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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut. H. C. Manders. 59/Co. Imp. Yeo.);
KSA (2) (Lt: H. C. Manders. I.Y.);
1914-15 Star (Lieut. H. C. Manders. R. Berks. R.);
BWM and VM (Capt. H. C. Manders.);
Jubilee 1935, unnamed as issued;
Coronation 1937, unnamed as issued;
Indian Volunteer Forces Officers’ Decoration, GV (Major H. C. Manders, Assam V.L.H. A.F.I.);
Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (India & the Colonies), GV (Sergt. H. C. Manders. 6th. Assam Valley Lt. Horse. I.D.F.)
CIE London Gazette 1 January 1937.
MID London Gazette 5 November 1915.
Horace Craigie Manders was born in Farnham, Surrey, in October 1882 and attested as a Private for the 78th Company (Rough Riders), Imperial Yeomanry on 14 March 1900 for service during the Second Boer War. Commissioned as a Lieutenant into the 59th Company (Oxfordshire Hussars), Imperial Yeomanry on 9 December 1900, he was invalided home in May 1901, but returned to South Africa three months later, remaining there until the end of hostilities.
He subsequently moved to Assam, India, to work as a Tea Planter, and there attested for the Assam Valley Light Horse, Indian Defence Force. At the outbreak of the Great War, he returned home and was commissioned into the 9th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. He served at Gallipoli attached to the 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment from 1 June 1915 (Mentioned in Despatches) and later transferred to the 11th King Edward’s Own Lancers, Indian Army, in 1918. Post War, he later served as Colonel Commanding the Assam Valley Light Horse and was appointed ADC to HE The Viceroy of India, being appointed a CIE.
He died in London on 11 November 1963.