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The Distinguished Service Order
BoyJ, uaught r of Colonel J. H. Doppin cr , of Ballymacool, Letterkenny.
n
ent rell the Queen' Royal ' ' 'eot ' urrey Regt. 6 July, 1907; became
Lieut nant 1 Feb. 1911 .
aptain 10 :Feb. 1915, and Brevet Major 1
J n. 1917. He er, d in the European ' ' 'ar from 1914 to 191. He was
mentioned in D patche for tb action on 31 Oct:.. 191-1, and the Fir t
Battle of Ypre , and created a Companion of the Di tingui hed ervice
Order [Lonllon Gazette 1 ·Jan. 1915J: ' John Dopping Boyd, Lieut., 1st
Battn. Th Que n' (Royal We t urrey) Regt. For gallant leading of his
men on the 31 t
ct., and for con istently good work during the
campaign." He was granted hi Brevet Majority, and was mentioned in
De pa.tche Jan. 1917' 'la a1
0
mentioned in De patches in Dec. 1917,
an award d a Bar to the D..0. in Jan. 191. He served with his
battalion up to Jan. 1916, anl ub eqnently as G..
0.3,
Brigade
~Iajor,
an 1G..
0.2.
)lajor Boyd married, in Jan. 1916, Effie Harriet, daughter of
H. D. Butterfieltl, Esq., of Durham, Bermuda, and they have a son, John
Darrell Boyd, born 23 "'ept. 1917.
CARY-BARNARD, CECIL DARCY VIVIEN,
Capt., was born 11 Aug.
1t-I6. He served in :"!outh _Hrica, 1900, with Lumsden's Horse, Feb. to
Oct. 1900; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. to
)lay, 1900, including actions at Karee
iling and Zand River; wa present during
operations
in
the Transvaal, May, 1900,
including action near Johannesburg; also
in Cape Colony, north of Orange River,
1903 (Queen's )Iedal with three clasps).
He became econd Lieutenant, Wiltshire
Regt., 27 Oct. 1900, and Lieutenant
13 ept. 1902; was Lieutenant, 'Vest
African Regt., 13 June, 1903, to 24 July,
1906; Captain 1 April, 1909, and Major
1 ept. 1915. )lajor Cary-Barnard served
in the European 'War from 1914. He was
mentioned in Despatches, wounded, and
created a Companion of the Distinguished
ervice Order [London Ga7.ette, 1 Jan.
1915 J "Cyril Darcy Vivien Cary- Barnard)
Cedl D.
V.
Cary-Barnard.
Capt., 2nd Battn. Duke of Edinburgh's
(Wilt hire Regt.). On the 11th Nov.
howed con picuous gallantry and promptitude on his own initiative, in
di lodging, with the aid of about 30 men, a company of Germans who had
occupied a trench in our line." He was awarded a Bar to the Distinguisbed
er,ice Order [London Gazette, 25 Aug. 1915]: "Cyril Darcy Vivien
Cary-Barnard, D..
0.,
Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel, Wiltshire Regt. For
con picuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his battalion with
con picuou uccess and ability on numerous occasions, inspiring all ranks
with confidence by his fearless example." He 'was given the Brevet of
Lieutenant-Colonel 1 Jan. 191 ; was Staff Captain, 51st Infantry Brigade,
B.E.F., 17 ept. to 29 Dec. 1915; commanded the 6 th Infantry Brigade,
Briti h Armies in France, 14 Oct. 1917, to 31 Jan. 1919; was Base Com–
mandant, Taranto, 11 Feb. 1919; Temporary Brigadier-General; was
created a C.;\J.G. in 1919. In 1910 Lieut.-Colonel Cary-Barnard married
Rita Per e, and they have one son and one daughter.
GRAHAM, FRANCIS,
Second Lieut., was born 29 }Iarch, 1894, the
only urviving on of ;\lr. and Mrs. Edward Graharn, of Rendalls, Harrow,
and Forston Hou e, near Dorchester; and grandson of General Sir Robert
M. tewart, G.C.B. He was educated at
Harrow School, and the Royal Military
Academy, Woolwich, and obtained his
commission in the Royal Field Artillery
in July, 1913. He served in France during
the whole period of the war up to his death,
taking part with the First Division in the
Battles of Mons, the l\Iarne, the Aisne, the
First Battle of Ypres, Festubert, Riche–
bourg and Loos; and with another Division
in the chief battles of 1917. He was
created a Companion of the Distinguished
ervice Order for an achievement in the
First Battle of Ypres [London Gazette,
1 Jan. 1915]: "Francis Graham, Second
Lieut., 51st Battery, Royal Field Artillery.
When the officers of a part of the outh
Frands Graham.
Lancashire Regt. were disabled he took
command and succeeded in holding an
mportant part of our trenches until relief arrived and drove out the enemy,
who ha effected a footing, the ituation being thus saved by his prompt
• action." He was mentioned in Despatches in Feb. 1915; was promotel
Lieutenant 9 June, 1915, and was given command of a battery, as Fir t
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain),
in
;\lay, 1916. In Nov. of that year he
was awarded the ;\Iilitary Cross [London Gazette, Nov. 1916]: "Francis
raham, Lieut., Temporary Capt., Royal Fiel4i Artillery. On one occa–
ion he, with another officer, e tablishel his
O.P.
in
a shell-hole on the out–
kirts of a villacre, and ob erved from thence under very heavy fire for the
rest of the day. His coolness and gallantry are remarkable." He was
gazettel cting ;\Iajor in Dec. 1916, and Captain in July, 1917. Major
Grabam was killed in action 2 :\larch, 191 , by a shell which burst close to
his battery.
