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The Distinguished Service Order
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had one daughter, Jeanie Lucinda, and one son, Herbert Wi1liam Dudley,
born after his father's death. His D.S.O. was awarded "for services
in connection with operations in the field."
MANSFIELD, WILLIAM HENRY CHARLES,
Lieut. (Temporary
Captain), was born 3 Oct. 1887, and was
gazetted to the Shropshire Light Infantry
9 Oct. 1907, being promoted
to
Lieu–
tenant 24 July, 1912. He served in the
European War from .1914-17;
beca~e
Lieutenant, Royal FlyIng Corps, 28 Apnl,
1914, and was TelJlPorary Captain from
7 Dec. 1914, to 9 June, 1915. Capt. Mans–
field was mentioned in Despatches, and
created a Companion of the Distinguished
Service Order [London Gazette, 18 Feb.
1915]: "William Henry Charles Mans–
field, Lieut. (Temporary Capt.), Shrop–
shire Light Infantry, Royal Flying Corps."
He became Captain 10 June, 1915; was
Temporary Major, March, 1916, to Oct.
1917, and Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel,
WilUam
H.
C. Maosfield.
Oct. 1917. to March, 1918; was employed
under the Air Ministry from 1 April, 1918 ;
became Squadron Commander, Royal Flying Corps. His D..0. was
awarded" for services in connection with operations in the field."
HARVEY-KELLY, HUBERT DUNSTERVILLE,
Lieut., was born 9
Feb. 1891. He joined the Royal Irish Regt . 5 Oct. 1910; became Lieu–
tenant 23 Oct. 1912, and Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps Reserve, 14 Aug.
1913. He served in the European War from 1914 to 1918. He was men–
tioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished
Service Order [London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915]: "Hubert Dunsterville
Harvey-Kelly, Lieut., Royal Irish Regt., Royal Flying Corps." He became
Captain 23 May, 1915; Squadron Commander, Royal Flying Corps,
~nd
Temporary Major 30 Jan. 1916. His D.S.O. was awarded" for serVIces
in connection with operations in the field."
MAPPLEBECK, G. W.,
Lieut., served in the European War. He was
mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished
Service Order [London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915]: "G. W. Mapplebeck,
Lieut., The Liverpool Regt." His D.S.O. was awarded" for services in
connection with operations in the field."
GURNEY, THOMAS CLAUD,
Capt., was born 9 Aug. 1880, son of the
late Charles Henry Gurney. He joined the 1st Dragoons 11 Aug. 1900,
and was promoted Lieutenant 22 June, 1901. He served in the South
African War, 1901-2 (as A.D.C. to Brigadier-General 5 May to 14 July,
1902, and as Adjutant, Imperial Yeomanry, 24 Oct. 1901, to 31 March,
1903); was present in the operations in the Transvaal, May to Aug. 1901,
and March to 31 May, 1902; in Orange River Colony, Aug. 1901, to March,
1902; also in Cape Colony, May, 1902 (Queen's Medal with three clasps).
He reverted to Second Lieutenant on joining the 2nd Life Guards 23 Jan.
1904; became Lieutenant 2 Sept. 1905; was Adjutant, Imperial Yeomanry,
24 0I't.1907, to 31 March, 1908; Adjutant, Territorial Forces, 1 April, 1908,
to 23 Oct. 1911, and was promoted Captain 6 March, 1909. Capt. Gurney
served in the European War from 1914 to 1915. He was mentioned in
Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
[London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915]: "Thomas Claud Gurney, Capt., 2nd
Life Guards." He became Major 12 Jan. 1915, and was
Tempo~ary
Lieutenant-Colonel 27 Aug. to 7 Sept. 1915. On 25 March, 1919, he retIred
from the Army with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He married, in 1906,
Muriel Frances, eldest daughter of the late Charles Percy Sykes, of West
Ella Hall, Yorkshire. His D.S.O. was awarded" for services in con–
nection with operations in the field."
