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The Distinguished Service Order
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Borradaile, Capt. and Brevet Major, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of
services during the operations in Chitral." The Insignia were presented
9 Nov. 1895. He became Major, Indian Army 14 Jan. 1900; commanded
the 34th Sikh Pioneers, 1902-09; was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel
1 June, 1904, and given the Brevet of Colonel 8 June, 1907; he became
Colonel 1 Jan. .1911; retired 30 Dec. 1912. He served in the European
War; was wounded and given the honorary rank of Brigadier-General
12 June, 1919. Brigadier-General H. B. Borradaile married, in 1890,
Florence, only child of H. SQden, and they have one son and three daughters.
JONES, HERBERT JOHN,
Lieut., was born 23 Dec. 1865, and became
Lieutenant, Royal Irish Regt., 23 Aug. 1884
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served with the Nile Expedi–
tion, 1884-85, with the Desert Column, and was present at the actions at
Abu Klea (Medal with clasp, Bronze Star)
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Hazara Expedition, 1888 (Medal with
clasp)
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in operations against the Kachins
in Upper Burma, 1891-92 (received the
thanks of the Government)
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with the
Chitral Relief Expedition, 1895, with the
Relief Force. He was wounded
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took
part in the Defence of Mastuj (wounded) ;
was mentioned in Despatches [London
Gazette, 16 July, 1895]; received the
Medal with clasp, and was created a Oom–
panion of the Distinguished Service Order
[London Gazette, 16 July, 1895]: "In
recognition of services during the recent
operations in Chitral. Herbert J ohn
Jones, Lieut., Indian Staff Corps." The
Insignia were presented by the Queen at
Herbert John Jones.
Osborne on Monday, 12 Aug. 1895. He
became Captain 23 Aug. 1895
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served
with the Tochi Expedition, 1897 (clasp)
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China Expedition, 1900-01
(Medal)
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promoted Major 23 Aug. 1902, and Lieutenant-Colonel 25 Aug.
1908. He commanded the 14th (K.G.O.) Sikhs, 1908-13, and received the
Durbar Medal in 1911. On the 19th Sept. 1914, Lieut.-Colonel H. J. Jones
was given command of the 13th Battn. the Manchester Regt. He retired
on 18 March, 1919.
EDWARDES, STANLEY MALCOLM,
Lieut., was born 18 Nov. 1863,
son of the late General Sir Stanley Edwardes, and Adelaide J ane, daughter
of General George Alexander Leckie, 1.S.C. He became Lieutenant, North
Lancashire Regt., 23 Aug. 1884, and transferred to the Indian Staff Corps
24 Jan. 1886, becoming Captain, Indian Staff Corps, 23 Aug. 1895. Capt.
Edwardes took part in the operations in Chitral, 1895, being present at the
defence of the post of Reshan. He was mentioned in Despatches [London
Gazette, 16 July, 1895], received the Medal and clasp, and was created a
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 16 July,
1895] : "Stanley Malcolm Edwardes, Lieut., Indian Staff Corps. In recog–
nition of services during the recent operations in Chitral." He was com–
mandant, Base Depot, Native Troops, Tirah Expeditionary Force, 12 Oct.
1897, to 21 Jan. 1898 (clasp), and on the Punjab Frontier,1898 (clasp) ;
became Major 23 Oct. 1902; served in Aden,1903-04. Operations in the
interior; was Brigade Major, India, 1 June, 1904, to 1908; was promoted to
Lieutenant-Colonel 17 Sept. 1909, and to Colonel 5 Feb. 1914. H e com–
manded a Brigade in India 5 March, 1916, to 4 March, 1916, and from
5 March, 1916, to 9 March, 1916, commanded the 9th Infantry Brigade in
the Indian Expeditionary Force "D." From 10 March, 1916, to 31
March, 1916, he commanded the 37th Infantry Brigade in the Indian Expedi–
tionary Force" D," and from 1 April, 1916, he commanded an Infantry
Brigade in the Indian Expeditionary Force " D " and the Mesopotamian
Expeditionary Force. He was created a C.M.G. in 1917. He married, in
1909, Emma, daughter of the late Colonel C. F. James and widow of Capt.
C. R. Stevens, and they have one son.
FOWLER, JOHN SHARMAN,
Lieut., was born 29 July, 1864,son of R.
