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BlenkinsWilliam Bazett GoodwinOf The Residency, King Williamstown, and of the Civil Service (Cape Town) and Senior (KWT) Clubs,. was born at. Bombay July 4, 1852, his father being Brevet-Major W B G Blenkins, CB, and his mother a daughter of H C Jarvis, formerly MLC Mr Blenkins was educated at the South African College and entered the Civil Service in 1871; was appointed RM at Mount Frere in 1880, additional RM for Kimberley at Du Toit's Pan and Member of Special Court 1882; was thereafter Cape Colony and RM at Murraysburg, Hay, and Herschel; became Divisional Inspector in the Attorney-General's Department in 1895; was appointed Cape Colony and RM at Cradock in 1897, and Cape Colony and RM and Registrar of Deeds at King William's Town in Aug, 1900. Incidentally Mr Blenkins has held various other appointments, including Secretary, to Special Commissioner with the Transkeian tribes in 1875; has acted as Chief of Police at Cape Town; was Special Commissioner on Agricultural Distress, Northern Districts, in 1899; Sub-Commissioner, War Losses Compensation Board, 1902, and Commissioner in 1903. He has also acted as visiting magistrate at the Convict Stations at East London and Cape Town. Recreations: walking, shooting, and fishing. He married, November 14, 1883, Mary, daughter of Reverend Geo. Chapman, some time Governor of Heald Town Training Institute.Unknown
BlenkinsonTrooperFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879Bettington's Horse
BlenkinsonH J22739TrooperDemise: Killed in action 03 Jan 1901
Place: Reitz Near Kromspruit
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Commander-in-Chief's Bodyguard
BlenkinsonH J22739TrooperKilled in action. Near Reitz, 3 January 1901
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Commander-in-Chief's Bodyguard
BlenkinsopA4608PrivateDied of wounds. Pretoria, 13 June 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
BlenkinsopA4608PrivateDemise: Died of wounds 13 Jun 1900
Place: Pretoria
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
BlenkinsopFredk3029PrivateBSACM Rhodesia 1896 (0).
Source: BSACM rolls
(Duke of Wellington's) West Riding Regiment
BlenkinsopG4608PrivateQSA (4). Died of Wounds, Pretoria, 13 Jun 00' & Initial 'A' on Casualty Roll.
Source: QSA medal rolls
12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
BlenkinsopHerbert John22739TrooperKilled Jan 3, 1901
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Commander-in-Chief's Bodyguard
BlenkinsopJ3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Durham Light Infantry
BlenkinsopJ TTrooperBSACM Rhodesia 1896 (0).
Source: BSACM rolls
British South Africa Police
BlenkinsopL JVerterinary CaptainMID LG: 8 February 1901, page: 845. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 31 March 1900. Re: Orange Free State
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Army Veterinary Department
BlenkinsopL JArmy Veterinary Department
BlenkinsopLayton JohnCaptainBLENKINSOP, LAYTON JOHN, Captain, was born 27 June 1862, third son of Lieutenant Colonel William Blenkinsop and Elizabeth, daughter of William Sandford.  He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at the Royal Veterinary College, London, and was Coleman Medallist, 1883.  He entered the Army Veterinary Department, 1883; was Advising Veterinary Surgeon to the Punjab Government, and Professor at Lahore Veterinary College, 1891-93; was SVO for British troops, Sudan Expedition, 1898 (Despatches; Egyptian Medal with clasp; English Medal; created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 November 1898]: "Layton John Blenkinsop, Captain, Army Veterinary Department.  In recognition of services during the recent operations in Egypt and the Sudan, including the Battle of Khartoum".  Insignia sent to GOC, Egypt, and presented by him, 20 December 1898, at a full-dress parade of the Cairo Garrison).  He was Senior Veterinary Officer in Egypt, 1896-99; served in South Africa, 1899-1902, as SVO, Cavalry Division, under Lieutenant-General Sir J D F French, until September 1901, and SVO Remounts in South Africa to December 1902 (Despatches; South African Medal with six clasps; King's Medal with two clasps; promoted Major); became Lieutenant-Colonel, AVC, 15 March 1903; Principal Veterinary Officer, 3rd Army Corps, and PVO, Irish Command, 19 April 1904 to 3 August 1906.  He was Principal Veterinary Officer, South Africa, 2 September 1906 to 24 November 1909; became Colonel 15 March 1908; was Principal Veterinary Officer, Northern Command, 22 February 1910 to 20 April 1910; Principal Veterinary Officer, Southern Command, 20 April 1910 to 31 December 1912, and Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, Aldershot Command, 1 January 1913 to 1 January 1914.  Colonel Blenkinsop became Inspecting Veterinary Officer, India, 8 February 1914, and Director, Veterinary Service in India, with rank of Brigadier General, on 24 July 1916, and on the 1st December 1918, was appointed Director General, Army Veterinary Service, War Office, with rank of Major General.  He was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1905.  He married, 1905, Ethel Alice, daughter of John Wells, JP, Booth Ferry House, Goole, Yorkshire.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Army Veterinary Department
BlenkinsopWCaptainCGHGSM (1) Transkei
Source: Roll of the CGHGSM
Mount Ayliff Volunteers
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