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BackhouseJ10163SapperD Company.

QSA (4) CC OFS Tr SA02

TNA ref 162/126
Royal Engineers, Volunteers, Electrical Engineers
BackhouseJ5445Private1st Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 14 May 1900
Place: Boshof
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
BackhouseJ5445Private1st Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
BackhouseJ2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
BackhouseJ BLieutenant ColonelHe served in the South African War, 1879, Zulu Campaign, Action of Inyezaneand, battle of Ginginhlovo. Medal with clasp. Boer War, 1899-1902, In command of the 2nd Battalion East Kent Regiment from 17 Oct 00. Relief of Kimberley. Operations in the Orange Free State, Feb to May 00, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 Feb.); actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein. Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 Nov. Operations in Orange River Colony, May to Jun 00. Despatches, LG 10 Sept 01.
CB, SAGS (1) QSA (4), KSA (2).
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
(Buffs) East Kent Regiment
BackhouseJ E1022PrivateQSA (1)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Defence of Kimberley
Kimberley Volunteer Regiment
BackhouseJ HSource: WO100/279Cape Government Railways
BackhouseJ H599PrivateDied of disease. Naauwpoort, 21 April 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BackhouseJ H / A599PrivateDemise: Died of disease - enteric fever 21 Apr 1900
Place: Noupoort
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BackhouseJ WSource: WO100/279Cape Government Railways
BackhouseJamesSource: WO100/285Queenstown TG
BackhouseJohn Hodgson599Private1st RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BackhouseJoseph28757PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
BackhouseMiles Roland CharlesLieutenantSource: QSA Medal Rolls14th Company, 5th Btn, IY
BackhouseMiles Roland CharlesCaptainBACKHOUSE, MILES ROLAND CHARLES, Captain, was born 24 November 1878, at the Rookery, Middleton Nyas, Yorkshire, son of Sir Jonathan E Backhouse, Baronet, and Florence, daughter of Sir John S Trelawny, 9th Baronet.  He was educated at Eton, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and became Second Lieutenant, Northumberland Hussars (Yeomanry Cavalry) in April, 1897.  He was employed in the 14th Yeomanry Squadron, Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa, from January to the end of the war, in which he served as Lieutenant from January 1900 to April, 1901, and was then promoted Captain (Honorary), and given command of a squadron.  He was severely wounded; mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; 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]: "Miles Roland Charles Backhouse, Captain, 5th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  He married, September 1904, at Dunston, Norwich, Olive, second daughter of Geoffrey Fowell Buxton and Mary, daughter of the Honourable and Reverend John Harbord, and they had three sons: Roger Trelawny, born 5 September 1905: Jonathan, born 16 March, 1907; Wilfrid Jasper, born 28 July 1913, and one daughter, Patricia, born 23 April, 1911.  He was promoted Major, and retired from the Territorial Force 27 June, 1903.  He served in the European War from 1914-19; went out with the Northumberland Hussars, as Second-in-Command, October 1914; in command, February to May 1915; commanded the North Somerset Yeomanry, September 1915 to March, 1917; commanded the 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment 1 October 1917 to January 1919.  He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Force Reserve.  He was mentioned in Despatches four times: June, 1915; January 1917; June, 1918; March, 1919, and awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order, for services in operations on the Piave, Italy, in September and October 1918 [London Gazette, 18 November 1918].
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
5th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
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