HORNBY, CHARLES BECK,
Capt., was born 7 Feb. 1883, son of the
late Colonel John Frederick Hornby, 12th
Lancers, and Mary Ellen Hornby, of
Little Ness, Shrewsbury. He joined the
4th Dragoon Guards 8 May, 1901; became
Lieutenant 14 Oct. 1903, and Captain 10
Oct. 1909. Re was Adjutant, 4th Dragoon
Guards, 21 Jan. 1911, to 20 Jan. 1914.
Capt. Hornby served in the European War
in 1914 and 1915. He was created a Com–
panion of the Distinguished Service Order
[London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915]: "Charles
Beck Hornby, Capt., 4th (Royal Irish)
Dragoon Guards." He was promoted
Major 5 Aug. 1915; was specially em–
ployed at the War Office 17
to
31 Oct.
1916; G.S.O.3, War Office, 1 Nov. 1916,
to 22 May, 1917; specially employed,
Charles Beck Horoby.
War Office, 23 May to 16 July, 1917. He
was twice mentioned in De patches, and
was awarded the Croix de Guerre, Jan. 1917. Major Hornby married, in
1914, Dorothy, daughter of the late C. W. C. Henderson, of The Riding,
Hexham, and they have two daughters: Pamela Innocence, and Adriane
Virginia Mary. His D.S.O. was awarded "for services in connection
with operations in the field."
BALFOUR, EDWARD WILLIAM STURGIS,
Capt., was born 6 Dec.
1884, second son of Edward Balfour, J.P., D.L., of Balbirnie,
Markinch~
N.B., and Isabella Weyman Hooper, of Boston, D.S.A. He was educated
at Eton, and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and entered the
Royal Artillery 29 July, 1904; was promoted Lieutenant 29 July, 1907,
and was tran ferred to the 5th (Prince
harlotte of "\ ale ' s.) Dragoon
Guards 11 March, 190 , becoming Captain 6 March, 1912. He was Adjutant
of the 5th Dragoon Guards 16 July, 1912, to 10 May, 1915.. Capt.
Balfo~
served in the European War. He was created a Comparuon of the DIS–
tinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915]: "Edward
William Sturgis Balfour, Capt., 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales'..s) Dragoon
Guards." He subsequently held the following Staff appointments, viz.:
Staff Captain, 7th Cavalry
Br~gade,
B.E.F ., 11 .
~ay
to
~
J';ily, 1915;
Brigade Major, 7th Cavalry BrIgade, B.E.F., BntIsh
~~s.
10
Fr~n.ce,
9 July, 1915, to 31 March, 1917 ; G..0.2,. 1st Cavalry
DIVISIO~,
BrItIsh
Armies in France, 1 April, 1917, to 19 Apnl, 1918; G.S.O.2,.
~rIsh
Com–
mand, 1 June, 1918, to 16 Feb. 1919. He wa awarded. the MIlitary Cross
in 1917 and also received the O.B.E. Capt. Balfour mamed Ruth, daughter
of the'Right Hon. Gerald William Balfour, P.C., and of Lady Betty,
daughter of the 1st Earl of Lytton,
a~d th~y
have
on~
son
~nd
one
da~hte.r.
His D.S.O. was awarded" for serViCes m connectIOn WIth operatIOns
In ,
the field."
COMBE, HERBERT,
Major, was born 30 March, 1878, seventh son o(
Herbert Combe.
Charles Combe, J.P., D.L., of Cobham
Park, Surrey, and Marianne (who died in
1900), only daughter of Capt. Inglis, R.N.
He was educated at Wellington College,
and joined the 3rd (King's Own) Hu ars
10 Jan. 1 99, as econd Lieutenant;
became Lieutenant 21 March, 1900 . He
served in the South African War, taking
part in operations in the Transvaal and
Orange River Colony, Jan. to April, 1902
(Queen's Medal with three clasps). He
became Captain 11 May, 1907. Capt.
