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BainbridgeNorman BruceCaptainBAINBRIDGE, NORMAN BRUCE, Captain, was born 22 October 1869, second son of Colonel Sir E Bainbridge, KCB. He entered the West Riding Regt, 3 May 1890, becoming Lieutenant 1 December 1893, and Captain 21 October 1899. Captain Bainbridge served in the South African War, 1899-1901, employed with Mounted Infantry, and took part in the Siege of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (21 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein. Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including operations near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Reit Vlei; operations in Orange River Colony 30 November to December 1900; operations in Cape Colony December 1900, to January 1901. 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 September 1901]: "Norman Bruce Bainbridge, Captain, West Riding Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant, etc, were sent to the GOC, Transvaal, and presented by the GOC Forces, South Africa, 25 March, 1903. He was Adjutant, Army Ordnance Corps, 1 September 1901 to 30 April, 1903, and Ordnance Officer, 4th Class, 30 July 1901 to 30 April, 1903; Ordnance Officer, 3rd Class, 1 April 1907 to 23 October 1911; was promoted to Major 30 November 1908; was Ordnance Officer, 3rd Class, 24 February 1911 to 7 December 1914. He served in the European War; became Lieutenant Colonel 8 December 1914; was Ordnance Officer, 2nd Class, from 8 December 1914, and Ordnance Officer, 1st Class (temporary), from 27 May 1916, with the temporary rank of Colonel. He was created a CMG in 1917, and a CB in 1919. He married, in 1902, Dorothea Olivia Louisa, only daughter of the Reverend B Hale, of Wortham and they had one son and two daughters.
CB (m), CMG, DSO, QSA (6) RofK Paard Drief Johan D-H SA 01 (Capt DSO W Yorks) 1914-15 Star (Lt Col AOD), BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Col). Spink 1997 £1860.
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(Duke of Wellington's) West Riding Regiment
BairdAlexander Walter FredericLieutenantBAIRD, ALEXANDER WALTER FREDERIC, Lieutenant, was born 2 October 1876, son of Sir Alexander Baird, Baronet, and the Honourable Annette Palk, daughter of the 1st Baron Haldon. He was educated at Eton (Cricket Eleven, 1894, 1895), and New College, Oxford, and joined the Army 15 May 1897, as a Second Lieutenant in the Gordon Highlanders; was promoted Lieutenant 9 June 1899. He served on the Staff during the South African War, 1899-1901; took part in operations in Natal, 1899, including actions at Lombard's Kop; was present at the Defence of Ladysmith, including sorties of 7 and 10 December 1899, and action of 6 January 1900; in Natal (March to June 1900), including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); took part in the operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August) and Lydenberg (5 to 8 September); again in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony, and Cape Colony, 1900-2. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901 (Sir R H Buller, 13 September and 9 November 1900), and London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 28 January 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps; the Brevet of Major 22 August 1902, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 28 January 1902]: "Alexander Walter Frederic Baird, Lieutenant, The Gordon Highlanders. For valuable services in the Intelligence Department". He was invested by the King 13 October 1902. He was promoted Captain 22 June 1902; became ADC to 1st Class District Commander, India, 14 November 1902; was Adjutant, Gordon Highlanders, 20 August 1907 to 3 October 1908. He served in the Mohmand Expedition, being employed as DAAG and Press Censor, Mohmand Field Force, 24 April to 5 June 1908; GSO2, Mauritius, 10 October 1908 to 14 May 1911; Staff Captain, War Office, 15 May 1911 to 9 October 1913; employed with the Egyptian Army from 15 July 1914. He also served in the European War from 1914; was Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, Gordon Highlanders, 2 November 1914 to 7 April 1915, and 23 April to 10 July 1915. He was promoted Major 15 March 1915; appointed GSO2, BEF, 10 July 1915; given his Brevet Lieutenant Colonelcy 3 June 1916; was Brigade Commander, 100th Infantry Brigade, 18 February 1916 to 31 January 1919; given the Brevet of Colonel, January 1918. He was six times mentioned in Despatches; created a CMG, February 1915; Commander of the Legion of Honour, 1916, and a CB 1919. Brigadier General A W F Baird became Military Attache (British Military Representative), Sofia, 12 February 1919. He married, in 1907, Maud Constance, daughter of Dr Waylen, IMS, and they had one son, born in January 1908.
