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The Distinguished Service Order
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Drake Battn., Royal Naval Division. In recognition of his services with
the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force." He was awarded a Bar to his
D.S.O. in June, 1917. In 1902 he married Lilian Mary, daughter of Lieut.–
General Sir H. H. Settle, K.C.B. For services see p. 409 [L. G. 3 July, 1915].
FREYBERG, BERNARD CECIL,
Lieut.-Commander, was born in 1890.
He served in the European War, with the Mediterranean Expeditionary
Force, and was wounded seven times; given the Brevets of Major and of
Lieutenant-Colonel; awarded the Victoria Cross; created a C.M.G. in
1919, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
[London Gazette, 3 June, 1915]: "Bernard Cecil Freyberg, Lieut.-Com–
mander, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve,Hood Battn. Royal Naval Division.
In recognition of his services with the Mediterranean Expedi tionary Force."
{See Victoria Cross Volume.) For services see p. 409 [L. G. 3 July, 1915].
London Gazette, 3 June, 1915.-" War Office, 3 June, 1915. The King
has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following rewards for
gallantry and devotion to duty in connection with the operations at the
Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force). To be Companions
of the Distinguished Service Order." .
McNICOLL, WALTER RAMSAY,
Lieut.-Colonel, was born 27 May,
1877, at South Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia, son of William Waiter Alexander
McNicolI and Helen McNicoll
(nee
Ramsay),
his wife. He was educated at the Vic–
torian State Schools; the Training College
Melbourne. and at Melbourne Universitv.
He was commissioned in the Australian
Cadet Forces 5 March, 1895, being trans–
ferred to the 5th Australian Infantry Regt.
on the 29th Nov. 1905. On the outbreak of
the European War, Major McNicoll joined
the Australian Imperial Force 15 Aug.
1914, as Major, Second-in-Command of 7th
Battn. He was promoted Lieutenant–
Colonel to command the 6th Battn. 3 April,
1915; was mentioned twice in Despatches
during his service in Gallipoli-by General
Waiter R. MCNicoll.
Sir Ian Hamilton and General Sir W.
Birdwood. and created a Companion of the
Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 June, 1915]: "Waiter
Ramsay McNicoll, Lieut.-Colonel, Australian Imperial Force. For gallantry
and devotion to duty in connection with the operations at the Dardanelles
(Mediterranean Expeditionary Force)." He was wounded during an
attack on Krithia 8 May, 1915, and returned to Australia on the 24th of
the following Dec. Two months later (10 Feb. 1916) he was appointed
Temporary Brigadier-General, and promoted Colonel in the same year.
Brigadier-General McNicoll was sent to France in Nov. 1916, and was twice
again mentioned in Despatches. He was created a C.B. in 1919, and a
C.M.G. in 1918. For services see p. 409 [L. G. 3 July, 1915].
WHITE, CYRIL BRUDENELL BINGHAM,
Lieut.-Colonel served in
the South African War in 1902, and received the Queen's Medal'with three
clasps. He passed the Staff College. On the outbreak of the European
war he was appointed Director of Military operations of the Australian
Military Forces. He also became a Member of the War Railway Council
and a Member of the Headquarters Mobilization Committee. He was
twice mentioned in Despatches; was appointed A.D.C. to the King, 1917 ;
was created a K.C.M.G. in 1919; a C.B. in 1916; a C.M.G. in 1918, and
was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London
Gazette, 3 June, 1915]: "Cyril Brudenell Bingham White, Lieut.-Colonel,
Royal Australian Garrison Artillery. For gallantry and devotion to duty
in connection with the operations at the Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expedi–
tionary Force )." He married, in 1905, Ethel, daughter of Waiter David–
son, of Colibran Park, Victoria. For services see p. 4.09
[L.
