|Carleton||Frederick Montgomerie||Captain||CARLETON, FREDERICK MONTGOMERIE, Captain, was born 21 July 1867, youngest son of General Henry Carleton, CB, Royal Artillery. He was educated at the Military College, Oxford; joined the King's Own Regiment 3 October 1888; became Lieutenant 1 April 1890; was Adjutant, Royal Lancaster Regiment, 12 July 1891 to 11 July 1895; was employed with the Egyptian Army 21 March 1896 to 16 October 1897; served with the Expedition to Dongola in 1896, and was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 November 1896]. He also served in the Nile Expedition in 1897 (Medal); was promoted to Captain, King's Own Regiment, 11 May 1898, and was attached to the West African Regiment 9 April 1898 to 24 June 1899. He was Acting Staff Officer, Mendiland Expedition (including Songo Town-Kwalu Expedition), afterwards with the Karene and Protectorate Expeditions. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 December 1899]; received the Medal and Clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 9 January 1900]: "Frederick Montgomerie Carleton, Captain, Royal Lancaster Regiment. For services whilst employed in Sierra Leone". The Insignia, etc, were sent to the Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, and the DSO presented by Lieutenant General Hildyard, Commanding 5th Division, 22 April 1900, in Tonono Valley Camp, near Elandslaagte. He became ADC to the Major General Commanding the 5th Infantry Brigade, South Africa, 13 November 1899 to 11 December 1901. He was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the operations of the 17th to the 24th January 1900, and the action at Spion Kop (slightly wounded). He was mentioned in Despatches by Sir R Buller 30 March; 19 June and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]: received the Brevet of Major; Queen's Medal with six clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He passed the Staff College in 1902; became Major 26 June 1906, and retired 22 February 1908. He served in the European War and retired with the rank of Brigadier General 20 October 1917. In 1890, he married Gwendolen, eldest daughter of S Lloyd, of The Priory, Warwick, and of Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, and they had two sons and one daughter. His favourite recreations were hunting, shooting and polo.|
DSO, Queen's Sudan (Lt 5 Btn EA), East & West Africa (1) Sierre Leonne 1898-99 (Capt KORLR), QSA (6) CC TH OFS RofL Tr LN (Maj DSO R Lanc Regt), KSA (2) (Major RLR), 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM (Brig Gen), Khedive Sudan (2) Firket Hafir (unnamed). Spink Jun 85 £2,200. Spink Dec 85 £3,250. BDW May 93 £2,600. Spink Sep 93 £3,800. Spink Jun 95 £3,650. Spink Sep 98 £3,350. Dixon May 99 £3,900.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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