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AldwellJTrooperNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Royston's Horse
AldwinckleJSource: QSA and KSA rollsNatal Police
AldwinckleJ2339TrooperDangerously wounded. Mahlabatini, 24 April 1901
Died 24 May
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Natal Police
AldwinkleJ2339TrooperDemise: Died of wounds 24 May 1901
Place: Mahlabatini
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Natal Police
AldworthA3506PrivateMounted Infantry Company
Source: QSA roll
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
AldworthE J14095DrQSA (4)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Army Service Corps
AldworthJStokerQSA (2) TH RoL. Ref: 285.254.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Terrible
AldworthJ C O6th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
AldworthP H357PrivateWounded. Crocodile Drift, 5 August 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
New Zealand contingent
AldworthPhillip Neville10592PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls58th Company, 15th Btn, IY
AldworthR HSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 2nd Contingent
AldworthWLieutenant ColonelCommanding 2nd Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
AldworthWLieutenant Colonel2nd Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 18 Feb 1900
Place: Paardeberg
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
AldworthW2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
AldworthWilliamCaptainHe was born at Harmony Lodge, Carrigtwohill, co Cork, on 3 October 1855, eldest surviving son of Colonel Robert Aldworth, North Cork Rifles, JP co Cork, formerly Captain, 94th Regiment, and Olivia Catherine, daxjghter of the Reverend James Morion, Rector, Newmarket, co Cork.  He was educated at Rossall and Clifton.  His first commission was antedated 13 June, 1874.  He joined the 16th Regiment 20 July 1876; was Adjutant, Bedfordshire Regiment 1877—81; became Captain 30 March, 1881; was ADC to Lieutenant General Sir H Prendergast, VC, KCB, in Madras and in the Burma Expedition, 1885-7, and was mentioned in Despatches.  He was ADC to the General Officer Commanding in Burma, and was mentioned again in Despatches by Major General L B Gordon: The Burma Campaign, from London Gazette, 3 December 1887: "Captain William Aldworth, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, formerly my acting ADC, deserves special notice for the dashing manner in which he relieved Thabyabin.  He started at a two-hours' notice, and rode 55 miles through a very disturbed country to Taindak, where he took command of the small body of men who relieved the beleaguered garrison".  Captain Aldworth received the Medal and clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 November 1886]: "William Aldworth, Captain, Bedfordshire Regiment For operations in Burma".  He passed in French, German, Hindu and Urdu, and qualified in 1889 as interpreter in Russian.  In 1894 he passed the Staff College.  He served in the Isazai Expedition, 1895 (clasp); with the Chitral Relief Force; was present at the storming of the Malakand, and at the action near Khar (Medal, clasp for Relief of Chitral); officiated as AAG, Pindi, 1st Sept to 30 November 1895; was DAAG, 2nd Brigade, Tirah Field Force, 5 October 1897 to 6 April, 1898; promoted Major February 1898; was present at the action at the Sampagha Pass and at the action of the Arlianga Pass (Despatches).  He took part in the operations against the Khani Khel Charnkanis, and in the operations in the Bazar Valley (Despatches, Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel).  He was DAAG, 2nd Brigade, Kyber Force, 7 April to 11 June, 1898.  Lieutenant Colonel Aldworth was specially selected to command the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in September 1898, and took them to South Africa in 1899.  He was killed in action 18 February 1900, when leading a forlorn hope at Paardeberg.  Lieutenant W H Fife, 2nd Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (who was himself killed soon afterwards by a spent bullet), wrote of Lieutenant Colonel Aldworth: "I can only say that he was the most gallant soldier I shall ever see, or wish to see, and it was owing to his splendid example that we advanced so steadily when others refused to budge.  I would willingly have been killed instead of him, as I could have easily been replaced, and he cannot.  I can only add that those who saw the advance said it was magnificent, and, though it has been called the Cornwalls' and the Canadians' charge, it was the Cornwalls' charge only, and Colonel Aldworth's charge in particular.  His loss is quite irretrievable.  He was hit in the forehead just as he had said: 'Come on, Dukes! Come on, Cornwalls!'  He fell, but, raising himself on his elbow, added: 'Go on men, and finish it!'"  In a long list of recommendations in 1901, Lord Roberts added Lieutenant Colonel Aldworth, DSO, Commanding the 2nd Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, as one whom he would specially have selected for reward, and he wrote in a private letter to Miss Aldworth, dated 17 March, 1901: "When I submitted to Her Majesty's Government a list of names of officers who had rendered ' conspicuously valuable services' before their death, I felt that the list would be incomplete unless it included that of your brother, Lieutenant Colonel Aldworth.  At Paardeberg he led his men under a withering fire with a courage and devotion which elicited admiration of all who witnessed it, and he died with his face to the foe, like a gallant Irish gentleman... ".  A writer in an Indian paper said: "Lieutenant Colonel Aldworth, DSO, was one of the finest horsemen and most successful jockeys that India has ever seen.  He could train a horse as well as ride one".  In May 1877, he and a brother officer walked from Hyde Park Corner to Portsmouth, 76 miles, and several miles more by mistake— started at 6 p.m and arrived between 7 and 8 pm (25 hours).  They did the 50th mile at 5 miles an hour.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Bedfordshire Regiment
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