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AldersonEdwin Alfred HerveyMajorSon of Colonel Edward Mott Aldcrson, of Povle House, Ipswich; was born in 1859; was educated at Ipswich Grammar School; entered 97th Regiment 1878, became Captain Roy. W Kent Regiment 1886, Major 1896, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1897, and Brevet Colonel 1900. He served in the Transvaal Campaign with Mounted Infantry in 1881; during Egyptian Campaign of 1882, with Mounted Infantry, being present at actions of Mahuta and Masamch, battles of Kasassin and Tel-el-Kebir, and the occupation of Cairo (medal with clasp, bronze star); in the Sudan Campaign 1884-5 with Mounted Infantry Camel Regiment, when he was present at the battles of Abu Klea, El Gubat, and Metemmeh (two clasps). He did good work in Mashonaland, 1896, with Mounted Infantry and in command of troops (despatches, medal, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel), and in South Africa 1899-1902 in command of four different Mounted Infantry Brigs., being present at relief of Kimberley, battles of Paardeberg and Driefontein, and the occupation of Bloemfontein and Pretoria (several times mentioned in despatches, CB, ADC to the King, Brevet Colonel); was DAAG and Comdg. Mounted Infantry, Aldershot, 1897-9; appointed to command Mounted Infantry in South Africa 1900, Inspector General thereof, with rank of Brig. General; appointed Brig. General-on-Staff Comdg. 2nd Brig. (1st Div.) 1st Army Corps, 1903; has been an extra ADC to HM Queen Victoria and HM King Edward VII Since 1900; received Royal Humane Society's medal 1885; author of With the Mounted Infantry and the Mashonaland field Force, 1896; also of Pink and Scarlet, or Hunting as a School for Soldiering. He married in 1886 Alice Mary, 2nd daughter of Reverend O P Sergeant.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
(Queen's Own) Royal West Kent Regiment
AldersonF 5487L Corporal2nd Btn. Killed at Spion Kop. 24 Jan 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 40 line 17
(King's Own) Royal Lancaster Regiment
AldersonF5487Lance Corporal2nd Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 24 Jan 1900
Place: Spioenkop
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(King's Own) Royal Lancaster Regiment
AldersonF B TTrooperNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Natal Police
AldersonFrank Barry Strauss43Lance CorporalSource: OZ-Boer databaseNew South Wales, 5th Battalion Australian Commonwe
AldersonG1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Manchester Regiment
AldersonG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
AldersonG3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Prince of Wales's Own) West Yorkshire Regiment
AldersonH3453PrivateQSA (6).
Source: QSA medal rolls
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
AldersonHerbert27287TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls10th Company, 3rd Btn, IY
AldersonJPrivateQSA (0). Ref: Ply9.147.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Rattler
AldersonJ 3262Sergeant Wounded at Ladysmith. 23 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 201 line 12
(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
AldersonJSource: WO100/252Imperial Military Railways
AldersonJSource: WO100/252Imperial Military Railways
AldersonJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
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