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The Distinguished Service Order
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Division, Irish Command, 2 April, 1912, to 31 Dec. 1913; Staff Captain,
War Office, 1 Jan. 1914, to 17 Jan. 1915; D.A.A. and Q.M.G., 29th Divi–
sion, New Armies, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 18 Jan. to 1 June,
1915; G.S.O.2, 29th Division, Mediterranean Expedit.ionary Force, 19
June to 19 Dec. 1915; G.S.O.1, 26th Division, Mediterranean Expedi–
tionary Force, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 20 Dec. 1915, to 18 Aug.
1916; G.S.O.1, 65th Division, Home Forces, 25 Sept. to April, 1916;
G.S.O.1, 42nd Division, British Armies in France, June 1917; Brigade
Commander, 189th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 3 Sept.
1918. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902; was present at
the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 17 to 24 Jan. 1900, and
action at Spion Kop ; operations of 5 to 7 Feb. 1900, and action at Vaal
Kranz; and the operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 Feb. 1900) and
action at Pieter's Hill; in Natal, March to June, 1900, including action at
Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June); in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29
Nov. 1900; in the Transvaal 30 Nov. 1900, to Jan. 1901; in Orange
River Colony, March, 1901, to 31 May, 1902; also during the operations
in Cape Colony, Jan. to Feb. 1901 (Queen's Medal with
~ix
clasps, and King's
Medal with two clasps). For his services in the European War he was
given the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel 3 June, 1919, and was created a
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 8 N
ov.
1915]: "Bryan James Curling, Major, The King's Royal Rifle Corps. For
distinguished service in the field during the operations at the Dardanelles."
GOI N G, JOHN,
:'\fajor, son of the late John Going, private gentleman,
Cragg, Birdhill, Limerick, and Eliza,
daughter of the Rev. C. Mayne; was born
13 March, 1866. He was educated at
The Abbey, Tipperary, Ireland; joined
the 4th Gloucester Militia in 1886. He
entered the South Wales Borderers 16
Nov. 1887; became Lieutenant 31 July,
1889, Captain 18 Nov. 1895, and Major
11 Dec. 1905 (Temporary Lieut.-Colonel
South Wales Borderers 25 Aug. to 24 Sept.
1915). He became Lieut.-Colonel 29
Nov. 1915 (in command of Training
Reserve Battn. 27 Aug. 1917, to 15 Jan.
1918). He was Adjutant, Volunteers,
28 April, 1898, to 7 April, 1903. He
- served with the Burmese Expedition,
1887-89 (Medal with clasp). He served
John Going.
in the European vVar; took part in the
capture of Tsingtau in 1914, and was
present at the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. He was mentioned in De–
spatches, and was creat,ed a Companion of the Distinguished Service
Order [London Gazette, 8 Nov. 1915]: "John Going, Major, The South
~T
ales Borderers. For distinguished service in the field during the opera–
tIOns at the Dardanelles." He married, at St. James's, Piccadilly, W., 30 Oct.
1894, Ethel Mary, the only daughter of the late Benjamin Bridges, of
Manor House, Mitcham; they have one daughter, Joan Mary Mayne.
KIRKBY, HAROLD ALEC ,
Major, was born 27 Sept. 1874. Heent e red
the Lancashire Fusiliers 5 May, 1900; became Lieutenant 19 April, 1901,
Captain 14 June, 1910, and Major 1 Sept. 1915; Temporary Lieut. -Colonel,
The l,ancashire Fusi liers, 21 Oct. 1915, to 4 Feb. 1916; Acting Lieut.–
Colonel, Lancashire Fusiliers, 3 June to 31 Dec. 1918; Temporary Lieu t.–
Colonel, Lancashire Fusiliers, 1 Jan. 1919 ; employed with West African
Frontier Force 10 July, 1901, to 27 Aug. 1906. He was Adjutant, Terri–
torial Force, 6 July, 1914, to 20 Oct. 1915; Special Appointment (graded
Brigade l\Iajor) Commanding Officer Cadet Company, 1 Nov. 1916, to 4 Sept.