Fowler, Esq., J.P., D.L., of Rahinstown, Co. Meath, and Mrs. Fowler.
He was educated at Cheltenham College, and was commissioned in the Royal
Engineers, as Lieutenant, 6 Jan. 1886, serving in the Isazai Expedition in
1892. In 1895 he took pf\rt in the operations in Chitral, and served with
the Gilgit Force during the fighting near and defence of the post of Reshan
(wounded). He was afterwards with the Relief Force and was present at
the action at Mamagai. Lieut. Fowler was mentioned in Despatches
[London Gazette, 16 July, 1895], received the Medal and clasp, and was
created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette,
16 July, 1895]: "John Sharman Fowler, Lieut., Royal Engineers. In
recognition of services during the recent operations in Chit-ral." He became
Captain 24 Sept.. 1895. In 1897 and 1898 he served on the North-West
Frontier of India, taking part in the Mohmand Expedition; was mentioned
in Despatches [London Gazette, 11 Jan. 1898], and received a clasp. He
also received a clasp for the Tirah Expedition
in
1 97-98. Capt. Fowler
served in South Africa on special service from 1899 to 1902. He was present
at the operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. to May, 1900. Operations
in Orange River Colony, May to 29 Nov. 1900; Director of Telegraphs,
Orange River Colony, 1 June, 1900, to 1 Sept. 1902. He was mentioned in
Despatches [London Gazette, 17 June, 1902]; was given the Brevet of
Major 26 June, 1902; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the
King's Medal with two clasps. He became Major 21 Dec. 1903. Major
Fowler was D.A.A.G., 2nd Division, Aldershot Army Corps, 13 March, 1905,
to 11 May, 1905, and from 1 June, 1905, to 7 March, 1909
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was given the
Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel 18 Jan. 1911; was G.S.0.2, Staff College,
1 J an. 1911, to 31 March, 1913, and was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel
31 Dec. 1911. From 5 Aug. 1914, to 15 May, 1918, he was Director of
Army Signals, B.E.F., and from 16 May, 1918, to 21 May, 1919, Director of
Briti h ignals, British Armies in France. He was given the Brevet of
Colonel 1 Jan. 1916 ; was temporary Brigadier-General ,from 26 Oct. 1914, to
31 Dec. 1916; and was promoted to Major-General 1 Jan. 1917. He was
created a C.B. in 1915, and a K.C.M.G. in 1918. Sir John Fowler married,
in 1904, Mary Henrietta Olivia, daught.er of the late John M. Brooke, and
they have two daughters.
GURDON, BERTRAND EVELYN MELLlSH,
Lieut., was born 2
Sept. 1867, third son of Major-General
Evelyn Pulteney Gurdon, late I.S.C., and
Mary, daughter of the late General Sande–
man. He was educated at Haileybury
and Sandhurst
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was gazetted Lieutenant
in the Manchester Regt. 25 Aug. 1886, and
entered the Indian Army in 1887. He was
transferred to the Indian Political Depart–
ment in 1889, and became Assistant to the
British Agent at Gilgit in 1892. In Dec.
1894, he was appointed Assistant British
Agent in Chitral, and served as one of the
Garrison of Chitral Fort during the siege,
March and April, 1895. He was mentioned
in Despatches, and was created a Com–
panion of the Distinguished Service Order
[London Gazette, 16 July, 1895]: "In
Bertrand
E. M.
Gurdon.
recognition of services during the recent
.
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. operations in Chi tral , Bertrand Evelyn
Mellish Gurdon, LIeut., Indian Staff Corps." The Insignia were presented
by the Queen at Osborne on Monday, 12 Aug. 1895. He was created a
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1900. He became
Lieutenant-Colonel in 1912, and retired in 1918. He held the following
appointments during his period of service in the Indian Political Depart–
ment: Boundary Settlement Officer in Central India; Assistant British
Agent, Gilgit; Assistant Political Agent, Chitral; Political
~ent,
Gilgit ;
Political Agent, Khyber; Political Agent, Southern States, Rajputana ;
Political Agent, Eastern States, Rajputana; Political Agent, Bhopawar;
Political Agent, Phulkian States. In 1916 he was selected.for the appoint–
ment of Agent to the Governor-General in Rajputana, but owing to ill–
health was unable to continue to serve in India, and took leave pending
retirement. He married, in 1907, Evelyn Agnes, daughter of the late
Frederick Clarke and widow of Capt. Frank Duncan, Indian Army, and
they have two daughters.
