|Abbott||Herbert Edward Stacy||Major||He was born at Alipore, India, 6 April 1855, son of General Herbert Edward Stacy Abbott, Bengal Infantry. He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and at the RMA, Woolwich; was commissioned in the Royal Engineers 17 August 1874; went to India, 1877; served in the Afghan War as Assistant Engineer, Khyber Line Force and Khyber Brigade, 1878-79-80 (Medal). He was employed in Public Works Department, Punjab; became Captain 17 August 1885; served with the Hazara Expedition, 1888 (Medal with clasp); Hazara Expedition, 1892 (clasp and Despatches [London Gazette, 20 October 1891]). He became Major 6 August 1894. He served with the Chitral Relief Force, 1895 (Despatches; Medal with clasp, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 21 January 1896]: “Herbert Edward Stacy Abbott, Major, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the operations of the Chitral Relief Force”. Presentation in June 1896. He was invalided to England in 1897; returned to India, 1898; Lieutenant Colonel, 1901; officiating Chief Engineer, Punjab, PWD, 1903-4; returned to England, 1904; Brevet Colonel 1 October 1904; Colonel, retired, 1 October 1906; re-employed, 1909, as War Office Inspector of Territorial Buildings, and in charge of building operations, Duke of York's Headquarters, Chelsea; special duty, London District, 1915-19. Colonel Abbott was awarded a CBE in the War Honours List, January 1919. He married, 8 March 1881, at Bangalore, India, Mary, daughter of Thomas Aveling, of Rochester, Kent, and their children were: Thomas Aveling Abbott, born 13 October 1882 (Captain, RA, killed in action), and Ida Daisy Abbott.|
CBE (1st Mil), DSO, Afghan (0) (Lt RE), IGS 1854 (2) Hazara 1988 Hazara 1891 (Capt RE), IGS 1895 (1) RofC (Major RE).Glendining Dec 89 £1,450.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)