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The Distinguished Service Order
to Dongola in 1 96
D.A.A.G., He::dquarters Staff; was mentioned in
De
patch
[Londo~
Gazette, 3 TOV. 1 96);
prom~ted
to
ra!l~
of Major;
rec iv d the EgyptIan Medal. He erved
In
the NIle Expedition of 1897,
a D. .A.G., Headquarters taff; was pre ent at the capture of Abu
Harned and ub equent occupation of Berber. He was mentioned in
De
patches [London Gazette 25 Jan. 1 98], received a clasp to the Egyptian
Iedal and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
[Lond~n
Gazette, 11 March, 1898]: "WiIliam Henry Drage, Major, Army
rvice Corp. In recognition of ervice during the recent operations in
th udan." In the Tile Expedition in 1 96 he was pr ent at the Battle
of Khartum
(De
patche [London Gazette, 30 ept. 1 9 ]; granted the
honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel 16 fTOV. 1 9 ; clasp to the Egyptian
~Iedal
and
~Iedal);
and for the Nile Expedition of 1899 he received a clasp
to the Egyptian Iedal and the 3rd. Class Osmanieh. Lieut.-Colonel W..H.
Drag retired from the Army SerVIce Corps on the 22 Oct. 1904, and dIed
3 ov.1915.
London Gazette, 20 May, 1898.- " War Office, 20 May, 1898. The
Qu en has been graciously pleased to give order for the following appoint–
ment to the
Di~ tingui
hed ervice Order and promotion in the Army, in
recognition of the enoices of
th~ underm~ntioned
Officer during the opera–
tion in
~Iahonaland
in 1 97. To be a Companion of the Distinguished
ervice Order."
CAREW, GEORGE ALBERT LADE, Major, was born 10 March, 1862,
son of the late Robert
R.
Carew and Mrs. Robert R. Carew. He was com–
missioned in the Hampshire Militia in 1879, and was gazetted to the 7th
Hus ars as Lieutenant (from the Militia) 31 Oct. 1883, becoming Captain
19 Dec. 1 9, and
~Iajor
2
~-\pril,
1 9. He took part in the operations in
outh .Urica in 1 96-97; was mentioned in Despatche [London Gazette,
9 :'.Iarch, 1 9;]; commanded a column in the campaign of 1 97; was again
mE:'ntioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 1 Feb. 1 9 ]; received the
~Iedal
and clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished
~en'ice
Order [London Gazette, 20 May, 1898] : "George Albert Lade Carew,
:\Iajor, 7th Hu ars. In recognition of servicE:'s during the operations in
~Ia.shonaland
in 1897." Insignia sent to G.O.C., Cape; forwarded by
O.C., 7th Hussars, Natal, 24 July, 1898. He served with the Rhodesian
Field Force, 1900, as pecial ervice Officer, and mth the 7th Hu ars,
1901-2, in the outh .-Hrican War. He took part in the operations in
Rhodesia, )Iarch to
~Iay,
1900, and in the operation in the Tran vaal,
.Iarch to "\.ug. 1900; operations in the Transvaal, March to 31 May, 1902 ;
operation in Cape Colony, Dec. 1901, to )larch, 1902. )Iajor Carew
retired in 1902.
London Gazette, 20 May, 1898.-" War Office, 20 May, ]898. The
Queen has been graciously pleased to give orders for the foJlowing appoint–
ments to the Distinguished Service Order and promotions in the Army , in
recognition of the ervice of the undermentioned Officers during the
recent operation in ·Cganda."
KIRKPATRICK, RICHARD TRE CH, Capt., was created a Companion
of the Di tinguished ervice Order [London Gazette, 20 May, 1 98]:
" Richard Trench Kirkpatrick, Capt., Leinster Regt. In recognition of
ervices during the recent operation in Uganda." Capt. Kirkpatrick died
26 Nov. 189 .
HOBART, CLAUD VERE CAVENDISH, Lieut., was born 12 March,
1 70, only son of Sir Robert Henry Hobart, Bart., KC.V.O. , C.R, Official
Yerderer of the Xe,v Fore t, of Langdown. Hant , and of the Hon.
