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BrabantE YBrigadier GeneralHe was born in 1839, and had had a long and distinguished career in politics and arms, He entered the 2nd Derby Militia as Ensign in 1855, and joined the Cape Mounted Rifles with similar rank in 1855, from which he retired on half pay with Captain's rank in 1870. He entered the arena of polities as Member of the Legislative Assembly for East London in 1873, and was re-elected in the following year. In 1875 he was appointed Field Commandant of the Cape Colonial Forces; became Colonel of the 1st Cape Yeomanry in 1879; was made CMG in 1880; was re-elected member for East London in 1882, and again in 1885. He was a member of the Defence Commission in 1896, and in 1897 was President of the South African League. General Brabant served through the Boer War, at first in command of the Colonial Division and subsequently as Inspector-General of the Colonial Defence Force, until the end of 1901, w hen he retired under the new scheme of Colonial Defence (despatches, medal, and clasps). He resumed his duties in the Cape Parliament, and soon after seceded from his old political leader, Sir Gordon Sprigg, and joined the new Progressive party under Dr Smartt, with whom he was associated in connection with the Suspension movement. He resigned his seat in Parliament on his reappointment in Dec, 1902, to the command of the Cape Colonial Forces, from which He retired in 1904. Subsequently he re-entered the Cape Assembly as member for East London. He was a keen sympathiser with the loyalists who suffered from the effects of the war, and marked his departure from England after the Coronation by the public declaration that "Loyalty does not pay". General Brabant married Mary Burnet, daughter of the Reverend Canon Robertson, of Canterbury.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
Chesham, LordC C WColonelOf Latimer House, Chesham, Bucks, and of the Marlborough, Guards', and Turf Clubs, was born in 1850. He was educated at Eton, and entered the Coldstream Guards in 1870, afterwards joining the 10th Hussars in 1873, and the 16th Lancers in 1878, retiring in the following year. He served in South Africa in 1899-1902, as Brig. General on the Staff, in command of a Brigade of Imperial Yeomanry, after wards as Inspector General of Imperial Yeomanry; present at the operations in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, including the actions at Venterskroon; the operations in the Orange River Colony, and the actions at Lindley and Rhenoster River, and in Cape Colony, north of the Orange River (despatches, QSA with three clasps, KSA with two clasps, and KCB). Lord Chesham is now Hon Colonel of the Royal Bucks Hussars, and since 1901 has been Lord of the Bedchamber to HRH the Prince of Wales. In 1906 he sat as a member of the Committee of the Volunteer Commission. He married, in 1877, Lady Beatrice Grosvenor, daughter of the Duke of Westminster.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
Imperial Yeomanry
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DartnellJohn GeorgeColonelHe was born in Canada in 1838, and entered the British Army in 1855, from which he retired some fourteen years later, although he still retains hon. rank of Major-General therein. He became lieutenant, 1856; promoted captain, unattached, 1859; brevet major, 1865; appointed to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Regiment, 1859; exchanged to the 27th Regiment, 1862; and retired by sale of commission, 1869. In the course of his career General Dartnell served in the 86th Regiment with the Central India Field Force under Sir Hugh Rose (Lord Strathnairn) in 1857-8, and was present at the storm and capture of Chandarec, and led the only successful escalade attack on the fortress of Jhansi. He was severely wounded, mentioned in despatches (medal and clasp, captain, unattached, and brevet of major). He served in the Bhootan Expedition in 1865 as aide-de-camp to Major General Sir Henry Thombs, and was present at the recapture of Dewangiri (medal with clasp). He was appointed commandant of the Mounted Police and Volunteer Forces of Natal in 1874; was a member of local Defence Committee, 1887; granted the rank of Colonel Commanding the local forces of Natal, 1888; served through the Zulu War, 1879 (medal with clasp); and in the Transvaal Campaign of 1881, being present at the battle of Laing's Nek; CMG, 1881. He became Chief Commissioner of Natal Police, 1894; Justice of the Peace for the Colony; has acted as Secretary for Native Affairs Commissioner of Mines, and Inspector of Prisons. He married, in 1865, a daughter of Judge Steer, of the Calcutta Supreme Court.
KCB, CMG, Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration, Ed VII, Indian Mutiny (1) Central India, IGS (1) Bhootan, Zulu (1) 1879, CGHGSM (1) Basutoland, QSA (4) CC Paar Drie Tr, KSA (2), Natal 1906 (0). Full size medals and miniatures Glendining's Jul 1983. Miniatures DNW Jun 05 £700.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
Natal Volunteer Staff
DixonH GColonelHe served in the Afghan War, 1878-80—With the Peshawur Field Force as Orderly Officer; expedition to the Bazar valley and with the Kyber Line Force. Mentioned in Despatches. Medal. Soudan, 1888.—Suakin. Action at Gamaizah. Despatches, Lond. Gaz., 11 Jan 89. Medal with clasp; Bronze star; 4th class Medjidieh. Operations on the Nile, 1889. Operations in Chitral, 1895.—With the Relief Force. Storming of the Malakand Pass. Despatches. Lond. Gaz., 15 Nov. 95. CB; medal with clasp, Operations on N.W. Frontier of India, 1897-8.—With Tirah Exped Force. Despatches, Loud. Gaz., 5 Apr 98, ADC. to Queen. 2 clasps. African War, 1901-02—Spec. Serv. Offr., afterwards on Staff. (In commd. of portion of Lines of Commn. and as G.O.C. Barberton Dist.) Despatches, Lond. Gaz. 17 Jun 02. Queen's medal with 4 clasps. KCB.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
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