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CobbanWilliam33103TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls15th Company, 5th Btn, IY
CobbcttA J26554SergeantTransferred to Provisional Company 9 Sep 1902. To Army Reserve. QSA (6) sent 28 Mar 1903 and KSA sent 19 Jan 1904.

QSA (6) CC Paard Drief Joh DH Witt. KSA

TNA ref 156/21; 313/72
Royal Engineers, Field Company, 9th
CobbeAlexander StanhopeCaptainCOBBE, ALEXANDER STANHOPE, Lieutenant Colonel, was born 5 June, 1870, the son of the late Lieutenant General Sir A H Cobbe.  He was educated at Wellington, and entered the South Wales Borderers (24th Regiment) as 2nd Lieutenant in 1889.  He became Lieutenant in 1892; was transferred to the Indian Staff Corps in the same year, and served in the Chitral Relief Force in 1895; was mentioned in Despatches and received the Medal with clasp.  He served in the Angoniland Expedition in 1898 (Medal with clasp); in the Expedition against Kwainba in 1899 (mentioned in Despatches).  In 1900 he served, in Ashanti, was severely wounded, was mentioned in Despatches twice, and received the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 April 1901]: "Alexander Stanhope Cobbe, Captain, Indian Staff Corps.  In recognition of services during the operations in Ashanti".  His Victoria Cross was gazetted 20 January 1903: "Alexander Stanhope Cobbe, Captain (local Lieutenant Colonel), DSO, 1st Central Africa Battalion King's African Rifles, Indian Army.  During the action at Erego, on the 6th October 1892, when some of the companies had retired, Lieutenant Colonel Cobbe was left by himself in front of the line with a Maxim gun.  Without assistance he brought in the Maxim, and worked it at a most critical time.  He then went out under an extremely hot fire from the enemy about twenty yards in front of him, from his own men (who had retired about the same distance behind), and succeeded in carrying in a wounded orderly.  Colonel Swayne, who was in command of the force, personally witnessed this officer's conduct, which he described as most gallant".  The decoration was presented to him by General Mannering on 22 February 1903, at Obbia.  In 1910 he married Winifred, eldest daughter of A E Bowen, Coleworth, Bedfordshire.  He was a General Staff Officer, 1st Grade, India, from 1910.  He served in the European War since 1914, been mentioned in Despatches three times, and created a CB, and been promoted Major General, and appointed a Temporary Lieutenant General.  In Lieutenant General Sir S Maude's Despatch [London Gazette, 10 July 1917] he describes the capture of Baghdad, and specially mentions Lieutenant-General Cobbe's services.  Lieutenant General A S Cobbe was created a KCB in 1917.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Indian Staff Corps
CobbeH HSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsPeninsula Horse
CobbeHenry HerculesCaptainCOBBE, HENRY HERCULES, Captain, was born 26 February 1869, son of Sir Alexander H Cobbe, KCB. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant, Royal Artillery, 27 July 1888; became Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps, 11 July 1891. He served in Burma, 1895-96. He became Captain, Indian Army, 27 July 1899. Captain Cobbe served in the South African War, 1899-1901, as Special Service Officer, 20 January to 6 February 1900; afterwards employed with Transport (graded DAAG) 7 February 1900 to 23 August 1902; also as Commandant, Durbanville, and employed with Peninsular Horse. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Henry Hercules Cobbe, Captain, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 24 October 1902. He became Major 27 July 1906; was DAAG, India, 18 November 1908 to 17 November 1912; promoted Lieutenant Colonel 27 July 1914. He served in the European War from 1914 to 1918; as AAQMG, British Expeditionary Force and British Armies in France, from 14 December 1914. He was mentioned in Despatches; given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June, 1918, and created a CMG in 1917. Colonel Cobbe married, in 1907, Jeanne, only daughter of Colonel W H Boyd, IMS.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Indian Staff Corps
CobbenW2506PrivateDied of disease. Germiston, 6 July 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Suffolk Regiment
CobbettD3907PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
CobbettE687 TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
CobbettGeorge Grant34371PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls96th Company, 24th Btn, IY
CobbettHerbert RichardCaptain5th Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
CobbettJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South Wales Borderers
CobbettT3288Private2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - enteric fever 12 May 1900
Place: Bloemfontein
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
South Wales Borderers
CobbettW4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
CobbettW4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
CobbettW H G2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
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