|Climo||Skipton Hill||Lieutenant||CLIMO, SKIPTON HILL, Lieutenant., was born at Longford 24 December 1868, second son of Colonel W Hill Climo, AMS, and Mrs Hill Climo, Yateley, Hampshire. He was educated at Shrewsbury and Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the 2nd Border Regiment as Second Lieutenant 11 February 1888; served with the 1st Battalion Border Regiment in India in 1889; became Lieutenant, Border Regiment, 11 July 1889, and Indian Staff Corps, 14 September 1880 (24th Punjab Infantry). He served on the North-West Frontier of India 1897-98, taking part in the defence of Malakand, and in the relief of Chakdara. He was present also at the operations in Bajaur and in the Mamund country, was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 5 November 1897], was given the Brevet of Major 12 February 1899, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 20 May 1897]: "Skipton Hill Climo, Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the recent operations on the North-West Frontier of India". The Insignia were presented to him by the Queen at Windsor 17 November 1898. He became Captain 11 February 1899, and served in China in 1900, when he was present at the relief of Pekin and at the actions of Peitsang and Yangtsun; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 14 May 1901], and received the Medal and clasp. He served in Tibet in 1904, and received the Medal, and he was promoted to Major 13 February 1905. In 1908 Major Climo again saw active service on the North-West Frontier of India, taking part in the operations in the Mamund country. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 14 August 1908], and received the Medal with clasp. He became Lieutenant Colonel 13 February 1912. Lieutenant Colonel Climo served in the European War from 1914, serving in 1914 and 1915 in Egypt and the Suez Canal (Despatches). He served in Mesopotamia in 1915 and 1916, was mentioned in Despatches, given the Brevet of Colonel 29 October 1915, and created a CB 1916. He was wounded four times. He was promoted to Brigadier General 15 January 1916. Brigadier General Climo commanded the 24th Punjabis, 1912-1916. He held the Order of the Nile, 3rd Class. Promoted Major General for Special War Services 3 June 1918. His favourite recreations were polo, fishing, shooting and golf.|
CB (mil), DSO, IGS 1895 (2) Malakand PF, China 1900 (1) RofP, Tibet (0), IGS 1908 (1) NWF 1908, 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM & MID, 1902 Coronation, 1911 Coronation, 1935 Jubilee, Egypt Order of the Nile. Miniatures only. Sotheby's Jun 85 estimate £140. Toad Hall Jan 92 £315.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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