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The Distinguished Service Order
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European War he was present with the 2nd Bat.tn. Royal Fusiliers (29th
Division) at the first landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula 25 April, 1915.
During the subsequent operations he was twice slightly and once severely
wounded. He was Acting Lieutenant-Colonel, Machine Gun Corps, 26
Nov. 1916, and was Deputy Inspector of Machine Gun Units, Allied Forces,
Archangel, 1918-19. He was mentioned in Despatches in 1915, and
wa~
created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order rLondon Gazette,
15 Oct. 1915]: "Francis
~Ioore,
:Major, The Royal Fusiliers (City of
London Regt.). For distinguished service in the field." He was awarded
the O.B.E. in 1919. He married Anne Early, youngest daughter of the
late William Van Wyck, Esq., of New York, U.S.A., and they have one
daughter.
WOOD, ALGERNON GEORGE NEWCOME,
)Iajor, was born at
Warley, Essex, 19 May, 1879, son of Lieut.–
Colonel George Wilding Wood, of Niths–
dale, Ingatestone, Essex (late 56th Regt.,
Pompadours), and Anna Maria, his wife,
daughter of the Rev. James 1\1orton, of
Little Island, Clonmel. He was educated
at Haileybury College, obtaining his first
commission in the Essex Regt. 11 Feb.
1899, and became First Lieutenant 11
March, 1900; Captain 14 March, 1905,
and Adjutant, 1st Battn. Essex Hegt.
from Nov. 1912. Lieut. Wood went right
through the South African War, from
1899--1902, on the Staff, employed with
the Mounted Infantry. He took part in
Lhe Relief of Kimberley, and was engaged
in many of the chief actions of the war;
Algernon G .
N.
Wood .
look part in the operations in the Orange
Free tate, including operations at Paarde–
berg (17 to 26 Feb.)
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actions at Poplar Grove, Dreirontein, Vet River (5
and 6 May) and Zand River; in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900,
including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and
12 June);
in
the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, including action at Belfast
(26 and 27 Aug.); again in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, including
action at
Fred~rickstad
(17 to 25 Oct.); in Cape Colony, south of Orange
River, 1899-1900, including actions at Colesberg (1 to 29 Jan.); again
during operati'ons in the Transvaal and Cape Colony 30 Nov. 1900, to 31
)lay, lOO?. He raceived the Queen's Medal with six clasps, and the King's
Medal with two clasps. He served in the European War, in the Eastern
Area, landing with the 1st Essex Regt. in the 88th Brigade, 29th Division,
in Gallipoli, 25 April, 1915, and was one of the few surviving original officers
left when the battle was over. He was created a Companion of the Dis–
tinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 Oct. 1915]: "Algernon
George Newcome Wood, Major, The Essex Regt. For distinguished
service in the field." Major Wood was shot in the trenches 30 Oct. of the
same year, t he term of his Adjutancy expiring on the day he was killed.
He was awarded the Serbian Order of the Eagle.
M'L AGAN , DOU GLAS CRA IG,
Capt., was born in Edinburgh, 12
March, 1880, son of Thomas Thomson M'Lagan, M.A., Royal High Sr.hool,
Edinburgh, and of Margaret Cunningham Campbell (or M'Lagan), daughter
of Murdoch Campbell. He was educated at the Royal High School, and at
Edinburgh University, eventually becoming a Solicitor. He joined the
Volunteers (Q.R.V.B.R.S.) in April, 1900
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became Second Lieutenant
22 Nov. 1902, and Captain in Oct. 1906. On the outbreak of the European
War in Aug. 1914, he mobilized with t he 5th Royal Scots, and formed the
2/5th Royal Scots (Sept. 1914). He returned to the 1/5th in Nov. 1914,
and went to Gallipoli, where he landed on the memorable 25 April, 1915
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commanded the 1/5th from 28 April until 18 May. He was mentioned
in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service
Order [London Gazette, 15 Oct. 1915]: "Douglas Craig M'Lagan, Capt.,
1/5th Battn. The Royal Scots. For distinguished service
in
the field."
Capt. M'Lagan was wounded during these operations, and invalided bome.
From Sept. to Nov. 1915, he was employed in a Staff Office in Edinburgh,
and from Dec. to Jan. 1916, was Second-in-Command, 3/5th Royal Scots,
with the rank of Major. In the spring of 1916, Major M'Lagan rejoined the
1/5th Royal Scots in France, taking over the command, with the rank of
Lieutenant-Colonel, on 15 April, and was invalided home in Feb. 1917,
remaining on home service until demobilized on 19 Feb. 1919.
