|Caulfield||Gordon Napier||Captain||CAULFIELD, GORDON NAPIER, Captain, was born 27 January 1862, son of Colonel Robert Caulfield and Anne Lovell Bury. He entered the Army on 22 January 1881, as Second Lieutenant, 50th Foot; was transferred to the 24th Foot 1 July 1881; became Lieutenant, South Wales Borderers 1 July 1881, and Indian Staff Corps 23 April 1883. He served with the Burma Expedition, 1885-87, and 1887-89, and received the Medal and two clasps; in the Wuntho Expedition in 1891 (clasp), and in the operations in the Northern Chin Hills, 1892-93; received a clasp; was mentioned in Despatches, GGO 733 of '93, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 2 January 1894]: "Gordon Napier Caulfield, Captain, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during the operations in Burma and in the Northern Chin Hills". The Insignia, etc, were sent to India and presented 13 November 1894. He had been promoted to Captain, Indian Army, 22 January 1892, and became Major 22 April 1901; Lieutenant Colonel 1 June 1904; Brevet Colonel 11 May 1907, and retired as Colonel, Indian Army, 18 February 1913. Colonel Caulfield commanded the 17th (Reserve) Battalion Durham Light Infantry from 1914. He married, in 1902, Mildred, youngest daughter of Philip O'Reilly, DL, and they had two daughters.|
DSO, IGS 1854 (4) Burma 1885-7 Burma 1887-9 Burma 1889-92 Chin Hills 1892-3 (Lt 1st Madras Infy), BWM, VM (Bt Col). Sotheby Jul 81 £600. March Sep 81 £1,575. March Aut 82 £1,325. Burman Oct 98 £1,975.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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