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HildyardHenry John ThorotonMajor GeneralBorn July 5, 1846. He was educated at the Royal Naval Acad., Gosport, and served in the Navy for five years before entering the Army in 1867, when he joined the 71st Highland Light infantry, of which battalion he was Adjt. from 1868 to 1875. He was Brig. Major at Cyprus, Aug-November, 1878; Brig. Major at Gibraltar from at date till Aug, 1882; and served in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in 1882 as DAA and QMG of the 1st Division, being resent in the engagements at El Magfar and Tel-el-Mahuta, at the action at Kassassin, and t the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (mentioned in despatches, brevet of Lieutenant Colonel, medal with clasp, 4th Class of the Osmanieh, and Khedive's star). After again occupying his Staff appointment at Gibraltar, Sir Henry became DAAG on the HQ Staff, Dec 1883 to March 1889; AAG, Aldershot, Oct, 1889, to March, 1891; AAG, at Army Headquarters, Apr, 1891, to Aug, 1893; Comdt. Staff College till Feb 1898; Major General Commanding Infantry Brigade Aldershot, until 8 Oct 1899, when he took command in SA first of an Infantry Brigade, afterwards commanding an Infantry Div. with local rank of Lieutenant General, and from 19 Oct 1900 to 24 Oct 1901, he had the command of the Natal District. General Hildyard took part in the relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso; the operations of Jan 17 to 24, 1900, and the action at Spion Kop; of Feb 5 to 7, 1900, and the action at Vaal Kranz; on Tugela Heights, Feb 14 to 27, and the action at Pieters Hill; and in Natal, March to June, 1900, and the action at Laing's Nek (four times mentioned in despatches, KCB, medal with five clasps). On Oct 25, 1901, Sir Henry Hildyard was appointed temporarily to the command of the First Army Corps; Director of Military Education and Training at Army Headquarters, Jan 15, 1903; and in March, 1904, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, and appointed to the command of the Forces in SA in succession to Sir Neville Lyttelton. Like many other able commanders, distinguished alike for valour and versatility, he began life in the Royal Navy, afterwards electing to join the sister service. He is a strict disciplinarian, and a recognised authority on military tactics and strategy. He married, in 1871, Annette, daughter of Admiral J C Prevost.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
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HowardFrancisColonelBorn at Berlin, March 26, 1848; is 2nd son of Sir H F Howard, GCB, and Baroness M E van der Schulenburg, and was educated privately and at the RMC, Sandhurst. He joined the Rifle Brigade in 1866, since which he has seen much active service, including the Jowaki Expedition in 1878 (medal and clasp), Afghan War, Bazaar Valley and Lughman Expeditions, 1878-9 (medal and clasp for Ali Musjid); operations in Upper Burma, 1887-89 (despatches, brevet of Lieutenant Colonel for Burma); commanded the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade, 1894-98; ADC to the Queen, 1895; CB and Jubilee decorations, 1897; Sudan Campaign, 1898 (despatches, two medals and clasp for Omdurman, and Distinguished Service Reward); saw active service in Crete in 1898; half-pay in Dec, 1898; commanded the 8th Brigade in the Boer War, 1899-1900, including the defence of Ladysmith (despatches, medal and four clasps); Coronation medal and ADC to the King, 1901; Major General and Inspector General of Recruiting at the War Office, 1903; commanded the NW District in 1904; and in 1905 became Acting General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Welsh and Midland command. Sir Francis married, in 1895, Gertrude, daughter of Hugh Conyngham Boyd.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
Staff
KellyW FMajor GeneralBorn in 1847, and is son of W R Kelly, of Kent. He entered the King's Regiment in 1867, and became a Captain in the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1880; served in the NW Frontier Expedition in India in 1876 as Staff Officer in the Peshawar Movable Column; action at Aimall Chabootra; the Egyptian Expedition in 1882-4; present at the battles of El Teb and Tarnai (despatches, two clasps, 4th class Medjidie and brevet of Lieutenant Colonel); the Sudan Expedition in 1885 (despatches and two clasps); and the Boer War in 1899-1902 as Special Service Officer, afterwards on the Staff; operations in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal; present at the actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein, and the actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria (despatches, KSA with two clasps, and KCB). Since 1903 he has been in command of the Infantry Brigade at Malta. He married, in 1889, Mary, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel C Russell, of Ockenden, Essex.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
Staff
KnoxCharles EdmundColonelBorn in 1846, and is the eldest son of Dr Knox, Archbishop of Armagh. He was educated at Eton, and joined the 85th Foot as Lieutenant in 1865; served in the Bechuanaland Expedition in 1884-5, in command of the 4th Pioneers (brevet of Lieutenant Colonel). From 1895-99 he was in command of the Regimental District at Bodmin. He served in the Boer War in 1899-1902, in command of the 13th Brigade, being present at the relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, including the actions at Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, and Driefontein; the operations in the Orange River Colony, present at the actions at Bothaville and Caledon River, and the operations in Cape Colony (despatches, promoted Major-General, KSA with two clasps, and KCB).
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
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KnoxWilliam GeorgeColonelBorn in 1847, and is son of General T E Knox, CB. He was educated at the RMA, Woolwich, and in 1867 entered the Royal Artillery, serving in the Abyssinian Campaign in 1867-8 (medal), the Ashanti Campaign in 1874 (medal and clasp); Afghan Campaign in 1878-9 (medal and clasp); the Zulu and Transvaal Campaigns in 1879 (despatches, medal and clasp), and the Boer War in 1899-1902, being present at the siege of Ladysmith and the operations in the Orange River Colony. General Knox was appointed to command the 8th Infantry Division, with headquarters at Cork, in 1905. He married in 1889, Alice, daughter of Sir Robert Dundas.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
Staff
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