|Coddington||Herbert Adolphe||Captain||CODDINGTON, HERBERT ADOLPHE, Captain, was born at Masuri, India, on the 19th September 1864, eldest son of Colonel Fitzherbert Coddington, Bengal Staff Corps, and Julia Richard de Valmency (French). Lieutenant South Yorks Regiment 6 February 1884; Lieutenant Royal Irish Fusiliers 2 April, 1884; promoted Captain, 1890; served as Adjutant, 1890-94, and as Volunteer Adjutant, 1894-99, and received Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal in 1899; promoted Major, 1902; served throughout South African War, 1899-1902; operations in Natal and Orange Free State (mentioned in Despatches twice; received the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel in 1902; Queen's Medal and three clasps, King's Medal and two clasps); was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Herbert Adolphe Coddington, Captain, Royal Irish Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Insignia, etc, sent to Natal, and presented at Pietermaritzburg by the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 August 1901. Was Staff Captain on Natal Lines of Communication, 1900-1; DAAG on Headquarters, Natal Command, 1901-3, and Chief Staff Officer, Natal, 1903-4. Retired from Royal Irish Fusiliers, March, 1904. He was employed under the Chilworth Gunpowder Company in the manufacture of high explosives for the Army and Navy, 1908-12. Recalled to military duty, to a special appointment under the Intelligence Branch of the War Office, and graded as a GSO2, dated 3 August 1914 (mentioned in London Gazette, February 1917). He married, in February 1903, Bertha Violet Mary, the only child of Mr G C Kempthorne Bennett, of Maldivia, Wynberg, Cape Colony; no issue.|
DSO, OBE (m) QSA (3) Natal OFS Trans (Capt DSO RB), KSA (2) (Lt Col DSO RB) 1897 Jubilee (Capt RB). Spink 1999 £2000.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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