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BoysReginald Harvey HendersonCaptainBOYS, REGINALD HARVEY HENDERSON, Captain, was born 17 October 1867, son of Admiral Henry Boys. He entered the Royal Engineers 24 July 1886. He received the thanks of the community of Hong-Kong and a service of plate for services rendered during the plague in 1894. He became Captain 31 December 1896; served in the South African War, 1899-1902, and took part in operations in Natal, 1899; the defence of Ladysmith; operations in Natal, March to June, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 28 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony and Orange River Colony 30 November 1900, to 31 May 1902; was Assistant Director of Army Telegraphs, Cape Colony. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 Sept, 1901, and 29 July 1902]; 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]: "Reginald Harvey Henderson Boys, Captain, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 24 October 1902. He was promoted to Major 9 April, 1905; was Staff Captain, War Office; Commandant, Signal Service Training Centre, 6 May 1915 to 30 November 1915: Deputy Director of Army Signals, Forces in Great Britain, 6 May 1918 to 21 November 1918. He was twice mentioned in Despatches: wounded; was given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June, 1917, and created a CB in 1915. He became Deputy Chief Engineer, Eastern Command, 18 January 1919, with the temporary rank of Brigadier General. Colonel Boys married (1st), in 1896, Elizabeth Mary (who died in 1908), daughter of Kenneth Murray, of Geanies, County Ross. He married (secondly), in 1912, Dorothy Conyers, daughter of Conyers Baker, and they had two sons and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
BoyseC E6182Sergeant5th Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
BoyseCoolman30Next of kin: Mother. Address: Colesberg .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
BoyseDanSource: Attestation paper in WO126Border Scouts
BoyseThomas543Trooper1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
BoyseThomas543TrooperQSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Imperial Light Horse
BoyseThomas1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
BoysenBarendtSource: WO100/280Alicedale TG
BoysenF22940CorporalDischarged 16 Jul 01 time expired
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
South African Light Horse
BoysenF V36437CorporalDischarged 05 Mar 02 time expired
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
South African Light Horse
BoysenJ WNominal roll #1 (B3)Driscoll's Scouts
BoysenJacobus PetrusPrisoner number: 3408
Captured: Mafeking 12 May 1900
Sent to: St. Helena
Age: 23
Address: Wyk Malopo, Ottoshoop
Source: Anglo Boer War Museum 2016
Boer Forces
BoysonR WNominal roll #2 (B2)Driscoll's Scouts
BoysonT4158PrivateQSA (5).
Source: QSA medal rolls
3rd (The Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
BoytJ36392nd Battalion
Source: QSA medal roll in WO100/185
East Surrey Regiment
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