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BegbieAlfred29117Trooper2nd Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
BegbieAlfred Richard GlynnCaptainWas killed near Holspruit, ORC, February 24th, 1902.  He was the eldest son of Lieutenant Colonel Begbie, Royal Engineers and grandson of Colonel Lloyd-Phillips, of Dale Castle, Pembrokeshire, and Mabws, Cardiganshire, was born in April 1875, and educated at Haileybury.  He entered the Royal Artillery in June 1895, being promoted Lieutenant June 1898, and Captain April 1901.  He left for South Africa with the 75th Battery Royal Field Artillery, shortly before the war broke out.  He was present at the actions of Belmont, Graspan, Modder River (mentioned in despatches), and Magersfontein, and also at the capture of Jacobsdal, and the battle of Paardeberg.  At Modder River, the seniors being wounded, he was suddenly placed in command of his battery, and Lieutenant General Lord Methuen reported he brought it into action with great coolness.  After Driefontein he was transferred to T Battery, RHA, in which he served at the taking of Johannesburg and in the actions at Diamond Hill and Belfast.  When promoted Captain he was put in charge of a Pom-Pom section.  In July 1901, Captain Begbie joined Rimington's column with which he served continuously until his death.  He died whilst endeavouring to rally some men, and was mentioned in despatches, LG July 18th 1902, "for very marked gallantry in action".
Source: Donner
Royal Field Artillery
BegbieArthur33239TrooperServed 18 Feb 01 to 03 Sep 02. Discharged, Aldershot
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
BegbieE4904Lance CorporalWounded. The Gatsrand, 17 October 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Royal Scots Fusiliers
BegbieElphinstone WatersColonelBEGBIE, ELPHINSTONE WATERS, Colonel, was born at Cheltenham, 15 June 1842, fifth son of Major General P J Begbie, Madras Artillery.  He was educated at Crewkerne Grammar School; by private tuition, and at Bonn and Caimstatt, Germany, and was gazetted an Ensign in the Madras Infantry in 1859, becoming Lieutenant in 1861; Captain in 1871; Major, 1879; Lieutenant Colonel, 1885; Colonel, 1889, and Major General, 1898.  He served with the Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-68; served as Sub-Assistant Commissioner-General (Despatches [London Gazette, 30 June 1868]; Medal).  He accompanied the Duma Expedition, 1874-75; served as Superintendent of Army Signalling (mentioned in Despatches).  Joined the Burmese Expedition, 1885-86; served as Superintendent of Army Signalling (Despatches [London Gazette, 22 June 1886]; Medal with clasp).  He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 30 May 1891]: "Elphinstone Waters Begbie, Colonel, Indian Staff Corps.  Assistant Adjutant General".  He was admitted to a Good Service Pension in 1897; attached to the Queen's Own Madras Sappers and Miners, 1871-88; Instructor in Army Signalling for Madras Presidency, 1872-88; Commandant, Bangalore Rifle Volunteers, 1880-90; AAG, Headquarters, Madras Army, 1891-94; Officiating AG, Madras Army, 1894-95; DAG, Madras Command, with rank of Brigadier General, 1895.  He was transferred to the Unemployed Supernumerary List in 1902.  He was created a CB in 1896.  Major General Begbie died 11 February 1915.
CB (mil, gold HM 1881, b/b), DSO, IGS 1854 (1) Burma 1887-8 (Lt Col Unattached), Abyssinia Medal (Lt Madras Infy).  Glendining Oct 81.  Sotheby's Nov 85 £1,600.  March Feb 86 £2,000.  Dixon Sep 92 £1,950.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Indian Staff Corps
BegbieFrancis Alfred9818TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
BegbieGeorge EdwardCaptainBEGBIE, GEORGE EDWARD, Brevet Major, was born 9 September 1868, son of James W Begbie, LLD He joined the Highland Light Infantry 10 April, 1889, becoming Lieutenant on 3 February 1892, and was Adjutant, Highland Light Infantry, 14 January 1894 to 13 January 1898, being promoted to Captain 15 April, 1897. In Kandia, in 1898, he took part in the affair of 6 September; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 24 January 1899], and given the Brevet of Major 8 March, 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was mentioned in Despatches; received both Medals with clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: “George Edward Begbie, Captain and Brevet Major, Highland Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa”. The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India 30 January 1902, and presented by the GOC, Peshawar District, India, 19 March, 1902. He was promoted to Major. Major Begbie died at Netley Hospital 15 January 1907.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Highland Light Infantry
BegbieJ1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
BegbieJ38TrooperServed 01 Feb 00 to 23 Feb 00.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Orpen's Light Horse
BegbieJ R5768PrivateWounded. Modder River, 28 November 1899
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
BegbieThomasLieut & R Officer
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Cape Colony Cyclist Corps
BegbieThomas745Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.Railway Pioneer Regiment
BegbieThomasLieutenant3rd RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BegbieThomas (Jnr)745Lieutenant1st RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BegbieWilliam ArthurSource: Nominal roll in WO127Nesbitt's Horse
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