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SellEdgar CollinsCaptainSELL, EDGAR COLLINS, Captain, served in South Africa, 1900-2, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "Edgar Collins Sell, Captain, Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to GOC, Transvaal; presented by GOC, at Pretoria, 29 July 1903. Captain Sell retired from the Berkshire Imperial Yeomanry, and was an honorary Captain in the Army. He married, in 1910, Margaret, daughter of Robert Cochrane, of Loanhead, Ayrshire.
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Imperial Yeomanry
SettringtonLord Charles HenryLieutenantSETTRINGTON, LORD (CHARLES HENRY GORDON-LENNOX, Earl of March, was born 30 December 1870, eldest son of the 7th Duke of Richmond, KG, and Amy, daughter of Percy Ricardo. He joined the Militia, and served as ADC to Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander-in-Chief the Forces, South Africa, 23 December 1899 to 2 January 1901. Lord Settrington was gazetted to the 1st Irish Guards 15 August 1900; became Lieutenant 6 October 1900, and Captain 19 February 1901. He took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg 17 to 26 February and the actions of Poplar Grove and Driefontein; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with live clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Charles Henry, Lord Settrington, Lieutenant, Irish Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 3 June 1901. He became Major, Irish Guards; was ADC to General Sir C Douglas, Inspector-General, Home Forces; and Colonel, Sussex Yeomanry and Reserve of Officers; was created an MVO, 1905. Lord March has written 'Records of the Old Charlton Hunt' (1910) and 'A Duke and His Friends' (1911). He married, in 1893, Hilda, daughter of Henry Arthur Brassey, of Preston Hall, Kent, and had two sons and two daughters.
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Irish Guards
SharpFrank WilliamMajorSHARP, FRANK WILLIAM, Major, was born 6 August 1858, and entered the Army 31 December 1884. He served in the Sudan in 1885, in the Suakin Expedition, and received the Medal with clasp and the Bronze Star. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, and took part in operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1903; the Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1903; operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, Orange River Colony and the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Modal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Frank William Sharp, Major, Army Veterinary Department. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Major Sharp retired 5 January 1910.
DSO, Egypt 1882 Suakin 1885 (Vet-Surg, AVD), QSA (3) CC OFS Trans (Vet-Capt, DSO, AVD), KSA (2) (Vet-Maj, DSO, AVD), Khedives Star. Spink 1983 £550. Glendinings 1989 est £350-450.
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Army Veterinary Department
ShawCecil ArthurLieutenantSHAW, CECIL ARTHUR, Lieutenant, was born 10 June 1870. He entered the 7th Dragoon Guards 28 March 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902. He was present at operations east of Pretoria, September to November 1900; in the Orange River Colony, August to September 1900; in the Transvaal, December 1900; in the Orange River Colony, February 1901 to May 1902; on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in October 1901. Operations in Cape Colony, December 1900 to February 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 26 July 1901]; awarded the Queen's Medal and two clasps; the King's Medal and two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 July 1901]: "Cecil Arthur Shaw, Lieutenant, 7th Dragoon Guards. For good service in the capture of Steyn's following at Reitz". On this occasion Broadwood, with a small British column, surprised the Boers in the town of Reitz on 11 July 1901, and captured nearly every member of Government, of the Free State except Steyn, whom, of course, they most wanted. The column was made up of 200 Yeomen, 200 of the 7th Dragoon Guards and two guns. The raiders started at 11 at night; rode hard all night, and raced into the sleeping village at dawn, seizing the startled Boers as they rushed from their houses. Steyn, however, mounted his horse and escaped half-clad out of the town. Two Boer Generals, two commandants, Steyn's brother, his secretary and several other officials were, however, captured, and the Boer Treasury was also secured. The Insignia of the Distinguished Service Order were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and there presented to Lieutenant Shaw. He had been promoted to Lieutenant 22 January 1901, and became Captain, 9th Lancers, 10 January 1906. He was employed with the South Rhodesian Volunteers from 30 October 1907. Captain Shaw was appointed Brigade Major, 1st Reserve Cavalry Brigade, and served in the European War. He married, in 1915, Sylvia, only daughter of Mr de Grasse Fox.
