Staff of the War Office. He became Consul-General at New York in 1919. He married, in 1909, Kathleen, daughter of T M C Vigors, of Burgage, County Carlow, and they had four sons.
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15th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
ThomasGodfrey VignolesLieutenant ColonelTHOMAS, SIR GODFREY VIGNOLES, Lieutenant Colonel, Bart, was born 21 March, 1856, at Hafod, Cardiganshire, son of Sir Godfrey John Thomas, 8th Bart, and Emily, daughter of W Chambers. He succeeded his father as 9th Baronet in 1861; was educated at Brighton College, and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and was gazetted to the Royal Artillery 28 January 1875. He served in the Afghan War, 1878-79, being present at the occupation of Kandahar and Khelat-i-Ghilzai (Medal). He served in the Egyptian Expedition, 1882-84, and was present at the action at Kassassin of 9 September; at the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, and the forced march to Cairo (Medal with clasp and Bronze Star). He was promoted to Captain 1 January 1884, and in that year served in the Sudan, being present at the Battle of Teb (horse killed), Relief of Tokar, Battle of Tamai, and affair at Tamanieh (two clasps, 4th Class Medjidie). He was Adjutant, Royal Artillery, 2 April 1890 to 2 March 1892, and became Major 3 March 1892. He served in the South African War, 1899-1901, being present in the advance on Kimberley and at the Relief of Kimberley. Operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg; actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Karee Siding, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Zand River and Vet River (5 and 6 May). Operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill. Operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria. Operations in Orange River Colony, including actions at Bethlehem and Wittebergen. CRA, Johannesburg District. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April and 7 May 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with seven clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Godfrey Vignoles Thomas, Bart., Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Artillery. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 17 February 1901. Sir Godfrey Thomas became Lieutenant Colonel 14 November 1900, and was given the Brevet of Colonel 10 February 1904, becoming Colonel 6 August 1906. He was created a CB in 1904; was Staff Officer for Horse and Field Artillery, Southern Command, 6 August 1906 to 21 December 1907 and retired 18 January 1911. He served in the European War as Brigadier General, 3rd Division, Royal Artillery, 1914-17. Sir Godfrey Thomas died in 1919. He had married, 30 April 1887, in London, Mary F Isabella, daughter of C Oppenheim, of 40 Great Cumberland Place, LOndon and they had one son, Godfrey John Vignoles Thomas, born 14 April, 1889.
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Royal Artillery
ThompsonCharles WilliamMajorTHOMPSON, CHARLES WILLIAM, Major, was born at Sialkote. 24 November 1859, son of General C W Thompson; was educated at Felsted School, Essex; joined the 7th Dragoon Guards as Lieutenant 28 January 1882; served in Egypt, 1882, and was present at the actions at Kassassin, Tel-el-Kebir, and the capture of Cairo (Medal with clasp for Tel-el-Kebir, and the Khedive's Star). He was appointed Adjutant, 7th Dragoon Guards, 1886-88; Adjutant to the Dorset Queen's Own Yeomanry, 1888-93. He was promoted Major, 1897, and became Second-in-Command, 1899; passed the Staff College; took part in the South African War, 1900-02, on duty under Military Governor, Pretoria, from 26 June 1900; was in command of 7th Dragoon Guards, 19 December 1900 to 31 May 1902, taking part in the operations in the Orange Free State, May 1900; during 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; serving during operations in the Transvaal, December 1900; in the operations in Orange River Colony, February 1901 to 31 May 1902; taking part in the operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in October 1901, and in the operations in Cape Colony, December 1900 to February 1901; was mentioned twice in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel; awarded the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Charles William Thompson, Major, 7th Dragoon Guards. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent, to Lord Roberts, 18 January 1902, and presented by Major General Elliott. He was appointed in command of the Dorset Yeomanry from Christmas, 1901 to June 1902, and again from 1903 to 1907; promoted Lieutenant Colonel, 1903; Colonel, 1907; GSO, 1st Grade, Western Command, 1908-11; created a CB in 1911; appointed AAG, War Office, 1911-13, and Brigadier General, commanding Cape of Good Hope District, 1913-14. After the outbreak of the European War he was promoted Major General, commanding in South Africa, 1914-16, and in command of the troops, West Africa, 1917. He possesses great literary ability; has published 'Records of the Dorset Yeomanry' (1893) and 'The Story of the Regiment' (1913). His favourite recreations were hunting, shooting, fishing and falconry. He married, 1 January 1889, at Christ Church, Folkestone, Rose Offley Ada, only child of Henry Offley Harvey; they had three sons: John Wycliffe, born 2 December 1889; Offley Charles Wycliffe, late Lieutenant, West Yorkshire Regt, born 21 January 1891, killed in action 20 September 1914, and John Rodolf Perronet, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, born in August 1892; and one daughter, Marcella Wycliffe, born 6 March 1907.
