|Lawley||R T||Lieutenant Colonel||He was born on 21 Aug 1856, was educated at Eton (1870-1874) in the Rev. William Wayte's house. As a schoolboy he was not academically distinguished, but he did excel at sports, and because of his small stature he was particularly successful on the river as a cox. He was also elected by his peers to Eton's school society known as Pop. He entered the 7th Hussars in 1875, retiring as Commanding Officer of the Regiment in 1904. He served with the Light Camel Regiment throughout the Nile Expedition of 1884-85 to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum. He took part in operations with the Desert Column, including the engagement at Abu Klea Wells on 16-17 February 1885. Just 3 officers and 44 other ranks served from the 7th Hussars with the Light Camel Regiment (see Webb, The Abu Klea Medal Rolls, p. 86). After service in Egypt, Lawley served in the Boer War, sailing for the Cape on board S.S. Templemore, commanding the 7th Hussars from 20 Dec 1901 to 22 Jan 1902. MID 17 Jun 1902. CB 26 Jun 1902. In 1909 Lawley married Rhoda Edith, a daughter of the Rev. Canon Knox-Little of Worcester. He succeeded his brother, Beilby Lawley, as the 4th Baron Wenlock in 1912. He died at Hestercombe, Taunton, on 25 Jul 1918.|
CB (m) (b/b), Egypt (1) The Nile 1884-85 (LIEUT.: HON: R.T. LAWLEY, 7/HUSRS.), QSA (5) CC OFS Tr 01 02 (Lt. Col.: Hon R.T. LAWLEY, C.B., 7/HRS:), Khedive Star 1884-6. eBay Jan 10.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
|7th (The Queen's Own) Hussars|