TURNBULL, WILLIAM McGREGOR,
Major, served in the European
War, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
[London Gazette, 15 Oct. 1915]: "William McGregor Turnbull, Major,
New Zealand Staff Corps. For distinguished service in the field."
SMITH, G EOF FREY SAMU EL ,
Major, served in the European War,
and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London
Gazette, 15 Oct. 1915]: "Geofuey Samuel Smith, Major, 14th (South
Otago) Regt. For distinguished service in the field."
London Gazette, 28 Oct. 1915.-" War Office, 28 Oct. 1915. His Majesty
the King has been pleased to confer the undermentioned reward for dis–
tinguished service in the field, in connection with the recent military opera–
tions in Togoland. To be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order."
POTTER, HARMAN BARNES,
Capt., was born 9 April, 1882. He
joined the Army, as Second Lieutenant, 8 Jan. 1901, and was attached to
the East Kent Regt. in the following March; became Lieutenant 9 July,
1904, and was Adjutant, East Kent Regt. 4 ·Aug. 1908, to 3 Aug. 1911.
He was promoted Captain 24 July, 1912, and Major 8 Jan. 1916, and was
employed with the West Afrjcan Frontier Force 8 May, 1912, to 13 Jan.
1915, and 21 Feb. 1917, to 7 April, 1919. He was Local Lieutenant-Colonel
13 March, 1917, to 31 Oct. 191...;, and 1 Nov. 1918,
to
1 Feb. 1919. He
was given the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel 3 June, 1919, and was created
a Companion of the DlsLinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 2 Oct.
1915]: "Harman Barne Potter, Capt., East Kent Regt. For
dis–
tinguished service in the field."
London Gazette, 29 Oct. 1915.-" War Office, 29 Oct. 1915.
IIi~
Majesty
the King bas been graciously pleased to confer the undermentioned rewards
for distinguished service
in
the field."
HAMILTON, ANTHONY,
Commander, Royal Indill.n Marine, wa<; born
12 March, 1872, son of Capt. Andrew Hamilton, late 31st Regt. He was
educated at Brentwood, and joined the Royal Indian Marine in 1892,
becoming LieuLenant in ]897, and Commander in 1909. He served in
omalila11l1, 1902-4 pIedal), and commandeu variou hips of the R.I.M.
He made a survey of the river Tigris from Basra to Baghdad in 1906,
jointly with Commander Charles Gardner, R.1.l\L, which beeame the
standard map of the river during the war. From 1909 to 1912 he was
Port Officer and Collector of
Custom~
at Bassein, Burma. Commander
Hamilton served in the Great War in 1914-15, as Principal Marine Transport
Offir.er, MesopoLamia. He was subsequently on Special Duty at the War
Office. He was mentioned in Despatches four times, and created a Com–
panion of the Distinguished
~ervice
Order [London GazetLe, 29 Oct. 1915]:
., Anthony Hamilton, Commander, Royal Indian Marine. For
di~tinguished
service in the fieU." In 1911, he married
~1argaret,
youngest daughter
of B. P. Brockley, and they have one daughter.
BRANSBURY, HENRY ARTHUR,
Major, was born 2 Oct. 1877, son of
Henry Bransbury, late of Southsea, and now of Redhill, Surrey. He was
educated privately, and at St. George's Hospital, London, and joined the
Royal Army Medir.al Corps 29 Jan. 1901, becoming Captain 29 Jan. 1001 ;
}Iajor 29 July, 1912, and Lieutenant-Colonel 30 1\1ay, 1918. He serveu
in the European War, and was present at Mesopotamia, 1914 to July, 1916,
and with the Egyptian ExpediLionary Force, Aug. 1917, until the Armistice.
He was created a Companion of the Distingui,>hed Service Order [London
Gazette, 29 Oct. 1915]: "Henry Arthur Bransbury, Major, Royal Army
Medical Corps. For disLinguished service in the field." The Insignia.
were presented to him 4 Nov. 1916.
