|Clegg-Hill||Charles Rowland||Lieutenant||CLEGG-HILL, THE HONOURABLE CHARLES ROWLAND, Lieutenant, son of the 3rd Viscount Hill, was born 5 May 1876. He was gazetted to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9 December 1896, and became Lieutenant 25 February 1900. He served in the South African War, 189U-1902, employed with Mounted Infantry (slightly wounded). Served as Adjutant, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers (from 1 February 1901); was present at the Relief of Kimberley; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including those at Paardeberg 17 to 26 February; actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain) and Zand River; served during operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill 11 and 12 June; in Orange River Colony, including actions at Wittebergen 1 to 29 July; in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900, including actions at Colesberg, 1 January to 8 February; again in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to September 1901; also in Orange River Colony, September 1901 to 31 May 1902 (Despatches [London Gazette, 4 May 1900, and 10 September 1901 ]; Queen's Medal with six clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "The Honourable Charles Rowland Clegg-Hill, Lieutenant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". (Invested by the King 18 December 1902.) He was promoted to Captain 8 February 1908, and was Adjutant, Militia, 1 September 1904 to 9 July 1908; and Adjutant, Territorial Force, from 10 July 1908. He retired from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 6 November 1912. He became Major, Reserve of Officers, 3rd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1 September 1915, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 3 June, 1919. He married, in 1903, Mildred, daughter of Thomas Bulteel, of Radford, South Devon, and they had two sons. |
DSO, QSA (6) RofK Paard Drief Joh D-H Witt, KSA (2), 1914 Star and Bar, BWM, Victory Medal with MID, Defence Medal, 1953 Coronation, Croix de Guerre (France). Regimental Museum 1992.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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