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7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
ShawFrederick WilliamMajorSHAW, SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM, Bart, Major, was born in Dublin, 15 March 1858, eldest son of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Robert Shaw, DL, 4th Baronet, and Kate, daughter of William Barton, of Grove, County Tipperary. He was educated at Harrow, Oriel College, Oxford, and at Sandhurst. He received his first commission as Lieutenant, Royal Dragoons, 13 August 1879; resigned in August 1885; joined the 5th Royal Dublin Fusiliers as Captain, 1887. He succeeded to the baronetcy in 1895. He served in the South African War, 1900-2; as Station Commandant, afterwards Commandant, Barkly West; Station Staff Officer and Commandant, Warrenton. He was in command of the 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, May and June 1901. Operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, January to 31 May 1902; operations in Cape Colony, 30 November 1900 to January 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's and the King's Medals with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Sir Frederick William Shaw, Baronet, Major, 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 12 March 1902. He commanded the 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers from 1907 to 1913. Sir F W Shaw served in the European War in command of the 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers (14 October 1914). He raised this Corps, and took it to France, December 1915, and from 16 March 1916, he commanded the 2nd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Regt, He was a Deputy-Lieutenant and a Justice of the Peace. He married, on 9 July 1885, Eleanor Hester, daughter of Major Horace de Vere, RE, of Curragh Chase, at Bookcer Church, County Galway, and they had two sons: Captain Robert de Vere Shaw, MC, RFA, born 24 February 1890 (who served in the European War, 1914-18, and was mentioned in Despatches), and Lieutenant F C Shaw, 5th King's African Rifles, born 17 January 1895; and four daughters: Annie Kate, born in 1886, wife of Lieutenant Colonel C de Putron, Lancashire Fusiliers; Mary, born in 1887; Grace Eleanor, born in 1889, wife of Major C Goodlife, Royal Fusiliers; and Eile de Vere, born in 1892.
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Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Shaw-StewartHouston MichaelCaptainSHAW - STEWART, HOUSTON MICHAEL, Captain, was born 3 October 1871, in London, son of Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart, 7th Baronet, VD, Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, and Lady Octavia Grosvenor, fifth daughter of the 2nd Marquis of Westminster. He was educated at Eton, and Christ Church, Oxford, and was gazetted to the 17th Lancers 12 December 1894, becoming Lieutenant 13 November 1895, and Captain. He served in the South African War; received the Queen's Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Johannesburg Diamond Hill and Wittebergen, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Houston Michael Shaw-Stewart, Captain, 17th Lancers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to his father, Sir M R Shaw-Stewart, of Ardgowan, Greenock, Scotland. It is understood that the DSO awarded to Captain H M Shaw-Stewart was a decoration allotted to his Regiment, the 17th Lancers, to be awarded to a particularly deserving officer who had distinguished himself in the campaign. Captain H M Shaw-Stewart was accidentally drowned returning on sick-leave from South Africa in 1901. The above wsas furnished by his eldest brother, Sir M Hugh Shaw-Stewart, Baronet, CB, of Ardgowan and Greenock.
