|Armstrong||Oliver Carleton||Major||ARMSTRONG, OLIVER CARLETON, Major, was born 16 October 1859, son of Major W C Armstrong. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 86th Foot 11 May 1878; became Lieutenant 23 April, 1879, and was transferred to the Bengal Staff Corps 29 January 1883. He served in Burma, in 1888 (Medal with clasp); became Captain, Indian Staff Corps, 11 May 1889, and Major, Indian Army, 11 May 1898. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, being first Financial Adviser to the Military Governor of Pretoria, and afterwards Financial Adviser to the General Commanding-in-Chief the Forces. For his services he was mentioned in Despatches 17 June, 1902, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902]: "Oliver Carleton Armstrong, Major, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King at Buckingham Palace 26 June, 1903, exactly a year after the decoration was gazetted. He received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He became Lieutenant Colonel 11 May 1904; was appointed AAG, Headquarters, India, 11 January 1905; became Colonel 11 May 1907. He retired from the Indian Army 11 May 1910. Colonel Armstrong married, in 1909, Lilian Florence, daughter of Edward Madoc Jones, of Glentworth, Oswestry, and widow of Murray Greaves-Bagshawe, and they had one son.|
DSO, IGS 1854 (1) Burma 1887-9 (Lt Burma Mil Pol), QSA (3) CC OFS Trans (Maj ISC), KSA (2) (Maj DSO ISC). Spink 1997 £275. Gibbons 1979 £550. Midland Medals 1978 £395. Spink 1985 £675.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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