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The Distinguished Service Order
gallant officer ent red an indignant protest against what he termed' the
voluminous verbiaO'e' of a group or members below the Ministerial gangway.
, Get on with the war,' he demanded, ' ani finish everything that inter–
fer
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with the pro!!T
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of the war.'
'If
I had had the member for Hanley
(Mr. Outhwaite) in my battalion,' he added, ' he would have been strung
up by the thumbs before he had been there half an hour.' Mr. Outhwaite
inquired: 'How many of your battalion would it take to do it?' Colonel
Campbell replied: 'I would leave that task to myself, even though I have
only one arm, having lost the use of the other in a task which the member
for Hanley would not think of attempting or daring to risk,' a statement
which naturally evoked loud cheer."
PRICE-DAVIES, LLEWELLYN ALBERIC EMILIUS,
Lieut., served
in the outh African War; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette,
26 Jan. 1900, and 8 Feb. 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with five
clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion
of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]:
" Llewellyn Alberic Emilius Price-Davies, Lieut., King's Royal Rifle Corps.
In recognition of ervice during the operations in South Africa." He was
afterward awarded the Victoria Cross. (See Victoria Cross volume.)
HOOPER, RICHARD GRENSIDE,
Lieut., was born at Plymouth 8
Nov. 1873, son of the late Richard Brinsley
Hooper and Annie Katrine
(nee
Thorold) ;
was educated at Clifton College, and at
Pembroke
College, Cambridge;
was
gazetted to the 5th Lancers 7 Dec. 1895,
and served in India till 1898. He served
in the South African War, 1899-1900,
being present at the Defence of Ladysmith ;
was mentioned in Despatches [London
Gazette, 8 Feb. 1901]; received the Queen's
~Iedal
with clasp, and was created a Com–
panion of the Distinguished Service Order
[London Gazette, 19 April, 1901] :
"Richard Grenside Hooper, Lieut., 5th
Lancers (now Capt., 21st Lancers). In
recognition of services during the opera–
tions in South Africa." The Insignia were
Richard G. Hooper.
presented by H.M. the King 29 Oct. 1901.
He was A.D.C. to Field-Marshal Sir
George White at Gibraltar 6 July, 1900, to 15 Aug. 1902; was promoted
to Captain into the 21st Lancers 29 May, 1901; was Instructor, Cavalry
chool,9 Jan. to 11 Nov. 1906. He was promoted to Major 25 Aug. 1909,
and retired from the 21st Lancers 10 Dec. 1913.
He commanded a
squadron in the 7th Reserve Calvary Regt., Aug. 1914, at Tidworth, and
was Second-in-Command, 1st Re erve Cavalry Regt., Feb. 1917, at the
Curragh. In 1906 he married Ellen Dorothea, daughter of the late Sir
E. Frankland, K.C.B., F.RS., and they have one son, Richard George
Frankland Iron ideo
THEOBALD, HENRY CHARLES, WEBB,
Lieut., was born 26 June,
1876, son of Colonel Percy Theobald, late RA. He was educated at Chel–
tenham College, and joined the 1st Battn. Gloucestershire Regt. 4 May,
1 98, becoming Lieutenant 24 Feb. 1900. He served in the South African
Campaign, 1899-1900, and was present in the engagements at Rietfontein
and Lombard's Kop; at the Siege of Ladysmith, including the night sortie
on Gun Hill. He took part in the operations of the Drakensburg Defence
Force, including the seizure of Van Reenen's Pass; also served with Mounted
Infantry, 1901-2; operations in Orange River Colony (dangerously
wounded). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 Feb.
1901]; was recommended for extra-regimental promotion to the rank of
Captain; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal
with two clasps, and for the night sortie at Ladysmith was created a Com–
panion of the Distingui hed Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April,
1901]: "Henry Charles Webb Theobald, Lieut., Gloucestershire Regt.