BEYNON, WILLIAM GEORGE LAURENCE,
Lieut., was born at Agra,
India, 5 Nov. 1866, son of General W. H. Beynon, of 25, Ashburn Place,
London, S.W., and Charlotte, daughter of Lieut.-General Sir G. St. Patrick
Laurence, K.C.S.L, C.B. He was educated at Marlborough, and Sand–
hurst Royal Military College; joined the 2nd Battn. Royal Sussex Regt.
as Second Lieutenant 5 Feb. 1887. He served in the Black Mountain
Expedition, 1888 (Medal and clasp); became Lieutenant, Indian Staff
Corps, 11 Dec. 1889. He served as Staff Officer to Colonel Kelly in the
Gilgit Field Force; in the Siege of Chitral 1895; wa<> mentioned in De–
spatches [London Gazette, 16 July, 1895], received the Medal and clasp,
and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London
Gazette, 16 July, 1895]: "In recognition of services during the recent opera–
tions in Chitral, William George Laurence Beynon, Lieut., Indian Staff
Corps." The Insignia were presented 7 Nov. 1895. He served in the
Hazara Campaign, Jorth-West Frontier of India, 1897-98. Operations
in Samana and in the Kurram Valley during Aug. and Sept. 1897. Relief
of Gulistan (two clasps). He again saw active service in the Tirah Cam–
paign,1897-98, being present at the actions of Chagra Kotal and Dargai,
and capture of the Sampagha and Arhanga Passes. Reconnaissance of the
Saran Sar and action of 2 Nov. 1897. Operations in and around Dwatoi
and action of 24 Nov. 1897. Operations in the Bara Valley 7-14 Dec. 1897.
Affair at 'Shinkamar on 29 Jan. 1898. He was mentioned in Despatches
[London Gazette, 1 March, 1898]; was given the Brevet of Major 20 May,
1898, and received a clasp. He served in the Somaliland Expedition in
1901 in command of the founted troopfl; was mentioned in Despatches
[London Gazette, 18 April, 1902], received the Medal and clasp, and the
Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel on attaining substantive Majority. He
served in Tibet in 1904 as D.A.Q.M.G.; was present at the action of Niani,
and at the operations in and around Gyantse. He was mentioned in De–
spatches [London Gazette, 13 Dec. 1904]; received the fedal and clasp,
and the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel 10 Nov. 1904. He became Major
5 Feb. 1905
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was given the Brevet of Colonel 10 Nov. 1910; became
Colonel, 1 Jan. 1911; served in the Abor Expedition, 1911-12. He served
in the European War from 1915; was Brigade Commander (Colonel on
Staff), India, 2 Nov. 1914, to 6 May, 1917; Brigade Commander, India,
1 Sept. 1917, to 14 June, 1918
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Divisional Commander, India,15 June,
1918; was promoted to Major-General 1 Jan. 1917. He was created a C.B.
in 1915; a C.I.E. in 1916, and a K.C.LE. in 1917, and mentioned in De–
spatches in 1916. Sir William Beynon married, in 1898, Edith Norah,
youngest daughter of George Petrie, of 1, De Vere Gardens, W., and they
have three daughters. He wrote" With Kelly to Chitral."
STEWART, COSMO GORDON,
Lieut., was born 21 Nov. 1869, 8th son
of Sir J. L Stewart, 3rd Bart., and Lady Stewart, and was gazetted to the
Royal Artillery 27 July, 1888, becoming Lieutenant 27 July, 1891. He
served in the Chitral Campaign,1895, with the R-elief Force from Gilgit;
was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 July, 1895], and was
created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette,
16 July, 1895]: "Cosmo Gordon Stewart, Lieut., Royal Artillery. In recog–
nition of services during the recent operations in Chitral." The Insignia
were presented to him 7 Nov. 1895. He was employed with the Egyptian
Army 6 May, 1897, to 25 Dec. 1900. In 1897 he served in the Nile Expedi–
tion (Egyptian Medal and clasp). In the Nile Expedition of 1898 he was
present
in
the Battle of Khartoum, was mentioned in Despatches [London
Gazette, 30 Sept. 1898], received the 4th Class of the l\Iedjidie, the Medal