Combe was Adjutant, Territorial Force,
Bedfordshire Yeomanry, from 13 March.
19lO, to 12 March, 1913; became Major'
~
Dec. 1913. He served in the European
War from 1914; was wounded in Oct.
1914. He was mentioned in Despatches,
and created a Companion of the Dis–
tinguished ervice Order [London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915]: "Herbert
Combe, Major, 3rd (King's Own) Hu ars." He became Acting Lieu–
tenant-Colonel 3 June, 1916, cornmanding Leicestershire Yeomanry, and
commanding the 15th Hussars 5 April, 1918. He was awarded a Bar to
the D.S.O. [London Gazette, 26 Aug. 1915]. On 12 Aug. 1908, at Teign–
mouth, outh Devon, he married Amy Kathleen, daughter ?f the late
G. M. Rudkin, of Teignmouth, and they have one son, Patnck Heddon
Harvey. His D.S.O. was awarded" for services in connection with opera–
tions in the field."
FREEMAN-MITFORD, THE HONOURABLE
CL E MEN T
BERTRAM OGILVY,
Major, was born 14 Dec. 1876, at 100, Cheyne Walk,
Chelsea, S.W., son of Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron
Redesdale, and Lady Clementine Gertrude Helen Ogilvy, daughter of the
7th Earl of Airlie. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge; joined the
Army in
i.
ov. 1899; was promoted Lieutenant 3 Oct. 1900, and served in
the outh African \-rar with the 10 Hussars, 1899-1901. He took part
in the operations in the Orange Free tate, including actions at Houtnek
(Thoba fountain), Vet River and Zand River; in the Transvaal in May
and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond
Hill; in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, to 29 Nov. 1900, including action
at Elands River; in Orange River Colony, including action at Wittebergen ;
again in the Transvaal 30 Nov. 1900, to July, 1901, and operations in Cape
Colony, Aug. 1901 (twice wounded, slightly and severely; Queen's Medal
with four clasps). He was Adjutant of the 10th Hussars from 14 May,
1904, to 13 May, 1907; was promoted Captain 10 Oct. 1904, and Major
7 Aug. 1912. Major the Hon. C. B. O. Freeman-Mitford served in the
European War from 1914. He was mentioned in Despatches, and created
a Companion of the Distinguished ervice Order [London Gazette, 1 Feb.
1915]: "The Honourable Clement Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford,
~fajor,
10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars." He was dangerou ly
wounded in the First Battle of Ypres 23 Oct. 1914, and was killed in action
13 May, 1915, in the Second Battle of Ypres. On 25 Nov. 1909, at the
Private Chapel, Cortachy Castle, Kirriemuir , he married Lady Helen
Ogilvy, daughter of the 10th Earl of Airlie, and they had two daughters:
Rosemary Anne Mitford, and Clementine Mabell Kitty Mitford. His
D.S.O. was awarded" for services in connection with operations in the
field."
MULHOLLAND, THE
Hoo. C. H. G. Mulbollaod.
HONOURABLE CHARLES HENRY
GEORGE,
Capt., was born 19 Aug.
1886, at Strangford, County Down, Ireland.
son of Lord Dunleath, D.L., J.P., County
Down, R.E. (retired), and Norah, only
daughter of the late Hon. omerset R. H.
Ward, and granddaughter of the 3rd
Viscount Bangor. He wa educated at
Eton and andhurst, and wa gazetted t()
the 11th Hussars 19 Sept. 1906; became
Lieutenant 16 April, 1909; Adjutant,
11th Hussars, 1 Jan. 1914, and Capt. 14
Nov. 1914. He served in the European
War, and was present at the battles of
Mons, the Marne, the Aisne, and the First
Battle of Ypres, being very severely
wounded at Messines 31 Oct. 1914. He
was twice mentioned i'n Despatches, and
was created a Companion of the Di–
tingui h d ervice Order [London
Gazette~