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BackhouseJ BLieutenant ColonelHe served in the South African War, 1879, Zulu Campaign, Action of Inyezaneand, battle of Ginginhlovo. Medal with clasp. Boer War, 1899-1902, In command of the 2nd Battalion East Kent Regiment from 17 Oct 00. Relief of Kimberley. Operations in the Orange Free State, Feb to May 00, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 Feb.); actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein. Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 Nov. Operations in Orange River Colony, May to Jun 00. Despatches, LG 10 Sept 01.
CB, SAGS (1) QSA (4), KSA (2).
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
(Buffs) East Kent Regiment
Baden PowellRobert Stephenson SmythMajor GeneralHe was born on the 22nd February 1857. In 1869 he changed his last name to Baden-Powell in honour of his late father, Professor Baden Powell of Oxford. He was a godson of Robert Stephenson, the celebrated engineer. In 1870 he was nominated by the Duke of Marlborough for Charterhouse, where he distinguished himself not only by his mental but moral qualities, while his irrepressible spirits caused him to be looked upon as the life of the school. In addition to his other accomplishments he was a polo-player and pig-sticker, good shot and artist. His favourite mottoes were "Don't flurry; patience gains the day" and "A smile and a stick will carry you through any difficulty in the world". He entered 13th Hussars, 1876; Major General, 23rd May 1900. Staff service: ADC to GOC Cape of Good Hope, 1888; AMS and ADC to GOC Cape of Good Hope, 1888-90; AMS and ADC to Governor of Malta, 1890-93. Special Service, Ashanti, 1895-96; South Africa, 1899-1900. War service: Operations in Zululand, 1888 (honourably mentioned); Ashanti Expedition, 1895-96 (honourably mentioned; Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel, Star); Operations in South Africa, 1896 (Despatches; Brevet of Colonel); South African War, 1899-1900; Mafeking. His troops nicknamed him 'Bathing towel' because of his open bathing habits during the Siege. Afterwards on Staff. Promoted Major General for distinguished services in the field. In 1900 Milner entrusted him with raising and training the South African Constabulary. In 1910 he retired to devote most of the rest of his life to the Boy Scouts Movement started in 1908 as a result of his periodical Scouting for Boys.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
BaldockT SLieutenant ColonelList of CB recipients. Various sourcesRoyal Artillery
BanfieldR J FLieutenant ColonelEntered 1871; Lieutenant Colonel, 1896. Staff service: DAAG for Inst. W District 1887-92. War service: South African War, 1899-1900; Operations at Paardeberg; severely wounded, 18th February 1900.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
Welsh Regiment
BarterCharles St LegerLieutenant ColonelWas born Oct 8, 1856, and is son of the Reverend J T Barter. He was educated abroad, and received his first commission in the Army in 1875; acted as instructor at the Royal Military College from 1884-9, and from then until 1894 was employed at the War Office as DAAG In the following year he was appointed Military Secretary to the Governor of Cape Colony and High Commissioner of South Africa. He served in the Ashanti Expedition in 1895-6, with the Special Service Corps (Star); the operations on the North-West Frontier of India in 1897-8; with the Tirah Expeditionary Force (despatches, and medal with two clasps); and the Boer War in 1899-1902, in command of 2nd Battalion Yorks Light Infantry; took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River, and Magersfontein; the operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, including the actions at Lindley, Bethlehem, and Wittehergen. He commanded the troops at Rietfontein, and acted as Station Commandant there (despatches, QSA with four clasps, King's Medal with two clasps, and CB).
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
(King's Own) Yorkshire Light Infantry
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