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The Distinguished Service Order
425
Gru:ette, 4 Nov. 1915: "WaIter William MacGregor, Capt. (Temporary
MaJor), Re erve of Officers, The Gordon Highlanders, attached 9th (Pioneer)
Battn. For co.nspicuous gallantry during the action at Loos on 26 Sept.
1915.. He recelVed an. order to retire, but, after retiring to the German
front-Ime trenches, he became doubtful of the authenticity of the order,
and, although large numbers of men were retiring, he called on two companies
and
le~ the~
?ack to Loos under heavy shell fire. He reoccupied his
~efenslve pOSltIOl~,
and held on from 5 to 8 p.m., when he received re–
mforcemen~s,
WhICh enabled him to remain in po ition all night. His
prompt actIOn helped to prevent the Germans turning our flank."
McLEOD, DAVID,
Capt., was born 5 Jan. 1869; entered the Army
1~
July, 1900, and,became Captain 16 Aug. HJ05: retired from the Gordon
~.tghlande~s
5
Ja~.
1914. He served in the Dongola Expedition, 1896,
m
t.h~
actlOn of Flrket (Egyptian Medal with clasp); with the Nile Ex–
pedltlOn, 1897 (rla.sp to Egyptian Medal); with the Nile Expedition,
1898; took part m the battles of Atbara and Khartoum (two e1asps
to Egyptian :\Iedal ;
~ledal;
Despatches [London Gazette, 30 ept.
1898 ;
.~fedal
for
distin~uished
conduct in the field); again with the :Kile
Expe~htlOn,
1899, durmg the operations in first advances against the
Kha11fa, and subsequent operations resulting in final defeat of Khalifa
(two clasps to Egyptian Medal); served in the South African War 1900-2
(~ledals
and clasps).
H~
served in the European War; was
Te~porary
LIeutenant-Colonel, ServIce Battn. Gordon Highlanders, and was creatf\d
a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order rLondon Gazette 4 Nov.
1915]: "David McLeod, Capt. (Temporary Major), Reserve of 'Officers,
The Gordon Highlanders, attached 8th Battn. For conspicuous gallantry
and devotion to duty on 25 Sept. 1915. In the attack on the Hohenzollern
Redoubt, although wounded three t.imes, he continued to lead his company
forward till he fell from f>Xhaustion."
MENZIES, ARTHUR JOHN ALEXANDER,
Capt., was born 21 May,
1886, son of the late Alexander Menzies,
of LankaL Estate, Sumatra. He was
educated for the medical profession, and
took his degree l\LB., Ch.B., and subse–
quently joined the Royal Army Medical
Corps in Feb. 1914. Lieut.-Colonel Menzies
served in the European 'Yar, and landed
in France with the 3rd Cavalry Division
8 Oct. 1914; was present at the First and
Second Battles of Ypres and Loos, 1915 ;
the Somme, 1916; Cambrai. 1917, and the
Fifth Army Retreat, 1918; served in
~rance
till killed 9 Aug. 1918, commnnd–
mg the 3rd Cavalry Field Ambulance;
promoted to Captain in Feb. 1915, and
Lieut.-Colonel in Feb. 1918. He was
created a Companion of the Distinguished
Arthur
J.
A. Menzies.
Service Order [London Gazette, 4 Nov.
1915]: "Arthur John Alexander Menzies,
:\I.B., Cap.t., Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 1st (Royal) Dragoons.
~or
conspICUOUS gallantry and devotion to duty from 26 to 29
,~ept .
1915,
m Loos. Capt. Menzies was unremitting in his attention for the wounded
o! all units. He was twice seen carrying wounded on a stretcher under
nfle fire,
an~
for 55 .hours he
~as
cO!ltinually exposing himself to heavy
shell fire
'~hIle
carrymg out hIS dutIes." Capt. Menzies married Et,hel
~anny'
Whltelock, youngest daughter of Mrs. D. L. Boyes. He ,,'as killed
111
actIOn 9 Aug. 1918.
PULLMAN,
~LFRED
HOPEWELL,
Capt., entered the Army 5 Jan.
1901 ;
beca~e
LIeutenant 23 July,1907, and Captain 1 Aug. 1909. Major Pul1-
mafol has rehrerl from the Royal West Kent Regt. He served in the South
AfrIcan War, 1901-2; took part in the operations in the Transvaal in Sept.
