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AireyHenry ParkeCaptainHe was born at Kingthorpe Hall, Yorkshire, 3 August 1844, 2nd son of Captain H C Airey.  He was educated at Marlborough, and at the Royal Military College, Addiscombe; was gazetted to the 101st RM Fusiliers as Ensign in 1859; served in India six years, on the North-Western Frontier, and retired in 1866; also in the same year went to Australia, joining the New South Wales Artillery in 1878.  He served as Lieutenant with the New South Wales Contingent in Egypt, 1885; ADC to General Fremantle at advance and capture of Tamai (Egyptian Medal; clasp, and Khedive's Star), 1885.  Captain Airey volunteered for service in Burma, 1886-7, attached to Sir G White's Staff; commanded Gardner Gun Battery at attack on Hwai-Hwaing; was severely wounded, losing an arm, and was mentioned in Despatches, and thanked by the Governor-General of India.  He received the Brevet of Major for distinguished services; was made Honorary ADC to the Governor of New South Wales, received the Burma Medal and clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 January 1888]: "Henry Parke Airey, Captain, New South Wales Artillery".  The DSO was awarded for distinguished service, coolness under fire, and marked gallantry (His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, Burma, letter to the Viceroy of India).  He was created a CMG in 1900, and became Lieutenant Colonel, commanding the Brigade, Divisional Field Artillery, New South Wales.  He served in South Africa in 1900, and was mentioned in Despatches.  He was promoted to Colonel.  He married Florence Ada, youngest daughter of A H M'Culloch, of Sydney, New South Wales.  Colonel Airey died on the 12th October 1911, at Panplaats, Transvaal, and an obituary notice of him appeared in the 'The Times' His favourite recreations were cricket (1st Eleven, Marlborough College; Captain, Addiscombe College Eleven, and Regimental, 1885-6; Captain, New South Wales Artillery Eleven); hunting and driving; Master of Sydney Hunt Club.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
New South Wales Artillery
AireyHenry ParkeLieutenant ColonelSource: OZ-Boer databaseNew South Wales, NSW Citizen's Bushmen
AireyJ 3184Private2nd Btn. Prisoner - released at Spion Kop. 24 Jan 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 42 line 49
(King's Own) Royal Lancaster Regiment
AireyJ4724PrivateQSA (2).
Source: QSA medal rolls
7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
AireyJ3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Durham Light Infantry
AireyJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Durham Light Infantry
AireyJ HSource: QSA and KSA rollsDEOVR
AireyJ S 5159Private1st Btn. Wounded at Spion Kop. 20 Jan 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 122 line 10
Border Regiment
AireyO3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Durham Light Infantry
AireyO2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Durham Light Infantry
AireyO FLieutenantNew South Wales Mounted Rifles. MID LG: 25 April 1902, page: 2766. Source: General Kitchener. 8 March 1902. Re: General mentions
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New South Wales contingent
AireyR2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Yorkshire Regiment
AireyT2084Private3rd Battalion
Source: QSA roll
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
AireyWStokerQSA (0). Ref: 291.832.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Barracouta
AireyWDomesticQSA (0). Ref: 354.313.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Philomel
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