CB (m), CMG, DSO, QSA (4) DofL L-N Bel OFS, KSA (2), IGS 1908 (1) NWF 1908, 1914 Star and Bar, BWM, Victory Medal with MID, Order of Alexander (Bulgaria) 2nd Class, Order of White Eagle (Serbia) 3rd Class, Legion d'Honneur (France) 3rd Class, Criox de Guerre (France), Croce de Guerra (Italy) Africa General Service Medal (Spain). Regimental Museum 2001.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Gordon Highlanders
BairdHenry Hume ChisholmLieutenantBAIRD, HENRY HUME CHISHOLM, Lieutenant, was born 13 April, 1878, son of Alexander Baird. He was educated at Cheltenham College, and was gazetted to the East Kent Regiment, as Second Lieutenant, 8 September 1897, becoming Lieutenant 11 October 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902; as Brigade Signalling Officer 18 January 1900 to 28 June, 1901; and as Staff Officer to Brigadier General; was present at the Relief of Kimberley; in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, and took part in the operations at Paardeberg (17 to 25 February); in the actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein; served during the operations in the, Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to November 1900; and in the operations in Orange River Colony (May to 29 November 1900), including actions at Bothaville and Caledon River (27 to 29 November); again in the operations in the Transvaal, May 1902, and in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to June, 1901 (Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with four clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Henry Hume Chisholm Baird, Lieutenant, East Kent Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He was promoted to Captain 15 February 1901; was Adjutant, Volunteers, 28 April 1905 to 31 December 1907; retired in November 1912. Captain Baird rejoined in August 1914, and was placed on the retired list in July 1915, owing to ill-health caused by the War. He became Editor of the 'Ex-Service Man'. Captain Baird married, in 1905, Margot, daughter of John Kerr (formerly MP for Preston) and Margaret, daughter of Thomas Melville, of Kersehill, Stirlingshire.
DSO, QSA (4) RofK Paard Drief Trans, KSA (2). Regimental Museum 1992.
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(Buffs) East Kent Regiment
BakerArthur BranderCaptainBAKER, ARTHUR BRANDER, Captain, was born 4 August 1868, at Calcutta, India, son of Captain Arthur Baker, RN. He was educated at the Royal Academy (Burney's), Gosport, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; joined the 1st Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment 14 September 1887; served on the Indian Frontier in the Hazara Expedition, 1888 (Medal and clasp); raised and commanded the Colonial Light Horse Regiment for the Cape Colony Government, and the Composite Regiment of Australian Bushmen in the South African War, 1899-1902; was present at Elands River, and at Witkop (between Mafeking and Rustenberg). He was mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's Medal and five clasps; King's Medal and two clasps, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Arthur Brander Baker, Captain, New South Wales Bushmen. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa 13 July 1901. During the European War he served as Brigade Major, Australian Light Horse: served at Gallipoli in 1915, and was wounded. He was unmarried, and was Secretary to the Vancouver Club, British Columbia. He died 28 October 1918.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
New South Wales contingent
BakerRobert JosephCaptainBAKER, ROBERT JOSEPH, Captain, was born 28 April, 1857, in County Dublin, son of John Baker, and Mrs Baker. He was educated privately. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, as Acting Army Service Corps Officer, afterwards Supply Officer; was present at the operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, and in the operations in Cape Colony. He was twice mentioned in Despatches; 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, 31 October 1902]: "Robert Joseph Baker, Captain, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. In recognition of services in the operations in South Africa". Major Baker retired from the Service in 1911. In the European War he was employed from 1914-19 in the Remount Service. He married, 24 November 1880, Florence Mary Josephine, eldest daughter of J B Meerwald, Ceylon Civil Service, and they had three sons, born on 17 September 1881; 23 July 1884 and 9 June, 1885, and three daughters.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
