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Medals to the 6th Dragoons 2 months 3 weeks ago #66627

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MVO numbered (225);
QSA (2) Cape Colony, Orange Free State (Major.E.A.Herbert. 6/Drgns.);
KSA (2) (Major E.A.Herbert Innis. Dgns.);
British War and Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oakleaf (Brig Gen. E.A.Herbert);
Jubilee 1897.

With corresponding miniatures which include a C.M.G., and a Serbian Order of the White Eagle.

Brigadier General E.A.Herbert, 6th Dragoons, C.M.G. London Gazette 3.6.1919.

M.V.O. London Gazette 5.5.1904. Commanded Escort of the 6th Dragoons, College of Science, Dublin.

M.I.D. London Gazette 1.12.1916.

Serbia, Order of the White Eagle. London Gazette 15.2.1917.

Brigadier General Edmund Arthur Herbertwas father of M.K.de Baissac (nee Herbert) was born in 1866, he joined the Inniskilling Dragoons in 1886; Captain 1897; Major 1902; Lt.Col 1904; Bt Col 1907 (h-p 1908); Col 1909 (hp 1918), retired as Honorary Brigadier General 1919.

Served in Zululand 1888; South Africa 1899-1902, present at the action at Colesberg, and at operations in Transvaal and Orange River Colonies. He was A.D.C. to Gov. and C in C Straits Settlements 1894-97; commanded the escort at the laying of the foundation stone of the College of Science in Dublin on the occasion of the state visit to Ireland. Commanded Welsh Border Mounted Brigade (Territorial) 1912-14, served as a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Monmouthshire.

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CM n/b (mil);
CMG b/b;
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Capt. N. W. Haig. 6/Dns.);
1914-15 Star (Lt: Col: N. W. Haig. 6/Dns:);
British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Brig. Gen. N. W. Haig.);
Jubilee 1897, silver;
Delhi Durbar 1911,
silver; Royal Humane Society, small silver medal (successful) (Lieut: N. W. Haig. 6th. Dragoons. Mar. 15. 1900.) with integral top silver riband buckle

CB London Gazette 1 January 1919.
CMG London Gazette 1 January 1917.

Neil Wolseley Haig was born on 30 October 1868, the second son of Henry Haig Esq., and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment on 14 May 1887. He was commissioned into the Regular Army as a Second Lieutenant in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons on 30 May 1891, and was promoted Lieutenant on 17 August 1892. He served with the Regiment in South Africa during the Boer War, where he was present at the operations in Cape Colony, including the actions at Colesberg, 1 January to 12 February 1900; operations in the Orange Free State, March to May 1900, including the action at Vet River; and operations in the Transvaal. Whilst in South Africa he was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s silver medal for saving life. For his services in South Africa he was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 10 September 1901), and was promoted Captain on 6 May 1901.

Haig was advanced Major on 29 March 1905, and was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel on 2 July 1912. He subsequently served during the Great War with the 6th Dragoons on the Western Front from 11 December 1914, before joining the Staff, and was advanced Brigadier-General. For his services during the Great War he was three times Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazettes 4 January 1917, 20 May 1918, and 20 December 1918), and was created a CMG and CB. He died on 18 April 1926.
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From Liverpool Medals, February 1988:

Q.S.A. 5 bars, C.C., O.F.S., Jo'burg., D.Hlll., Belf. To Major J.W. Yardley, 6th Dragoons. Later Col. C.M.G., D.S.O. Wounded Bethel 15/10/1900. M.l.D, Regt. History states that during the advance on Johannesburg the lnnlskllings seized Elandsfonleln. Major (later Lord) Allenby and Capt. Yardley narrowly escaped being killed by one of our own shells. C.M.G. 1918. D.S.O. 3/6/1916.

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