G. 3 July, 1915].
BECKWITH, ARTHUR THACKERAY,
Major, was born 28 Oct. 1875,
eldest son of the Rev. G. Beckwith, of Winchester Cathedral. He was
educated at Radley College, and joined the Hants Regt , 28 Sept 1895,
becoming Lieutenant 19 Nov. 1897; Captain 28 Jan. 1903; was Adjutant,
Hants Regt., 23 Oct. 1903, to 22 Oct, 1906; was promoted to Major 29
De.c. 1.912; to Lieutenant-Colonel 1 Oct. 1915, and was Temporary
BrIgadler-General 2 Aug. 1917, to 12 July, 1918. He was Adjutant,
Volunteers, 26 Jan. 1907, to 31 March, 1908; Adjutant, Territorial Force,
1 April, 1908, to 25 Jan. 1911; commanded the 153rd Infantry Brigade,
British Armies in France, 10 Aug. to 20 Sept. 1918; commanded the
35th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 10 Aug. to 20 Sept. 1918 ;
commanded the 13th Infantry Brigade, British Armies
in
France, 21 Sept.
1918. He served with the South Lancashire Regt. in the South African
War, 1899-1900; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including opera–
tions of 17 to 24 Jan. 1900, and action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 to
7 Feb. 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz, ani in the operations on Tugela
Heights (14 to 27 Feb. 1900) (Despatches [London Gazette, 8 Feb. and 10
Sept. 1901]; Queen's Medal with five clasps). He served at Aden, 1903-4;
took part in the operations in the interior; served as Adjutant, 1st Battn.
Hampshire Regt., 27 Oct. 1903, to 29 Feb. 1904. He served in the
European War, at the Dardanelles, in command of the 2nd Hampshire
Regt., in 1915, and elsewhere, 1916-18, commanding brigades in the 51st
Highland Division, 12th Division and 5th Division, 1917-18. He was
wounded; was created a C.B.
in
1919; a C.M.G. in 1918, and was created
a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 June,
1915]: "Arthur Thackeray Beckwith, Major, The Hampshire Regt.
For gallantry and devotion to duty in connection with the operations at
the Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force)." He married, in
1904, Dorothy, daughter of J. B. Thomson, LC.8., and they have one son
and one daughter. For services see p. 409 [L G. 3 July, 1915]. .
BRAND, CHARLES HENRY,
Capt., was born 4 Sept. 1873, son of
the late Charles Hayman Brand, of Topsham, Exeter. He served for 18
years
in
the Education Department, Queensland, and for 10 years on the
Administrative and Instructional taff of the Australian Forces. He
served in the South African War, 1900-1, and received the Queen's Medal
with five clasps. He again saw active service in the European War, with
the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, taking part in the Dardanelle
Campaign, 1914-15, and on the Western Front, 1914-17. He was pro–
moted to Major 1 Jan. 1916; was six times mentioned in Despatches;
given the Brevets of Major and of Lieutenant-Colonel; created a C.B. in
1918; a C.M.G. in 1916; promoted to Brigadier-General, commanding
the 4th Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces, and was created a
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 June,
1915]: "Charles Henry Brand, Capt., 3rd Infantry Brigade, Australian
Imperial Forces. For gallantry and devotion to duty
in
connection with
the operations at the Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force)."
Brigadier-General C. H. Brand married Ella Arline, daughter of Charles
Armstrong, of Charters Towers, Queensland, and they have two daughters.
For services see p. 409
[L.
G. 3 July, 1915].
DENTON, JAMES SAMUEL,
Major, was born 1875. He joined the
Australian Military Forces, and served in the European War, 1914-18, at
the Dardanelles, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service
Order [London Gazette, 3 June, 1915]: "James Samuel Denton, Major, 11th
Australian Infantry Brigade. For gallantry and devotion to duty in con–
nection with the operations at the Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expedition–
ary Force)." He married, in 1890, Eleanor Anne, daughter of John Henbry.
For services see p. 409 [L. G. 3 July, 1915].
HART, HERBERT ERNEST,
Major, was born at Wairarapa, 13 Oct.
1882, son of the late 'William Hart, Farmer, of Carterton, New Zealand.
