|Greenly||Walter Howorth||Lieutenant||GREENLY, WALTER HOWORTH, Lieutenant, was born 2 January 1875, eldest son of Edward Howorth Greenly, of Titley Court, Titley, County Hereford, JP and DL. He was educated at Eton and Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the 12th Lancers 20 February 1895: became Lieutenant 1 October 1896, and was Adjutant, 12th Lancers, 1 May 1899 to 22 August 1902. He served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, as Adjutant, 12th Lancers, 1899 to June 1901; Staff Officer to Officer Commanding Group of Columns, June 1901 to 31 May 1902. He took part in the advance on Kimberley, including action at Magersfontein; Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Karee Siding, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; 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, west of Pretoria, 1900, including action at Elands River: operations in Orange River Colony, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Lindley, Bethlehem and Wittebergen; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to June 1901; operations in Cape Colony, June 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901] and 29 July 1902; was given the Brevet of Major 22 August 1902; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Walter Howorth Greenly, Lieutenant, 12th Lancers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 24 October 1902. On 19 January 1901, he was promoted to Captain; he was Staff Captain, HQ of Army, 15 January to 24 October 1906; Brigade Major, 1st Cavalry Brigade, Aldershot Army Corps, 25 October 1906 to 31 March 1909: became Major 25 March 1908; was GSO2, Staff College, 19 April 1910 to 2 January 1912; Lieutenant Colonel, 19th Hussars, 6 January 1912. He served in the European War, 1914-18; was GSO1, 2nd Cavalry Division, BEF, 19 September 1914 to 13 April 1915; commanded the 9th Cavalry Brigade, BEF, 14 April to 14 November 1915; became Colonel 6 January 1916; was Brigadier General, General Staff; Brigadier General, 13th Army Corps, BEF, and British Armies in France, 15 November 1915 to 15 November 1916; commanded 2nd Cavalry Division, British Armies in France, 16 November 1916 to 5 April 1918. He was given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June 1915; was promoted to Major General 1 January 1917; became Colonel, 12th Lancers, 22 June 1917; was created a CMG in 1915, and a CB in 1919. Major General Greenly was a JP for Herefordshire.|
CB (m), CMG, DSO, QSA (6) RofK Paard Drief Joh D-H Witt (Capt DSO 12 Lancers), KSA (2) Maj DSO 12 Lancers), 1914 Star (Col DSO 19/Hus), BWM, Victory medal with MID (Maj-Gen), Legion dHonneur (France) 3rd Class, Colonial Medal (Morocco), Order of the White Eagle (Serbia) Grand Officer, Order of the Star (Rumania) (class unknown), War Cross (Rumania), Order of St Anne (Russia) 2nd Class, Order of St Stanislaus (Russia) 2nd Class. Christies 1990 est £2,500-3,500.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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