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JarvisJ WMajorThe eldest son of Sir Lewis Jarvis, of Middleton Towers, King's Lynn, where he was born, Dec 26, 1855. He was educated at Harrow, and represented King's Lynn as Conservative MP from 1886 to 1892. As a member of the firm of Partridge & Jarvis, he was actively interested in the formation and control of a large number of Rhodesian undertakings. He was in Rhodesia when the Matabele Rebellion of 1896 broke out. He then accompanied the Volunteer forces in an unattached capacity, but took command of a squadron on its leader being mortally wounded (medal). He was again in Rhodesia when the Boer War opened in 1899, and joined the Rhodesian contingent under Colonel Plumer, taking part in the relief of Mafeking. On leaving Plumer's force at the end of 1900, Colonel Jarvis came to England, but returned three months later in command of the 21st Battalion of IY serving with Colonel Rimington's and Sir Henry Rawlinson's columns, during which time he took part in the successful drives under General Bruce Hamilton, from the beginning of November, 1901, to the end of Jan, 1902. Towards the end of the war Colonel Jarvis was employed in putting up the Blockhouse lines from Ermelo to Carolina in the North, and from Ermelo to the Swaziland Border on the East (SA medal and four clasps, and KSA and two clasps). At the conclusion of hostilities his battalion was disbanded, but Colonel Jarvis was given the hon. rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, together with the dignity of CMG On returning to England he exchanged from the Derbyshire Yeomanry Cavalry to take command under Lord Dunraven of the 3rd County of London IY—a regiment which was formed out of the old 18th, 21st, and 23rd Batts. of IY which had served with Colonel Jarvis in SA In November, 1902, Colonel Jarvis proceeded to the Delhi Durbar on the Staff of HRH the Duke of Connaught. Meanwhile the partnership of Partridge and Jarvis had terminated by the effluxion of time, but Colonel Jarvis returned to the City to supervise the business of the Willoughby group of companies. He is also a Director of the India Rubber, Gutta Pcrcha, & Telegraph Works, and many Rhodesian Companies. At one time an ardent steeplechaser and cricketer, he now limits his recreations mainly to hunting and shooting.
Source: List of CMG recipients. Various sources
Rhodesia Regiment
JarvisA MMajorList of CMG recipients. Various sourcesCanada, Lord Strathcona's Horse
JohnsonR FLieutenant ColonelList of CMG recipients. Various sourcesRoyal Artillery
JohnstonPercy HerbertLieutenant ColonelHe was born in Cawnpore on 13 July 1851, son of Surgeon-Major J. W. Johnston, M.D., 85th Regiment. Educated at Queen's College, Cork, he qualified as a BA and MD at the RUI. He entered the Army as a Surgeon on 4 February 1877 and served in the Afghan War during 1879-80, in the Zaimusht Expedition and assault and capture of Zawa. Service in the Hazara Expedition of 1888 was followed in February 1889 by promotion to Surgeon-Major. Advanced to Lieutenant-Colonel in February 1897 he then saw active service in the Boer War. He was granted the local rank of Colonel whilst in charge of a General Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. For his services he was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 2 December 1899, 30 March 1900, 23 June 1902) and was awarded the CMG (London Gazette 29 November 1900). Retiring from the Service in 1906, he was later County Director of the Voluntary Aid Organisation, Flintshire and Denbighshire, 1911-14, served in the Flintshire Territorial Association 1913-14, and was Senior Medical Officer of the Mersey Defences, 1914-19 with the rank of Brevet Colonel. Late in life, in 1926, he was awarded an honorary D.Sc. by the National University of Ireland. Colonel Johnston died on 13 August 1932.
CMG b/b, Afghan (0) (Surg, 85th Foot), IGS 1854 (1) Hazara 1888 (Surgn, MS), QSA (4) CC TH OFS RofL (Lt Colonel, CMG, RAMC), KSA (2) (Lt Col, MD, CMG, RAMC). DNW Sep 06 £1,200.
Source: List of CMG recipients. Various sources
Royal Army Medical Corps
JonesJohn FrankBorn July 29, 1861. He joined the staff of the British SA Company upon its formation. In 1896 he was appointed Assistant-Secretary, and when Mr Herbert Canning resigned, in 1898, he succeeded him as Secretary In addition to that post he was made Joint Manager with Mr Wilson Fox in 1902. He also represented the large interests of the Chartered Company on the Boards of several Rhodesian undertakings. Although Mr Jones's knowledge of Rhodesia was exceedingly extensive, he had never been to that country until, at the latter end of 1902, he accompanied Mr Beit, Dr Jameson, and Sir Lewis Mitchell on a trip extending right through Matabeleland and Mashonaland, where he acquired a practical acquaintance with the country's conditions of the greatest advantage to him in the interests of the Company he so ably served. In recognition of his services to the Govt, in connection with the Boer War he was made a CMG in Oct, 1902. At the latter end of 1904 Mr Jones's health began to fail, and, although he rallied in a satisfactory manner, a relapse took place, and he died at Sidmouth on Feb 5, 1905, of septic thrombosis.
Source: List of CMG recipients. Various sources
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