BaldAlfred CampbellCaptainBALD, ALFRED CAMPBELL, Captain, entered the Army in 1882: served in the Sudan in 1884 (Medal and clasp; Khedive's Star); in the Nile Expedition, 1884-85, with the 1st Battalion Black Watch (clasp). He became Captain in 1888. Captain Bald retired, and entered the Reserve of Officers. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, with the 2nd Battalion Black Watch, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902]: "Alfred Campbell Bald, Captain, Reserve of Officers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the GOC, Transvaal, and presented at Pretoria 3 February 1903. Captain Bald died 4 April, 1905.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Reserve of Officers
BalfourChristopher EgertonLieutenantBALFOUR, CHRISTOPHER EGERTON, Lieutenant, was born 14 August 1872, son of Archibald Balfour, of 65, Pont Street, London. He was educated at Westminster, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and entered the King's Royal Rifle Corps 24 May 1893, becoming Lieutenant 1 January 1896. He went to India with his regiment, and they had just arrived in Calcutta when orders came for them to leave at once for South Africa. They stayed only long enough to change into another ship, and during part of the South African War of 1899 to 1902, Lieutenant Balfour was Aide-de-Camp to Sir Neville Lyttelton. He was in Ladysmith during the Siege, and the starvation and hardships he then endured completely wrecked his constitution so that he never recovered, and he died 29 August 1907. His DSO was awarded [LG 27 September 1901]: "Christopher Egerton Balfour, Lieutenant, KRRC. For services in South Africa". He married, in 1902, Dorothy Cecilia, eldest daughter of Gerald Paget, and they had two daughters, one of whom was born after her father's death.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BalfourJohn Edmond HeughCaptainBALFOUR, JOHN EDMOND HEUGH, Major, was born 22 January 1868, son of George Edmond Balfour. He was educated at Eton. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900, as ADC to the GOC, Mounted Infantry Division, and took part in the advance on Kimberley and in the Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May. 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 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 Orange River Colony, May to July 1900, including actions at Bethlehem (6 and 7 July) and Wittebergen (1 to 28 July 1900). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; was promoted to Major, Reserve of Officers; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "John Edmond Heugh Balfour, Captain and Honorary Major (Reserve of Officers), 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He served in the European War, 1914-18; was twice mentioned in Despatches, and created a CMG in 1918; He was Colonel, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry; Major, Reserve of Officers, late Captain, 11th Hussars. Colonel Balfour married, in 1910, Evelyn, daughter of Honourable R J Gerrard-Dicconson, and they had one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Reserve of Officers
BanksHenry John ArchibaldCaptainBANKS, HENRY JOHN ARCHIBALD, Captain, was born 4 January 1869; educated at Wellington and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted Second Lieutenant to the Hampshire Regiment 9 November 1889, and promoted to Lieutenant 22 July 1891. He was promoted to Captain 26 January 1898. Captain Banks served in the South African War as Brigade Signalling Officer (graded Staff Captain) 31 January to 3 March, 1900, and as Divisional Signalling Officer 24 March, 1900, to 9 February 1901. He took part during operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Karee Siding, Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; during operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria; during operations in the Transvaal, July to 29 November 1900; taking part during the operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900, to April, 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1901], and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Henry John Archibald Banks, Captain, Hampshire Regiment. