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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER

Dates are of the published award in the London Gazette

Captain Richard Price Jordan - 27th Sept. 1901.
Born 2nd Nov. 1869. Wounded at Driefontein. Commanded the 7th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, in Gallipoli.

Lieutenant Edward D'Albert Le Motte - 27 Sept. 1901. (1st Battalion)
Born 20th Oct. 1873. Staff College 1906. Brigade Major and Q.M.G. Served as G.S.O. (9th Division) and went into the advanced positions at Loos, 27th Sept. 1915. He was never seen again.

Captain Percy Hamilton Short - 18th Sept. 1906. (attached West African Frontier Force)
Born 15th April 1874. Served South Africa, wounded at Lombard's Kop. (QSA, 2 clasps). Served in North Nigeria 1901-07. DSO for services in the Munshi country. From 1914 - 1918 he was Acting District Commissioner, Gold Coast.

Lieutenant Henry Charles Theobald - 19th April 1901. (1st Battalion)
Dangerously wounded in the Orange River operations. DSO awarded for the night sortie at Ladysmith.

Captain Eric Barnard - 25th August 1917 - For Mesopotamia.

Captain Robert Longfield Beasley - 1st January 1918 - born 16 Nov. 1878.
Major Robert Longfield Beasley, DSO - (bar to DSO)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. While visiting front-line posts he saw a hostile party creeping forward to rush the post. By his prompt and energetic action the enemy were driven in towards our lines and several prisoners taken. He himself disposed of several of the enemy, and his great courage and utter disregard of personal danger inspired his men with his own fine spirit."
Major Robert Longfield Beasley, DSO - (2nd Glosters, attached 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers) - 4th October 1919. (2nd bar to DSO).
"On 8 Oct. 1918 he led the battalion through the Beaurevoir line to the objective at Villers Outreux and reached the final objective. Throughout this advance he was always at the head of hie men, encouraging them and setting a them a splendid example. At Englefonteine, on 27 Oct. he was successful, under sniping at close range, in bringing a wounded officer in on his back, undoubtably saving his life. Throughout he showed great gallantry."

Major Daniel Burges - 3rd June 1918. For Salonika - Awarded the Victoria Cross.

Major Percy Lionel Coates - 1st January 1917

Temp. Major Henry Archer Colt, MC - 12th Bn. 7th November 1918
"For conspicuous gallantry and fine leadership. He commanded his battalion during three days' severe fighting, including the capture of an important village, with very great ability and courage. In spite of heavy casualties he pushed forward to his successive objectives with great determination, being himself wounded when leading the final assault on the village. His example greatly inspired his men."

Lieutenant Colin Reith Coote, MP - 24th September 1918
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. By his personal example and coolness he held his men together during a critical period and personally led two counter-attacks, inflicting considerable casualties and thus staying the enemy's advance and enabling the situation to be reorganized. He did very fine service."
Sir Colin Coote was born in Huntingdonshire in 1894. Commissioned 28 Aug. 1914 into the Huntingdonshire Cyclists, transferred to 4th Glosters in Nov. 1915. 1/5th Bn 1915-1917. Wounded 1917. To Italy with 1/5th Bn (DSO for Asiago Plateau, July 1918). Gassed in France 1918. MP 1917, aged 23 (Coalition Liberal). Left the Commons 1923 and became a journalist with The Times. 1942 joined the Daily Telegraph. Knighted 1962. Editor 1964-1974. Died 8 June 1979.

Major James Fairly Daly - (Highland Light Infantry, Gloucestershire Regiment) - 3rd June 1918

Lieut-Colonel Samuel Davenport (T.F.) - 3rd June 1916

Lieut-Colonel Keith Maitland Davie - 4th June 1917 - born 14 July 1868. Served in South Africa (medal, 4 clasps).

Major Herbert Thomas Dobbin (Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - attached Glosters) - 20th October 1916
"For excellent handling of his battalion, while temporarily in command, notably on two occassions, when he captured, respectively, 500 yards and 400 yards of the enemy's trenches."

Captain Christopher Garrett Elkington - 26th January 1917
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. With six men he attacked and silenced an enemy machine gun. Later he desplayed great courage and ability in organizing the defence of the position. He was twice wounded, but remained at duty directing operations until he was again severely wounded."

Major William Percy Stilles Foord, DSO - 26th July 1918 (bar to DSO)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a battalion in action. For two days he maintained his position, fighting continuously, and with his flanks several times dangerously exposed. It was due to his leadership and fine qualities that the defence was maintained and heavy losses inflicted on the enemy."
born 21 Nov. 1881. Served South Africa (QSA, 5 clasps).

