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BaconReginald Hugh SpencerCommanderHe was born in 1863, son of the Reverend T Bacon and Emma, daughter of George Shaw.  He was educated in HMS Britannia; entered the Britannia, 1877; received a silver medal from the Italian Government for saving life at the wreck of the Utopia in 1891; Commander HMS Theseus; Chief of the Intelligence Department, Benin Expedition, 1897; received the Medal and Clasp; was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 25 May 1897]: "Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, Commander, Royal Navy.  In recognition of services during the recent Expedition to Benin".  Commander Bacon started the submarine boat service in the Royal Navy; was Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord of the Admiralty, 1905; created a CVO, 1907; Captain of HMS Dreadnought during her first commission; ADC, 1909; Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes, 1907-9.  He retired in November 1909, to take the post of managing director of the Coventry Ordnance Works, 1910-14; resigned the appointment, and was gazetted Colonel, Second Commandant, RMA, 1915; commanded Heavy Howitzer Brigade, RMA, with Expeditionary Force in France; appointed to command the Dover Patrol, 1915 to 31 December 1917; promoted Vice Admiral; created a KCB and a KCVO, 1916; promoted Admiral, 1918.  From February 1918, to March 1919, he was Controller of the Inventions Department of the Ministry of Munitions.  Sir Reginald Bacon was the author of 'Benin, the City of Blood', and of 'The Dover Patrol, 1915-1917'.  His favourite recreation was shooting.  He was a Deputy-Lieutenant for Hampshire.  He married, in 1894, Cicely, daughter of Henry Surtees, of Redworth, and they had one daughter. 
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Navy
BaconRoss StillmanTrooperServed 09 Apr 1900 to 09 Jun 1900. Discharged medically unfit
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Border Horse
BaconRuscombe12785TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls71st Company, 18th Btn, IY
BaconRushcombe1202Attested: Nov 1901. Source: CMP2Cape Police
BaconS1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Oxfordshire Light Infantry
BaconS H10765SapperDischarged. QSA (4) sent 24 Apr 1904.

QSA (4) CC OFS Tr SA02

TNA ref 159/53; 159/71
Royal Engineers, Telegraph Battalion
BaconS KSupp 2nd &2nd OfficerTransport Medal, clasp: South Africa. Ship: Assaye (P&O).
Source: Transport Medal roll
Transport ships
BaconSamuel Alfred21Occupation: Painter. Next of kin: Mother. Address: Mowbray .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
BaconT1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia
BaconT11/1141PrivateFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879(King's Own) Royal Lancaster Regiment
BaconT WCaptainFrontier Wars. SAGS (0)Army Pay Department
BaconWMajorQueensland Mounted Infantry. MID LG: 16 April 1901, page: 2607. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 2 April 1901. Re: General mentions
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Queensland contingent
BaconWSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls79th Battery, RFA
BaconW3766PrivateQSA (4). Wounded, March to Kimberley, 15 Feb 00. Died, Kroonstad, 30 Jun 00.
Source: QSA medal rolls
9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers
BaconWMajorThis officer rendered notable service with the Queensland Mounted Infantry.Queensland contingent
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