He was educated at 'Wellington, for the Law, entering the profession in
civil life of Barrister and Solicitor. He served in the South African War,
1901-2, with the New Zealand Forces, and received the Queen's Medal with
two clasps. Capt. Hart joined the 17th (Ruahine) Regt. New Zealand
Forces 29 Oct. 1907, and became Major 14 Sept. 1912. He served in the
European War; was mentioned in Despatches towards the end of May,
1915, and again in Jan. 1917, and was created a Companion of the Dis–
tinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 June, 1915]: "Herbert
Ernest Hart, Major, 17th (Ruahine) Regt. New Zealand Forces. For
gallantry and devotion to duty in connection with the operations at the
Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force)." He was created a
C.B. in 1919, and a C.M.G. in 1918; was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel
in 1915, and became Brigadier-GeneraL He married, in 1903, Minnie Eleanor,
second daughter of Roger Z. Renall, of Wairarapa., New Zealand, and they
have one son and one daughter. For services see p. 409 [L. G. 3 July, 1915J.
HEANE, JAMES,
Major, joined the 9th Light Horse, Australian Military
Forces; became Captain 27 June, 1911, and Major. He served in the
European War; was mentioned twice in Despatches, and was created a Com–
panion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 June, 1915] :
" James Heane, Major, 4th Australian Infantry Battn. (New South Wales).
For gallantry and devotion to duty in connection ",ith the operations at
the Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force )." He was promoted
Lieutenant-Colonel; was created a C.M.G. in 1917 and a C.B. in 1918.
For services see p. 409
[L.
G. 3 July, 1915].
MANSBRIDGE, WILLIAM OWEN,
Major, was born 13 Jan. 1872
son of William Henry Mansbridge.
H~
was educated for the Civil Service
privately, both in India and Australia and
became a Civil Servant in Western 'Aus–
tralia. He was subsequently appointed
Mining Warden, Registrar and Clerk of
Petty Sessions, at the Kimberley, Murchi–
son and Coolgardie Goldfields. He served
in the European War, 1914-16, command–
ing the 44th Battn. 11th Infantry Brigade,
3rd Division, Australian Forces; was
mentioned in Despatches, and was created
a Companion of the Distinguished Service
Order [London Gazette, 3 June, 1915]:
"WiIliam Owen Mansbridge, Major, 16th
Australian Infantry Battn. (South-Western
Australia). For gallantry and devotion to
Willlam O. Mansbridge.
duty in connection with the operations at
the Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expedi–
tionary Force):" He published a work on "Scheme for Training the
Aboriginal Natives of Australia in the Use of Arms." He married Annie
Caroline Jones, of Victoria, and they have five children. For services see
p. 409 [L. G. 3 July, 1915].
O'NEILL, EUGENE JOSEPH,
Major, was born at Dunedin, Kew
Zealand, in 1875. He was educated at the Christian Brothers' School
Dunedin, and at Otago University, and took his degrees of M.B. and
F.R.C.S.; was Senior House Surgeon at Dunedin Hospital, 1899-1900'
Resident Surgeon, Lock Hospital, London. He joined the New Zealand
Medical Corps, and served in the South African War from 1901-2; was
mentioned
in
Despatches, and received the Queen's Medal with five clasps.
He became Major, New Zealand Medical Corps, attached to B (Howitzer)
Battery, Dunedin, in Sept. 1903. Major O'Neill served
in
the European
War, 1914-17, at the Dardanelles, in Egypt and in France; was mentioned
in Despatches, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished ervice
Order [London Gazette, 3 June, 1915]: "Eugene Joseph O'Neill, Major,
New Zealand Medical Corps. For gallantry and devotion to duty
in
con–
nection with the operations at the Dardanelles (Mediterranean Expeditionary
Force)." Promoted
L~.-Col.
and created a C.M.G. He married Josephine
Monaghan, of London. For services see p. 409 [L. G. 3 July, 1915].
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