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BraithwaiteWilliam1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
BraithwaiteWilliam986Trooper1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
BraithwaiteWilliam GarnettCaptainBRAITHWAITE, WILLIAM GARNETT, Captain, was born 21 October 1870. He was educated at Marlborough, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; was gazetted to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23 May 1891, becoming Lieutenant 16 May 1894. He was Adjutant, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 2 March, 1898 to 5 March, 1900, and became Captain 19 July 1899, serving in the South African War from 1899 to 1902; served as Brigade Major 6 March 1900 to 27 March 1901, and as DAAG 28 March, 1901 to 4 August 1902, and as Assistant Commander. He took part, while serving as Adjutant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, in operations in Natal, 1899; Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso; operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 February 1900) and action at Pieter's Hill. While serving on the Staff and as Assistant Commissioner, he was present at operations in the Transvaal, May and June, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Frederickstad (17 to 25 October); operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River, including action at Ruidam (slightly wounded); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900, to April, 1901; operations in Cape Colony, April, 1902 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches (Sir R H Buller, 30 March, 19 June and 9 November 1900) [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]; was given the Brevet of Major; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "William Garnett Braithwaite, Captain, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 27 October 1901. He was Adjutant, Volunteers, 26 March, 1902 to 31 December 1904; Officer, Company of Gentleman Cadets, Royal Military College, 31 January 1906 to 6 September 1907; Adjutant, Royal Military College, 7 September 1907 to 21 January 1910; promoted Major 4 May 1910; GSO3, New Zealand Military Forces, 25 May 1911 to 24 May 1914. He served in the European War from 1914; as GSO1, New Zealand Division, Egypt, and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 21 August 1915; commanding the 2nd New Zealand Infantry Brigade 21 December 1915 to January 1918. He was given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June, 1917; was Brigade Commander, General Staff, 16 February to 14 October 1918; Brigade Commander 19 October 1918. He was created a CMG in 1916, and CB in 1918. Colonel Braithwaite was a JP for Westmorland. He married, in 1901, Gwendolen Elizabeth, daughter of Lieutenant General E O Hewett, CMG, RE, and they had son and two daughters.
CB (m), CMG, DSO, QSA (5) CC T-H OFS RofL Trans, KSA (2), 1914-15 Star, BWM, Victory Medal with MID, Order of the White Eagle (Serbia). Regimental Museum Carnaervon 1992.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
BraithwateE ASource: WO100/226Civil Surgeon
BraitwaiteF P2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
BraitwaiteP1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
BraizerWSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls39th Battery, RFA
BrajewiechJan JeroliemVolunteer from Austria / Hungary serving with the Boer forces
Source: Anglo Boer War Museum database, August 2016
Austrian and Hungarian volunteers
BrakeE2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry
BrakeHA Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
BrakeHerbert Edward JohnCaptainBRAKE, HERBERT EDWARD JOHN, Captain, was born at Melksham, Wiltshire, 9 February 1866, only son of Surgeon General Brake, IMS.  He was educated at Westward Ho! and joined the Royal Artillery as Lieutenant 18 February 1886.  He served on the Punjab Frontier of India, 1887 to 1896, and was promoted to Captain 1 November 1896.  Captain Brake was employed in the British Central African Protectorate 24 July 1897 to 1 December 1898, taking part in the expedition against the Mpezeni.  He was mentioned in Despatches; received the Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 October 1899]: "Herbert Edward John Brake, Captain, Royal Artillery.  In recognition of services during the recent operations in Uganda and Dutch Central Africa".  The Insignia, etc, were sent to the Officer Commanding, Mauritius, who transferred the DSO to the GOC, Aden.  Temporary Lieutenant Colonel H E J Brake acknowledged receipt of the Insignia, etc, 6 May 1900, forwarded to him by Officer Commanding the Troops, Mauritius.  No official presentation was possible.  Colonel Brake served in West Africa 1 January 1899 to 2 August 1902, with the King's African Rifles, taking part in the operations in Ashanti.  He was slightly wounded; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 March 1901], and was given the Brevet of Major 29 November 1900.  He was specially employed in West Africa in 1900, commanding the Field Force up the Gambia, and the operations against Fodi Kabba 29 December 1900 to 4 June 1901.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Medal with clasp and was created a CB in 1901.  He raised the 2nd Battalion King's African Rifles, and commanded it 1 January 1899 to 2 August 1902.  He was Commandant of the Local Forces, and Inspector-General of Police, Trinidad, 17 September 1902 to 16 September 1907.  He was promoted Major 6 January 1905.  He served in the European War from 1914; was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 30 October 1914, and given the Brevet of Colonel 1 January 1916; was Brigadier General, Royal Artillery, Heavy Artillery, 18th Army Corps, British Armies in France, 15 January 1917 to 2 April 1918; Commandant, Heavy Artillery, Training Centre, Forces in Great Britain, from 1 June 1918.  He was created a CMG in 1918.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Artillery
BrakeT3551SergeantFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879Army Hospital Corps
BrakeW 3770Sergeant 2nd Btn. Wounded at Colenso. 21 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 64 line 27
(Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry
BrakeWSource: Medal rollsDorsetshire Regiment
BrakenburyEdward604TrooperQSA (4)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Imperial Light Horse
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