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BeresfordJ G H H deMajorHe was born 5 December 1866, son of the 3rd Baron Decies and Catharine Anne, daughter of William Dent, RN, of Shortflatt Tower, Northumberland.  He was educated at Eton, and entered the 7th Hussars 5 February 1887.  He was ADC to Lord Connemara (then Governor of Madras), and Adjutant of the 7th Hussars, and served as ADC to HRH The Duke of Connaught, 1894-1900; served under General Plumer in the operations against the Matabele in 1896 (Despatches [London Gazette, 9 March 1897]).  Captain the Honourable J G H H de la P Beresford commanded the 37th Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa in 1902, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Medal).  He became Major 26 June 1903, and as Lieutenant Colonel commanded the Tribal Horse in Somaliland, 1903-4, where he was also employed as a Special Service Officer; was present at the action of Jidballi.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 2 September 1904]; and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 6 September 1904]: "The Honourable John Graham Hope Horsley Beresford, Major, 7 Hussars.  In recognition of services during the operations in Somaliland".  He succeeded his brother as 5th Baron Decies (created 1912) in 1910, and on 12 February 1910, retired from the 7th Hussars.  Lord Decies became Lieutenant Colonel Commanding the South Irish Horse in 1912.  He was a Representative Peer for Ireland, and was appointed a Privy Councillor for Ireland in 1918.  He belonged to the Military Order of Spain.  His recreations were cricket, hunting, and polo and racing.  In 1911, he married Helen Vivien, daughter of George Jay Gould and Edith M Gould (nee Kingdon), and they had one son, the Honourable Arthur George Marcus Douglas de la Poer Beresford, born 25 April 1915, and two daughters.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
7th (The Queen's Own) Hussars
BeresfordJ H 5322Private2nd Btn. Died of disease at Newcastle. 8 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 95 line 15
(Cameronians) Scottish Rifles
BeresfordJ H3522Private2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 08 Feb 1901
Place: Newcastle
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(Cameronians) Scottish Rifles
BeresfordJ H3522PrivateDied of disease. Newcastle, 8 February 1901
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Cameronians) Scottish Rifles
BeresfordJ H BSource: Medal rollsLumsden's Horse
BeresfordJ H BCaptainMID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5967. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Lumsden's Horse
BeresfordJ T2565PrivateQSA (3). Prisoner - rejoined, Zaaihoek, 17 Aug 01.
Source: QSA medal rolls
6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
BeresfordJamesSource: Attestation paper in WO126Border Scouts
BeresfordJames144TrooperJoined 10 Feb 00
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Orpen's Light Horse
BeresfordJno70858GunnerBSACM Rhodesia 1896 (0).
Source: BSACM rolls
Royal Artillery
BeresfordJohn260Attested: Aug 1901. Source: CMP3Cape Police
BeresfordJohn Graham Hope HLieutenant ColonelNo known Company. Served in 37th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
BeresfordLord W A de la PCaptainFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879. VC9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers
BeresfordMunn DSource: WO100/252Imperial Military Railways
BeresfordR1890PrivateFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879Royal Warwickshire Regiment
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