Captain Henry Francis Leonard Hilton-Green, MC attd Army Cyclist Corps - 25 April 1918
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack on a village. He advanced across most difficult country, overcoming considerable opposition, and, though a part of his column was delayed, he attacked and cleared the village. He led his men with the greatest determination, and by his courageous leadership defeated a force of over double his own strength."
Born 23 June 1886. Awarded MC, Legion d'Honneur (France), and Order of the Star (Rumania)

Captain (Acting Major) John Royes Guild - 1st Battalion - born 25 May 1888.
"For gallantry and tactical ability. He desplayed great initiative while holding a line east of the village of Mazinghein from 30 Oct - 3 Nov. 1918. His outposts were constantly attacked by the enemy, and in every case he handled the situation with coolness and ability, advancing his line and inflicting heavy casualties. The attack on Catillon took place on 4 Nov, and ended in the capture of that village and the forcing of the canal at that point, many prisoners being taken. This result was largely due to his very able tactical handling of his men and personal example of gallantry."

Temp. Major Claude Hancock

Captain Arthur Maculloch Inglis
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He brought his 'tanks' forward over very difficult ground. Although one of the wheels of his own 'tank' was blown off early by a shell he succeeded in reaching his objective."

Major John O'Donnell Ingram - born 12 Feb. 1870. Served in South Africa (QSA, 3 clasps). Wounded at Ypres, Nov. 1914. Awarded CBE.

Major Victor Neville Johnson - born 14 August 1882.

Temp. Major James George Kirkwood (Service Battalion)

Brevet Major Arthur Bertram Lawson, DSO - (Hussars, attached Glosters) - 6th Sept 1918 (bar to DSO)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His battalion attacked a village and captured120 prisoners and 9 machine guns. The position was consolidated in spite of a heavy bombardment, and the next morning the enemy launched a determined counter-attack, which was completely repulsed and another 80 prisoners taken. He superintended the whole of the operation, fearlessly exposing himself to all kinds of fire and its successs was largely due to his courage and ability."
killed in action, 24 June 1918.

Captain Geoffrey Christie Miller, MC - (attached 2/5th Glosters) - 8th March 1919
Captain (Acting Lieut-Colonel) Geoffrey Christie Miller, MC - 4th October 1919 - (attached 2/5th Glosters)
"On 30 Sept and 1 Oct 1918, his battalion was engaged in operations south of Fleurbaix. He reconnoitred the ground beforehand, established his headquarters far forward, and maintained it there for two days under continuous shelling. The successful issue of the fighting was due to his personal control and fine example of indifference to danger. He continued to command his battalion after being wounded."

Major Henry Needham - 1st January 1916

Major (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) Alexander William Pagan - 1st Bn. 7th December 1915
"For conspicuous good work when in command of his battalion near Loos on 8th October 1915, during a heavy bombardment of 4 hours, followed by a heavy infantry attack. He had already been brought to notice for good work done on 9th May and 25th September."

Temp. Major Walter Parkes, MC - 8th Battalion
"For gallantry and good leadership in operations near Haussy between 20 -24 Oct. 1918. His battalion was twice ordered to carry out an attack, on the 20th and 23rd Oct. respectively. He personally led the leading platoons across the Selle River under machine-gun and rifle fire. Throughout he showed great courage and ability to command."

Captain Edward B. Pope - (8th Battalion)
Commissioned 8th Bn in Oct. 1915. In 1917 he was serving with "A" Coy. when it was awarded the "Butterfly Badge" by the Divisional Commander. In June 1918 the enemy penetrated the line near Chambrecy. Capt. Pope "rallied the right companies and with great determination and gallantry led them back up the slope in a counter-attack driving the enemy back to his original line and taking prisoners as well as inflicting heavy casualties." Major Pope was wounded three times during the War. Afer the War he served with the 61st Regt. and in 1924 became Adjutant of the 6th Battalion, TA in Bristol. He retired in 1935 and died at Totnes on 16th June 1963 aged 73.

Captain Robert Edward Rising - 9th Nov. 1914. (1st Battalion)
Born 23rd May 1871. Served South Africa (QSA, 4 clasps). DSO for Langemarck, 23rd October 1914. Major Rising died of wounds, 7th Nov. 1914.
"Went up with supports and conspicuously controlled the defence of the battalion's trenches against a determined attack by the enemy. But for his stout defence the line must have been penetrated."

Captain Claude Rupert De Warrenne Rogers - (attached 1/5th Glosters)
"For conspicuous gallantry and fearless leadership in leading his company during the attacks on Beaurevoir, Maretz, and during the advance on Le Cateau, 5, 6, and 10 Oct. respectively. He led his company splendidly throughout the attack and enabled the battalion on the left to carry their portion of the village, where they had previously been held up. During the advance on Le Cateau, although wounded the day previously, he again led his company forward, and when the leading battalion was held up by heavy machine-gun fire he made a most gallant attempt to assist them by pushing up until both he and all his officers were casualties."

Captain Bertie Angus Russell - 17th December 1917
Captain Bertie Angus Russell - 23rd April 1918
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company to the assault, although wounded six hours previously, with great courage and endurance, and, in spite of stiff resistance, his company was the first to reach its objective. At a moment when his flank was exposed, he regained touch with the troops on his right by a skillfull redistribution of his own men. His reports of the situation were of the utmost value."