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17th (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers
SheaJohn Stuart MackenzieCaptainSHEA, JOHN STUART MACKENZIE, Captain, was born 17 January 1869, son of Colonel H J F Shea, RA. He was educated at Sedbergh and Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the Royal Irish Rifles 11 February 1888, becoming Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles, 18 February 1890, and Indian Staff Corps, 24 November 1891. He served in the Chitral Campaign, 1895, with the Relief Force, receiving the Medal with clasp, and was promoted to Captain 11 February 1899. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, being employed with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry, and afterwards in command of the 5th and 6th Australian Contingents, from March 1901 to March 1902 Operations in Natal in June 1900, including the action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June). Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900. Operations in the Transvaal, March to 31 May 1902. Operations in Orange River Colony, December 1900, and March 1901 to March 1902. Operations in Cape Colony, December 1900 to March 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September and 15 November 1901]; was given the Brevet of Major 22 August 1902; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps; was placed on the list of Officers considered qualified for Staff employment, in consequence of service on the Staff in the Field, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]: "John Stuart Mackenzie Shea, Captain, 15th Bengal Lancers, commanding South Australian Mounted Infantry. For gallant leading of a night attack on Smit's Laager, 1 August, against a superior force of the enemy". The Insignia and Warrant were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented by Major General Elliott in South Africa. He became Major 11 February 1906, and was a Professor at the Staff College, India, 26 June 1906 to 20 January 1910; and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 10 July 1912, and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 11 February 1914. Lieutenant Colonel Shea served throughout the European War, holding a special appointment from 5 August 1914 to 28 August 1914, as GSO1, BEF; as GSO2, BEF, 29 August 1914 to 28 December 1914; as GSO1, 6th Division, BEF, 29 December 1914 to 3 July 1915; as Brigade Commander, 151st Infantry Brigade, BEF, British Armies in France, 4 July 1915 to 16 May 1910. He was given the Brevet of Colonel 1 January 1916; was Divisional Commander, 30th Division, British Armies in France, 17 May 1916 to 31 March 1917; became Major General 1 January 1917, and was appointed Divisional Commander, 60th Division, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1917. He was mentioned in Despatches, created a CB (1915); given the Brevet of Colonel; created a CMG (1918), and a KCMG (1919). Sir John Shea married, in 1902, Winifred Mary, daughter of William Congreve, of Burton and Congreve, and they had three daughters.
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Indian Staff Corps
SheltonWillington Augustus DavidMajorSHELTON, WILLINGTON AUGUSTUS DAVID, Major, was born 14 May 1849, eldest son of Colonel J R W Shelton, of Bruree House, Limerick. He joined the 3rd Royal West Surrey Regiment; served in the South African War, 1900-2; was mentioned in Despatches twice; received the Queen's Medal with clasp; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Willington Augustus David Shelton, Major, 3rd Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". Lieutenant Colonel W A D Shelton married (1st), in 1877, May daughter of Henry Goodlake; (secondly), Victoria, daughter of John Chancellor, and (thirdly), in 1889, Florence, daughter of Edward Campbell, of Stapleton, Gloucester. He died 14 June 1909.
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(Queen's) Royal West Surrey Regiment
SheppardPonsonbyLieutenantSHEPPARD, PONSONBY, Lieutenant, was born 10 January 1879, son of Major General Ponsonby Sheppard. He entered the Royal Field Artillery 23 June 1898, becoming Lieutenant 16 February 1901. He served in the South African War, 1899-1901, taking part in operations in Natal, April to June 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June). Operations in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to September 1901. Operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal, September and October 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901 (Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener)], and [London Gazette, 15 November 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with two clasps and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]: "Ponsonby Sheppard, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. For conspicuous service in action, Nondweni, 28 July". He became Captain 11 February 1906; was Staff Captain, South Africa, 10 September 1909 to 21 October 1913. Captain Sheppard served in the European War from 1914; as Brigade Major, RA, 33rd Division, New Armies, BEF, 8 October 1915 to 24 April 1916; was promoted to Major 30 October 1914; was Major-Instructor in Gunnery, School of Instruction, for RH and RFA, 5 October 1916 to 28 February 1917; Brigade Major, RA, 73rd Division, Home Forces, 3 December 1917 to 4 February 1918; Brigade Major, RA, 64th Division, Home Forces, 5 February 1918 to 19 April 1918; Brigade Major, RA, 27th Division, British Salonika Force, 7 April 1918 to 23 June 1918. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 2 October 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Sheppard married, in 1906, Nellie Marion; eldest daughter of Henry Adler, of Avondale, Dornfontein. Johannesburg.
