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DawnayH (Hon)LieutenantMID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5952. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
DawnayHonNo Rank StatedFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879Staff
DawnayHon JohnCaptain & AdjutantQSA (7).
Source: QSA medal rolls
10th (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
DawnayHughLieutenantDAWNAY, THE HONOURABLE JOHN, Captain, was born in London 23 May 1872, eldest son and heir of the 8th Viscount Downe and Viscountess Downe.  He was educated at Eton, and was gazetted to the 10th Hussars 5 December 1891; was Adjutant, 10th Hussars, 30 May 1898 to 1901; became Captain 14 June 1899.  Captain the Honourable J Dawnay served in the South African War, 1900-1, as Adjutant, 10th Hussars, to 13 May 1901; Acting Brigade Major 14 May to July 1901.  He was present at the Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, August to 29 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, June to August 1900, including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 17 July); operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900 including actions at Colesberg (1 January to 5 February); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to July 1901; operations in Cape Colony, July to September 1901.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with seven clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "The Honourable John Dawnay, Captain, 10th Hussars.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  The Insignia were presented to him by the King 24 October 1901.  He retired from the 10th Hussars 3 August 1904, subsequently becoming Major of the King's Own Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry.  When the European War broke out, Major Dawnay went to France as ADC in 1915 to Sir John French, becoming Lord French's ADC when the latter was appointed Commander-in-Chief in England in 1916, and later Military Secretary to Lord French in Ireland, with the temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He was created a CMG in 1915, and made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel.  He was Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace, CC, North Riding of Yorkshire, also Justice of the Peace, Northants.  He married, 24 July 1902, at Hillington, Norfolk, Dorothy, only child of Sir W ffolkes, 3rd Baronet, and they had two sons, Richard and George William ffolkes, and one daughter, Ruth Mary. 
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
DawnayJ (Hon)CaptainMID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5929. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
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10th (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
DawnayJohnCaptainDAWNAY, THE HONOURABLE HUGH, Lieutenant, was born on the 19th September 1875, second son of Viscount Downe and Lady Cecilia Maria Charlotte Molyneux, VA (who died in 1910), daughter of the Earl of Sefton.  He received his commission in the Rifle Brigade in October 1895, and became Lieutenant in January 1898, and took part in the Nile Expedition, being present at the Battle of Khartoum, and being mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898].  He received the Medal; the 4th Glass of the Order of the Medjidie, and the Egyptian Medal with clasp.  From February 1899 to November 190O, he was Adjutant of his battalion, and in that capacity served in the South African War in 1899 and 1900, being present at operations in Natal, including actions at Lombard's Kop; the Defence of Ladysmith, including sortie of the 10th December 1899, and action of the 6th January 1900.  He was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February and 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "The Honourable Hugh Dawnay, Lieutenant, The Rifle Brigade.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901.  He became Captain in the Rifle Brigade in March, 1901, and in February of the same year was appointed ADC to the Commander-in-Chief.  Major Dawnay was transferred to the 2nd Life Guards, and served in the European War.  He was killed in action on the 6th November 1914.  In 1902 he married Lady Susan Beresford, daughter of the 5th Marquess of Waterford, and they had four sons.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
10th (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
DawnayL PSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
DawneW2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Lincolnshire Regiment
DawneyG PSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
DawneyHughCaptainQSA (1) DoL
Provisional list of recipients
Source: Ladysmith Siege Account and Medal Roll
(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
DawneyJ6th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Lancashire Fusiliers
DawneyLSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
DawneyW3rd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Royal Munster Fusiliers
DawningP1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Manchester Regiment
DawnsR G6158Colour SergeantPrisoner. Klip River, 12 February 1902
1st Battalion. 28 Ml. Released
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
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