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to South Africa, to the Commander-in-Chief, and presented by the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 August 1901. He was appointed Assistant Inspector, Army Ordnance Department, 14 February 1903, and filled this post until 4 April, 1904, becoming Inspector, AOD, 5 April, 1904, and continuing in the appointment until 31 December 1906. He was promoted to Major, Hampshire Regiment, 24 March, 1907; was Ordnance Officer, 4th Class, from January 1907, to 16 December 1909, and Ordnance Officer, 3rd Class, 17 December 1909; transferred to the Army Ordnance Department, 1910. He was Deputy Assistant Director, War Office, 23 December 1911; became DAG, Artillery. During the European War he served in the Dardanelles and Salonika as Assistant Director of Ordnance, and from September 1915. he was employed at the War Office, and was given the Brevet rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His favourite recreations were music, fishing and shooting. Major Banks married (1st), in 1897, Eleanor Eva, daughter of Colonel S G Huskisson, late commanding 57th DCO, Middlesex Regiment, and they had two daughters. He married (secondly), in 1911, Ethel Winifred, daughter of Frampton Day, of Elvaston Place, Queen's Gate, London, and they had one son and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Hampshire Regiment
BarkerWilliam FrankLieutenantBARKER, WILLIAM FRANK, Lieutenant, served in the South African War, in command of the South African Light Horse, 1900-1. He was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the operations on the Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February); operations in Natal (March to June, 1900), including action at Belfast (26 and 27 August). We get some interesting glimpses of the South African Light Horse in the Official 'History of the War in South Africa', compiled by Major General Sir Frederick Maurice, KCB, published by Messrs Hurst and Blackett: "The calling out of colonial mounted corps, both in Cape Colony and Natal, is mentioned in Chapter I and Chapter II. Mounted men were urgently needed by all the columns in process of preparation, but, adhering to his opinion that success in the relief of Ladysmith was a most crucial matter, Sir Redvers decided to despatch to Natal the first unit enlisted at Cape Town—the South African Light Horse. The first party of 'Light Horse' embarked at Cape Town for Natal on the 22nd November In Natal itself two mounted corps, under the command of Major (local Lieutenant Colonel) A W Thorneycroft, Royal Scots Fusiliers, and Major (local Lieutenant Colonel) E C Bethune, 16th Lancers, were already being formed". On page 332 Sir F Maurice says: "Sir Redvers Buller reached Durham on 25 November ... He spent a few days at Maritzburg in inspecting this advanced base of the Natal Army, and in directing preparations for the reception of a large number of wounded. He then pushed on to Frere, reaching that place on 6 December. The enemy's raiding columns had now retired across the Tugela and by the 9th a well-equipped British force of all three arms was concentrated at Frere. The mounted brigade, commanded by Colonel the Earl of Dundonald, consisted of the Royal Dragoons, 13th Hussars, Thorneycroft's and Bethune's newly-raised regiments of mounted infantry, the South African Light Horse, also only just enlisted and brought round from Cape Town, a squadron of the Imperial Light Horse, detachments of the Natal Carbineers and Natal Police, and one company of British Mounted Infantry". At Colenso Lord Dundonald despatched the South African Light Horse, under Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable Julian Byng, to demonstrate against the southern slope of the Hlangwhane Mountain, which the mounted brigade was endeavouring to occupy, in order to assist the main attack on Colenso by a flank fire. The Boers, however, were found to be in full possession of the mountain, and the advance of the South African Light Horse against its southern slope was checked. The attack was eventually abandoned, as General Buller decided that "the occupation of Hlangwhane would be useless unless he had first forced the passage of the Tugela at Colenso, and of this he had already relinquished hope". He watched Captain Reed's gallant attempt to save Long's guns, and, after its failure, rode through the extended battalions of the 2nd Brigade and decided that the men were exhausted. He decided to abandon the guns, and to withdraw the whole of his force to camp. Major General Lyttelton and Lieutenant Colonel Parsons successfully covered the retreat of Hart's Brigade. Most of Hildyard's Brigade reached camp at 3.30 pm The Naval guns withdrew from Naval Gun Hill. "The order to retreat reached the officer commanding the mounted troops about