|Clarke||Goland Vanholt||Lieutenant||CLARKE, GOLAND VANHOLT, Lieutenant, was born 25 November 1875, seventh son of Stephenson Clarke and Agnes Maria Clarke, of Brook House, West Hoathley, and Croydon Lodge, Croydon. He entered the 1st Dragoon Guards 25 March, 1896, and was transferred to the 18th Hussars 13 January 1897. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the operations in Natal, 1899, including actions at Talana and Lombard's Kop; was present at the Defence of Ladysmith, including sorties of 7 December 1899, and action of 6 January 1900; was present during the operations in Natal, March to June, 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 and 9 June); in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 to 27 August) and Lydenberg (5 to 8 September); again in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to September 1901, and November 1901 to 31 May 1902; in Orange River Colony, March to May 1902; also during the operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 25 April, 1902]; was awarded 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, 28 January 1902]: "Goland Vanholt Clarke, Lieutenant, 18th Hussars. For good service in Bruce Hamilton's operations in Ermelo District in December 1901". He was invested by the King 24 October 1902. He resigned from the 18th Hussars in 1907, and became Captain, City of London Yeomanry, Rough Riders, 1 January 1910. He served in the European War from April, 1915, when he went out to Egypt with the Rough Riders. He was made Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, June, 1915. He served with the Yeomanry in Gallipoli, and was present at the Charge of Chocolate Hill, September 1915. He commanded a mobile column in the desert in 1916; was at Salonika in 1916 and 1917, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel for his services 1 January 1917; was promoted Lieutenant Colonel, September 1917, and Brigadier General, December 1917; in Palestine, 1917 and 1918. Brigadier General Clarke was mentioned in Sir Ian Hamilton's, Sir Archibald Murray's and Sir E Allenby's Despatches, and in the New Year's Honours of 1917. He married (1stly), Mathilde, daughter of Colonel Key Hannigan, of New York (she died in 1912), and (secondly), in January 1918, Yvonne, only child of Monsieur Defrance, French Minister at Cairo.|
CMG, DSO, QSA (5) Tal DofL OFS LN Belf (Lt DSO 18 Hussars), KSA (2), 1914-15 Star (City of London Yeomanry), BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Brig Gen). Spinks 1983 £1250. Sotheby's 1990 £1100. Burman Mar 05 £3,650. Liverpool Nov 05 £4,500.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
|18th (Victoria Mary, Prince of Wales's Own) Hussar|