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Col E.C. Meysey Thompson


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Hi all

Am trying to find more about this man, Col E.C. Meysey Thompson M.P., who was responsible for raising 175 Brigade RFA in Staffordshire in 1915. Could anybody with a who's who etc tell me any more about him?

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Dave

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MEYSEY-THOMPSON, Ernest Claude (b. 1859 - d. 28 February 1944)

JP; MP (U) Handsworth Div. Staffs, 1906-1922;

6th son of Sir H. S. Meysey-Thompson, 1st Bt; married 1894, Alice, 2nd daughter and co-heir of late Col J. Joicey of Newton Hall, Northumberland; one son one daughter. Education: Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge. Work: Formerly Major, Yorks Hussars, Territorial Army; raised the 161st, 164th, and 168th Brigades RFA in Yorkshire; the 176th in Leicester, and the 175th in Staffordshire; gazetted temp. Lieut-Colonel and appointed to command the 175th (Staffordshire) Brigade RFA, 24 June 1915; attached to a Brigade, RFA, August 1915, at Armentières; returned to complete the training of the 175th Brigade RFA, and then raised the 144th, 147th, 148th, 149th, 150th, and 157th Heavy Batteries RGA; appointed to command the 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, BEF, 1 October 1915; spent several years in New Zealand; is deeply interested in politics; an authority on Imperial and Colonial questions; has devoted much time to the study and improvement of agriculture, especially improvement of grass land, and to horse and cattle breeding; Chairman of Private Committee in House of Commons on Remounts before and during War; has travelled widely on the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, and N. America, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. Publications: India of To-day; A Treatise on Grassland. Recreations: hunting, shooting, and all country pursuits. Address: Spellow Hill, Knaresborough. Clubs: Carlton; Yorkshire, York.

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MEYSEY-THOMPSON, Ernest Claude (b. 1859 - d. 28 February 1944). Who's Who 2006 and Who Was Who 1897-2005 (2005). Retrieved 25 April 2006, from xreferplus. http://www.xreferplus.com/entry/5395224

Steve.

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Thanks a lot Steve, that was quick!

Dave

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