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Lieut-Colonel Edward Sanders Allsup, DSO, RFA


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Any career information on this officer, who commanded 277th Army Brigade RFA towards the end of the Great War, would be warmly welcomed. Ancestry have three MICs showing MiDs in 1914 and 1917, and a DSO.


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Your man has an entry in the D.S.O. recipients book, which gives some good information as follows :-

ALLSUP, E.S. ( D.S.O. London Gazette 1.1.1917 ) ; born 27.11.1879 ; son of the late W.J. Allsup ; educated Monkton Coombe School, Bath ; 2nd Lt., R.A., 26.5.1900 ; Capt. 26.5.1913 ; Major, R.F.A.,18.8.1915 ; served North West Frontier, India, Mohmand Frontier Force, 1908 ( Medal and Clasp ) ; Europe War 1914-18 ; 1914 Star ; Mentioned in Despatches.



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Thanks, LF. I found he was a 'university candidate' when first commissioned, so will track that down as well. The DSO must have been a New Year Honour, so probably no citation.


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Lt Col Edward Saunders Allsup, DSO, RFA

Born 27 Nov 79, the son of W. J. Allsup

Educated at Monkton Coombe School from Summer Term 1892 to July 1897

At City and Guilds College from 1897 to 1900

Commissioned 2nd Lieut., RFA as a University Candidate on 26 May 1900

Served in India from March 1901 to October 1912

Brigade Major, RA, 1st Division, Home Forces from 16 April 1917 to 27 Sept 1918

Officer Commanding, 277th Brigade, RFA TF from 28 Sept 1918

DSO, LG 1 Jan 1917

Twice Mentioned in Despatches

Once wounded

Brigade Major, RA, Northumbrian Division from 16 June 1920

Died in 1928.

Sources: Register of Students of the City and Guilds College 1884-1934; Monkton Combe School Register 1868-1964; Kamp Knews, December 1918; various Army Lists.

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