In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa." The
Insignia were presented to him by H.M. The King 24 Oct. 1902. He
became Captain, Manchester Regt., 30 July, 1901. Capt. Theobald
erved in the European War as Temporary
~Iajor,
Manchester Regt., 29
April to 31 Aug. 1915; was promoted to Major 1 ept. 1915; was Brigade–
Major, 26th Re erve Infantry Brigade, New Armies, 2 May, 1916 to 15
June, 1917. He was Temporary Lieut.-Colonel Dec. 1917, to 2 May, 1918,
commanding 13th Battn. Manchester Regt., and Acting Lieut.-Colonel
3 May to 18 May, 1918; Commandant, School of Musketry, Eastern Com–
mand, 6 Aug. 191 .
STANSFELD, JOHN RAYMOND EVELYN,
Lieut., was born 20
April,l 0, the only son of John Birbeck
Evelyn tansfeld, LA. He was educated
at Uppingham and Sandhurst; gained the
Sword of IIonour in 1897, and was gazetted
to the Gordon Highlanders 18 April, 1899 ;
erved in the South African War from 1899-
1902, fir t as Railway taff Officer,being pro–
moted to Lieutenant 25 Feb. 1900. He
took part in the operations in Natal in
1899; Relief of Lady mi th, including the
action at Colenso; in the operations of
17 to 24 Jan. 1900, and the action at Spion
Kop; the operations of 5 to 7 Feb. 1900,
and action at Vaal Kranz ; Tugela Heights
14-27 Feb. 1900, and Pieter's Hill; was
in the fighting in Natal, larch to June,
1900, including the action at Laing's
John R. E. Stansreld.
Nek 6-9 June; in the Transvaal opera–
tions, east of Pretoria, July to 29 Nov.
1900 ; Belfast 26 and 27 Aug. and Lydenberg 5 to 8 Sept.; in the
Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to Nov. 1900; in the Transvaal
operations, Nov. 1900, to Sept. 1901, and Nov.-Dec. 1901, and in the
operations in Orange River Colony, Sept. to Nov. 1901. He was
mentioned in Despatches by Sir R. H. Buller, 3 Feb. and 30 March, 1901 ;
received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, the King's Medal with two
clasps, and for his conduct in attending the wounded under fire at Spion
Kop was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [Lond.on
Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "John Raymond Evelyn Stansfeld, Lieut.,
Gordon Highlanders. In recognition of services during the operations
in South Africa." The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief
in South Africa, and presented by the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 Aug.
1901. He was heavy-weight boxing champion in the Army Boxing in 1903,
at Aldershot; became Captain 30 May, 1904; was Adjutant to the 5th
Gordon Highlanders (Territorial Force) from 26 Aug. 1904, to 1909.
He served with the 2nd Gordon Highlanders in India and Egypt, 1910-14;
was at the Delhi Durbar, 1911, where he organized the Boxing Tournament.
He received the Durbar Medal. He served in the Great War, leaving England
with the 2nd Gordon Highlanders on 4 Oct. 1914, and landed in Belgium
with the 7th Division; was wounded in the First Battle of Ypres, Nov. 1914,
and at Neuve Chapelle on 13 March, 1915. He was promoted Brevet Major,
Jan. 1915; was appointed to command his battalion, May, 1915; was
gazetted Lieut.-Colonel 23 June, 1915; was thrice mentioned in Despatches.
He was mortally wounded at Loos 25 Sept. 1915, while leading his battalion
into action. He continued to command and direct after he was wounded,
until he was taken to the dressing station some hours later. In April,
1904, Capt. Stansfeld married Constance Yolande, eldest daughter of the
late Major-General Le Marquis de Bourbel de Montpinrton, RE. , and has
one son, John de Bourbel Stansfeld, born 22 Feb. 1905.
He died on 28
Sept. at Choques, and his body is buried in the Military Cemetery at that
place. He was awarded the" 1914 Star."
READE, ROBERT ERNEST,
Lieut., was born 18 April, 1879, son of
R H. S. Reade, Esq., J.P. He was gazetted to the King's Royal Rifle
Corps 2 Aug. 1899; was promoted to Lieutenant, and served in the South
African War. For his services in this campaign he was created a Com–
panion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901] :
" Robert Ernest Reade, Lieut., King's Royal Rifle Corps. In recognition of
services during the operations in South Africa." The Insignia, Warrant and
Statutes were sent to his father, R H. . Reade, Esq.
