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PilkingtonHenry LionelLieutenant ColonelHe was educated at Queen's College, Cambridge, and the RMC, Sandhurst; served on the West Coast of Africa in 1881-2 in the 1st West India Regiment, subsequently joining the 21st Hussars, with which Regiment he served in India. His former appointments include: Private Secretary, to Sir F Napier Broome, when Governor of Western Australia; Commandant of Local Forces there; was appointed to the W Australian Mtd. Infantry for service in South Africa in 1899, and afterwards was given the command of that Corps. He became Colonel and Divisional Commandant of the SA Constabulary in 1900, and commanded the SAC in the ORC from 1900 until the end of the War, and subsequently till June, 1904. He married, in 1896, Louisa, daughter of Rt Hon Sir John Esmonde, Bart.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
West Australia contingent
PlumerHerbert Charles OnslowLieutenant ColonelHe joined the 65th Foot in 1876, and saw his first active service in the Sudan in 1884, when as captain of the York and Lancaster Regiment he took part in the battles of El Teb and Tamai, being mentioned in despatches, and received the medal and clasp, bronze star, and the 4th Class Medjidie. When the Matabele War broke out in 1896 General Plumer organised and commanded a relief corps of mounted rifles, which he marched up country, doing much execution in the strongholds of rebels. But it was in the Boer War, 1899-1902, that General Plumer earned the greatest distinction as a soldier, although his services do not appear to have been acknowledged as completely as they deserved, but General Plumer is not one of the advertising generals. Commencing the campaign as a Special Service officer, he was afterwards placed on the Staff, and it was as a natural sequel to his excellent record in the Chartered territory that he was given the command of the Rhodesian contingent. In his march to the relief of Mafeking he was slightly wounded. His subsequent operations took place in the Transvaal, Orange River, and Cape Colony, for which he was promoted to Major-General and was made ADC to the King; he was mentioned in despatches, and received the CB, two medals and six clasps. In 1902 he took command of the 4th Brigade of the 1st Army Corps at Aldershot, and in March, 1906, he was appointed to command the 7th Division at the Curragh in the place of Lieutenant General Sir G C Morton, KCIE. In 1914 he commanded the II Corps and in 1915 the Second Army. In 1917 after Caporetto he was sent to Italy to command Allied forces there. In 1918 he was recalled to France to lead the Second Army during the German Spring offensive. In 1919-24 he was appointed Governor of Malta and in 1925-28 High Commissioner for Palestine and Trans-Jordan. Rather short and slim of stature, General Plumer suggests in appearance rather the dandy than the soldier. His temper is imperturbable, even in the heat of action, and he enjoyed a keen sense of humour.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
PoettJ HLieutenant ColonelList of CB recipients. Various sourcesDorsetshire Regiment
PorterT WLieutenant ColonelMedal Net advert: Jul 04. "I am seeking the CB (Boer War) to T W Porter of the NZ Forces. I have his QSA (Col CB), Long and Efficient Service Medal (Lt Col Commanding Poverty Bay District) and 1902 Coronation Medal in silver".
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
New Zealand contingent
Porter Thomas ColeLieutenant ColonelTransvaal War Album: Strange as it may seem to those who have watched with such keen interest the operations of General French, there was a time not long ago when some officers of competence were ready to declare that the days of cavalry were past. The war had scarcely begun when we found how necessary was the mounted arm, and the events of the war have given signal proof of its value. General Porter has commanded a regiment which has been prominent in General French's operations—the famous 6th Dragoon Guards, the old Carabiniers—and the increase of forces has brought him an appointment in South Africa as Brigadier-General. He joined the Carabiniers as a lieutenant in February, 1873, and, after serving five years and eight months with the regiment, was promoted. As a captain he fought with the Carabiniers through the Afghan War of 1879-S0, and was with Lieutenant-Colonel Fryer in the engagement at Ali Boghan. He advanced with the column into the Lughman Valley, and took part in the operations against the Wuzeeree Khugianis and in the Hissarik Valley. The Carnbiniers rendered great service in these movements, and Captain Porter was present with the regiment at the destruction of the villages of Nargozi, Arab Kheyl, and Jokan, and was mentioned in despatches and received the medal for his services. He was promoted to major in 1886 and lieutenant-colonel in 1895, and received the brevet of colonel in July, 1899. General Porter has rendered brilliant service in command of the Carabiniers in the present war.
He was born in 1851, and is son of the Reverend E J Porter. He formerly commanded the 6th Dragoon Guards, and served in the Afghan War in 1879-80 with the Khyber Division Kabul Field Force, including the affair against the Mohmunds at Ali Boghan, the expedition against Asmatoola Khan in Lughman Valley against the Waziri Khugiani and the Hissaracs, and the attack on, and destruction of, the villages of Nargozi, Arab Khel, and Yokan (despatches and medal). He also took part in the Boer War in 1899-1900, in command of the 1st Cavalry Brigade (despatches, QSA with five clasps, and CB). He married first, in 1878, Minnie (died 1889), daughter of J W M'Leod; and secondly, in 1903, Jane, daughter of C W Hodge.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
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