QSA (1) CC (Rev. F. H. Beaven, C. to F.);
BWM and VM (Ch. Gen. F. H. Beaven)
Frederic Hicks Beaven was born in Rodwell, Caine, Wiltshire on 11 April 1855, the eldest son of Christopher Beaven. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne and University College, Durham. Was Curate of St. Martin’s, Brighton, 1878. Served as Vicar of Newborough, Staffordshire, 1881-85; Vicar of St. Chad’s, Stafford, 1885-87 and Vicar of St. Pail’s, Burton-on-Trent, 1887-1901. Acting Chaplain to the Forces in South Africa, 1900. In 1903 he was appointed Archdeacon of Matabeleland and in 1908 was appointed Dean of Salisbury (Rhodesia). Served as Bishop of Southern Rhodesia, 1910-25 and during the war was Chaplain General of the Rhodesian Forces. Retiring from his bishopric, he then served as Rector of Thelnetham, Suffolk, 1925-26. With copied research including MIC
Miniature group with Egypt Medal names, to Lt E M Burton, RE.
Picture courtesy of DNW
Egypt (3) Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai, The Nile 1884-85, edge inscribed ‘Lieut. E. M. Burton. R.E.
QSA (1) CC
Ottoman Empire, Order of the Medjidieh, silver, gold applique, and enamel, reverse inscribed ‘E.M.B. 1882’
Khedive’s Star 1884-6
Edmund Merceron Burton was commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 30 July 1879 and served in the Egyptian War of 1882, where he accompanied Sir Charles Warren in the expedition into Arabia Petraea despatched for the purpose of bringing to justice the murderers of Professor Palmer and his party (Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the 5th Class of the Order of the Medjidieh). He served in the expedition to the Sudan in 1884 with the 26th Field Company of the Royal Engineers, and was present in the engagements of El Teb and Tamaai, and then served in the Nile Expedition of 1884-85 with the 26th Field Company of the Royal Engineers, and afterwards with the Camel Corps, and took part in the operations of the Desert Column including the advance to Gakdul, Gubat, and Metammeh. Promoted Captain on 7 May 1889, and Major on 4 April 1898, he served in the South African War as Commanding Royal Engineers, Cape Town District and Base (Mentioned in Despatches). Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel on 28 May 1905, and Brevet Colonel three years later, he retired on 16 November 1910.
SAGS (1) 1879 (Corpl. C. M. Mallett. Queenstown Vol: R. Corps.) in its named card box of issue;
CGHGSM (1) Transkei (Lieut. C. M. Mallett. Webster’s Rov.)
QSA (1) CC (Lieut. C. M. Mallett. Qnstwn. R.V.)
33 ‘1879’ clasps issued to the Queenstown Volunteer Rifle Corps. Just 10 Cape G.S. medals issued to Webster’s Rovers, of which unit Mallett was second-in-command.
QSA (1) CC (23 Ordly A.W. Paterson St John Amb Bde) renamed
St John Ambulance Brigade Medal (23 Pte A.W. Paterson Ramsgate Corps on SJAB)
1914-15 Star (B.R.C. & St J.J.)
BWM & WM (79611 Sjt R.A.M.C)
QSA roll marked as serving on Hospital Ship Princess of Wales.
Landed France 1/4/15, enlisted in RAMC aged 38 at Le Touquet 1/12/15, discharged 19/12/19. Also with BRCS enamel badge named 2517 Archibald William Paterson and silver teaspoon named Corpl Paterson No 4 Sec A Coy 1st V.B. The Buffs 1905.