1901, and Oct. to Nov. 1901; in Orange River Colony, April to Sept. 1901,
and Nov. 1.901, to 31
~ay,
1902; also during the operations on the Zulu - ,
land Frontl.el' of Natal
In
Sept. and Oct. 1901, and in Cape Colony in April,
1901; receIved the Queen's Medal with five clasps. For his services in the
European War he was created a Companion of the Distinguished 8ervice
Order [London Gar,ette, 4 Nov. 1915]: "Alfred Hopewell Pullman, Capt.
and Temporary !\fajor (Reserve of Officers), The Queen's Own (Royal
West Kent Regt.) , attached 8th Battn. For conspicuous gallantry neal'
HuUuch on 26 Sept. 1915, when he commanded his company with skill
during the retirement, although wounded, and collected men to cover the
move~ent
until it was completed. This was accomplished under heavy
machine-gun fire from the enemy at close range." Major Pullman married
Emilie Louisa Outram Marshall, and they have one son and one daughter.
RONALD, JOHN JAMES,
Major, was born 19 Sept. 1874. He joined
the Army 6 March,
~895:
became Captain 16 Feb. 1901; retired 23 Sept,.
1911 ;.
promote~
Major,
~eserve
of Officers; 1 Sept. 1915. He served at
Kandla, 1898, m the affaIr of 6 Sept.; served in the South African War ,
1899-1902, as Commandant, Jamestown; took part in the operations in
the Orange Free
St~te, F~b.
to
l\~ay,
1900; in Orange River Colony, May
t~.
29 Nov. 19.00! mcludlllg actlOns at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July) and
'htpoort;
ag~m
lfol Orange River Colony
~O
Nov. 1900, to Feb. 1901 ; also
dur1l1g,
operatlOn~
m Cape Colony, Feb. 1901, to May, 1902 ; received t.he
Queen s Medal WIth two clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He
was created a Companion of the Distinguished SE'rvice Order rI,ondon
Gazette, 4 ov. 19151: "John James Ronald, Capt. (Temporary Major),
Reserve of Officers, The Highland Light Infantry, attached 11th Battn.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the attack on 25 Elept.
1915, at a. point where a sap was being pushed forward. A serious block
stopped hIS company, which was moving to take up its a ault position,
bu~
he at once
j~ped
in to the top of the t.rench, completely exposed to
artIllery and machme-gun fire, cleared away the obatruction. and remained
exposed until he had received several wounds."
, .
STUART, HERBERT CRAVEN,
:\fajor, wa<; born at Cuddapah,
~Ia
ir8,
29 Oct. 1 72, son of the late Colonel C. J. tuart,
1.
.C., and a daughter
of Bishop Sargent. He was educated at Kinr:'s Pchoo!, Canterbury'
joined the South Lancashire Militia, 1892, and the 2nd Leinster Regt. 7
Dec. 1895 (Lieutenant 27 July, 1 98), with which regiment he . erved in
the South African War in 1902. He became Captain, 4th Royal Warwi ck–
shire Regt., in 1902, until it was disbanded in 1907, when he went on half–
pay until he was posted to the 2nd Highland Light Infantry 26 Aug. 1908.
He retired on a pen'lion 12 June, 1912, and settled in Jamaica as a Banana
Planter until 1914, when war broke out, and he was called up for sen-ice
with the 10th Highland Light Infantry, 28th Infantry Brigadf', 9th Diyiion,
formed in Aug. 1914. He went to France in May, ]915;
WllS
promotE'd
to
~lajor,
Reserve of Officers, 1 E\ept. 1915, and was Temporary Colonel,
Labour Commandant, commanding the 10th Highland Lil!ht Infantrv ,
1915 ; t,he 7th Loyal Nort,h Lancashire Regt. 1917 ; wa<; Chief Instructor, 2nd
Army School, 1916-17; was transferred to a Labour Corps in 1918; was.
Officer Commanding, 20th Labcur Group, Dieppe; Officer Commanding .
,5th Labour Group,
~Iarquis('
; Labour Commandant, 3rll Corps, 191 -19,
during the operations on the Lille front whieh led to the c!'ssation of
hostilities. He was present at the Battle of Loos. Though he was gassed
he reorganized what wac; left of his battalion near Cambrin. Major tuar
i
was mentioned in Despatches four times, and crE'ated a Companion of
the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 4 :Kov. 1915]: "Herbert
Craven Stuart, Major, Reserve of Officers, The Highland Light Infantry,
attached 10th Battn. For conspicuous gallantry and ability near Cambrill
on 25 o...oept. 1915, when he led his company forward to the attack, and later,
although himself gassed, reorganized what remained of his battalion,
restored confidence and commanded it with marked skill." He marri!'d,
in 1901, Julia McKenzie, daughter of Sir John Pringle, KC.::'ILG., and Amv
Zillah, daughter of the late Hon. J. Levy, and they have one son ami on(,
daughtf'r.