noon. The brigade was still hotly engaged with the enemy, and its gradual disentanglement took nearly three hours. Colonel Thorneycroft was told by Lord Dundonald to fall back slowly along the Gomba Spruit, protecting the flank of the South African Light Horse. His retreat, which was covered by the 13th Hussars and three companies of the Royal Fusiliers, was a good deal harassed by the enemy, who crept up through the bush on the east and on the north. The well-directed fire of the 7th Battery checked this attempt at pursuit. Eventually Lord Dundonald succeeded in extricating his whole force safely, except a small section of two officers and sixteen men of the South African Light Horse, who were taken prisoners". Sir F Maurice says that it was decided to recruit from the loyal population of South Africa, and he goes on to say: "Considerable use had been made of the patriotic, spirit. Practically the whole of the Volunteer forces of the colony had been called out in the first phase of the war, and were still under arms. The good services of the South African Light, Horse and of Brabant's Horse, raised respectively in the western and eastern province, showed that the time had now come to make fuller use of the admirable recruiting material that was available". In January 1900, Lord Dundonald was ordered to occupy Springfield. "He improved his command of Potgieter's Drift by the capture of the ferry boat from under the very eyes of the enemy. The boat had been moored to the northern bank of the river, and though parties of Boers were to be seen riding down to it, some troopers of the South African Light Horse volunteered to swim across and capture it. The enemy detected the attempt, but the adventurous swimmers safely reached the boat, cut it adrift, and brought it rapidly back amid a shower of bullets". In the Spion Kop Campaign a patrol, under Major H W G Graham, skilfully guided by the commander of the Natal Carbineers (Major D McKenzie), surprised 300 Boers. He "sent back for his supports, the mounted infantry of the King's Royal Rifles and a squadron of the South African Light Horse, and these, hurrying into the firing line, soon assisted to overcome the resistance amongst the rocks of the outnumbered Boers, who rose to their feet and surrendered". On 20 January Dundonald "set about the capture of Bastion Hill. This was easily effected at 2.50 pm by a dismounted squadron of the South African Light Horse, supported by Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry". The South African Light Horse took part in the capture of Cingolo and in the other operations before the relief of Ladysmith. Sir F Maurice describes the part they took in the clearing of Northern Natal. "On 27 May Sir R Buller sent two columns across the Buffalo. One consisting of the 11th (Wynne) Brigade, with two 4.7 in and four 12-pr. Naval guns, and the South African Light Horse, under Hildyard, crossing by Wools Drift, marched on Utrecht on the 29th, and two days later received the surrender of the town". “General Buller ... on 6 June ... flung the South African Light Horse at Van Wyk's Hill, ousted the Boer piquets which held it, and despatched Major General Talbot Coke with three battalions of the 10th Brigade and a battery to occupy it under Botha's direction, thus possessing himself of the command of the southern side of the mouth of Botha's Pass". "At 10 am, on 8 June, whilst all the artillery opened fire, the South African Light Horse moved from their bivouac at Yellowboom Farm straight upon Spitz Kop, which they occupied without lighting". Botha's Pass was next captured by Sir R Buller, and "thus, with little loss, was effected the capture of Botha's Pass, and the road into the Orange Free State was opened. ... On the 10th Sir R Buller resumed the general advance, the South African Light Horse and 10th Brigade leading; the objective was a prominent hill situated near the junction of the Klip River and the Gansvlei Spruit. This was found to be occupied by the Boer rearguard, which was speedily driven off by the South African Light Horse and artillery. The former, pushing on into high ground beyond the Spruit, found another detachment of the enemy somewhat strongly posted, and a sharp engagement, in which a squadron of the 18th Hussars lent valuable assistance, was necessary to dislodge him". At the action at Alleman's Nek on 11 June, "to the South African Light Horse was entrusted the guardianship of the rear, by no means the least, vulnerable portion of the force at this period". During the advance towards Komati Poort, at the occupation of Ermelo, "a fourteen-mile march on the 13th brought, the column to the source of the Vaal river with no more opposition than an affair of patrols on the right, which cost the enemy four men and the South African Light HSouth African Light Horse