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Royal Field Artillery
SheppardSamuel GurneyLieutenantSHEPPARD, SAMUEL GURNEY, Lieutenant, was born 23 March 1865, at Walton-on-Thames, son of Samuel Gurney Sheppard, of Leggatt's, Potter's Bar, and of Mary Ann Sheppard. He was educated at Rottingdean, at Thorpe Mandeville, and at Eton, and afterwards travelled for a year, before going into the Stock Exchange. He served in the South African War of 1899-1901, with the Imperial Yeomanry. He took part, in the several operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, April 1901 to 31 May 1902. He received the South African Medal, and was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 December 1901]: "32nd Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Lieutenant S G Sheppard, on 18 September headed a party which swam to some islands on the Vaal River, held by armed Boers, and took them prisoners. On 19 September rescued a man from drowning at great, personal risk". He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "Samuel Gurney Sheppard, Lieutenant, Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". (The DSO was awarded for the former of the acts mentioned above). He was invested by the King 24 October 1902. He became Major in the Herts Yeomanry 20 December 1905. He went to Egypt as Second-in-Command of the Hertfordshire Yeomanry 10 September 1914; was promoted Temporary Lieutenant Colonel in January 1915; left for Gallipoli 14 August 1915, and was killed in action in the advance on Chocolate Hill 21 August 1915. The following is an extract from a letter written by a sergeant in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry: "Among the first to fall was our gallant leader, Lieutenant Colonel S G Sheppard. He was bravely marching at the head of the regiment, when he was terribly wounded by shrapnel, but as his men reached him he very gallantly sat up to urge them on. His last command: 'Go on, the Herts! Go on, the Herts!' will be remembered by all ranks for all time to come". He had married, 27 June 1906, at Hayes, Kent, Eileen Mary Winchester, daughter of Winchester and Ellie Clowes, of Hitchin, Herts, and their children were: Kathleen Penelope; Daniel Gurney, born 21 December 1908; Ellie Dorothea and Graham Hugh, born 3 April 1913.
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Imperial Yeomanry
SherstonWilliam MaxwellCaptainSHERSTON, WILLIAM MAXWELL, Captain, was born 14 April 1859, son of J D Sherston, JP, Somerset, of Evercreech, near Bath. He was educated at Marlborough, and Pembroke College, Cambridge; enlisted in the 7th Dragoon Guards, 1877; was promoted Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade, 1882; made Captain, 18th Hussars, 1888, and retired from the 18th Hussars 8 August 1898; served in the South African War, 1881, Transvaal Campaign; served in Egypt, 1884-85 (Medal and two clasps); in Burma, 1887 (Medal and one clasp; mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 2 September 1887]). He served in South Africa, 1900-1, with the Imperial Yeomanry, during operations in the Orange Free State, May 1900, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; during 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 action at Belfast (26 and 27 August). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901], and received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "William Maxwell Sherston, Captain, Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was appointed ADC to Commander-in-Chief, 1901 to 1904; commanded North Somerset Yeomanry, 1904-9; Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR, from August 1914; was subsequently Lieutenant-Commander, Squadron of Naval Armoured Cars, Yeomanry Base Depot, Egypt. Lieutenant Colonel, and Honorary Colonel from 1904; appointed to the command of the Yeomanry at 'B' Divisional Base Depot in Egypt, and in April 1917, was posted to the command of the 22nd Infantry Base Depot, France, and was Camp Commandant, 17th Corps, France, 1918. Colonel Sherston was a JP for Somerset. He married, in 1894, Evelyn Maude Maitland, eldest daughter of J Maitland Spencer, of Oakhill, near Bath.
DSO, IGS 1854 Burma 1885-87 (Lt, RB), Egypt (2) The Nile 1884-85 Abu Klea (Lt, 2/RB), QSA (5) CC OFS Joh D-H Belf (Maj, DSO, IY), 1914-15 Star (Lt Cdr, RNVR), BWM, Victory Medal (Col), 1902 Coronation, Khedives Star 1884-6. Sothebys 1981 £600. DNW 2002 est £2500-3000.
