|Hart-Synnot||Arthur Henry Seton||Captain||HART-SYNNOT, ARTHUR HENRY SETON, Captain, was born 19 July 1870, eldest son of Major General Arthur Fitzroy Hart Synnot, CB, CMG, of Ballymoyer, County Armagh, and of May Hart Synnot; was educated at Clifton College; King William's College; the RMC, Sandhurst, and subsequently entered and graduated in the Staff College, Camberley. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He joined the East Surrey Regiment 8 October 1890; became Lieutenant 7 June, 1892, and was Adjutant 1 January 1894 to 31 December 1897. He served in the Relief of Chitral, 1895, in command of the Maxim Gun Section (Medal and clasp); in the Tirah Expedition, 1897-98, as ADC to GOC, 1st Brigade (two clasps). In the South African War, 1899-1902, he served first with the Mounted Infantry and subsequently as DAAG. He was twice wounded, mentioned in Despatches, received the Queen's Medal with seven clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1900]: "Arthur Henry Seton Hart-Synnot, Captain, East Surrey Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, and presented by the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 August 1901. He was promoted Captain 21 June 1899. Captain Hart-Synnot was appointed British Military Attache with the Japanese Army in Manchuria, 1904-5, and received from HM the Mikado the 4th Class of the Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Japanese War Medal. He was GSO, 2nd Grade, South China, 20 March 1907 to 9 June 1911, and was promoted Major 17 March 1908. and appointed to the General Staff, India, October 1913. He was transferred to the General Staff in France in October 1916; on the General Staff, 17th Division, and on the General Staff, 40th Division; commanded the 1/4th East Lancashire Regiment.; commanded the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, including the period of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele); commanded temporarily the 86th Brigade and the 25th Brigade; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 1917, and promoted substantive Lieutenant Colonel 16 January 1917, and Brigadier General April 1917. He commanded the 6th Brigade. He was dangerously wounded May 1918 (loss of both legs), was awarded a bar to the Distinguished Service Order and was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He received the French Croix de Guerre, and was created a CMG in 1919. General Hart-Synnot married, in July 1919, Violette, only daughter of J E Drower, CBE.|
CMG, DSO, IGS 1895 (3) P-F 1897-8 Tirah RofC 1895 (Lt 1/E Surrey Regt), QSA (7) RofK Paard Drief Joh D-H Witt CC (Capt E Surrey Regt), KSA (2) (Capt DSO E Surrey Regt), BWM, Victory medal with MID (Brig-Gen), Order of Sacred Treasure (Japan), 4th Class, Legion dHonneur (France) 5th Class, Croix de Guerre (France), Russo-Japan War Medal (Japan). Glendinings 1996 est £2,400-2,800.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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