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7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
ThompsonHenry NevilleMajorTHOMPSON, HARRY NEVILLE, Major, was born 15 March 1861, son of Reverend Mungo Neville Thompson, Rector of Clonmany, Donegal, and Charlotte Blake, of Castlegrove, County Galway. He was educated at Armagh Royal School and Trinity College, Dublin (BA, MB, BCh), and joined the Army Medical Service 2 August 1884; became Surgeon, 1884, and Major, Royal Army Medical Corps, 2 August 1896. He served in the Nile Expedition, 1898 (Medal and Khedive's Medal), and throughout the South African War, attached 16th (The Queen's) Lancers (He was a member for life of the 16th Lancers' Mess, and of the 30th [East Lancashire] Mess); was present at the Relief of Kimberley; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Karee Siding, 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 and Transvaal, west of Pretoria (May to 29 November 1900), including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July); also in Cape Colony, north of Orange River; again during operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to October 1901 (Despatches [London Gazette, 15 November 1901]; Queen's Medal with five clasps and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 19O2]: "Henry Neville Thompson, MB, Major, Royal Army Medical Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India; presented at Delhi, on the Durbar Parade, 27 December 1902. He received the Coronation and Delhi Durbar Medals, 1903; became Lieutenant Colonel 2 August 1904; received King George's Coronation Medal, 1911, and became Colonel 17 November 1913, being then appointed DDMS, Scottish Command. Colonel Thompson served in the European War. He became ADMS, 2nd Division, BEF 4 August 1914; ADMS, 48th Division, BEF 5 May 1915; DDMS, 6th Army Corps, BEF, British Armies in France, 29 May 1915; DMS, 1st Army, British Armies in France, 21 July 1917 to April 1919, becoming Surgeon General 21 July 1917, and Major General 26 December 1917. He was created a CMG in 1916, a CB, 1917, and a KCMG in 1918. He was mentioned five times in Despatches, and was awarded three foreign Orders, viz.: Grand Officer, Military Order of Avis (Portuguese); the French Croix de Guerre, and the American Distinguished Service Medal. Major General Sir H N Thompson became, in April 1919, DMS, British Army of the Rhine.
KCMG, CB (m), DSO, Queens Sudan, QSA (5) RofK Paard Joh D-H Witt (Maj), KSA (2) (Maj, DSO, RAMC), 1914 Star and Bar, BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Maj-Gen), 1902 Coronation, 1903 Delhi Durbar, (Maj), 1911 Delhi Durbar (Lt Col, DSO), Croix de Guerre (France) with 2 palms, Distinguished Service Medal (USA), Khedives Sudan (Maj, RAMC). Regimental Museum, Aldershot 1993.