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Imperial Yeomanry
ShewanHugh MackenzieCaptainSHEWAN, HUGH MACKENZIE, Captain, was born 27 October 1870, son of Deputy Surgeon General Alexander Shewan. He was gazetted to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers 19 October 1892; became Lieutenant 26 July 1895, and Captain 9 October 1899. Captain Shewan served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in operations in Natal, 1899, including actions at Talana and Lombard's Kop. He was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso (severely wounded); 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 Orange Free State, February to May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Frederickstad 17 September 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Hugh Mackenzie Shewan, Captain, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the GOC, Transvaal, and presented by the GOC, Forces, South Africa, on 25 March 1903, at Pretoria. He was employed with the South African Constabulary 1 February 1902 to 20 December 1903, and was promoted to Major 5 March 1912. Major Shewan served in the European War from 1914.
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Royal Dublin Fusiliers
ShoreOffley Bohum Stovin FairlessMajorSHORE, OFFLEY BOHUM STOVIN FAIRLESS, Major, was born 9 August 1863, the only son of Offley Bohum Shore and Anna Maria Shore, nee Leishman. He was educated privately and abroad; he entered the Army as Second Lieutenant, the West Yorkshire Regiment, 19 May 1882, and was transferred to the Bengal Cavalry 27 April 1884; was promoted Captain 10 May 1893; appointed DAAG, India, 1895-1900, and passed the Staff College. He served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98; in Malakand, as Section Commandant, Lines of Column, 5 August to 30 September 1897; took part in the action at Landakai, and during operations in Bajaur; received Medal and clasp. He took part in the Tirah Expedition, 1897-98, as Section Commandant, Lines of Column (5 October 1897 to 10 February 1898), afterwards on Staff; served during the action of Chagru Kotal; he was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 5 April 1898]; received the Brevet of Major 20 May 1898, and clasp. He became Major 10 July 1901. He next saw active service in South Africa, 1900-2; served as Special Staff Officer, afterwards on Staff; as Commandant, Matjesfontein, and as Deputy Administrator at Ceres; in the Transvaal, July 1900, to 29 November 1900, taking part in the operations in Orange Free State from March to May 1900; in the operations in Cape Colony, February to March and May to June; taking part in the operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to February 1901, and April to 31 May 1902; in the operations in Orange River Colony, May 1902; operations in Cape Colony, February to March 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]: "Offley Bohum Stovin Fairless Shore, Major, Indian Army. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India 31 October 1903, and presented at Delhi 27 December 1903. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 1 June 1906. He received the Brevet of Colonel 30 July 1910, and became Colonel 1 January 1911, and Temporary Brigadier General 3 April 1913 to 29 April 1918. He was General Staff Officer, 1st Grade, Headquarters, India, 11 April 1909 to 2 April 1913. He was Director of Staff Duties and Military Training, India, 3 April 1913 to 12 January 1916. He served in the European War in the Indian Expeditionary Force 'D', 13 January to 11 October 1916; as Deputy Inspector-General of Commissions, Indian Expeditionary Force 'D', Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 12 October 1916 to 9 July 1917; he was appointed General Staff Officer, 1st Grade, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 10 July 1917 to 29 April 1918. He was created CB, 1914, and CIE, 1915. Colonel Shore married, in 1908, Caroline Perry, daughter of Charles P Sinnickson, of Philadelphia, USA.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Indian Army
