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HuttonE T HColonelEntered 1867; Colonel, March 1900. Staff service: ADC to Major General Expedition Force, Egypt, 1882; Assistant Military Secretary to GOC, Egypt, 1882-83; Brigade Major, Aldershot, 1883-84; DAA and QMG, Egypt, 1884-85; DAAG Aldershot, 1887-89, 1689-92; ADC to the Queen, 1892; Commandant Colonel Forces, NSW, 1893-96; AAG, Dublin, 1896-97; Curragh, 1897-98; GOC Mila., Dominion of Canada, 1898-1900; Special Service, South Africa, 1900; Major General Infantry Brigade, South Africa, March 1900. War service: South African War, 1879-81 (Despatches; medal with clasp); Egyptian Expedition 1882 (Despatches; medal with clasp; bronze star; Brevet of Major; 4th class Medjidie); Sudan Expedition 1885 (clasp); Boer War, 1899-1900; on Staff. This gallant officer, who has energetically interested himself in the Colonial patriotic movement from its inception, was the son of Mr E T Hutton of Beverley, Yorkshire. He was born in 1848, and married in 1889 the daughter of Lord Charles Paulet.
KCB, KCMG, Zulu (1), Egypt (2), QSA (5), 1897 Jubilee, Japan Order of the Rising Sun 2nd Class, Turkey Order of Medjidie (Knight), Khedive Star. RHQ.
Source: List of KCMG recipients. Various sources
MurrayThomas KeirSon of A K Murray, he was born November 6, 1854, in Pine Town, Natal, where he also received his education. Sir Thomas Murray has for over thirty years taken a prominent part in the Military, Political, Commercial, and Sporting interests of Natal. As early as 1873 he was a member of the Natal Frontier Guards, and in 1879 served as second in command of the Ladysmith Defence Force in the Zulu War. In the Boer War he raised and commanded Murray's Horse (1899), and was Chief of Murray's Scouts and of General Buller's Intelligence Department on the Staff. He took part in the relief of Ladysmith and was three times mentioned in despatches; subsequently he was General Superintendent of Burgher Camps in Natal, and the Transvaal and Natal Governments, Lord Milner, and Mr Chamberlain specially thanked Mr Murray for his services, who was then made KCMG. Sir Thomas Murray's political life has been still more busy. He has sat in the Natal Parliament since 1886, during which period he has been Chairman of Finance, Railway and Harbour Committees Minister of Lands and Works (1893-7), Colonial Secretary (1897), Acting Prime Minister, Chairman of Government Board of Arbitrators on Defective Surveys, Chairman of Stock Commission, Chairman of Utrecht-Vryheid compensation Comm., Commissioner of Census, and member of Magistracies and Crown Lands Commissions. He was delegated to represent Natal at the opening of the Australian Commonwealth Parliament; received the CMG in 1895 in connection with the Natal railway extension to the Transvaal, and was a member of the Railway Conferences at Pretoria and Cape Town, and the Customs Conference at Bloemfontein. Sir Thomas is a Director of the Natal Bank, the Town Hill Wattle Company, and the Natal Tannery, and incidentally has been President of the Natal Farmers' Congress, Maritzburg Agricultural Society, Caledonian Society, Natal Rugby Union, and the Natal Turf Club. He has also captained the Maritzburg County Cricket Club, and has won prizes for rifle shooting, racing, and athletic sports. He married, in 1877, Annie, daughter of Henry Procter.
Source: List of KCMG recipients. Various sources
Natal Guides
PenderJohnBorn in 1855, and is son of Sir John Pender. He is one of the pioneers of submarine telegraphy, and is vice chairman and managing director of the Eastern Telegraph Company and director of the other Associated Telegraph Companies. Their first cable to America lasted only a month, but in that time its use saved the War Office £50,000. During the Boer War Sir John arranged for cheaper cable rates for wounded officers. The services rendered in connection with submarine cable telegraphy were recognised by the KCMG bestowed in Oct, 1901. He has also received Orders from the Governments of Denmark Turkey, and Portugal. Sir John has served in South Africa and China, and married, in 1879, Beatrice Katherine, only daughter of Cuthbert Ellison.
Source: List of KCMG recipients. Various sources
PretymanG TMajor GeneralGeorge Tindal Pretyman was born on 1 March 1845, and was educated at Wimbledon School and RMA Woolwich. He joined the Royal Artillery on 21 March 1865, and within a few months went to Canada where he served until July 1870. During this period he was present throughout the Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1870. Pretyman went to India in February, 1875, and was promoted Captain in October 1877. At the outbreak of the Afghan War in 1878, he was appointed Aide-de-Camp to Major General Sir Frederick Roberts and was present at the capture of the Peiwar Kotal and in all the operations in the Koorum and Khost Valleys (mentioned in despatches). He took part in the advance on and occupation of Kabul in 1879, and was present in the engagement at Charasia (mentioned in despatches). He was reappointed Aide-de-Camp to Sir Frederick Roberts in March, 1880, and rode with him on the desperate march from Kabul to Kandahar, and was present at the battle of Kandahar on 1 September 1880 (mentioned in despatches). For his services during the Afghan campaign he was twice promoted by brevet, first to the rank of Major and afterwards to that of Lieutenant Colonel. Preryman was appointed Military Secretary to Sir Frederick Roberts in Madras in 1881, and was Assistant Adjutant General for the Royal Artillery in India from 1887 to 1889, when he took command of a second class District, Bengal. It was while thus employed that he commanded the 1st Infantry Brigade in the Isazai Expedition of 1892. The enterprise proved a bloodless one and consequently there were no medals or rewards. He was made CB (m) in May 1896, and promoted Major-General in the following year. On the outbreak of the War in South Africa, Lord Roberts offered him the position of Commandant at Headquarters which he accepted with effect from 23 December 1899. He was appointed Military Governor of Bloemfontein in 1900, and commanded the Kimberley District in 1901, and afterwards the Northern Cape Colony. For his services he was twice mentioned in despatches and created KCMG. Pretyman returned to India in 1902 with the command of the Secunderabad District, and subsequently the command of the Forces in Madras, 1904, and of the Burma Division, 1906. He retired in 1907 and was appointed Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery in September 1908. Major General Sir George Pretyman died on 3 August 1917.
KCMG, CB (m) (gold b/b), CGS (2) Fen Raid 1866 FR 1870 (Lt RA), Afghan (3) PK C Khan (Capt RA), K2K Star (Bt Maj RA), QSA (4) CC OFS Drie SA01 (Maj Gen KCMG CB). BDW May 93 £2,800.
Source: List of KCMG recipients. Various sources
Royal Artillery
RundleH M LMajor GeneralList of KCMG recipients. Various sourcesStaff
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