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BegbieE4904Lance CorporalWounded. The Gatsrand, 17 October 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Royal Scots Fusiliers
BegbieE2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Scots Fusiliers
BegbieE ATrooperBSACM Rhodesia 1896 (0).
Source: BSACM rolls
Matabeleland Relief Force
BegbieElphinstone WatersColonelBEGBIE, ELPHINSTONE WATERS, Colonel, was born at Cheltenham, 15 June 1842, fifth son of Major General P J Begbie, Madras Artillery.  He was educated at Crewkerne Grammar School; by private tuition, and at Bonn and Caimstatt, Germany, and was gazetted an Ensign in the Madras Infantry in 1859, becoming Lieutenant in 1861; Captain in 1871; Major, 1879; Lieutenant Colonel, 1885; Colonel, 1889, and Major General, 1898.  He served with the Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-68; served as Sub-Assistant Commissioner-General (Despatches [London Gazette, 30 June 1868]; Medal).  He accompanied the Duma Expedition, 1874-75; served as Superintendent of Army Signalling (mentioned in Despatches).  Joined the Burmese Expedition, 1885-86; served as Superintendent of Army Signalling (Despatches [London Gazette, 22 June 1886]; Medal with clasp).  He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 30 May 1891]: "Elphinstone Waters Begbie, Colonel, Indian Staff Corps.  Assistant Adjutant General".  He was admitted to a Good Service Pension in 1897; attached to the Queen's Own Madras Sappers and Miners, 1871-88; Instructor in Army Signalling for Madras Presidency, 1872-88; Commandant, Bangalore Rifle Volunteers, 1880-90; AAG, Headquarters, Madras Army, 1891-94; Officiating AG, Madras Army, 1894-95; DAG, Madras Command, with rank of Brigadier General, 1895.  He was transferred to the Unemployed Supernumerary List in 1902.  He was created a CB in 1896.  Major General Begbie died 11 February 1915.
CB (mil, gold HM 1881, b/b), DSO, IGS 1854 (1) Burma 1887-8 (Lt Col Unattached), Abyssinia Medal (Lt Madras Infy).  Glendining Oct 81.  Sotheby's Nov 85 £1,600.  March Feb 86 £2,000.  Dixon Sep 92 £1,950.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Indian Staff Corps
BegbieF WCaptainMID LG: 16 April 1901, page: 2606. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 2 April 1901. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Royal Army Medical Corps
BegbieF WCaptainMID LG: 15 November 1901, page: 7376. Source: General Kitchener. 8 August 1901. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Royal Army Medical Corps
BegbieFrancis Alfred9818TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
BegbieG EBrevet MajorMID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5949. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Highland Light Infantry
BegbieG ESource: QSA and KSA medal rollsHighland Light Infantry
BegbieGeorge EdwardCaptainBEGBIE, GEORGE EDWARD, Brevet Major, was born 9 September 1868, son of James W Begbie, LLD He joined the Highland Light Infantry 10 April, 1889, becoming Lieutenant on 3 February 1892, and was Adjutant, Highland Light Infantry, 14 January 1894 to 13 January 1898, being promoted to Captain 15 April, 1897. In Kandia, in 1898, he took part in the affair of 6 September; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 24 January 1899], and given the Brevet of Major 8 March, 1899. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was mentioned in Despatches; received both Medals with clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: “George Edward Begbie, Captain and Brevet Major, Highland Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa”. The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India 30 January 1902, and presented by the GOC, Peshawar District, India, 19 March, 1902. He was promoted to Major. Major Begbie died at Netley Hospital 15 January 1907.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Highland Light Infantry
BegbieJ1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
BegbieJ38TrooperServed 01 Feb 00 to 23 Feb 00.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Orpen's Light Horse
BegbieJ R5768PrivateWounded. Modder River, 28 November 1899
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
BegbieThomasLieut & R Officer
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Cape Colony Cyclist Corps
BegbieThomas745Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.Railway Pioneer Regiment
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