ShottHenry HammondCaptainSHOTT, HENRY HAMMOND, Captain, was born at Dover 13 October 1877, son of Chevalier Nils Schott (Chevalier, Legion of Honour), of Dover. He was educated at Dulwich College, and joined Colonel Plumer's Matabeleland Relief Force, as a trooper, 1896; served throughout the Matabele War (Medal). He spent 1897 and 1898 in Rhodesia; went home in 1899; left England again the day war was declared, and joined Bethune's Mounted Infantry 15 November 1899, as a trooper. He became Lance-Corporal in January; Corporal, and Sergeant, and Lieutenant, in 1900. He served in the operations in Natal, 1899; at the Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso; operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; and during the operations on Tugela Heights 14 to 27 February 1900; in Natal, March to June 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to November 1900; also in Orange River Colony, May 1902. He became Captain; was transferred to the Royal Berkshire Regiment 8 February 1902; was three times mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 16 April 1901, and 17 June 1902J; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "Henry Hammond Shott, Captain, Bethune's Mounted Infantry, (now Second Lieutenant, Royal Berkshire Regiment). In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant, etc, were sent to the GOC, Egypt, and presented at Cairo, by OC, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was promoted Lieutenant 15 February 1905, and was employed with the West African Frontier Force from October 1904 to July 1909, including active service in Northern Nigeria in the Kano-Hadeiga Expedition, 1906 (Despatches [London Gazette, 2 July 1907]; Medal and clasp); and was again employed with the West African Frontier Force from July 1910 to July 1913. He became Captain, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1911. He served in the European War. A sergeant of his battalion thus described the fight at Mons: "Captain Shott. DSO, of our regiment, was, I think, the bravest man I ever met. On 23 August, when we were near and were lying in our trenches with shell fire constantly around us, he walked out into the open, and, with his cheery words, gave us good heart. He was puffing a cigarette, and he said: 'Lads, we will smoke!' He was an officer and a gentleman in every sense of the word, and when he was killed two days later it was a great blow to us". This incident was mentioned by a French writer (R P) in 'Le Temps' of the 15th September 1914, as an instance of "le sang froid britannique". Captain Shott was reported in a War Office Communique of 19 September 1914, as "believed to have been killed", and his name appeared in the monthly casualty list published in October 1914, under the heading of 'Casualties believed to have occurred' as 'believed to have been killed in action', no place or date being mentioned. It was later ascertained that he was killed on the 25th August 1914. After the conclusion of the War it was established that he was buried at Maroilles by French civilians. He had married at St Mary Abbots, Kensington, 16 June 1914, Hazel Morris Brown, of Yonkers, New York.
DSO, BSACoM Rhodesia, QSA (6) CC T-H RofL Trans L-N OFS (Lt), KSA (2) (Lt), Africa GSM (1) N Nigeria 1906 (Lt), 1914 Star and Bar, BWM, Victory Medal, Order of the Medjidie (Turkey) 4th Class, Order of the Crown (Italy) 4th Class, Golden Jubilee of Emp Franz Josef (Austria). Regimental Museum, Salisbury, 1996.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Bethune's Mounted Infantry
ShuteHenry Gwynn DeaneMajorSHUTE, HENRY GWYNN DEANE, Major, was born 4 December 1860, son of General Sir Charles Cameron Shute, KCB, Colonel, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (late MP for Brighton), and Rhoda, daughter of Henry Turnour Dowler, and granddaughter of Lady Broughton, of Posen Court, Herefordshire, and of Captain Nason Dickinson, Coldstream Guards, 1862. He was gazetted to the Coldstream Guards 30 September 1880, becoming Lieutenant 1 July 1881. He took part in the Egyptian Expedition in 1882, being present at the action of Mahuta and the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir (Medal with clasp; Bronze Star). He served in the Sudan Expedition of 1885 (Suakin); was present at the action of Haseen, and at the attack on the convoy, 24 March, and the action at Tamai (clasp). He became Captain 27 January 1891, and was Regimental Adjutant, Coldstream Guards, 2D July 1891 to 31 December 1893; Brigade Major, Home District, 1 January 1894 to 31 December 1896; was promoted to Major 19 May 1897. Major Shute served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was present in the advance on Kimberley, including actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Vet River and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to October 1900, including action at Belfast; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900; operations in Cape Colony, November 1900 to 31 May 1902; operations in the Transvaal, 1900; in command of a mobile column (17 December 1903 to 5 January 1901). Commandant, Graaff Reinet (5 January to 30 November 1901); afterwards as Administrator, No 8 Martial Law Area, Cape Colony District (1 December 1931 to end of operations). