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BalfourChristopher EgertonLieutenantBALFOUR, CHRISTOPHER EGERTON, Lieutenant, was born 14 August 1872, son of Archibald Balfour, of 65, Pont Street, London. He was educated at Westminster, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and entered the King's Royal Rifle Corps 24 May 1893, becoming Lieutenant 1 January 1896. He went to India with his regiment, and they had just arrived in Calcutta when orders came for them to leave at once for South Africa. They stayed only long enough to change into another ship, and during part of the South African War of 1899 to 1902, Lieutenant Balfour was Aide-de-Camp to Sir Neville Lyttelton. He was in Ladysmith during the Siege, and the starvation and hardships he then endured completely wrecked his constitution so that he never recovered, and he died 29 August 1907. His DSO was awarded [LG 27 September 1901]: "Christopher Egerton Balfour, Lieutenant, KRRC. For services in South Africa". He married, in 1902, Dorothy Cecilia, eldest daughter of Gerald Paget, and they had two daughters, one of whom was born after her father's death.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BalfourD A2nd Volunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Yorkshire Regiment
BalfourG6238CorporalDied of wounds. Magersfontein, 12 December 1899
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
BalfourG6238Corporal2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of wounds 12-12-1899
Place: Magersfontein
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
BalfourG WCivil Veterinary SurgeonCivil Surgeon
BalfourH D4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South Staffordshire Regiment
BalfourH HSource: WO100/226Civil Surgeon
BalfourHarry HLt ColTransvaal Medical Corps.
15 of 580 awards
Transvaal Medical Staff Corps
BalfourHarry HyndmanEngaged locally
Source: WO100/226
Civil Surgeon
BalfourJSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
BalfourJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gordon Highlanders
BalfourJ E ACaptainSource: Nominal roll in WO127Roberts' Horse
BalfourJohn44624PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls140th Company, 31st Btn, IY
BalfourJohn Edmond HeughCaptainBALFOUR, JOHN EDMOND HEUGH, Major, was born 22 January 1868, son of George Edmond Balfour. He was educated at Eton. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, as ADC to the GOC, Mounted Infantry Division, and took part in the advance on Kimberley and in the 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, 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 Orange River Colony, May to July 1900, including actions at Bethlehem (6 and 7 July) and Wittebergen (1 to 28 July 1900). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; was promoted to Major, Reserve of Officers; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "John Edmond Heugh Balfour, Captain and Honorary Major (Reserve of Officers), 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He served in the European War, 1914-18; was twice mentioned in Despatches, and created a CMG in 1918; He was Colonel, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry; Major, Reserve of Officers, late Captain, 11th Hussars. Colonel Balfour married, in 1910, Evelyn, daughter of Honourable R J Gerrard-Dicconson, and they had one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Reserve of Officers
BalfourKenneth RobertMajorNo known Company. Served in 11th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
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