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Royal Army Medical Corps
ThompsonRoland WycliffeCaptainTHOMPSON, ROLAND WYCLIFFE, Captain, was born 4 November 1864, fourth son of General C W Thompson. He joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 7 February 1885; was promoted to Captain; served in South Africa, 1899-1902, on the Staff, and was present at the Relief of Kimberley; operations in Orange Free State February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg; actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein; operations in the Transvaal, October 1900; operations in the Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Bothaville and Caledon River (27 to 29 November); operations in Cape Colony, January to February 1900; operations in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to February 1901, and March 1901 to April 1902; operations in Cape Colony, February to March 1901, and April to 31 May 1902. He 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]: "Roland Wycliffe Thompson, Captain, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". (Insignia sent to theCommander-in-Chief, South Africa, and presented by Major General C Knox, at Bethulie, 6 December 1901. He became Lieutenant Colonel 1 June 1910, and retired 4 June 1910. Lieutenant Colonel Thompson married, in 1911, the widow of Commander Hill-Lowe, RN.
DSO, QSA (4) RofK Paard Drief Trans (Capt, 1/LNL Regt), KSA (2) (Capt, DSO LNL Regt). Lovell 1978 est £315. March 1984 £725. Midland 1981 £750.
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Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
ThompsonThomasLieutenantTHOMPSON, THOMAS, Lieutenant, was the son of Thomas Thompson, of Hillside, Pakenham, Victoria, Australia. He was educated at a private school in Victoria, Australia, and served a year with the Victorian Rangers, two years with the Victorian Mounted Rifles, and twenty months with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry. He served in the South African War of 1899-1902; was mentioned in Despatches; received the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Thomas Thompson, Lieutenant, Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented by Colonel Ternan at Spitzkop 8 January 1902.
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Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
ThynneAlgernon CarteretCaptainTHYNNE, ALGERNON CARTERET, Captain, was born 9 April 1868, second son of Francis John Thynne, of Haynes Park, Bedfordshire, and of 67 Eaton Place, London, and grandson of the Reverend Lord John Thynne, DD. His mother was Edith Marcia Caroline, eldest daughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, of Frampton Court, Dorset. He was educated at Charterhouse, and subsequently became Captain in the Bedfordshire Regiment (3rd Battalion). He went out from Bath, as a Lieutenant, in the North Somerset Yeomanry, to serve in South Africa, and served throughout the campaign, first in that capacity, and afterwards as a Captain in the 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. He took part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1902, including operations at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal, May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in 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; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Algernon Carteret Thynne, Captain, 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Honorary Captain in the Army in August 1902, and was transferred in 1903 to the Royal North Devon Hussars. He served in the European War, 1914-17, in Gallipoli and Egypt, also in Palestine, as Lieutenant Colonel in command of his regiment, until he fell mortally wounded at the Battle of Sheria 6 November 1917. Colonel Thynne had succeeded to the Grenville Estate, Cornwall, on the death of his father in 1910. He was an Alderman of Cornwall County Council, and a Magistrate for Cornwall, and at the outbreak of war was Master of the Tetcott Hounds. A Memorial Service for him and those who fell with him in Palestine was held in St George's, Hanover Square, London (where Prebendary Thicknesse officiated); also in Stratton Church, Cornwall. He married, in 1904, Constance, daughter of Edward Bonham, of Bramling House, Kent, and widow of Francis Philips, of Lee Priory, Kent.
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7th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
ThynneUlric OliverLieutenantTHYNNE, ULRIC OLIVER, Lieutenant, was born in London 6 July 1871, son of Lord Henry Frederick Thynne (son of the Marquis of Bath) and Lady Ulrica Thynne, daughter of the 12th Duke of Somerset. He was educated at Charterhouse and Sandhurst, and entered the Royal Wiltshire, Yeomanry as a Second Lieutenant. He took part in the operations in Chitral with the Relief Force in 1895 (Medal with clasp), and served in South Africa in 1900 with the Imperial Yeomanry. In this campaign he was a Special Service Officer, and afterwards Brigade Major, Rhodesian Field Force; 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]: "Ulric Oliver Thynne, Lieutenant, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Cavalry (Rhodesian Field Force). In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 2 June 1902. Lieutenant Colonel U O Thynne served in the European War from 1914 to 1918, and was created a CMG in 1918. He married, in London 16 May 1899, Marjory, daughter of Edward Wormald, of 15 Berkeley Square, and they had four children: Oliver St Maur, born 24 October 1901; Edward Wormald, born 17 March 1905; Brian Sheridan, born 29 November 1907, and Ulrica Marjory, born 5 May 1911.