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 26 January 1900, and 29 July 1902]; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 22 August 1902; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April 1901]: "Henry Gwynn Deane Shute, Major, Coldstream Guards. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa". He was Principal Private Secretary to the Right Honourable H O Arnold-Forster, Secretary of State for War, 12 October 1903 to 31 December 1904; became Lieutenant Colonel, Coldstream Guards, 29 November 1903; Staff employment 1 January 1905; was AAG, Home District, 1 January to 31 May 1905, and 1 June 1905 to 31 December 1908; became Colonel 22 August 1905. Colonel Shute died on 8 October 1909.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Coldstream Guards
ShuterReginald GauntlettCaptainSHUTER, REGINALD GAUNTLETT, Captain, was born 11 January 1876, son of Charles Shuter, of Greendale, Victoria. He had a commission in the Local Military Forces of Victoria, 1894-6, and was gazetted to the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, 28 December 1895; became Lieutenant 5 April 1899, and Captain, 23 November 1901, in the Manchester Regiment. He served during the first phase of the South African War with the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and during the last phase as Adjutant of Mounted Infantry, taking part in the Relief of Ladysmith, and the operations in Natal, March 1900; the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to April 1902, and Orange River Colony, March 1902. He was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's South African Medal with five clasps and the King's South African Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Reginald Gauntlett Shuter, Captain, Manchester Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa”. He was Adjutant, Manchester Regiment, 14 April 1905 to 23 January 1907: employed with the Egyptian Army, 24 January 1907 to 23 February 1908; and became Captain, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 8 January 1908. He served in the European War; as Temporary Major, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 18 September to 4 October 1914; was promoted to Major, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 5 October 1914; Brigade Major, 15th Reserve Infantry Brigade, New Armies, 5 November 1915 to 25 January 1916; Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Irish Fusiliers, from 26 January to 23 May 1916; Temporary Brigadier General, 109th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 24 May 1916 to 13 January 1917; held a special appointment as Instructor, Senior Officers' School, Aldershot, 3 January to 3 August 1918. He was twice mentioned in Despatches, and received the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 3 June 1910. In 1915 he married Muriel Irene, daughter of George Ellis, and they had one son.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Manchester Regiment
SidgwickCharles Kater DuryLieutenantSIDGWICK, CHARLES KATER DURY, Lieutenant, was born 12 July 1873, third son of Edward Sidgwick and Lucy Matilda, third daughter of the Reverend Theodore Dury. He was educated at Rottingdean, and at Winchester College, and served his apprenticeship with the London and North Western Railway Company at Crewe, 1892-95; was private pupil of the Chief Mechanical Engineer, F W Webb, 1896-97, and on the Locomotive Running Staff of the London and North Western Railway Company, 1897-1901. He was in the Cheshire Volunteer Engineers, 1896-1902, and receiving a commission in the Royal Engineers, served in the Boer War of 1899 to 1902. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Charles Kater Dury Sidgwick, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers (Volunteers). In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He subsequently resigned from the Army, and was District Locomotive Superintendent, Eastern and Northern Sections, Central South African Railway, 1901-4; Locomotive Superintendent of Orange River Colony at Bloemfontein, 1904-5, being then appointed District Locomotive and Carriage and Wagon Superintendent, Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway, Bombay, Southern Division. He became Captain in the BB and CIR Volunteer Rifles 26 October 1906. His favourite recreations were golf, tennis, cricket and racquets. He married, in 1902, Gertrude Caroline Louisa, fourth daughter of John Henry Tod, and they had two sons.
DSO, QSA (5) CC OFS Trans SA 01 SA 02 (Lt, RE), 1911 Delhi Durbar, Indian Vol Officers Decoration (Maj, DSO). Glendinings 1985 est £320-380. Glendinings 1986 £600.
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Royal Engineers
SilburnPercy Arthur BaxterCaptainSILBURN, PERCY ARTHUR BAXTER, Captain, was born 10 May 1876 son of A Silburn, of Durban, Natal. He was educated privately, and joined the Cape Mounted Rifles in 1891; was present at the annexation of Pondoland, 1893; passed the School of Gunnery, 1898; returned to South Africa on the outbreak of the Boer War, and served with Gough's composite regiment in the Relief of Ladysmith. He served as Staff Officer to Generals Sir John Dartnell and General Hamilton in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony. For his services in this campaign he received the Queen's and King's Medals with seven clasps; was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "Percy Arthur Baxter Silburn, Captain, Natal Volunteers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to the Commander-in-Chief, Natal District, South Africa, and presented by the Governor of Natal at Durban 19 March 1903. He was Secretary of the Natal Defence Commission in 1903, and retired in 1904. Major Silburn was Chief Leader of the Militia Reserves in 1905. He was MLA for Alfred County, Natal, from 1906 to 1909, and was Staff Officer and Gunnery Instructor, Colonial Forces, Natal. He has been Member for Durban in the first Union Parliament of South Africa from 1910. He wrote 'The Colonies and Imperial Defence', 'The Governance of Empire' (1910), 'The Evolution of Sea-Power' (1912). Major Silburn was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was made a CBE in 1918. He married, in 1901, Marie Antoinette, daughter of J T Riley Hartley, of Maritzburg, Natal, and they had three sons and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Natal Carbineers
SimsReginald Frank ManleyLieutenantSIMS, REGINALD FRANK MANLEY, Lieutenant, was born 2 August 1878, son of Manley Sims, and Mrs Manley Sims. He was gazetted to the King's Royal Rifle Corps, as Second Lieutenant, 23 February 1898, and became Lieutenant 21 October 1899. Lieutenant Manley Sims served in the South African War, 1899-1902; took part in the Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso; during the operations of 17 to 24 January 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 to 7 February 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz (wounded); took part in the operations on Tugela Heights 14 to 27 February 1900, and action at Pieter's Hill; in Natal, March to June 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); afterwards on Staff (Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901]; Queen's Medal with five clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Reginald Frank Manley Sims, Lieutenant, King's Royal Rifle Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the GOC, Transvaal and Orange Free State, for presentation. He retired from the King's Royal Rifle Corps, an was attached to the Canadian Contingent from 1915. Colonel R F Manley Sims served in the European War from 1915; was Temporary Brigadier General, and was created a CMG in 1917.
Bonham auction of 12 Dec 06 contained the following item: Lot No: 205 Distinguished Service Order, E.VII.R.; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, five bars, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal; King's South Africa, two bars, S.A.01, S.A.02; 1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medal. The campaign medals all erased. Mounted as worn. Some small enamel damage to leaves on the D.S.O. otherwise very fine. (6). Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500 . Footnote: The lot comes with a framed picture of R.F.M.Sims, 60th Rifles, dated 17.4.1901. D.S.O. London Gazette 27.9.1901. There is no reason why Sims should have been awarded an Ed VII DSO.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
King's Royal Rifle Corps
SinclairJohn Rose GeorgeCaptainSINCLAIR, SIR JOHN ROSE GEORGE, Captain, 8th Baronet, was born at Slough 10 August 1864, eldest son of Colonel A Y Sinclair, 26th BNI. He succeeded his grandfather, the 7th Baronet, in 1873; was educated at the Military College, Oxford, and was Lieutenant, 4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 1881-85; Lieutenant Colonel Commandant, 1892-1900; Honorary Colonel, 1900, 1st Caithness Volunteer Artillery; President, Caithness Territorial Force Association, 1908; has farmed since 1885; was a Justice of the Peace, and Deputy Lieutenant. Sir John Sinclair served in the South African War, 1900-1, with Imperial Yeomanry; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 7 May and 10 September 1901]: received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Sir John Rose George Sinclair, Baronet, Captain, 14th 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, 1914-19, with the 14th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment. He married, in 1885, Edith, only daughter of Lieutenant Colonel W M Dunbar.
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14th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
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