MARSH, CUNLIFFE HEBBERT,
Lieut., was born 30 Oct. 1878, son of
Colonel Hippisley Cunliffe Marsh, late Indian Staff Corps, and of Emma
Brett, second daughter of Colonel W. G. Hebbert , R.E. He was educated
at Repton; joined the 1st South Lancashire Regt. (from the Militia), as
Second Lieutenant, 20 May, 1899; became Lieutenant 8 Aug. 1900; served
in South Africa, 1899-1901; was present at the Relirf of Ladysmith, in–
cluding operations of 17 to 24 J an. 1900, and action at Spion Kop; during
operations of 5 to 7 Feb. 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; taking part
during operations on Tugela Heights 14 to 27 Feb. 1900 (he was wounded
23 Feb.), and action at Pieter's HilI; during operations in Natal, March
to June, 1900, including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); during opera–
tions in Orange River Colony, June, 1900; taking part in the operations
in the Transvaal, July to 29 Nov. 1900. He served during operations in
the Transvaal 30 Nov. 1900, to Aug. 1901; in the operations in Cape
Colony, Aug. to Sept. 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London
Gazette, 8 Feb. 1901], and received the Queen's Medal with seven clasps;
was recommended for the Victoria Cross for services at Pieter's Hill, and
created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette,
19 April, 1901]: "Cunliffe Hebbert Marsh, Lieut., South Lancashire Regt.
In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa." The
Insignia, etc., were sent to South Africa, and presented at Nowgong, 28 Oct.
1903. He was transferred to the Indian Army, as Lieutenant in the 18th
King George's Own Lancers 6 Sept. 1902; became Captain in the Indian
Army 20 May, 1908. Capt. Marsh proceeded to France with the Indian
Cavalry in Nov. 1914. He was promoted Major 1 Sept. 1915. In Nov.
1915, he was appointed Second-in-Command of a Service Battn. King's
Own Scottish Borderers, and shortly afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel (tem–
porary), commanding the 7th Battn. of Cameron Highlanders (mentioned
in Despatches, Jan. 1917). He was recalled to India 9 June, 1918, to com–
mand a battalion, Indian Infantry, and was appointed to the 2/1Oth Jats.
He married, in 1909, Nina Helen, eldest daughter of George James Smith,
of Row, Dumbartonshire, and they have two daughters: Helen Barbara,
born 15 Aug. 1910, and Sylvia Mary, born 25 Feb. 1913.
SETTRINGTON, LORD (CHARLES HENRY GORDON-LENNOX)
(now Earl of )larch), was born 30 Dec. 1870, eldest son of the 7th Duke of
Richmond, K.G., and Amy, daughter of Percy Ricardo. He joined the
Militia, and served as A.D.C. to Field-Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander–
in-Chief the Forces, South Africa, 23 Dec. 1899, to 2 Jan. 1901. Lord
Settrington was gazetted to the 1st Irish Guards 15 Aug. 1900; became
Lieutenant 6 Oct. 1900, and Captain 19 Feb. 1901. He took part in the
operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. to May, 1900, including opera–
tions at Paardeberg 17 to 26 Feb. and the actions of Poplar Grove and Drei–
fontein; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1901] ;
received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion
of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]:
" Charles Henry, Lord Settrington, Lieut., Irish Guards. In recognition
of services during the operations in South Africa." The Insignia were pre–
sented to him by the King 3 June, 1901. He became Major, Irish Guards;
was A.D.e. to General ir C. Douglas, Inspector-General, Home Forces;
and Colonel, Sussex Yeomanry and Reserve of Officers; was created an
M.V.O., 1905. Lord March has written" Records of the Old Charlton
Hunt" (1910) and" A Duke and His Friends" (1911). He married, in 1893,
Hilda, daughter of the late Henry Arthur Brassey, of Preston Hall, Kent,
and has two sons and two daughters.