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Imperial Yeomanry
TidswellEdward CecilMajorTIDSWELL, EDWARD CECIL, Major, was born 13 September 1862, son of B K Tidswell, of Birkdale, Lancashire. He was educated at Harrow, and entered the Lancashire Fusiliers 10 May 1882, as Lieutenant, becoming Captain 26 November 1891; served in the Nile Expedition, 1898, being present at the Battle of Khartoum (Medal and Egyptian Medal with clasp). He was promoted to Major 31 July 1900, while serving in the South African War, 1899 to 1902; was Commandant at Pan; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February 1900); operations in the Transvaal in May and June 190O; operations in Natal, March to June 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900. He was in command of the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 5 November to 26 December 1901; operations in the Transvaal, January 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Edward Cecil Tidswell, Major, Royal Lancashire Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 18 December 1902. He was employed with the West African Frontier Force 11 April 1903 to 28 December 1905; became Lieutenant Colonel 21 November 1907, and Colonel 30 August 1911; was AQMG, India, 1 September 1913 to 27 December 1914. He served in the European War as Temporary Brigadier General from 30 November 1914 to 11 May 1919; commanding the 34th Infantry Brigade, Indian Expeditionary Force 'D', Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 2 December 1915 to 3 September 1917; as Commander, Euphrates Front; Nasiriyeh Front, Mesopotamia, EF, 4 September 1917 to 8 March 1918; as Brigade Commander, 56th Infantry Brigade, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 10 March 1918 to 11 May 1919. He was mentioned in Despatches three times; was created a CB in 1917, and received the Serbian Order of the White Eagle with Swords. In 1902 he married Ella, daughter of T W Pilcher, of Harrow.
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Lancashire Fusiliers
TiveyECaptainTIVEY, EDWIN, Captain, was born in 1866. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, taking part in operations in Rhodesia, Transvaal and Orange River Colony. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette (Supplement), 22 March, and London Gazette, 7 May 1901]. He received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 25 March 1901]: "E Tivey, Captain, Victorian Imperial Bushmen. For prompt action and brave defence, which prevented occupation of Phillipstown, Cape Colony. Dated 12 February 1901". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. Colonel Tivey served in the European War, 1914-18, with the Australian Imperial Force, and was created a CB in 1917 and a CMG in 1918. CB London Gazette 4th June 1917. “Appointed to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath for valuable service in connection with Military Operations in the Field.” [LG 4/6/1917 p 5455]. CMG London Gazette 1st January 1919. “Brig.-General Tivey has commanded the 8th Infantry Brigade since 22nd July 1915. During the period from 28th February 1918 to 16th September 1918 he has commanded the Brigade in a most able and efficient manner. In the minor operations in the Morlancourt Sector of 29th July 1918 his skilful handling of the Brigade contributed in a large measure to the good results achieved. In the operations east of Villers-Bretonneux from the 8th to 11th August, his tactical skill and ability in handling the Brigade was responsible for the excellent results achieved by his command, and contributed in a large measure to the important results achieved by this Division. His Brigade followed up the retiring enemy to the Somme in the last days of August, captured several villages and forced the Germans over the River with considerable loss, and, owing to General Tivey's skill and judgment with very moderate casualties to the Brigade during the numerous rear guard actions in which it was engaged.” [LG 1/1/1919 p 5]. CB (mil b/b), CMG (b/b), DSO VR, QSA (5) South Africa 1902, South Africa 1901, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, (CAPT E. TIVEY, VICTORIAN M.R), 1914-15 Star (COLONEL E. TIVEY 8/INF. BDE. HQ. AIF), BWM (T/MAJOR-GEN: E. TIVEY 5/A. D. HQ ), VM (HON-MAJOR-GENERAL E. TIVEY AIF), 1935 Jubilee Medal (Major-General E. Tivey), 1937 Coronation Medal, Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration Ed VII (MAJOR E. TIVEY DSO. 3rd LIGHT HORSE BRIGADE). Artemis Auctions Jul 09
