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AdyeJMajorHe served in the Afghan War, 1879.—Medal. Egyptian Expedition, 1882. ADC to GOC. Actions of El Magfar, Tel-el-Mahuta, Kassassin of 9 Sept, and battle of Tel-el-Kebir. Despatches, LG 2 Nov 82. Medal with clasp; bronze star; 5th class Medjidie ; Brev. of Maj. Soudan Expedition, 1884-5. Nile and Suakin. As ADC to the GO Commdg-in-Chief; 2nd action at Abu Klea on 17 Feb. 85. Despatches, LG 25 Aug. 85. 2 clasps; Brev. of Lt.-Col. Boer War 1899-1902. Special Sevice Officer and afterwards on Staff, and as OC NW Districts. Cape Colony. Operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 99-00, including action at Kheis. MID (Earl Roberts and Lord Kitchener), LG 17 Jun. 02. QSA (3) and KSA (2). CB.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
Royal Artillery
AldersonEdwin Alfred HerveyMajorSon of Colonel Edward Mott Aldcrson, of Povle House, Ipswich; was born in 1859; was educated at Ipswich Grammar School; entered 97th Regiment 1878, became Captain Roy. W Kent Regiment 1886, Major 1896, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1897, and Brevet Colonel 1900. He served in the Transvaal Campaign with Mounted Infantry in 1881; during Egyptian Campaign of 1882, with Mounted Infantry, being present at actions of Mahuta and Masamch, battles of Kasassin and Tel-el-Kebir, and the occupation of Cairo (medal with clasp, bronze star); in the Sudan Campaign 1884-5 with Mounted Infantry Camel Regiment, when he was present at the battles of Abu Klea, El Gubat, and Metemmeh (two clasps). He did good work in Mashonaland, 1896, with Mounted Infantry and in command of troops (despatches, medal, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel), and in South Africa 1899-1902 in command of four different Mounted Infantry Brigs., being present at relief of Kimberley, battles of Paardeberg and Driefontein, and the occupation of Bloemfontein and Pretoria (several times mentioned in despatches, CB, ADC to the King, Brevet Colonel); was DAAG and Comdg. Mounted Infantry, Aldershot, 1897-9; appointed to command Mounted Infantry in South Africa 1900, Inspector General thereof, with rank of Brig. General; appointed Brig. General-on-Staff Comdg. 2nd Brig. (1st Div.) 1st Army Corps, 1903; has been an extra ADC to HM Queen Victoria and HM King Edward VII Since 1900; received Royal Humane Society's medal 1885; author of With the Mounted Infantry and the Mashonaland field Force, 1896; also of Pink and Scarlet, or Hunting as a School for Soldiering. He married in 1886 Alice Mary, 2nd daughter of Reverend O P Sergeant.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
(Queen's Own) Royal West Kent Regiment
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AllenbyE Henry Hynman MajorBorn in 1861, he was commissioned into 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons in 1881. Between 1884-88, he served in expeditions to Bechuanaland and Zululand. Fought throughout the South African War with consistent success, latterly as a column commander, becoming a Colonel. He commanded the 5th Lancers from 1902 to 1905. In 1915, he commanded V Corps and later the Third Army. Sent to Egypt in 1917 to command and lead the British to victory over the Turks in Palestine and Syria. Allenby was promoted to Field Marshal in 1919 and created Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and of Felixstowe in that year. He remained in the Middle East as High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan until 1925 when he retired. He died in 1936.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
AntillJohn MacquaireMajorOf Sydney, and of the Australian Club, was born in NSW Jan 26, 1866. He raised and commanded a squadron of Mounted Rifles at Picton, NSW in 1889; was selected by the general officer commanding for training with the Imperial troops in India, 1893-4, where he gained certificates as an instructor. He joined the General Staff as Permanent Adjt. of the Mounted Rifle Regiment in South Africa, 1894, and commanded the 1st contingent of Mounted Rifles there; served in the Boer War in 1899-1901, chiefly in De Lisle's corps under Generals Ian Hamilton, Alderson, and Hutton. Until Feb, 1900, he was in command of a detachment NW of Cape Colony, when he joined Lord Roberts' advance and was present at the relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Driefontein, the occupation of Bloemfontein, actions at the Vet and Zand Rivers, Johannesburg, and Pretoria (June 4), Diamond Hill, and the operations in connection with the pursuit of De Wet in the Wittcbergen (mentioned in despatches, CB). On his return to NS Wales he was appointed Chief Instructor of the Australian Light Horse, ADC to the Governor-General, and promoted Lieutenant Colonel for his services. He married Oct 24, 1901, Agnes, eldest daughter of Thomas Polk Willsallen, of Gunnedale, NSW.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
New South Wales contingent
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