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DawlR SSource: WO100/280Aliwal North TG
DawleH3122PrivateQSA (1). Served with 11th Hussars.
Source: QSA medal rolls
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
DawlerW2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gloucestershire Regiment
DawlerWTrooperNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Royston's Horse
DawlerWilliam1267 PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Imperial Light Infantry
DawlingE1st Battalion, Volunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Leicestershire Regiment
DawlingWSource: QSA and KSA rollsCape Garrison Artillery
DawnH WMounted Infantry
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Essex Regiment
DawnJ5607PrivateKilled in action. Vlakfontein, 29 May 1901
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Sherwood Foresters) Derbyshire Regiment
DawnJ5607Private1st Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 29 May 1901
Place: Vlakfontein. 584
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(Sherwood Foresters) Derbyshire Regiment
DawnJohn42312TrooperNo known Company. Served in 34th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
DawnSamuel Thos4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry
DawnayG PLieutenantMID LG: 29 July 1902, page: 4842. Source: General Kitchener. 23 June 1902. Re: Final despatch & mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Coldstream Guards
DawnayG PSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
DawnayGuy PayanLieutenantDAWNAY, GUY PAYAN, Lieutenant, was born 23 March, 1878, at St James's Palace, London, son of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable Lewis Payan Dawnay, second son of the 7th Viscount Downe and Lady Victoria Grey, sister of the 4th Earl Grey.  He was educated at Eton College, and Magdalen College, Oxford, and joined the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards at Gibraltar, July 1899.  He became Lieutenant 10 July 1900.  He served throughout the South African War of 1899-1902, taking part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900 including the 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, east of Pretoria, July to November 1900, including the actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August); operations in the Orange River Colony, November 1900; operations in the Transvaal, October 1901 to 31 May 1902; operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to October 1901.  He carried out the duties of Railway Staff Officer, May to June 1901, and was afterwards on the Staff.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, particularly for his services when ADC to General Sir Bruce Hamilton, KCB [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Guy Payan Dawnay, Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  Lieutenant Dawnay was ADC to the Major General, 5th Brigade, 1st Army Corps, 9 April 1903, to 29 February 1904; ADC to the Major General, 2nd Division and 3rd Brigade, 1st Army Corps, 1 March to 1 May 1904; ADC to the Major General, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, 2 May to 15 June, 1904.  He was Adjutant of the Guards' Depot from 5 November 1904 to 4 November 1906', and was made, an MVO in 1906.  He was at the Staff College in 1908 and 1909; was promoted Captain 16 February 1909, and joined the Committee of Imperial Defence in 1910.  In the following year he left the Coldstream Guards with the rank of Captain, and joined the Reserve of Officers.  Captain Dawnay served in the European War from its outbreak to 30 April, 1919.  He took part with distinction in the Dardanelles Campaign, March 1915 to January 1916; the fighting in Egypt and Sinai, 1916; in Palestine, until the taking of Jerusalem, 1917; in France, 1918 to 1919.  He was mentioned in Despatches eleven times; created a CB and CMG in 1918, and was given the Brevets of Major and Lieutenant Colonel, and awarded the following foreign distinctions: the Legion of Honour (Officier); Order of St Anne (Russia); Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus (Italy), and the Distinguished Service Medal (USA).  He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 3 May 1919, and retired with the rank of honorary Major General.  Major General Dawnay married, 12 July 1906, at Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, London, Cecil, youngest daughter of  Francis W Buxton, and the Honourable Mrs Buxton, and their children were: Pamela; Christopher Payan (born 6 July 1909), and Elizabeth Lavender.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Coldstream Guards
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