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Victoria contingent
TobinFrederick JohnMajorTOBIN, FREDERICK JOHN, Colonel, was born at Withycombe Raleigh, Devon, 29 August 1856, son of George Edward Alexander Tobin, Captain, 2nd Queen's Royal Regiment, and of Exmouth, Devon, and of Louisa, daughter of Thomas Williams, of Lowdon House, Devon. He was educated at King Alfred's School, Wantage, Berks, and at the Hermitage School, Bath. He joined the Army 12 May 1875, becoming Lieutenant 12 May 1877, and served in the Afghan War, 1879-80, where he was severely wounded at the skirmish at Sinari. He was mentioned in Despatches for services rendered when in charge of retirement of detachments holding Spintange and Koochalie, etc, and received the commendation of the Government and the Commander-in-Chief (Medal). He became Captain 1 April 1883; was Adjutant, Auxiliary Forces, 15 April 1885 to 14 April 1890, and became Major 10 January 1893. In 1895 he rendered valuable service when in command of the troops stationed there, in suppressing the riots in Ahmadabad, and was specially thanked by the Bombay Government. During the South African War he commanded the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, 1899-1901, acting as Commandant at Smithfield, and taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900. Operations in Orange River Colony, May 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 three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Frederick John Tobin, Major, Royal Irish Rifles. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia and Warrant were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India 30 January 1902, and presented by the Lieutenant General Commanding the Forces, Oudh, India, 14 March 1902. He became Lieutenant Colonel 21 July 1904, and retired 10 August 1907, with the rank of Colonel. He married, in February 1884, at St George's, Hanover Square, London, Clare Edith Georgina, daughter of Thomas Waters, of Birr, King's County, Ireland.
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Royal Irish Rifles
ToddThomas John MarkLieutenantTODD, THOMAS JOHN MARK, Lieutenant, was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2 March 1873, son of James Todd, of Auckland, New Zealand. He was educated at Christchurch and Auckland; received a commission in the New Zealand Volunteer Force, 1898; joined the 2nd New Zealand Contingent for South Africa, 1899; was Adjutant from 1900, and Captain; served under Colonel Robin, CB, commanding the New Zealand Mounted Forces serving in South Africa. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Thomas John Mark Todd, Lieutenant, New Zealand Mounted Rifles. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented there 23 March 1903.
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New Zealand contingent
TongeWilliam CorrieMajorTONGE, WILLIAM CORRIE, Major, was born 14 April 1832, son of William John Tonge, of Morants Court, Sevenoaks, Kent. He was educated at Brighton; Tonbridge School and Cheltenham College, and entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in 1881. He became Lieutenant, the Norfolk Regiment, in 1882; served in South Africa, 1884-85, with Sir Charles Warren's Expedition to Bechuanaland. He became Captain in 1889. He served in the South African War, 1900-2; was mentioned in Despatches twice; 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]: "William Corrie Tonge, Major, Norfolk Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Major 23 July 1902, and retired 29 March 1905; was Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 3rd Battalion in 1910. He served in the European War; was mentioned in Despatches, and received the Brevet of Colonel. Colonel Tonge married, in 1898, Caroline Annie, daughter of Thomas Oliver, of Horsham, Sussex, and they had one son.
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Norfolk Regiment
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