1917. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900; took part in the
operations in the Orange Free State, May, 1900, including action at Zand
River; in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including acLion near
Johannesburg (Queen's Medal with three clasps); in West Africa (Southern
Nigeria), 1901-2, wit.h the Aro Expedition (Medal wit,h clasp); in West
Africa (Southern Nigeria), 1903 (clasp); in West Africa (Southern Nigeria)
1904, during the operations in the Northern Ibibio district (Despatches
[London Gazette, 25 Aug. 1905] ; clasp); in West Africa (Southern
Nigeria,), 1904-5, during the operations of the Ezza Patrol (Despatches
[London Gazette, 23 Feb. 1906]); in West Africa (Southern igeria),
1905-6, with the Bende-Onitsha Hinterland Expedition (clasp). He
served in the European War, and was created a Companion of the Distin–
guished Service Order [London Gazette, 8 Nov. 1915]: "Harold Alec
Kirkby, Major, The Lancashire Fusiliers (attached 8th Battn. Territoi'ial
Force). For distinguished service in the field during the operations at
the Dardanelles."
S INCLAIR- THOMSO N , ANGUS E RIC METHVEN,
Major, son of
the late W. Sinclair-Thomson, M.D., was born 24 May, 1880. He was
educated at Epsom College, and in France and Germany; joined the
1st Essex Regt., from the Militia, 15 Nov. 1899; became Lieutenant 18
April, 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902; took part
in the Relief of Kimberley; in the Orange Free State, Feb. to May, 1900,
including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 Feb. ; slightly wounded 18
Feb.); in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900, including
actions at Colesberg (1 to 29 Jan.); also in the Transvaal and Cape Colony
30 Nov. 1900, to 31 May, 1902 (Queen's Medal with three clasps, and King's
Medal with two clasps). He was promoted to Captain 7 May. 1909;
wa.s Adjutant, The Essex Regt., 1 Nov. 1909, to 31 Oct. 1912, in which
yea~
he married Rarhel, daughter of WaIt.er Ingram, of Broads, Lewes,
and they have one son and one daughter. At the beginning of the Euro–
pean War he was employed as Staff Captain at the War Office for several
months. He was then sent to Gallipoli as Staff Captain -and Brigade
Major. 29th Division, Gallipoli, and was there throughout the whole of
that campaign, taking part in the landing on the River Clyde, and in the
evacuation of the Allied
tro~ps
at Suvla and Helles. He was promotelt
to Major 1 Sept. 1915, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished.
Service Order [London Gazette, 8 Nov. 1915]: "Angus Eric Methven
Sinclair-Thomson, Major, The Essex Regt. For distinguished servi ('('
in the field during the operations at the Dardanelles." Major Sinclair–
rhom~on
then accompanied his regiment to Egypt and Palestine. He
wa~
G.S.O., 1st Grade, 53rd Division, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 15 Sept.
1916, to 30 June, 1919, and G.S.O.1, Scottish Command, 7 July, 1918, to
30 Jun':l, 1919. He was twice mentioned in Despatches, given the Brevet
of Lieut.-Colonel 3 June, 1917, and made Chevalier Legion d'Honneur.
SYKES, FRANCIS BERNARD,
Major (Temporary Lieut.-Colonel ),
son of T. G. Sykes, B.A., late Principal
La Martiniere College, Lurknow, India.
He was educated at Gray's Inn, becoming
a Barrister-at-Law, and joining the R.F.A.
23 May, 1900, to take part in the South
African War, 1900-1. He served with
the New Zealand Contingent; afterwards
employed with Imperial Yeomanry; took
part in the operations in Orange Free
State, May, 1900, including actions at
Vet River
(:5
and 6 May) and Zand River;
in the Transvaal in Mav and .Tune, 1900,
including actions near Johannesburg and
Pretoria; in Cape Colony, south of Orange
River, 1899-1900; also in Orange River
Colony, May, 1902; again during opera–
tions in Cape Colony, Feb. to March, 1901
F rancis B ernard Sykes.
