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BackhouseJoseph28757PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
BackhouseM R CCaptainMID LG: 29 July 1902, page: 4839. Source: General Kitchener. 23 June 1902. Re: Final despatch & mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Imperial Yeomanry
BackhouseMiles Roland CharlesLieutenantSource: QSA Medal Rolls14th Company, 5th Btn, IY
BackhouseMiles Roland CharlesCaptainBACKHOUSE, MILES ROLAND CHARLES, Captain, was born 24 November 1878, at the Rookery, Middleton Nyas, Yorkshire, son of Sir Jonathan E Backhouse, Baronet, and Florence, daughter of Sir John S Trelawny, 9th Baronet.  He was educated at Eton, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and became Second Lieutenant, Northumberland Hussars (Yeomanry Cavalry) in April, 1897.  He was employed in the 14th Yeomanry Squadron, Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa, from January to the end of the war, in which he served as Lieutenant from January 1900 to April, 1901, and was then promoted Captain (Honorary), and given command of a squadron.  He was severely wounded; mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Miles Roland Charles Backhouse, Captain, 5th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  He married, September 1904, at Dunston, Norwich, Olive, second daughter of Geoffrey Fowell Buxton and Mary, daughter of the Honourable and Reverend John Harbord, and they had three sons: Roger Trelawny, born 5 September 1905: Jonathan, born 16 March, 1907; Wilfrid Jasper, born 28 July 1913, and one daughter, Patricia, born 23 April, 1911.  He was promoted Major, and retired from the Territorial Force 27 June, 1903.  He served in the European War from 1914-19; went out with the Northumberland Hussars, as Second-in-Command, October 1914; in command, February to May 1915; commanded the North Somerset Yeomanry, September 1915 to March, 1917; commanded the 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment 1 October 1917 to January 1919.  He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Force Reserve.  He was mentioned in Despatches four times: June, 1915; January 1917; June, 1918; March, 1919, and awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order, for services in operations on the Piave, Italy, in September and October 1918 [London Gazette, 18 November 1918].
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
5th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
BackhouseOscar Edmund29TrooperServed in 1st KFS. Joined Salisbury 12 Dec 00 transferred 29 Apr 01 2KFS
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
BackhouseOscar Edmund29TrooperServed in 2nd KFS. Joined Salisbury transferred from 1KFS 30 Apr 01 30 Apr 01 Discharged 10 Jul 02 time expired
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
BackhousePSergeantFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1877-8Queenstown Rifle Volunteers
BackhouseP GSource: WO100/252Imperial Military Railways
BackhouseR2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Scots Guards
BackhouseTSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNative Labour Corps
BackhouseTPrivateQSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Defence of Kimberley
Kimberley TG
BackhouseT K14155PrivateDemise: Killed in action 31 May 1900
Place: Lindley. Yeomanry Kop
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
47th Company, 13th Btn, IY
BackhouseThomas Rowland14155TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls47th Company, 13th Btn, IY
BackhurstC24213Sapper1st Section. Also served in Balloon Repairing Factory.

QSA (2) CC SA01

TNA ref 160/67; 160/64
Royal Engineers, Balloon Section
BacklerA R2916SapperDischarged 31 Jan 1903. KSA sent 9 Feb 1904.

QSA (3) TH RoL Tr. KSA

TNA ref 157/83; 314/74
Royal Engineers, Field Company, 37th
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