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BlakeneyF5th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Manchester Regiment
BlakeneyH NCaptain2nd Battalion
Source: QSA roll
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
BlakeneyHamiltonBearer Source: Nominal roll in WO127Imperial Bearer Corps
BlakeneyHerbert NorwoodCaptainBLAKENEY, HERBERT NORWOOD, Captain, was born 30 April, 1871, son of Colonel Henry Blakeney. He entered the Middlesex Regiment 29 November 1890, becoming Lieutenant 11 May 1892, and Captain 17 February 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, employed with Mounted Infantry and attached to the Army Service Corps, and was present at operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including operations near Pretoria, Johannesburg and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in Orange River Colony (May to 29 November 1900), including actions at Bethlehem (6 and 7 July), Wittebergen (1 to 29 July), Ladybrand (2 to 5 September) and Bothaville; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River; operations in the Transvaal, July to September. 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, 30 November 1900, to July 1901; operations in Cape Colony, July 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Herbert Norwood Blakeney, Captain, Middlesex Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant, etc, were sent to the GOC, Natal District, and presented by Colonel Dunlop at Newcastle, Natal, 28 December 1902. He was promoted to Major 27 May 1905. Major Blakeney served in the European War from 1914, as Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Service Battalion Middlesex Regiment, 5 February to 29 September 1916; became Lieutenant Colonel 28 September 1916; in command, Service Battalion Middlesex Regiment, 28 September 1916. He was wounded, and was created a CMG in 1918.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
BlakeneyJSource: Medal roll for the SAGS, 1877-79Natal Naval Volunteers
BlakeneyM C P1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
BlakeneyMichael Charles Patrick1073Sergeant1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
BlakeneyMichael Charles PatrickTrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rhodesia Regiment
BlakeneyMichael Chas Patrick1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
BlakeneyRTrooperServed 19/10/1899 to 13 Mar 00 NOK: Mrs Blakeney James Place Broughty Ferry Dundee NB. Discharged B P
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Bethune's Mounted Infantry
BlakeneyRobert25834CorporalServed 02 Jan 01 to 14 Jul 01. Discharged, Completion of Service, J'Burg, Second Number 212 and 15780
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
BlakeneyRobert25834Trooper1st Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
BlakeneyRobert Byron DruryLieutenantBLAKENEY, ROBERT BYRON DRURY, Lieutenant, was born 18 April 1872, at Mitcham, Surrey, son of William Blakeney, Paymaster-in-Chief, RN, of Hillsborough, Westward Ho!  He entered the Royal Engineers 24 July 1891; became Lieutenant 24 July 1894; was specially employed with the Egyptian Army 13 April 1896 to 9 October 1896, and employed with the Egyptian Army 10 October 1896 to 22 April 1899.  He served in the Expedition to Dongola in 1896, taking part in the operations of 19 September.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 November 18961, and received the Egyptian Medal with clasp.  He served in the Nile Expedition of 1897 (clasp to Egyptian Medal), and in the Nile Expedition of 1898, when he was present at the Battle of Khartoum; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; received the Medal and a clasp to the Egyptian Medal, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 November 1898]: "Robert Byron Drury Blakeney, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers.  In recognition of services during the recent operations in Egypt and the Sudan, including the Battle of Khartoum".  (The Insignia presented by the Queen at Windsor 12 January 1899.) He was on special extra-regimental employment 23 April 1899 to 24 January 1900, in command of the 3rd Balloon Section, South African War, 1900-1; was DAD Railways, South Africa, 1 July 1900 to 17 June 1901; took part in the operations in Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, 1900.  He was on extra-regimental employment, 18 June 1901.  He was given the Third Class Osmanieh, 1905; was Deputy General Manager, Egyptian State Railways, 1906-13; became Major 24 July 1911; received the Second Class Medjidie, 1912; retired from the Army 4 February 1914.  Major Blakeney served in the operations on the Suez Canal, 1914-15; was present at the action of 2 February, and mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 21 June 1916].  He served in the Dardanelles Expedition as AD, Railway Transport, and Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, and served in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918, as Deputy Director of Railway Traffic.  He received the Order of the Nile, Second Class, 1916; was present at preliminary operations round Gaza 29 and 30 October 1917.  Four times mentioned in Despatches; CMG, 3 June 1918; Director of Railway Traffic, EEF, 8 April 1919, with temporary rank of Brigadier General; General Manager, Egyptian State Railways, 1 April 1919.  Major Blakeney married, 6 May 1903, Dorothy, daughter of  Major Nelson Ellis, 101st Royal Munster Fusiliers, and they had two sons and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
BlakeneyRobert Byron DruryLieutenantHQ SAFF. QSA and State clasps issued 1 Oct 1902. Clasp SA01 issued 20 Aug 1908.

QSA (4) CC OFS Tr SA01

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Royal Engineers, Staff
BlakeneyW3408Private1st Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 08 Apr 1902
Place: Fouriesbg Near Stenekamps Kop
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia
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