BarnardistonSamuel John BarringtonLieutenantBARNARDISTON, SAMUEL JOHN BARRINGTON, Lieutenant, was born 19 August 1875, fifth son of Nathaniel Barnardiston. He was educated at Haileybury, and entered the Suffolk Regiment 24 March 1897, becoming Lieutenant 13 February 1894. In the South African War, 1899-1902, he served as Adjutant, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, from 30 December 1900 to 31 May 1902; was present during the operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; in the Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900; also in the operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; again in the Transvaal, December 1900 to 31 May 1902; again in Orange River Colony 30 November to December 1900; and again in Cape Colony, December 1900 (Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with three clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Samuel John Barrington Barnardiston, Lieutenant, Suffolk Regiment. In recognition of services in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was Adjutant, Suffolk Regiment, 30 December 1900 to 29 December 1904, and was promoted to Captain 18 April 1903. Captain Barnardiston was employed with the West African Frontier Force 3 April 1909 to 31 January 1914, and was promoted to Major 2 March 1914. He served in the European War, 1914. Major Barnardiston married, in 1919, Mademoiselle von Riemsdyk.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Suffolk Regiment
BarnesReginald Walter RalphCaptainBARNES, REGINALD WALTER RALPH, Captain, was born 13 April, 1871, son of Prebendary R H Barnes, of Stoke Canon, near Exeter. He was educated at Westminster; entered the 4th Hussars, from the Militia, as Second Lieutenant, 31 December 1890; became Lieutenant 10 May 1893: served with the Spanish Army in the Cuban Insurrection, 1895; was Adjutant, 4th Hussars, 20 May 1896, to 19 May 1900; became Captain, 4th Hussars, 31 December 1899. He served in South Africa as Adjutant, Imperial Light Horse, 1899-1900, and as Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Imperial Yeomanry, 18 May 1901 to 11 March 1902; was present during operations in Natal, 1899, including action at Elandslaagte; took part in the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February); was present at the Relief of Mafeking; during operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900; in operations in the Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 19OO, including action at Belfast (26 and 27 August); during operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River, 1899-1900. Took part in the operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, and was severely wounded. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Reginald Walter Ralph Barnes, Captain, 4th Hussars. In recognition of services in the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to South Africa, to the Commander-in-Chief, and were presented by Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable J H G Byng. Major General Barnes was ADC to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, 1 May 1904, to 6 January 1906; was Instructor, Cavalry School, 5 February 1906, to 3 September 1907; became Major, 17th Lancers, 17 July 1907; was employed as Assistant Military Secretary to the Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Malta, 6 October 1909, to 3 February 1911; was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, 10th Hussars, 4 February 1911, and Colonel 15 June, 1914. He served continuously throughout the European War, first as OC, 10th Royal Hussars, then promoted Temporary Brigadier General 9 April, 1915, to command 111th Infantry Brigade; Temporary Major General 21 November 1916, and Major General 3 June, 1918. He commanded the 32nd and 57th Divisions as Major General 1 July 1917, to 26 March, 1919, and commanded the West London Division 29 May 1919. He was created CB, June, 1916, and awarded the Croix de Guerre, December 1918; created KCB in 1919. Sir Reginald Barnes married, in 1919, Gunhilla, widow of C J Wijk
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
4th (The Queen's Own) Hussars
