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Lieutenant Colonel Edward Leyborne Popham DSO 26th KGO Cavalry


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I was disappointed to not have Volume 3 of the DSO/VC book which should have Popham's citation or certification of his service. Could anyone kindly scan the relevant page for this man please. His DSO was gazetted on 17 October 1917.

Many thanks in advance. :thumbsup:

S78

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My DSO book 1886-1923 states

POPHAM EL. DSO LG 17.10.17 b. 14.12.76. 2Lt 20.01.97. LT. Ind Army. 20.04.99. Capt. 20.01.06. Maj.20.01.15. Bt Lt Col. 03.06.18.

Peter

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Ah Peter many thanks for your quick reply. I read somewhere that he got his DSO for his time at Aden while in command of the Aden Infantry Brigade. Can anyone confirm this please?

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Yes Peter I had seen this, thank you. I just wanted to know if he was in command of the Aden Field Force at the time of his awarded DSO.

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He was Mentioned in Despatches for services in Aden. The gazette gives his rank as Major, published two weeks after the gazette for his D.S.O.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30360/supplement/11272 The heading 'ADEN' is on page 11271

He was also awarded the Order of the Nile, 3rd Class.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31736/supplement/699

He died in South Africa 29.7.1940. There was no Times obituary unfortunately.

Edit to add:

He was promoted to Bt. Lt.-Col. for distinguished service in connection with military operations in Aden.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30883/supplement/10497

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Hello Harry,

Good to hear from you again and am always indebted to your help in queries like this; many thanks as always and may you have you have a lovely Christmas!

Yours

S78

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