J ulia Trollope, eldest daughter of the first
Baron Kesteven. He was educated at
Eton and andhurst, and entered the Grena–
dier Guards 16 July, 1890. Lieut. Hobart,
after serving nearly seven years in the
Grenadier Guards, was in 1897 seconded
for service in the Uganda Protectorate,
at that time under the administration of
the Foreign Office, and joined the Protec–
torate Force, consisting chiefly of u–
dane e, who had previously served under
Emin Pasha at Wadelai, whilst on a puni–
tive expedition in the -andi country.
Order having been re tored, he was
detailed to march two companies of
Sudanese back to Headquarters at Kam–
pala. On the way he received news of
Claud Vere C. Hobart.
the disaffection of Mwanga, the native
King of Lganda, who had rai ed the
• tanuard of revolt in Buddu, one of the southern province of his kingdom.
He hastened on to the capital, and was thence despatched with hi men
in a fleet of canoe down the west coast of Victoria -yanza to occupy and
hold the cro'sing over the Katonga River. eparating Buddu from the rest
of Cganda, whil t the main forces of the Protecfodte undE:'r Colonel T. P. B.
Ternan, D.
.0.,
moved down overland. He succeSSfully carried out his
instruction , and the rebels were subsequently defeated in two engage–
ment , at which he was present, which resulted in King Mwanga fleeing
into German territory and the bulk of hi follower di per ing into the
wild ' of
~-\nkole.
LieuL Hobart was left in charge of the reconquered
province with two and a half companie of udane e.
The e remained
loyal during the ub 'equ nt mutiny of portion of the ame force in the
e 'tern part of the Protectorate, and though hard pre ed at one time, he
'uccE'eded in holding hi own again ' t the Baganda rebel , who coll ected
again on the news of the mutiny, being joined by the ex-King Mwanga,
who contriv d to escape from German custody. After several expeditions
had been organized against them, in all of which he took part, he was
fortunately enabled, whi) ,t in command of an advanced guard composed
of Baganda levie , to come up to and inflict a decisive blow on King
~lwanga's
main forces at Kisalera. Mwanga's ally, the rebel King of
Koki, was killed, and l\Iwanga himself barely escaped, only to be captured
a few months later in the north of the Protectorate with the remnants of
the Sudanese mutineers, who were finally defeated with the assistance
of a native regiment from India. For his services during the above opera–
tions he was mentioned in Despatches, and also in Parliament, and received
the Uganda Medal and clasp. He was also created a Companion of the–
Distingui hed Service Order [London Gazette, 20 fay, 1898]: "Claud
Yere Cavendish Hobart, Lieut., Grenadier Guards. In recognition of the
services during the recent operations in Uganda" (the first award of this
Order to an officer of this regiment). On the outbreak of the South African
War in 1 99, Capt. Hobart had just returned to England, and was sent
out with the first contingent of troops to the Cape to act as Staff Officer
on the Midland Line of Communications. In this capacity he assisted in
raising several corps of local volunteers, by whom the Midland Line of
railway from Port Elizabeth to Naauwpoort was seized and garrisoned;
but falling a victim to a severe attack of enteric fever, he was invalided
home in the summer of 1900, subsequently receiving the Queen's outh
African
~ledal
with clasp for Cape Colony. In 1902 Capt. Hobart offi–
ciated a a Gold taff Officer at the Coronation of T.
1.
King Edward VII.
and Queen Alexandra, and was also in charge of Apolo Kagwa, the native
Prime :Wnister and Regent of Uganda, who came over to attend the cere–
mony, and for whom he interpreted on the occasion of his being granted
an audience by King Edward. In Dec. 1906, Major Hobart retired from
the Regular Army, and was placed on the Reserve of Officers; but in 1908,
on the inauguration of the Territorial Force, he was appointed Lieut.–
Colonel Commanding Prin<!ess Beatrice's Isle of Wight Rifles (8th Battn.