BarnettWilliam AlexanderCaptainBARNETT, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Captain, was born on 5 September 1866, and entered the Army on 7 February 1885. He served during the operations in Zululand in 1888; was promoted Captain 1 May 1893, and Major 12 February 1902. Major Barnett served in the South African War, 1900-2, as Assistant to the Military Governor of Johannesburg, from 6 January 1900. Operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Karee Siding, Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May 1900, including actions near Johannesburg; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "William Alexander Barnett, Captain, North Staffordshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 17 December 1901. He was employed with the Johannesburg Police 1 May 1901 to 30 June, 1906. He died 21 Sept, 1910.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Prince of Wales's) North Staffordshire Regiment
BarryStanley LeonardCaptainBARRY, STANLEY LEONARD, Captain, was born 31 December 1873, youngest son of Sir F T Barry, 1st Baronet, and of Sarah Herron. He was educated at Harrow; became Second Lieutenant, R Berks Regiment (Militia), 1891, and Lieutenant, 10th Royal Hussars, in 1894. He served in South Africa, 1899-1902, on the Staff (as Divisional Officer, graded Staff Captain), 1 January to 2 November 1900; DAAG (Intelligence) 24 November 1900, to 31 May 1902; was present at the Relief of Kimberley; during operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg 17 to 26 February; and actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein and Karee Siding; in the operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August); during the operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; in the operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899 to 1900, including actions at Colesberg (1 January to 12 February). Also during the operations in the Transvaal and Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 4 May 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and given the Brevet of Major, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Stanley Leonard Barry, Captain, 10th Hussars. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to South Africa, and presented there. He served as Signalling Officer, DAAG (Intelligence) and AMS to General Sir John French from 1900 to 1906, and as Brigade Major, London Mounted Brigade, from 1908-11. Lieutenant Colonel S L Barry served in the European War as ADC to Field Marshal Sir John French, Commander-in-Chief, BEF, France, and in attendance on HRH the Prince of Wales, 1914-15. From 1916 he was Assistant Military Secretary, Home Forces, Horse Guards. He was mentioned in Despatches; created an MVO (1915); a CMG, 1915; was given an OBE in 1919, and a Brevet Colonelcy. Colonel Barry married, in 1906, Hannah Mary, eldest daughter of James Hainsworth, and they had one daughter, Jeanne Irene,
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
10th (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
BartholomewJohn HughCaptainBARTHOLOMEW, HUGH JOHN, Captain, was born 29 December 1871; he entered the Army 5 December 1891, as Second Lieutenant, Royal Worcestershire Regiment. He was promoted to Lieutenant 10 July 1893, and Captain 10 January 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899 - 1902, and was Commandant at Wolvehoek during operations in the Transvaal, March to May 1901; operations in Orange River Colony, May 1901 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, the King's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept, 1901]: "John Hugh Bartholomew, Captain, Worcestershire Regiment. In recognition of services during recent operations in South Africa". Captain Bartholomew was promoted Major 2 March, 1907. He served in the European War, 1914-18; as GSO2, 23rd Division, New Armies, 18 Sept, 1914 to 26 February 1915; D AQMG, Marseilles Base, 6 March, 1915 to 1 May 1915; was Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 4 May 1915 to 13 May 1916; in command of the 10th Battalion West Riding Regt, 4 May 1915 to 29 August 1916; Commandant, Lines of Communication, British Armies in France, 19 October 1916 to 5 May 1917; AA and QMG, Lines of Communication, British Armies in France, 19 October 1916 to 6 May 1917. He was four times mentioned in Despatches; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 14 February 1916, and created a CMG in 1919. Lieutenant Colonel Bartholomew married, in 1910, Gladys Ethel Alien, daughter of Leonard Alien Shuter, of Mattingley Lodge, Winchfield, Hants, and they had one daughter.
