|Stopford||F W||Colonel||Entered Grenadier Guards 1871; Colonel, 1897. Staff service: ADC to Chief of Staff Expedition Force, Egypt, 1882; ADC to. Brigadier General, Egypt, 1884-85; ADC to Major General Expedition Force, Suakin, 1885; Brigade Major Guards Brigade, Egypt and Cyprus, 1885; Brigade Major, Aldershot, 1886-89; DAAG, Headquarters of Army, 1892-94; DAAG, Aldershot, 1894-07; Special Service, Ashanti, 1895-96; AAG, Headquarters of Army, 1897-1:9: Military Secretary to General Commander in Chief, 1899-1900; South Africa Military Secretary to GOC, Natal, January 1900. War service: Egyptian Expedition 1882 (Despatches; medal with clasp; bronze star; 5th class Medjidie); Sudan Expedition 1884-85 (Despatches; clasp; Brevet of Major); Ashanti Expedition 1895-96 (honorary mentioned; Brevet of Colonel; star); Boer War, 1899-1900; on Staff. Colonel Stopford, born 1854, was the son of the 4th Earl of Courtown.|
Born in 1854, and is son of the fourth Earl of Courtown. He joined the Grenadier Guards in 1871 and served in the Egyptian Expedition in 1882 as ADC to Sir John Adyc, Chief of Staff; present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (despatches, medal with clasp, bronze star, and 5th class Medjidie); the Sudan Expedition in 1884-5 as ADC to Major General Fremantle, Brigade of Guards, and afterwards as Brigade Major (despatches, clasp, and brevet of Major); the Ashanti Expedition in 1895-6, in command of a composite half battalion (brevet of Colonel and star); and the Boer War in 1899-1900, as Military Secretary to Sir Redvers Buller; present at the relief of Ladysmith, including the actions at Colenso, Spion Kop, and Vaal Kranz; the operations on Tugela Heights, and the action at Pieter's Hill; operations in Natal including the action at Laing's Nek, and the operations in the Transvaal, cast of Pretoria, including the actions at Belfast and Lydenburg (despatches, QSA with six clasps and KCMG). In 1904 General Stopford was appointed Director of Military Training, which post he held until 1906 when he succeeded Lt. General Sir L J Oliphant, KCVO, in command of the London District.
Source: List of KCMG recipients. Various sources