GRE FELL, THE HONOURABLE JULlAN HENRY FRANCIS,
Lieut., was born on 30 )larch, 1
,at 4, t. Jame '
quare, London,
.W., elde t on of William Henry, 1st Baron Desborough, K.C.V.O., great–
grandson of P coe Grenfell, M.P., of Taplow, and of Ethel Priscilla,
daughter of the Honourable Julian Henry Cbarles Fane, and granddaughter
of John, 11th Earl of Westmorland. He was educated at ummerfields,
Eton, and at Balli01 College, Oxford. He rowed in the College boat.
and in 1907 and 190 was three in the Balliol Eight in the Ladies'
Challenge Plate, and in the following year was bow in the Balliol Four
which won the Wyfolds at Henley, and
he also rowed for the O.U.B.C. coxswainless–
fours. He was a fine boxer, and knocked
out two professional pugilists in a boxing
competition in the same week in which he
wrote" Into Battle." At JohannesbUrg,
in 1914, on Kangaroo, he made the record
High Jump for South Africa-6 feet 5
inches. He wa an excellent shot, and a
good all-round sportsman. Of a fight in
Johannesburg he "Tote: "A member who
was in training for the Amateur Champion–
ship said he would come and fight me. He
was a fireman called 'rye; he used to be a
sailor, and be looked as hard as a hammer.
I quaked in my shoes when I saw him, and
quaked more when I heard he was 2 to 1 on
Hon .
J .
H . F. G r e nfell .
favourite for the Championship, and quaked
most when my trainer went to see him,
and returned with word that he had knocked out his men in a quarter
of an hour. He went into the ring on the night, and he came straight at
me like a tigcr, and hit right; I stopped the left, but it knocked my guard
aside, and he crashed his right clean on the point of my jaw. I was clean
knocked out, but by the fluke of Heaven I recovered and came to and got
on my feet again by the time they had counted six. I could hardly stand,
and I could only see a white blur in front of me; but I Just had the sense
to keep my guard up, and hit hard at the blur whenever it came within
range. He knocked me down twice more, but my head was clearing every
moment, and I felt a strange sort of confidence that I was master of him.
I put him down in the second round, with a right counter which shook him ;
he took a count of eight. In the thiru round I went in to him and beat his
guard down, then crossed again with the right, and felt it go right home, with
all my arm and body behind it. I knew it was the end, when I hit; and he
never moved for twenty seconds. They said it was the best fight they had
seen in Johannesburg, and my boxing men went clean off their head and
carried me twice round the hall . I was 11 stone 4 Ibs., and he was 11 stone
3 Ibs., and I think it was the best fight I shall ever have." Mrs. MeyneU
wrote in her" Memoir of Julian Grenfell":
"~'ben
Julian left Summer–
fields for Eton at the age of thirteen he already had a serious conscious
love of religion, such as was the tradition of his home. He was to have a
life of wild physical activity, but he had a faith which could never be out–
stripped or left behind even from the boldest venture. He linked his
belief to all physical activities that he so much loved. Faith has been
carried among strange scenes and places by men in their enterprises, but
fait,h has ridden her maddest rides with Julian, and with him on horseback
ma:l. · her wildest leaps into the air. All his life faith was the implicit com–
panion of his energies. But now this thirteen-year-old belief was a very
definite, straightforward thing, and had its expression in the simplest words.
He was still at Summerfields. There had been a very bad thunderstorm.
He said: ' I suddenly seemed to recognize God.'
It
was with him as with
the poet who wrote: ' I saw eternity the other night.' In his after
life he again referred more than ever to what he had experienced then. In
his early years at Eton he began his love of Thomas
a
Kempis." . Julian
Grenfell passed into the Army first of all the University candidates. He
was gazetted to the 1st Dragoons, as Second Lieutenant, on 15 Sept.
1909, and joined his regiment in India, whence he wrote: "The pig-sticking
is beyond dreams. I ca.n't tell you what it means to me.
It
is coursing
with human greyhounds." And again: "The rains have come, but not
real continuous rains; we go out on odd days to stick pigs in country
blind with new bright grass, so that you gallop down a hidden well ,vithout
any warning and wi thout much surprise. I am afraid all other sports will
fall flat after this." He became Lieutenant on 6 Oct. 1911, and in
the winter of that year he went with his regiment to South Africa. He did
not like Africa at first, but later he wrote: "I am getting fond of it in a
way, almost against my better self," and at length he loved the veldt, with
its" terrific greatness and greenness and dullness and bleakness." He had
his greyhounds with him, and at this time wrote a poem" To a Black
Greyhound," of which two verses are given:
" Shining black in the shining light,
Inky black in the golden sun,
Graceful as the swallows' flight,
Light as swallow, winged one,
Swift as ciriven hurricane,
Double-sinewed stretch and spring,
Muffied thud of flying feet-
See the black dog galloping,
Hear his wild hoof beat.
" See him lie when day is dead,
Black curves curled on the broadest floor.
leepy eyes, my sleepy head,
Eyes that were aflame before,
Gentle now they turn no more,
Gentle now and softly warm,
With the fire that made them bright.
Hidden as when after storm
oftly falls the night."
He wrote from South Africa: "My ponies are like Greek sculpture,
only with a neater style of galloping; just think of how tired it would make
you to play eight chukkers on horses which always had four legs in the