CMG, DSO, QSA (3) CC Trans Witt (Capt DSO Worc Regt), KSA (2) (Capt DSO Worc Regt), 1914 Star (Maj DSO), BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Lt Col). Regimental Museum 1993.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Worcestershire Regiment
BartlettEdwinMajorBARTLETT, EDWIN, Major, served in South Africa, with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches; received Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Edwin Bartlett, Major, New Zealand Forces. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
New Zealand contingent
BartonCharles GerardMajorBARTON, CHARLES GERARD, Major, was born 26 April, 1860, son of the Reverend J Barton. He was educated at Tonbridge School, and at Sherborne. He entered the 46th Foot 22 January 1881; transferred to the 75th Foot 26 February 1881, and to the 4th Foot 8 June, 1881; became Lieutenant 1 July 1881; was promoted Captain in 1899, and became Major 23 February 1900. Major Barton served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February 1900), and action at Pieter's Hill; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900, to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 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]: "Charles Gerard Barton, Major, Royal Lancashire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the GOC Natal District 15 November 1902, for presentation to Major Barton. He retired 21 June, 1905. Major Barton played cricket for Hampshire. He married Mabel Eleanor, widow of Captain Maurice W Kirk.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(King's Own) Royal Lancaster Regiment
BartonCharles WalterLieutenantBARTON, CHARLES WALTER, Lieutenant, was born 15 August 1870, son of W C Barton. He was educated at Harrow, and entered the Army 1 December 1897, as Second Lieutenant, from the Militia. He became Lieutenant 18 October 1899, and served in the South African War, 1899-1902; took part in the advance on Kimberley, including actions at Belmont (slightly wounded) and Magersfontein; was present during the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; served in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to November 1900, including actions at Venterskroon (7 and 9 August); took part in the operations in Orange River Colony, including actions at Lindley (1 June) and Rhenoster River; also in the Transvaal 30 November 1900, to 31 May 1902 (Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with three clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Charles Walter Barton, Lieutenant, Northamptonshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 24 October 1902. He was employed with the King's African Rifles, 21 March 1903 to 20 May 1908, and served in East Africa in 1904, taking part in the operations in Somaliland, and was present at the action at Jidballi. He received the Medal with two clasps. He was promoted to Captain 23 January 1905. Captain Barton served in Nyassaland in 1914, and was wounded; in German East Africa, 1918 (wounded); was employed with the 2nd King's African Rifles, 1903-8; with the Nyassaland Volunteers Reserve from 14 June, 1913 to 1916; with the 1st King's African Rifles from 1917; was promoted to Major 2 June, 1915, and to Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 22 January 1917. He was created a CMG.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Northamptonshire Regiment
BatesCharles LoftusCaptainBATES, CHARLES LOFTUS, Captain, was born 2 August 1863, son of Thomas Bates, of Aydon, Northumberland. He was educated at Eton; joined the 1st Dragoon Guards; became Captain 18 June, 1890; retired, and joined the Reserve of Officers. He served in the South African War, 1899-1901, with the Imperial Yeomanry; was severely wounded; mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; promoted to Major, Reserve of Officers; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Charles Loftus Bates, Captain, 5th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He served in the European War in Egypt, 1914-18, as Director of Remounts, 1915-19; four times mentioned in Despatches; created a CMG in 1916; a CB in 1918, and a KCMG in 1919. He was Honorary Colonel, Yeomanry, and Honorary Brigadier General retired. Sir C L Bates contested Hexham (Conservative) in 1910. He married, in 1892, Katharine, daughter of Edward Leadbitter, of The Spital, Northumberland, and they had one son.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
5th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
BattyeClinton WynyardLieutenantBATTYE, CLINTON WYNYARD, Lieutenant, was born 24 May 1874, third son of Major Montagu Battye, His Majesty's Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms. He was educated at Wellington College, and was gazetted to the Shropshire Light Infantry 7 March 1894, becoming Lieutenant 8 June 1898. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, employed with Mounted Infantry, and was slightly wounded. He was present at operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Vet River (5 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, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Reit Vlei; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received both S A Medals with six clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Clinton Wynyard Battye, Lieutenant, Shropshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was promoted to Captain 22 January 1902. He took part in the Mohmand operations in 1908 (Medal and clasp). Capt Battye served in the European War; was promoted to Major 13 May 1915, and subsequently to Lieutenant Colonel. He was killed in action 25 November 1917.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(King's) Shropshire Light Infantry
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