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AnnesleyWilliam Richard NortonLieutenantHe was born at Colchester 12 June 1863, eldest son of Major General W R Annesley and Isabel, daughter of the Honourable and Reverend James Norton, of Anningsly Park, Ottershaw.  He was educated at Cheltenham College, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and joined the Yorkshire Regt 6 February 1884, as Lieutenant, and was transferred to the Royal West Kent Regiment 27 February 1884.  He was employed in the Egyptian Army 27 November 1888 to 6 October 1890, and served in the Sudan in 1885 and 1880 with the Frontier Field Force, and was present at the attack on Ambigole Wells and the action at Ginniss.  He was mentioned in Despatches, received the Medal, the Bronze Star, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 November 1886]: “William Richard Norton Annesley, Lieutenant, Royal West Kent Regiment.  For the action at Ginniss”.  He was Staff Officer at Assouan for the operations at Toski.  He became Captain 15 July 1891, and Major 16 July 1902, and retired 15 December 1905, joining the Reserve of Officers.  He died 29 November 1914.
DSO (gold), Egypt (0) undated (Lt 1/RWK Regt), Khedive Star 1884-86.  Glendining May 86 £1,600.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Queen's Own) Royal West Kent Regiment
AnnessBSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsScots Guards
AnnessR ASource: QSA and KSA medal rolls37th Battery, RFA
AnnettA1156 TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
AnnettArthurSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsOrange River Colony Scouts
AnnettCSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 5th Contingent (Imperial Bushmen)
AnnettC McCSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 5th Contingent (Imperial Bushmen)
AnnettF2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
AnnettF1st Battalion. Volunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Durham Light Infantry
AnnettF2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
AnnettJAble SeamanQSA (0). Ref: 186.778. Medal returned
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Forte
AnnettJ D16167CorporalMID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5935. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Royal Engineers
AnnettJ FAble SeamanQSA (1) DoL. Ref: 186.778.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Powerful
AnnettJ WLieutenantHe was killed in action at Eland's River August 4th to 6th, 1900.  Sir A Conan Doyle considers that this stand on the Eland's River "one of the very finest deeds of arms of the war".  The force numbered 500, Victorians, New South Wales Bushmen and Queenslanders, with 130 Rhodesians. "2,500 Boers surrounded them, and most favourable terms of surrender were offered and scouted".  During eleven days, 1,800 shells fell within their lines, but "neither the repulse of Carrington, nor the jamming of their only gun, nor the death of the gallant Annett, was sufficient to dishearten them".  They were sworn to die before the white flag should wave over them and bravely held out till relieved by Brigadier General Broadwood.
Source: Donner
Queensland, 1st Mounted Infantry Contingent
AnnettW JPrivateQSA (0). Ref: Ply4.774.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Philomel
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