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BelfieldHerbert EversleyColonelBELFIELD, HERBERT EVERSLEY, Colonel, was born 25 September 1857, son of Captain Belfield, JP, of Gloucestershire. He was educated at Wellington College, and joined the Army 26 February 1876, as a Lieutenant in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, in which he became Captain 20 May 1885; he passed the Staff College; was Brigade Major, Aldershot, 1 August 1890, to 3 March, 1893; promoted Major 1 February 1893; was DAAG, Aldershot, 4 March, 1893, to 30 September 1895. He served in Ashanti, 1895-96; as Chief Staff Officer; was honourably mentioned, and received the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 25 March, 1896, and the Ashanti Star. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel, West Riding Regiment, 28 July 1897, and Colonel 18 December 1899. Colonel Belfield took part in the South African War. He was AAG 18 December 1899 to 22 January 1902; then Brigadier General (Inspector-General, Imperial Yeomanry), 23 January to 23 October 1902, and was present in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, including the actions at Venterskroon (7 and 9 August); operations in Orange River Colony, including the actions at Lindley (1 June) and Rhenoster River; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to July 1901, and January to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony, March and April, 1901; operations in Cape Colony, January and February 1901 and July 1901 to January 1902. He received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps; was mentioned in Despatches twice [London Gazettes, 16 April 1901, and 29 July 1902]; created a CB, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Herbert Eversley Belfield, CB, Colonel, West Riding Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. Colonel Belfield was AAG, 1st Army Corps, 11 December 1902 to 7 December 1903; commanded the 4th Infantry Brigade 8 December 1903 to 28 February 1907; became Major General 1 December 1906; commanded the 4th Division, Eastern Command, 12 May 1907 to 1911, and became Colonel, The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment 1909; became Lieutenant General 10 August 1912; was created a KCB in 1914, and placed on the Retired List 12 May 1914. Lieutenant General Sir H E Belfield, KCB, DSO, was Director-General of Prisoners of War from 1914; was created a KCMG in 1918, and KBE, 1919. He married (1st), in 1882, Emily Mary, daughter of Right Reverend Herbert Binney, DD, Bishop of Nova Scotia; and (secondly), Evelyn Mary, daughter of Albon Taylor, of Elm Grove, Barnes, and they had two daughters.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Duke of Wellington's) West Riding Regiment
BelfieldJ3rd battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Grenadier Guards
BelfieldJ W584PrivateSlightly wounded. Bessies Pan, 11 August 1901
E Division.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
South African Constabulary
BelfieldJ WSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
BelfieldJames27961010Attested: Sep 1902. Source: CMP3Cape Police
BelfieldP M3428PrivateQSA (4)
Source: Provisional list of Wepener recipients
Cape Mounted Rifles
BelfieldSSource: Ancestry indexA Battery, RHA
BelfieldW1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
BelfinE JSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
BelfitF2647Private1st Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 12 Jun 1900
Place: Diamond Hill
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(Sherwood Foresters) Derbyshire Regiment
BelfittF5647PrivateKilled in action. Diamond Hill, 12 June 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Sherwood Foresters) Derbyshire Regiment
BelfordF6230PrivateSlightly wounded. Lindley, 25 July 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Royal Irish Regiment
BelfordF1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Irish Regiment
BelfordH4208PrivateSlightly wounded. Near Tarkastad, 17 September 1901
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
17th (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers
BelfordH4208PrivateQSA (4). Slight Wound, nr Tarkastad, 17 Sep 01.
Source: QSA medal rolls
17th (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers
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