SYKES, CHARLES HENRY,
Capt., served in the European War, and
was created a Companion of the Di tinguished Service Order [London
Gar,ette, 4 Nov. 1915]: "Charl!'!'; Henry Sykes, Capt., 6th Battn. The
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Rp,gt.), attached 3rd Battn. For con–
spicuoU'l gallantry near Vermelle<; on 29 Sept. 1915. Whf'n some troops
on his left were bombed out of their position he led a charge with about a
dozen men, drove out the Germans, and retook thE' lost portion of the trench.
He even penetrated
fur(h~r,
and only fell back later, owing to want of
support. He saved a s!'rious situation by his gallantry and initiative.
Later on the same day, when under heavy shell fire , hE' supported a company
which was being driven back by superior numbers, and succeeded in regain–
ing all the lost ground. He displayed througho.ut great bravery and
coolness. He was wounded in the morning of 30 SE'Pt."
WILLIAMS, SIR RHYS,
Capt., Bart., was born
:?O
Oct. 1865, son of
Gwilym 'Yilliams, of :\liskin :\1 anor,
Liantrisant, Glamorgan, and Mrs. Emma
E. Williams. He was rrtucaied at Eton.
and Oriel ColIE'ge, Oxforrl; joined thl'
Grenarlier Guards 5 .\.ug. 1911: s<'l'ved in
France, Nov. 1914, to F;ppt. 1915; trans–
ferred to the Welsh Guards in Feb. 1915.
He served in the European ',"aI', and took
part in the Battle of Loos in Sept. 1915,
when serving with the Welsh Guards. He
subsequently served as Milit ary At tache.
Teheran, Dec. 191;'), to Dec. 1916:
Assistant Director-Gen!'ral, Movements
and Railways, War Office, 1917-1918:
Deputy Director, Training and Staff
Duti!'s Di\-ision, Admiralty, 191, to
Dec. 19HI. He was crE'ated a Companion
Sir
Rhys Williams.
of the Distinguished Service Order rLondon
Gazette, 4 Nov. 1915J: "Rhys Williams,
Capt., .1st .Battn.
Wels~
Guards. For conspicuous gallantry and !?reat
determ1OatlOn on the mght of 27-28 Sept. 1915, durin
a
thf' attack
011
Hill 70. Capt. Williams was in commanrl of the Welsh Guards' Machin('
Guns, and performed
very
effective work until wounded. He the"
obtained a dressing for his wound, and returned to the gun<;, which hp
continued to control until midnight, having hart to lie on his back for the
purpose, owing to the nature of his injuries." HE' was promoted Captain
in April, 1915; Temporary Major in April, 1917; Temporary Lieutenant–
Colonel in July, 1917,; Substantive :\lajor in July, 1919; placed on Reserve
with the rank 'Of Lieutenant-Colonel in April, 1920.
WILSON, WALTER CARANDINI,
Capt., was born 22 June, 1885. Ill'
joined the Leicestershire Regt. as Second Lieutenant (from the Militia)
in Jan. 1907, and became Lieutenant in Nov.
1003.
From June, 1911,
to Feb. 19]4, he was employed with the West African Frontier Force,
being promoted to Captain 1 Nov. 1913, and given t.he Brevet of Major
3 Junf', 1916. He was given the O.B.E., and awarded the Military
Cross for services in the European War, as Staff Captain, 70th Infantry
Brigade, B.E.F., 24 May, 1916, to 13 Feb. 1917; Brigade Major, 70th
Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 24 l\Iay, 1916, to 18 Feb.
1917; G.S.O.2, 2nd Division, British Armies in France, 19 Feb. 1917, to
3 Jan. 1918 ; G.S.O.2, 2nd Army Corp'l, British Armie<; in France, 4 Jan. to
March, 1918; G.S.O.], British Military Mission to America., 9 April,
191F.,
to
3 March, 1919; G.S.0.1, 68th Division, Forces in Great Britain, 4 March,
1919, to 18 May, 1919. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished
Service Order [London Gazette, 4 Nov. HH5]: "Waiter Carandini Wilson,
Capt., 2nd Battn. The Leicestershire Regt. For oonspicllous gallantry
and devotion t,o duty during an attack near Pietre Farm on 25 Sept. 1915.
When giving final dir-ections to his men he was seyerely wounded in thp