|Binny||Steuart Scott||Lieutenant||BINNY, STEUART SCOTT, Lieutenant, was born 1 July 1871. He was commissioned in the 19th Hussars 2 June, 1894; became Lieutenant 22 October 1898, and served in the South African War, 1899-1902, taking part in the operations in Natal, 1899, including actions at Rietfontein and Lombard's Kop; was present at the defence of Ladysmith, including sortie of 7 December 1899, and action of 6 January 1900; served during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, October and November 1900; served as Adjutant, 19th Hussars, 1 January to 31 May 1902; took part in the operations in Orange River Colony, March, 1902 (Despatches [London Gazette, 15 November 1901]; Queen's Medal with two clasps, and King's Medal with two clasps). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902]: "Steuart Scott Binny, Lieutenant, 19th Hussars. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was Adjutant, 19th Hussars, 1 January 1902 to 31 December 1904, and was promoted to Captain 1 April 1903; and to Major 9 July 1910. On the outbreak of the Great War he was recalled and appointed Railway Transport Officer, and later promoted D.A. Director of Railway Transports. With the forming of the new armies, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and appointed to Command the 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, in February 1916 and was killed instantaneously in action near Ypres on 3rd March 1916, by the bursting of a shell in his dugout. He is buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, near Zillebeke. He was additionally Mention in Despatch in the London Gazette of 1st January 1916. He had married, in 1911, Marjorie, third daughter of Henry Champion, of Sibdon Castle, Salop.|
DSO, QSA (3) DofL OFS Trans (Lt 19 Hus). KSA (2) (Lt & Adj DSO 19 Hussars) 1914 Star (Maj DSO 19 Hussars), BWM, Victory Medal (Lt Col). Glendining 1997 est £1,800-2,000. DNW 2002 unsold. Chelsea 2003 £5,500. Miniature medals (DSO, QSA & KSA), ebay (Chelsea Militaria) Jan 10.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
|19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars|