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BustonPhilip ThomasLieutenant ColonelCRE 6th Div. Awarded DSO. MiD by Roberts 2 Apr 1901.

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TNA ref 155/9; 313/5; 316/24
Royal Engineers
BustonPhilip ThomasLieutenant ColonelBUSTON, PHILIP THOMAS, Lieutenant Colonel, was born 16 February 1853.  He was educated at Cheltenham College, and was gazetted to the Royal Engineers 12 September 1872, and served in the Afghan War, 1878-79-80, being present at the action of Charasiah and operations in the neighbourhood of Kabul in December 1879 (Despatches [London Gazette, 4 May 1880]; Medal with two clasps).  He became Captain 12 September 1884.  Captain Buston served in the Hazara Expedition in 1888; was mentioned in Despatches; received the Medal with clasp, and was given the Brevet of Major 7 December 1888.  For his services in the Hazara Expedition of 1891, he was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 20 October 1891], and received a clasp.  He was promoted to Major 16 March, 1892, and to Lieutenant Colonel 20 September 1899, and from 1899 to 1902 he served in the South African War as CRE, Infantry Division, afterwards CRE, Bloemfontein.  He was present at the relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, including operations at Paardeberg and action at Driefontein.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 April, 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Philip Thomas Buston, Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  The Insignia were presented to him by Lieutenant General Sir C Tucker, KCB, 9 November 1901.  He was given the Brevet of Colonel 20 September 1903: became Colonel 21 August 1905, and was created a CB in 1906.  Colonel Buston was appointed Chief Engineer, Aldershot Command, 21 August 1905.  He retired February 1910, and was given the honorary rank of Brigadier General 24 August 1912.  General Buston served in the European War from 1914 to 1918, and was created a CMG in 1918.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
BusttellaJPrivateFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1877-8. Medal returnedBuckley's Native Levy
BusuttilM ALieutenantDemise: Died of disease - enteric fever 13 May 1902
Place: Bloemfontein
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Imperial Yeomanry
BusuttilMichael AlbertLieutenantHe died of enteric at Bloemfontein May 13th, 1902.  He joined the Imperial Yeomanry as a second Lieutenant March 1901, and was appointed to the 24th Battalion (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) in August 1901, with the rank of Lieutenant in the army.  He formerly held a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Leicestershire Regiment, and was afterwards a Captain in the 4th Battalion (now the 6th Battalion) Manchester Regiment.
Source: Donner
24th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
BusuttilMichael AlbertLieutenantNo known Company. Served in 22nd Btn IY Staff
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
BuswellD3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Leicestershire Regiment
BuswellH1st Battalion, Volunteer Service Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Leicestershire Regiment
BuswellH3rd battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Grenadier Guards
BuswellH4063PrivateQSA (4)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
Leicestershire Regiment
BuswellH2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northamptonshire Regiment
BuswellHenry451PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseWest Australia, 6th Mounted Infantry Contingent
BuswellJ29B/815PrivateFrontier Wars. SAGS (0)Northamptonshire Regiment
BuswellRalph10312TrumpeterSource: QSA Medal Rolls56th Company, 15th Btn, IY
BuswellW3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Leicestershire Regiment
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