The Hampshire Regt.), which he rai ed and reorganized from a small
volunteer nucleus and commanded till 1913, when he retired. He again
acted as Gold Staff Officer at a Coronation-that of T.M. King George V.
and Queen
~Iary,
in 1911. On the European War breaking out in 1914,
Lieut.-Colonel Hobart, after serving for short periods on the Embarkation
Staff at Southampton and the Military Landing Staff at Havre, was sent
to the front in Flanders as a Railhead Commandant, being subsequently
appointed Administrative Commandant of the railheads of an army.
He was mentioned in Despatches in 1916 and 1918, and received the
" 1914" tar. Lieut.-Colonel C. V. C. Hobart married, on 10 Dec. 1900,
at t. Peter's, Eaton quare, .W., Violet Verve, second daughter of the
late John Wylie, Esq., of West Cliff Hall, Hants, owner of the celebrated
racing cutter Oimara, and they have one son, Robert Hampden, born 7
May, 1915.
London Gazette, 20 May, 1898.-" War Office, Pall
~Iall,
20 May, 1898.
The Queen has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following
appointments to the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of the
services of the undermentioned Officers during the recent operations on
the
~orth-West
Frontier of India. To be Companions of the Distinguished
Service Order."
SWAYNE, CHARLES HENRY, Lieut.-Colonel, was born at Carrick-on–
Shannon, Ireland, 18 Sept. 1848, second son of the late Abraham Crawford
Swayne, )I.D.., J.P., of Carrick-on-Shannon, and Anne, daughter of D.
Brown. He was educated at a private
school, and at the Ledwich School of
Medicine, Dublin (Prizeman in Medicine,
Surgery and ;\Iidwifery). He entered the
Army as Staff Assistant Surgeon, 1872;
served with distinction during the yellow
fever outbreak in Trinidad, Wt:!st Indies,
1881; in the Nile campaign, 1884-85,
in charge of Dongola Field Hospital
(thanked for services; Medal and clasp;
Khedive's Star). He became Surgeon–
Major, 1886; served in Burmese Cam–
paign, 1 86-89 (specially thanked for
services ;
~Iedal
and two clasps). He
became Brigade Surgeon Lieut.-Colonel,
1897; was in charge of No. 6 RF.H., and
Senior Medical Officer, 1st Brigade, Tirah
Charles Henry Swayne.
Expeditionary Force, N.W.P., 1897-98. He
received the Medal and two clasps; was
mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 April, 1898], and was created
a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 20 May,
1898]: "Charles Henry Swayne, Brigade Surgeon Lieut.-Colonel , Army
"Iedical ervice. In recognition of ervices during the recent operations
on the Xorth-"\Ve t Frontier of India. " The Insignia were sent to the
Commander-in·Chief, India, and were pre ented by ir B. Blood at Meerut
4 Nov. 1 9. Lieut.-Colonel Swayne had been on leave until the 15th
Oct., and the pre entation was therefore delayed. Colonel Swayne says:
"I have no record of the official account as to why I was granted the
D.S.O. I was Senior Medical Officer, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, throughout
the campaign, and presumed it was for good service as such that I was
granted it. During the yellow fever epidemic, Trinidad, British Wes t
Indie , 1 1, I wa recommended for award for di tinguished services by
my P.:\I.O. and G.O.C. and the Governor of Trinidad, ir SandIord
Freeling, K.C.:\I.G. For the Nile Campaign, my P.M.O., urgeon-General
J.
O'~ial,
put my name forward to Lord Wolseley; but General Buller
wrote to ay that' though Lord Wolseley knew I did good service, he could
not recommend me for promotion, as he would have to do the same for
others.' For the Burmese Campaign both the P.M.O.'s under whom I
served for two and a half years also sent in my name, but no result. For
the Tirah I did get mentioned in Despatches, and got the D.S.O." He
became Lieut.-Colonel, Royal Army Medical Corps; Colonel, 5 Nov.