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FortescueS JCommanderSeymour John Fortescue was born on 10 February 1856, second son of 3rd Earl Fortescue. He entered the Navy in 1869, and was Lieutenant of Superb at the bombardment of Alexandria, 11 Jul 1882, and during the Egyptian war. Lieutenant of Sphinx during the naval and military operations in the Eastern Soudan, at Suakin 1884-5. Member of the Naval Intelligence Department, April 1891 to April 1893. He was appointed Equerry-in-Waiting to HRH the Prince of Wales on 4 April 1893. He was awarded the CVO, 22 Jun 1897, on the commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. He commander of HMS Monarch in the Boer war and was Naval ADC to Field Marshal Lord Roberts. Mentioned in despatches and awarded the CMG for services during the Boer War, Equerry-in-Waiting to King Edward VII on the occasion of his Coronation, 9 Aug 1902. He was created a KCVO on 14 June 1910. He served as Equerry to King George V, 1910 to 1936, and to King George VI, 1936 to 1942. Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Lords, 1910 to 1936. Employed during the Great War as Naval Censor in the Official Press Bureau from 1914. Created GCVO 1 Jan 1931. Sir Seymour Fortescue died on 20 March 1942.
CMG (b/b converted to n/b, Egypt (2) Alexandria 11th July, Suakin 1885 (Lieutenant Hon RN HMS Superb), QSA (5) CC Paard Drie Joh DH (Com Hon RN HMS Monarch), BWM (Capt The Hon Sir S J Fortescue, RN), 1897 Jubilee, silver, 1902 Coronation, silver, 1911 Coronation, 1935 Jubilee, 1937 Coronation, Khedive's Star 1882. DNW Apr 01 £2400.
Source: List of CMG recipients. Various sources
Royal Navy
FraserJ RMajorList of CMG recipients. Various sourcesKimberley TG
FreyerS FMajorList of CMG recipients. Various sourcesRoyal Army Medical Corps
GaisfordR BMajorList of CMG recipients. Various sourcesRoyal Scots Fusiliers
GarstinA AColonelBorn Aug 30, 1850, at Edinburgh, and is son of Charles Garstin, of the Bengal Civil Service. He was educated at Cheltenham Coll, and RMC, Sandhurst, and joined the 57th Regiment in 1871. He commanded the 2nd Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment from 1893-98, and a Regimental District from 1898-1900. Colonel Garstin's war services include the Zulu War in 1879, when he was present at the action of Gingindhlovu and the relief of Eshowe. He also took part in the pursuit of Cetewayo after Ulundi, and served in the operations of Clarke's Column (medal with clasp), the Egyptian Campaign in 1885, as DAAG of Lines of Communications with Sir Gerald Graham's Expeditionary Force (medal with clasp and Khedive's Star), and the SA Campaign in 1900-02, when he went out on special service in Feb, 1900. He acted as AAG of 2nd Div. from the relief of Ladysmith until Dec, 1900, and shared in the operations of the 2nd Div., AIG Western (Mafeking Kimberley line), Jan to March, 1901. He was Commandant of Port Elizabeth from March to Aug, 1901, and commanded the Kimberley District in succession to Major General Pretyman, from Aug, 1901, to July, 1902 (twice mentioned in despatches, QSA with four clasps, KSA with two clasps, CMG). Colonel Garstin retired from the Army in 1903. Recreations: Shooting, fishing, and sketching. He married, Sep 13, 1904, Isabel, daughter of Colonel Chas. Noble.
Source: List of CMG recipients. Various sources
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