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BlakeneyRobert25834CorporalServed 02 Jan 01 to 14 Jul 01. Discharged, Completion of Service, J'Burg, Second Number 212 and 15780
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
BlakeneyRobert25834Trooper1st Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
BlakeneyRobert Byron DruryLieutenantBLAKENEY, ROBERT BYRON DRURY, Lieutenant, was born 18 April 1872, at Mitcham, Surrey, son of William Blakeney, Paymaster-in-Chief, RN, of Hillsborough, Westward Ho!  He entered the Royal Engineers 24 July 1891; became Lieutenant 24 July 1894; was specially employed with the Egyptian Army 13 April 1896 to 9 October 1896, and employed with the Egyptian Army 10 October 1896 to 22 April 1899.  He served in the Expedition to Dongola in 1896, taking part in the operations of 19 September.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 November 18961, and received the Egyptian Medal with clasp.  He served in the Nile Expedition of 1897 (clasp to Egyptian Medal), and in the Nile Expedition of 1898, when he was present at the Battle of Khartoum; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 30 September 1898]; received the Medal and a clasp to the Egyptian Medal, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 November 1898]: "Robert Byron Drury Blakeney, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers.  In recognition of services during the recent operations in Egypt and the Sudan, including the Battle of Khartoum".  (The Insignia presented by the Queen at Windsor 12 January 1899.) He was on special extra-regimental employment 23 April 1899 to 24 January 1900, in command of the 3rd Balloon Section, South African War, 1900-1; was DAD Railways, South Africa, 1 July 1900 to 17 June 1901; took part in the operations in Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, 1900.  He was on extra-regimental employment, 18 June 1901.  He was given the Third Class Osmanieh, 1905; was Deputy General Manager, Egyptian State Railways, 1906-13; became Major 24 July 1911; received the Second Class Medjidie, 1912; retired from the Army 4 February 1914.  Major Blakeney served in the operations on the Suez Canal, 1914-15; was present at the action of 2 February, and mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 21 June 1916].  He served in the Dardanelles Expedition as AD, Railway Transport, and Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, and served in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918, as Deputy Director of Railway Traffic.  He received the Order of the Nile, Second Class, 1916; was present at preliminary operations round Gaza 29 and 30 October 1917.  Four times mentioned in Despatches; CMG, 3 June 1918; Director of Railway Traffic, EEF, 8 April 1919, with temporary rank of Brigadier General; General Manager, Egyptian State Railways, 1 April 1919.  Major Blakeney married, 6 May 1903, Dorothy, daughter of  Major Nelson Ellis, 101st Royal Munster Fusiliers, and they had two sons and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
BlakeneyRobert Byron DruryLieutenantHQ SAFF. QSA and State clasps issued 1 Oct 1902. Clasp SA01 issued 20 Aug 1908.

QSA (4) CC OFS Tr SA01

TNA ref 155/1
Royal Engineers, Staff
BlakeneyW3408Private1st Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 08 Apr 1902
Place: Fouriesbg Near Stenekamps Kop
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia
BlakeneyW1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia
BlakeneyW3408PrivateKilled in action. Stenekamp, 8 April 1902
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia
BlakeneyWm7041GunnerQSA (4) CC OFS Tr SA01
Source: WO100/146
Elswick Artillery Volunteers
BlakerQuartermasterFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879Weenen Yeomanry
BlakerA4122PrivateQSA (4).
Source: QSA medal rolls
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
BlakerCharles Neville6TrooperSource: Nominal rollEastern Province Horse
BlakerG ELieutenantNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Natal Carbineers
BlakerG E601TrooperQSA (1) DoL
Provisional list of recipients
Source: Ladysmith Siege Account and Medal Roll
Natal Carbineers
BlakerG E601TrooperServed 29 Sep 99 to 09 Oct 00.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Natal Carbineers
BlakerW5326Rifleman2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - dysentery 08 Feb 1900
Place: Ladysmith
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
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