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Medals to the Berkshire Regiment 4 weeks 4 hours ago #82915

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CB s/g b/b;
Egypt, dates reverse (0) (Lieut. E. Burney. 1/R. Berks. R.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lt. Col: E. H. Burney, Rl. Berks. Rgt.);
KSA (2) (Lt: Col. E. H. Burney. Rl. Berks. Rgt.);
Khedive's Star 1882

CB London Gazette 27 September 1901.

MID London Gazette 10 September 1901.

Ernest Henry Burney was born at St Martin, Jersey on 17 August 1860, the son of Captain Charles Burney C.B., Royal Navy.

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the 49th Foot in 22 January 1879, he was advanced Lieutenant on 8 April 1880 and was appointed Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment 1884-87. This period saw Burney serve in Egypt from 23 July 1882-11 April 1883, including the Expedition of 1882 and the surrender of Kafr Dowar (Medal without clasp, Star). Made Captain on 10 December 1884 and Major on 2 November 1894, he was advanced Lieutenant-Colonel on 29 August 1900, Burney served in South Africa from 9 September 1900-30 October 1902. In this period he was appointed to the Command of the 2nd Battalion from 27 October 1900-11 October 1901 before being appointed to Command Section Lines of Communication January-May 1901, also Commanded a Mobile Column May-July 1901. He served in the operations in the Transvaal East of Pretoria October-November 1900, in the Transvaal November 1900-July 1901 and in the Cape Colony July-October 1901 and May 1902. By the conclusion of the Boer War, Burney had a C.B. to go with his 'mention', besides having his Medal presented by The King.



Burney was made Colonel in August 1904 (Retired), he had also served attached to the Army Ordnance Corps, 1888-93 and was Adjutant of the 4th (Militia) Battalion, Manchester Regiment 1893-98. Married in Jersey in 1890, Burney had issue of two children. The Colonel died at Nevilly, Paris on 16 June 1906 and was buried in Greenwich
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Sudan (6309. Pte. A. Midwinter. 1/Gren: Gds:);
Khedive's Sudan (1) Khartoum (Pte. A. Midwinter. Gren. Gds.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (4818 Pte. A. Midwinter, 2nd Rl. Berks. Regt);
KSA (2) (4818 Pte A. Midwinter. Rl: Berks: Regt);
1914-15 Star (10441 Pte. A. Midwinter. R. Berks. R.);
British War and Victory Medals (10441 Pte. A. Midwinter. R.Berks. R.)

The catalogue states:

All clasps and awards confirmed.

Whilst serving as Private on the Western Front on 3 March 1915 Midwinter received a gunshot wound to the buttock he was transferred to Hospital Ship Nevasa the following day.
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