|Bartholomew||John Hugh||Captain||BARTHOLOMEW, HUGH JOHN, Captain, was born 29 December 1871; he entered the Army 5 December 1891, as Second Lieutenant, Royal Worcestershire Regiment. He was promoted to Lieutenant 10 July 1893, and Captain 10 January 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899 - 1902, and was Commandant at Wolvehoek during operations in the Transvaal, March to May 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, May 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, the King's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept, 1901]: "John Hugh Bartholomew, Captain, Worcestershire Regiment. In recognition of services during recent operations in South Africa". Captain Bartholomew was promoted Major 2 March, 1907. He served in the European War, 1914-18; as GSO2, 23rd Division, New Armies, 18 Sept, 1914 to 26 February 1915; D AQMG, Marseilles Base, 6 March, 1915 to 1 May 1915; was Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 4 May 1915 to 13 May 1916; in command of the 10th Battalion West Riding Regt, 4 May 1915 to 29 August 1916; Commandant, Lines of Communication, British Armies in France, 19 October 1916 to 5 May 1917; AA and QMG, Lines of Communication, British Armies in France, 19 October 1916 to 6 May 1917. He was four times mentioned in Despatches; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 14 February 1916, and created a CMG in 1919. Lieutenant Colonel Bartholomew married, in 1910, Gladys Ethel Alien, daughter of Leonard Alien Shuter, of Mattingley Lodge, Winchfield, Hants, and they had one daughter.|
CMG, DSO, QSA (3) CC Trans Witt (Capt DSO Worc Regt), KSA (2) (Capt DSO Worc Regt), 1914 Star (Maj DSO), BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Lt Col). Regimental Museum 1993.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)