Captain Edwin Shellard - 1/4th Battalion
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a successful attack on the enemy's front-line trenches, and, after their capture, reorganized the defences, consolidated the position, and held it against a counter-attack."

Captain Ernest Cowper Slade - 22nd September 1916 (for actions near Ovillers, 16-17 July 1916).
"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He organized with great skill bombing attacks, in order to reach two companies which were isolated in a trench further north. On another occassion he was twice buried by shells in one night, but dug himself out and carried on as if nothing had happened."
He was killed in action 4 May 1918.

Lieutenant Nigel Fitzroy Somerset, MC - (Glosters and Mounted Machine Gun Corps) - 2nd April 1919
Lieutenant Nigel Fitzroy Somerset, MC - (Glosters and Motor Machine Gun Corps) - 10th December 1919.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Qaiyarah on 30 Oct. 1918. Owing to the bold and skilful handling of his armoured cars under heavy fire a retreating force of 500 of the enemy, with 10 machine-guns, were forced to halt, thus giving an opportunity for a successful attack by a cavalry regiment, to whom he had sent information. As a result of this encounter the entire hostile force was captured. He desplayed marked coolness and initiative throughout the operations."
Born 27 July 1883.

Temp. Major Basil Thomas

Lieutenant Francis Hart Toop (14th Battalion) - 27th July 1916
"For conspicuous gallantry and ability during asuccessful raid on the enemy. When his C.O. had become a casualty he took charge, behaved with great gallantry, and was largely responsible for the success of the operations."

Temp. 2nd Lieutenant Cyril George Toogood, Glouc.R. - 15th June 1917
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of the first batch of pontoons to cross the river. On landing he so disposed his men and cleared the banks of the enemy that he was able to establish a foothold. In spite of heavy casualties, he held on for over six hours,thereby enabling a bridge to be built."

Major John Lannoy Forbes Tweedie - (attached Lancashire Fusiliers)
Major John Lannoy Forbes Tweedie, DSO - (bar to DSO)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His battalion was heavily attacked in front and flank, the enemy penetrating the line in several places and also working round the flank. By the effective counter-measures which this officer took, he restored the situation completely. His cheerfulness and confidence throughout an anxious day were largely responsible for the fine defence put up by his battalion.
Born 19 Nov. 1872, son of a senior Indian Army Officer, he joined the Indian Police but transfered to the Army in 1900, when he joined the Gloucesters. Served in Boer War (QSA, 2 clasps) with the 28th and 61st Regiments. After the war he served with the 28th to 1909 when he was seconded to the Egyptian Army. Served in the Sudan 1914 (awarded Egyptian Order of the Nile) and returned to the 61st Regt. in 1915. In 1916 (Salonika) he was appointed to command the 12th Lancashire Fusiliers and was awarded the DSO and the Serbian Order of the White Eagle. Returned to the 28th in March 1918 and took command of the Regiment, inlcuding the battle of Festubert (bar to DSO). Served with the 28th in Ireland and Germany after the war. Retired in Germany in 1922. He died in London on 7th March 1963 in his 91st year.

Brevet Major Alexander Craven Vicary, MC.
Brevet Major Alexander Craven Vicary, DSO, MC - 11th January 1919 (bar to DSO) 2nd Battalion (Salonika) "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He set a fine example to all ranks of coolness and courage under heavy shell fire. The manner in which his battalion carried through the operation and consolidated and retained the position under subsequent intense bombardment was undoubtably due to his personal gallantry and marked ability to command."
Born 1888. Awarded the French Legion of Honour.

Major Harold Northcote Vinen - (Glosters, commanding 5th Border Regt) - 3rd June 1919 - born 30 July 1883.

Temp. 2nd Lieutenant Edmund Wedgbury, MC, DCM, MM - (Glosters, attached 1/8th Worcesters)
"For conspicuous gallantry and leadership in command of a company forming a defensive flank along north-west edge of Eveque Wood, on 25 Oct. 1918. He advanced three miles through country held by the enemy, picking up two platoons which had lost direction, and reached Tilleuls Farm, two miles in the rear of the enemy's main line of resistance. Here, with only 17 men, he charged and captured three 4.2 howitzers, killing the battery commander himself and capturing two other officers and the crews. Thanks to his determination and coolness, the defensive flank was successfully formed, with a total capture of 5 officers and 156 men."

Captain Harry Edward De Robillard Wetherall, MC - 7th March 1918
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. A strong-point held out and the enemy succeeded in breaking our line and endangering the advance. He immediately organized two attacks on this point, which he captured, thus saving the situation and enabling the line to be straightened and advanced. The next day this point was again seized the enemy, who were promptly ejected by another attack organized by this officer. By his promptitude and ability many lives were saved and the general situation re-established."
Born 22 Feb. 1889.

Major Joseph Robert Wethered - born 26 Nov. 1873. Served South Africa (QSA, 4 clasps, KSA, 2 clasps). Awarded CMG.


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