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ClowesEdward Henrick981Squadron QMSSource: QSA Medal Rolls6th Company, 4th Btn, IY
ClowesErnest WilliamCaptainCLOWES, ERNEST WILLIAM, Captain, was born 11 January 1869, in London, son of Samuel William Clowes, of Norbury, Derbyshire, and of Broughton Hall, Lancashire. He was educated at Eton, and joined the 1st Life Guards, 30 July 1890; was promoted to Lieutenant 2 September 1891, and Captain 14 March, 1896. Captain Clowes served in the South African War, 1899-1900, and was present at the Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 20 February), actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (3 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, including action at Eland's River (4 to 16 August); operations in Orange River Colony in 1900, including actions at Bethlehem and Wittebergen (15 to 29 July); operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1898 to 1900, including actions at Colesberg (5 January to 2 February). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 November 1901]: "Ernest William Clowes, Captain, 1st Life Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 17 December 1901. Captain Clowes resigned his commission in July 1904. Major Clowes rejoined the Reserve Regiment, 1st Life Guards, in August 1914, and served until demobilized in January 1919. He was promoted Major in 1915. Extract from Regimental Orders: "Hyde Park Barracks, SW, 2 September 1919. The names of the undermentioned have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War, for valuable services rendered in connection with the war: Major E W Clowes, DSO". He married, on 1 June, 1909, at St Peter's, Eaton Square, Blanche, daughter of Admiral the Honourable A Lyttelton and Lady Margaret Lyttelton, and they had two sons: John Ernest, born 7 November 1910, and Henry Nelson, born 21 October 1911.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Life Guards
ClowesErnest WilliamCaptain1st Life Guards. QSA (6). .
Source: QSA medal rolls
Life Guards
ClowesF1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
ClowesG V WLieutenant1st Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 30 Jan 1901
Place: Brandwin River
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Gordon Highlanders
ClowesG V W1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gordon Highlanders
ClowesGraham Vinicombe WinchesterLieutenantHe was killed in action near Doom River January 30th, 1901. He was the son of Winchester Clowes, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and grandson of George Clowes, of Oak Hill, Surbiton. He was born in October 1880, educated at Eton and entered the Gordon Highlanders in October 1899, being promoted Lieutenant August 1st, 1900. When killed he was serving with the Mounted Infantry of his battalion.
Source: Donner
Gordon Highlanders
ClowesH3018PrivateSeverely wounded 29 Mar 00 Karee Siding
Source: DCM recipients
East Lancashire Regiment
ClowesJ4th Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
ClowesJ4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
ClowesL H9089PrivateSlightly wounded. Rooikrantz, 23 July 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Brabant's Horse
ClowesLouis Harry44352TrooperNo known Company. Served in 38th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
ClowesM5th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Manchester Regiment
ClowesP ALieutenantSeverely wounded. Wepener, 11 April 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Cape Mounted Rifles
ClowesP CCaptainQSA (4)
Source: Provisional list of Wepener recipients
Cape Mounted Rifles
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