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GilsonC HSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
GilsonC HSource: QSA and KSA rollsBritish South Africa Police
GilsonC J LLieutenantDangerously wounded. Vlakfontein, 29 May 1901
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Sherwood Foresters) Derbyshire Regiment
GilsonCharles HughCaptainGILSON, CHARLES HUGH, Major, was born 8 November 1870, at Maritzburg, Natal, the son of Alexander Daniel Gilson, retired Civil Servant, and Miriam Jane Gilson, of The Croft, Greytown, Natal. He was educated at Maritzburg College; served as Clerk in the Civil Service in Natal and Zululand; received a commission in the Zululand Police, 1894, as Sub-Inspector; transferred to BSA Police, as Inspector with local rank of Captain, in 1897; was transferred in 1902 to SA Constabulary, still with the rank of Captain. Captain Gilson served in the South African War of 1899-1902; was twice mentioned in Despatches received the Queen's Medal with a clasp; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "C H Gilson, Captain, British South Africa Police. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa. (Especially for his services in suppressing a Native Rising in the north of Southern Rhodesia, during the rainy months in a fever-stricken district)". When the Swaziland Police were formed in 1907 Major Gilson was given command. He had the Matabele Medal. Major Gilson married, 21 July 1908, at Mbabane, Swaziland, Clytie Rowena, daughter of William Anderson Knight, CMG. Their children were: Ina Rowena, born 19 June 1909; Helen Phyllis, born 6 January 1911; Kenyon Tilden, born 14 March, 1912, and Jean Miriam, born 26 May 1913.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
British South Africa Police
GilsonDSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls88th Battery, RFA
GilsonESource: QSA and KSA medal rolls77th Battery, RFA
GilsonG8652Rifleman2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - other, disease specified 28 Sep 1900
Place: At Sea En Route To S Africa
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
King's Royal Rifle Corps
GilsonH CSource: QSA and KSA rollsBritish South Africa Police
GilsonJ2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia
GilsonJ W1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Oxfordshire Light Infantry
GilsonJudge Martin29928TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Roberts' Horse
GilsonM CSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsGriquatown Defence Corps
GilsonO3155PrivateQSA (3). 16th Lancers Reservist.
Source: QSA medal rolls
12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
GilsonR2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Hampshire Regiment
GilsonR2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Bedfordshire Regiment
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