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BrabantE YBrigadier GeneralHe was born in 1839, and had had a long and distinguished career in politics and arms, He entered the 2nd Derby Militia as Ensign in 1855, and joined the Cape Mounted Rifles with similar rank in 1855, from which he retired on half pay with Captain's rank in 1870. He entered the arena of polities as Member of the Legislative Assembly for East London in 1873, and was re-elected in the following year. In 1875 he was appointed Field Commandant of the Cape Colonial Forces; became Colonel of the 1st Cape Yeomanry in 1879; was made CMG in 1880; was re-elected member for East London in 1882, and again in 1885. He was a member of the Defence Commission in 1896, and in 1897 was President of the South African League. General Brabant served through the Boer War, at first in command of the Colonial Division and subsequently as Inspector-General of the Colonial Defence Force, until the end of 1901, w hen he retired under the new scheme of Colonial Defence (despatches, medal, and clasps). He resumed his duties in the Cape Parliament, and soon after seceded from his old political leader, Sir Gordon Sprigg, and joined the new Progressive party under Dr Smartt, with whom he was associated in connection with the Suspension movement. He resigned his seat in Parliament on his reappointment in Dec, 1902, to the command of the Cape Colonial Forces, from which He retired in 1904. Subsequently he re-entered the Cape Assembly as member for East London. He was a keen sympathiser with the loyalists who suffered from the effects of the war, and marked his departure from England after the Coronation by the public declaration that "Loyalty does not pay". General Brabant married Mary Burnet, daughter of the Reverend Canon Robertson, of Canterbury.
Source: List of KCB recipients. Various sources
BrabantE YColonelCGHGSM (1) Basutoland
Source: Roll of the CGHGSM
Cape Mounted Yeomanry
BrabantE YColonelFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9Cape Mounted Yeomanry
BrabantE YField CommandantFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9Frontier Mounted Rifles
BrabantErnest VernonSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 9th Contingent
BrabantGLieutenantMID LG: 18 July 1902, page: 4593. Source: General Kitchener. 1 June 1902. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Frontier Light Horse
BrabantG ALate District Mounted Rifles
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Frontier Light Horse
BrabantG ALate District Mounted Rifles
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Frontier Light Horse
BrabantG Alfred77 LieutenantDistrict Mounted Rifles
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
District Mounted Rifles
BrabantGuy AlfredLieutenantBRABANT, GUY ALFRED, Lieutenant, was born 6 October 1873, at East London, South Africa, son of Major General Sir Edward Yewd Brabant, KCB, CMG, and Lady Brabant. His father greatly distinguished himself in the Boer War, and was the head of Brabant's Horse. He was created a KCB and was promoted Major General for his services. Another son was killed during a cavalry reconnaissance from Ladysmith. G A Brabant joined the Army in December 1900, and served in the South African War from then until 1902. He received the South African Medals with two clasps each; was promoted Captain, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Guy Alfred Brabant, Lieutenant, South African Mounted Irregular Forces. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The decoration was awarded in particular for gallantry near Pearston, Cape Colony, 10 March, 1902. While with Colonel Price's Column, Lieutenant Brabant attacked a very strong position held by six Boers. He himself, with Second Lieutenant Francis and Sergeants Walsh and Metcalf, shot three of the six Boers and wounded one, and also captured six horses, saddles, etc. He was mentioned in Lord Kitchener's Despatch of 1 June 1902. He retired from the Cape Colonial Forces, as Captain, 26 September 1902, and became Lieutenant, Border Light Horse, Cape of Good Hope, 25 May 1903. Captain Brabant then farmed in Cape Colony. His favourite recreations were cricket, tennis and shooting. On 27 December 1910, at Koungha, Cape Town, Captain Brabant married Mary Ethel Austin Reaney, eldest daughter of C T Reaney, of Freetown, and they had a son, Richard Brabant, born 14 November 1912.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
BrabantJ46592nd Battalion
Source: QSA medal roll in WO100/185
East Surrey Regiment
BrabantJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Surrey Regiment
BrabantJ S2163 TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
BrabantJohn SomersetBSACM Mashonaland 1890 (2) Matabeleland 1893 Rhodesia 1896. 1893: Lt. Victoria Col.; 1896: Captain Scouts Belingwe Col.
Source: BSACM rolls
British South Africa Police
BrabantJohn Somerset13828TrooperServed 07 Mar 1900 to 25 May 1900. Transferred. (Driscoll's Scouts)
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Border Horse
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