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BrethertonGeorge HowardCaptainHe was born at Gloucester 6 March, I860, son of Edward Bretherton, of Clifton, Bristol, and S Georgiana, daughter of W Barton Price. He was educated privately, and joined the Royal Irish Regiment 29 July 1882, from the Militia, and the ISC 18 September 1883; served in the Queen's Own Corps of Guides, 1884-87, becoming Lieutenant 15 February 1884; served with the First and Second Miranzai Expeditions, 1891; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 15 September 1891], and received the Medal and clasp; was on special duty at Gilgit, 1893-97 (services acknowledged by Government), he became Captain 29 July 1893. Captain Bretherton served in the Chitral Campaign in 1895, being present at the investment of the Fort at Mastuj. He was mentioned in Despatches; received Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 21 January 1896]: "George Howard Bretherton, Captain, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the operations of the Chitral Relief Force". The Insignia were presented 14 April 1886. The Decoration was awarded for his services during the investment of Mastuj Fort by Chitralis. He took part in the operations on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Tirah Expeditionary Force as Brigade Commissariat. Officer, Peshawar Column (Despatches [London Gazette, 5 April 1898]; two clasps). From 1897 Major Bretherton was on special duty with the Supply Transport Corps in Kashmir. He married Katherine Murray, eldest daughter of Major General H P Campbell, ISC. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and his favourite recreations were shooting, riding and fishing. Major Bretherton was drowned 25 July 1904.
DSO, IGS 1854 (1) Samana 1891 (Lt SC), IGS 1895 (3) RofC PF Tirah (Capt Com Dept), Tibet Medal (1) Gyantse (Maj S&T Corps), 1903 Delhi Durbar. Glendining Nov 2000. Estimate £2.5-3k.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Indian Staff Corps
BrethertonJ1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's) Liverpool Regiment
BrethertonR7601Private3rd Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
BrethertonRVolunteer Service Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
BrethertonT8742Private1st Volunteer Company, 2nd Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
BrethertonW J39229SapperTo Provisional Company 15 Jun 1902.


TNA ref 158/35; 314/101

KSA extant
Royal Engineers, Fortress Company, 42nd
BrethourWilliam Herbert7022Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry
BretlesenO724 PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Durban Light Infantry
BretonF Le2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northamptonshire Regiment
BretonRobert Whitfield4315Lance CorporalSource: QSA Medal Rolls62nd Company, 11th Btn, IY
BrettTrooperBSACM Rhodesia 1896 (0).
Source: BSACM rolls
Matabeleland Relief Force
BrettA2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Bedfordshire Regiment
BrettA4903PrivateQSA (3). Discharged by purchase.
Source: QSA medal rolls
18th (Victoria Mary, Prince of Wales's Own) Hussar
BrettA4966PrivateQSA (4). Initials 'A.H.' on E.C. Roll.
Source: QSA medal rolls
8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars
BrettA6863Sergeant3rd Volunteer Active Service Company
Source: QSA roll
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
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