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ColsonE MBrigadier General Edward Murray Colston was born on 31 December 1880, the eldest son of 1st Baron Roundway. Educated at Eton, he entered the Grenadier Guards in 1900. As a Lieutenant in the 2nd battalion, serving in the Boer War, he was slightly wounded near Bethlehem, 9 February 1902. He was awarded the MVO 5th Class in 1908. He entered the Great War as a Major and was present throughout the retreat from Mons, also at the battles of the Marne and Aisne. He was wounded and invalided home but was subsequently sent to Egypt with the rank of Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel to form a School of Technical Instruction for the Army in Egypt, termed the Imperial School of Instruction. He was Temporary Brigadier-General commanding 233 Infantry Brigade EEF, 1917-19. For his services in the war he was awarded the CMG (1918), DSO (London Gazette 26 June 1916), Order of the Nile, Order of the White Eagle and was six times mentioned in despatches. He was Lieutenant-Colonel, Grenadier Guards, 1920-24, Colonel, 1924 and commanded the 131st Surrey (Territorial Infantry Brigade, 1927-31. He retired with the Honorary rank of Brigadier-General in 1932 and died on 29 March 1944. CMG, DSO, MVO 5th Class, QSA (3) OFS 01 02, 1914 Star, BWM, VM, 1935 Jubilee, 1937 Coronation, Egypt, Order of the Nile, 4th Class, rosette on ribbon, Serbia, Order of the White Eagle, 4th Class with swords, rosette on ribbon. DNW Jun 05 £410. Grenadier Guards
ColsonG H19794BombardierPrisoner. Sannah's Post, 31 March 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
U Battery, RHA
ColsonWilliam23594CorporalSource: QSA Medal Rolls56th Company, 15th Btn, IY
ColsonWilliam James33899TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls89th Company, 9th Btn, IY
ColstonE MLieutenantSlightly wounded. Near Bethlehem, 9 February 1902
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Grenadier Guards
ColstonFrancis Thomas32Occupation: Carpenter. Next of kin: Father. Address: Capetown .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
ColstonW GSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
ColstonWilliam WOrderly Source: Nominal roll in WO127Imperial Hospital Corps
ColtC T9219CorporalPrisoner. Schent Nek, Jun 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Roberts' Horse
ColtCecil J9219TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Roberts' Horse
ColtH AMidshipmanQSA (0).
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Doris
ColtartC1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
ColtartCSource: Attestation paper in WO126Brabant's Horse
ColtartCTrooper1st Battalion
Demise: Died 13 Jul 1902
Place: Johannesburg?
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Imperial Light Horse
ColtartCharles1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
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