DUNCAN, HENRY CLARE,
::\Iajor, was born 12 July, 1876. He was
gazetted to the Durham Ligbt Infantry 20 Feb. 1897; became Lieutenant,
Indian Army, 2 Nov. 1900; Captain 20 Feb. 1906; Major 20 Feb. 1915,
and was Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel 11 Jan. to 16 Nov. 1918. He
was D.A.A. and Q.M.G., India, 1 Feb. to 28 Oct. 1914; D.A.Q.M.G., India,
29 Oct. to 23 Dec. 1914; Brigade ::\1ajor from 24 Dec. 19l4; Brigade Major,
India, 6 March, 1916, tc 22 March, 1917; A.Q.l\LG., Dunsterforce, Me
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potamian Expedit.ionary Force, 11 Jan. to 21 Oct. 1918
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A.A.
and Q.l\LG.,
14th (Indian) Division, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 22 Oct. to
16 Nov. 1918. He was given the Brlwet of Lieutenant.-Colonell Jan. 1919,
and was created a Companion of the Distinguished ilrvice Order [London
Gazette, 29 Oct. 1915]: "Henry Clare Duncan, Major, 9th Gurkha Regt.,
Indian Army. For distinguished service in the field." He married Edith
Irene (who died in 1918), eldest daughter of the late R. Byng Campbell, C.B.
KNOX, ROBERT WELLAND,
Major, was born 6 Sept. 1873: on of
Sir George Edward Knox, C..1.,1. .0., LL.D., and Katherine Anne Loui e,
daughter of the late Major W. Lor.h, 1st Bombay Lancers. He was educated
at Westminster, and at Edinburgh University, and became Lieutenant,
Indian
Meui~al
Service, 28
~ept.1897
; Capklin 28 July, 1900; Major 28 Jan.
1909, and LIeutenant-Colonel 2 Jan. 1917. From 23 Nov. 191 , he was
Assistant Director of Medical Services, 60th Divi ion, Egyptian Expedi–
tionary Force. For his services in the Great War (Dardanelles), 1915-16,
he was mentioned in Despatches
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received the Serbian Order of the White
Eagle, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
[London Gazette, 29 Oct. 1915]: "Robert Welland Knox, M.B., lajor,
Indian Medical Service. For distinguished service in the field." He
married in 1900, Lilian Margaret, daughter of the late Colonel J. L. Loch.
L ANGHORNE, JAMES ARCHIBALD DUNBOYNE,
Major, was born
24 Feb. 1879, son of the Rev. J. Langhorne, M.A.Camb., Vicar of Lam–
berhurst, Kent. He was educated at Tonbridge School. He was com–
missioned in the Royal Artillery 23 June, 1898
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was promoted Lieutenant
16 Feb. 1901
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Captain 1 Feb. 1904, and Major 30 Oct. 1914. He was
Adjutant, Royal Artillery,27 July, 1907, to 26 July, 1911, also Adjutant,
Royal Artillery, 2 April, 1912, to 25 April, 1914. Major Langhorne served
in the European War, and was present at the Turkish attack on the Suez
Canal and operations on the Canal, 1914-15; the Battle of the Somme; 1916
(wounded)
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the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917, and operations round Haze–
brouck and advance, 1918, to Armistice. He was D.A.Q.M.G. 14 Jan.
1915, to 6 Jan., 1916'; A.Q.M.G., 10th Indian Division, Mediterranean
Expeditionary Force; Egyptian Expeditionary Force, and Temporary
Lieutenant-Colonel 7 Jan. to 29 Feb. 1916; A.Q.M.G., 15th Army Corps,
1 March to 15 April, 1916; Acting Lieutenant-Colonel from 26 March,
1917. He was given the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel in March, 1920,
and was created a Companion of the Distingui hed ervice Order [London
Gazette, 29 Oct. 1915]: .. James Archibald Dunboyne Langhorne, Major,
Royal Garrison Artillery. For distinguished service in the field."
MACMULLEN, CYR IL NORMAN,
Major, was born 13 Dec. 1877. He
entered the Army, as Second Lieutenant, Unattached, 4 Aug. 1 97
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became
Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps, 29 Nov. 1898; Lieutenant. Indian Army.
4 Nov. 1899; Captain 4 Aug. 1906; Major 4 Aug. 1915, and was Temporary
Brigadier-General 7 Feb. to 18 June, 1916, and 26 Sept. 1917, to 29 Nov.
1918. He was G.S.0.3, Headquarters, India, 7 Jan to 3 Dec. 1913;
G.S.0.2, Headquarters, India, 4 Dec. 1913, to 11 Nov. 1914; Staff Captain,
2nd Expeditionary Force, 12 Nov. 1914, to 6 May, 1915
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G.S.0.2, 8th
·Army Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 June to 3 Oct. 1915 ;
G.S.0.1, 2nd Mounted Division, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4
Oct. 1915, to 6 Feb. 1916; Brigadier-General, G.S., 15th Army Corps,
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 7 Feb. to 1 June, 1916; G.S.O.I ..