(Queen's Medal with five clasps). In 1906
he was transferred to the Royal Hor e
Artillery, being gazetted Captain 1 Jan. 1911, and Major; 30 Oct. 1914 ;
wa.c; Adjutant, Territorial Force, 1 March, 1912, to 9 July, 1914. Major
Sykes again saw active service in the European War, being employed
with the New Zealand Force from 10 July, 1914, to 13 March, 1918, taking
part in operations in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. He was mentioned five
times in Despatches, and in Nov. 1915, was created a Companion of the
Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 8 Nov. 1915]:
11
Francis
Bernard Sykes, Major (Temporary Lieut.-Colonel), Royal Artillery (at–
tached New Zealand Imperial Force). For distinguished service in the field
during the operations at the Dardanelles." He was appointed Tem–
porary Lieut.-Colonel in 1915, and subsequently appointed Inspector of
Artillery, New Zealand Defence Forces, and placed in command of the
2nd New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade. Lieut.-Colonel ykes married,
in 1911, Alice AugusLa, dauahter of the Rev.
It.
C. Watson, M.A., Vi.car
of GainforJ, County
Durham~
and they have one daughter.
WIN~ER ,
ORMONDE DE L'EPEE,
Major, son of W. H . and Fanny
Cheney Winter, late of Sutton Court Lodge,
Chiswick, W., was born 15 Jan. 1875. He
was educated at Cheltenham College and
at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich,
and was commissioned in the Royal
Artillery 17 Nov. 1894, becoming Lieu–
tenant 17
Nov.
1897; Captain 1 Feb .
1901 ; Major 24 July, 1911, and Lieutenant–
Colonel 28 April, 1916. He was G.S.O.2,
13th Division, Mediterranean Expedi–
tionary Force, 12 Oct. to 28 Dec. 1915;
Brigadier-General, Royal Artillery, 11th
Division, BriLish Armies in France, 25
Dec. 1917. He was mentioned in De–
spatches six times, and was creaLed a
Companion of the Distinguished ervice
Order [London Gazette, 8 Nov. ] 915] ;
Ormonde de L'E. Winter.
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Ormonde de l'Epee Winter, Major ,
Royal Artillery. For distinguished ser–
vice in the field during the operations at the Dardanelles." Major
Winter was created a C.M.G. in 1917; a C.B. in 1919, and was also
awarded a Bar Lo his Distinguished Service Order. Racing is his
favourite recreation.
WOOD, GEORGE BENSON GLEN,
Major, was born 11 Nov. 18 1.
He entered the Lancashire Fusiliers 11 Aug. 1900; became Lieutenant
19 March, 1902, and Captain 15 Jan. 1912 ; Temporary Major 17 Aug.
to 31 Aug. 1915; Major 1 Sept. 1915 (Temporary Lieut.-Colonel 1 Sept.
to 6 Sept: 1915; Temporary Lieut .-Colonel Commanding Territorial Force
Battn. The Leicestershire Regt. 14 Jan. 1917); Adjutant, Territorial
Force, 15 Jan. 1912, to 27 Nov. 1916; Brigade Major, 177th Infantry
Brigade, Home Forces, 17 Feb.
to
27 July, 1916. He served in the
European War; was given the Brevet of Lieut.-Colonel 1 Jan. 1918, and
was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London
Gazette, 8 Nov. 1915]:
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George Benson Glen Wood, Major, The Lan–
cashire Fusiliers (Adjutant, 5th Battn. Territorial Force). For distin–
guished service in the field during the operations at the Dardanelles."
WYMER , HUBERT JULIAN DE CRESPIGNY,
Major, second son of
the late Major George Bannatyue Wymer, R.A.; was born at Sheerness
19 Nov. 1878. He was educated at Stubbington and at the Royal Military
College, Sandhurst, passing into the 3rd West India Regt. 3 Aug. 1898 ;
became Lieutenant 19 Oct. 1899. In 1901 he took part in operations with
. the Gambia Expedition from Jan. to May, and on 16 March, 1907, was
gazetted Capatin, 1st Battn. The Hampshire Regt. He saw active service
in the European War, taking part in the landing at Gallipoli with the 29th
Division in 1915, and was promoted to Major 1 Sept. 1915. He was
wounded, mentioned in De patches, and created a Companion of the Dis-