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ChichesterA JTrooperCGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland
Source: Roll of the CGHGSM
Bechuanaland Field Force
ChichesterArlington AugustusCaptainCHICHESTER, ARLINGTON AUGUSTUS, Captain, was born 2 July 1863, son of Major General J O Chichester, of Western House, Chudleigh, Devon, and Mrs Chichester (nee Preston). He was educated at Cheltenham College, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1883, and has passed the Staff College. He entered the Dorsetshire Regiment 23 August 1884, and was promoted to Captain 11 March, 1891. He served in the South African War, 1899-1901, as Assistant Provost-Marshal 13 June 1900 to 4 March, 1903; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, and at the action at Spion Kop; took part in operations 5 to 7 February 1900; was present at action at Vaal Kranz; participated in operations on Tugela Heights, and fought in the action at Pieter's Hill; took part in operations in the Transvaal, June, 1900; in operations in Natal, March to June, 1900, including action at Laing's Nek, and in operations in Orange River Colony, June 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal, with five clasps; the King's Modal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Arlington Augustus Chichester, Captain, Dorsetshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 28 March, 1903. He became Major 26 February 1902; was on the General Staff, Hong-Kong, 19 March 1903 to 23 August 1904, as DAQMG, and was DAAG, South China, 24 August 1904 to 18 May 1907. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 19 February 1910, and Colonel 2 June, 1913. He served in the European War from 5 August 1914 to 18 October 1914, as AA and QMG, 2nd Army Corps, BEF; as Brigade Commander, Reserve Troops, BEF, 20 October 1914 to 29 December 1914. He commanded the 5th Infantry Brigade, BEF, from 30 December 1914 to 12 July 1915; and was DAQMG, BEF, 13 July 1915 to 8 November 1915; DAQMG, BEF, and British Armies in France, 9 November 1915 to 11 November 1917; DQMG, British Armies in Italy, 12 November 1917. He was mentioned in Despatches eleven times; promoted to Major General for distinguished service 3 June, 1917; created a CB in 1915, and a KCMG in 1919. Sir A A Chichester had the 1914 Star, the Belgian Order of the Crown and Croix de Guerre; the Italian Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus; the French Legion of Honour and Croix de Guerre. He married, in 1891, Eva Isabella Maude, third daughter of Major General H Justice, formerly ISC, of Riven Hall, Southsea; they had one son.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Dorsetshire Regiment
ChichesterArthur Elliott C244SergeantSource: QSA Medal Rolls5th Company, 2nd Btn, IY
ChichesterCharles Oakeley478PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseWest Australia, 6th Mounted Infantry Contingent
ChichesterE GMidshipmanQSA (1) DoL. Medal presented on HMS Ophir
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Powerful
ChichesterE GMidshipmanQSA (0).
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS St George
ChichesterEdwardCaptainBorn in 1849, and was son of the 5th Bart., whom he succeeded in 1898. He entered the Royal Navy in 1864 as a cadet, and was gazetted Commander in 1882, Captain in 1889, and Rear-Admiral in 1902. He acted as Naval Transport Officer in Natal during the Boer War in 1881-2, and was Lieutenant of the Thalia during the Egyptian War in 1882 (Egyptian medal and Khedive's bronze star); served in the Sudan Expedition in 1884-5 as Transport Officer, and was thanked by the Admiralty for the prompt manner in which the forces for the Nile Expedition were landed. In 1887 he was further thanked by the Admiralty and the Board of Trade for his valuable services on the Board of Trade Committee of Inquiry on British Drift Net Fisheries, and a year later was thanked by the Admiralty and the Board of Trade for judgment and tact displayed when he was employed as senior officer in protecting the North Sea Fisheries. In 1891 he again elicited the thanks of the Board of Trade for services rendered while serving on a Committee on Fishing Boats' Lights. Sir Edward Chichester acted as ADC to Queen Victoria in 1899, and served in the Boer War in 1899-1900 as Naval Transport Officer at Cape Town (despatches and CB). In 1901-2 he acted as ADC to King Edward VII Rear-Admiral Chichester is succeeded by his son, Lieutenant Edward George Chichester, RN . He married, in 1880 Catharina, daughter of Commander R C White RN. He died Sep, 1906.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
Royal Navy
ChichesterEdward GeorgeLieutenantOf Youlston, Barnstaple, Devon, was born in 1883, and is son of Rear-Admiral Chichester, who died in Sep, 1906. Sir Edward Chichester is a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, and served in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War .Royal Navy
ChichesterH A3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Yorkshire Regiment
ChichesterHarold6740SergeantSource: Nominal roll in WO127Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
ChichesterI FLieutenantQSA (0).
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Magicienne
ChichesterLSource: WO100/231City Imperial Volunteers
ChichesterLLieutenantDemise: Killed in action 06 Feb 1902
Place: Middelpos
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
11th Company, 3rd Btn, IY
ChichesterLionelLieutenantSource: QSA Medal Rolls11th Company, 3rd Btn, IY
ChichesterLionelLieutenantHe was killed in action at Middleport Farm, Calvinia, February 6th, 1902. He was the eldest surviving son of Major General Hugh Chichester, Royal Artillery. He was born on July 3rd, 1873, and educated at Charterhouse. Lieutenant Chichester first went out as a trooper with the CIV in July 1900, was present at the battle of Belfast, and then returned with this corps in October 1900, being awarded the medal with three clasps. Anxious, however, to again serve the Empire, and as the war continued, he a second time volunteered, and went out in the Imperial Yeomanry in February 1901, in which he was given a lieutenant's commission. He was attached to the 11th Company of the 3rd Battalion, and served with it till killed. He saw much service on his return to South Africa, first in the Warrenton and Hoopstad districts, and afterwards with Colonel Doran's column. When he fell, a position, which was fiercely attacked by Smut's Commando, had to be held, and few men were available. Sir A Conan Doyle states, "the Yeomen fought like veterans". A ridge was committed to the charge of Lieutenants Chichester and Tabor, with eleven men of the Imperial Yeomanry, their instructions being "to hold it to the death". The order was obeyed with the utmost heroism, both officers and six men being killed, and two wounded. Lieutenant Chichester's name was inscribed on the tablet in the War Memorial Cloister at Charterhouse. (See Lieutenant Tabor)
Source: Donner
3rd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
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