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FortescueS JCommanderSeymour John Fortescue was born on 10 February 1856, second son of 3rd Earl Fortescue. He entered the Navy in 1869, and was Lieutenant of Superb at the bombardment of Alexandria, 11 Jul 1882, and during the Egyptian war. Lieutenant of Sphinx during the naval and military operations in the Eastern Soudan, at Suakin 1884-5. Member of the Naval Intelligence Department, April 1891 to April 1893. He was appointed Equerry-in-Waiting to HRH the Prince of Wales on 4 April 1893. He was awarded the CVO, 22 Jun 1897, on the commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. He commander of HMS Monarch in the Boer war and was Naval ADC to Field Marshal Lord Roberts. Mentioned in despatches and awarded the CMG for services during the Boer War, Equerry-in-Waiting to King Edward VII on the occasion of his Coronation, 9 Aug 1902. He was created a KCVO on 14 June 1910. He served as Equerry to King George V, 1910 to 1936, and to King George VI, 1936 to 1942. Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Lords, 1910 to 1936. Employed during the Great War as Naval Censor in the Official Press Bureau from 1914. Created GCVO 1 Jan 1931. Sir Seymour Fortescue died on 20 March 1942.
CMG (b/b converted to n/b, Egypt (2) Alexandria 11th July, Suakin 1885 (Lieutenant Hon RN HMS Superb), QSA (5) CC Paard Drie Joh DH (Com Hon RN HMS Monarch), BWM (Capt The Hon Sir S J Fortescue, RN), 1897 Jubilee, silver, 1902 Coronation, silver, 1911 Coronation, 1935 Jubilee, 1937 Coronation, Khedive's Star 1882. DNW Apr 01 £2400.
Source: List of CMG recipients. Various sources
Royal Navy
FortescueWilliam ALieutenantNo known Company. Served in 33rd Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
FortesqueC S6242PrivateDemise: Died of disease - enteric fever 02 Jan 1901
Place: Winburg
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
34th Company, 11th Btn, IY
ForteyA854PrivateSlightly wounded. Boschbult, 31 March 1902
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Canada, 2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
ForteyH4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gloucestershire Regiment
ForthC R2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Scots Guards
ForthF2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Lincolnshire Regiment
ForthFrederick Charles32768TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls92nd Company, 23rd Btn, IY
ForthJames Herbert42799TrooperNo known Company. Served in 34th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
ForthR25366SapperTo Army Reserve. KSA sent 29 May 1903.


TNA ref 159/15:315/21
Royal Engineers, Telegraph Battalion, 1st Division
ForthergillHStokerQSA (0). Ref: 286.761. Medal returned
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Doris
ForthsytheJ3016PrivatePrisoner. Stormberg, 10 December 1899
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Royal Irish Rifles
FortinC ASurgeonTransport Medal, clasp: South Africa. Ship: Orissa (Pacific SN).
Source: Transport Medal roll
Transport ships
FortinPhilip John24664TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls38th Company, 10th Btn, IY
FortininJohnSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsDordrecht District Volunteer Guard
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