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liverpool annie

Hi Nigel !

I've been looking for information on HN Blakeney and I asked Dick Flory about him !

 

But I've found a medal card ........ and I wondered if you would be able to help me ?

This man bought a sword for one of my officers of the 1st South Lancs Lt Edward Francis Oakeley / Oakley ( which he had during the Boer War !! ) .... and I'm trying to find out the connection !

Medal card of Blakeney, H N

Middlesex Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel

Date

1914-1920

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...;resultcount=50

Thanking you in advance !

Annie smile.gif

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liverpool annie

Hi Nigel !

I'm adding another one please !!!

Lewis Anstruther Hope

Col. and M.P.

Birth 4 Nov 1855

Death 2 May 1929

Thanking you in advance !

Annie :)

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Nigel Marshall
Nigel

You were warned

Do you have G. Windsor-Clive MP and anything on Lancelot S Fletcher who stood for the Liberals (unsuccessfully) in 1923

Thanks John

Hi John,

Thanks, I got:-

WINDSOR-CLIVE, family name of Earl

of Plymouth.

WINDSOR- CLIVE. Lieutenant

Colonel Georgre, C.M.G. 1919; M.P. (C.)

Ludlow Div. of Shropshire since 1923; b. 6 April

1878 ; o. s. of late Lt. -Colonel Hon. G. H. W.

Windsor-Olive and Gertrude, d. of 19th Baron

Clinton ; m. 1912, Sidney, o. d. of C. C. Lacaita

of Selham House, Petworth, Sussex, q.v. ; three

s. one d. Educ. : Eton ; R.M.C., Sandhurst.

Joined Coldstreain Guards, 1897 ; served South

African War ; European War, 1914-19 (C.M.G.);

retired pay, 1923. Address: 35 Cadogan Square,

S.W.I. T.: Kensington 8016. clubs: Guards',

Carlton, Wellington.

Nothing on Fletcher though, sorry,

Nigel

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Nigel Marshall
I am not sure if a Captain is important enough, but could you please look up Captain George Hillis (Ellis) Nelson DSO, Cheshire Regiment, please?

Many thanks

Lynn

Hi Lynn,

Sorry Capt Nelson DSO is not listed.

Nigel

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Nigel Marshall
Hi Nigel !

I'm adding another one please !!!

Lewis Anstruther Hope

Col. and M.P.

Birth 4 Nov 1855

Death 2 May 1929

Thanking you in advance !

Annie :)

Hi Annie,

Good to see you!

Here's your first:

BLAKENEY, Colonel Herbert Norwood,

C.M.G. 1918 S; D.S.O. 1900; b. 23

Apr. 1871 ; s. of late Col. Henry Blakeney.

Entered army, 1890; Captain, 1900; Maior.

1905 ; Lt.-CoL 1916 ; served South. Africa, 1900-2

(despatches, D.S.O., Queen's medal 5 clasps,

King's medal 2 clasps) ; European War,19l4-l6

(despatches, wounded, C.M.G.) ; retired pay,

1920.

And your second:

HOPE, Col. Lewis Anstruther. C.B. , 1898,

late A.S.C. ; Deputy-Assistant Director of Remounts

; late A.Q.M.G. on headquarter Staff in

Northern Command: Member of King's Bodyguard

for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers ;

b. Madras; 4 Nov. 1855 ; 4th s. of late Major-

Gen. A. H. Hope and Caroline e. d. of late

Sir Richard Jones, G.C.B. ; M. 1887, Lucy, d.

of G. Palmer of Reading ; two d. Educ. :

private school, Jersey. Joined army, 1874 ; took

part in Zulu Campaign, 1878-79 (medal with

clasp); Nile Campaign, 1884-85(medal with clasp,

bronze star) ; Soudan Campaign, 1898, battle of

Khartoum (despatches, C.B., Soudan medal,

Egyptian medal with, clasp) ; D.A.A.G. Headquarters,

Cairo, Egypt, to 1899; on special

service S.Africa 1900-1 (despatches, medal,

with two clasps); D.A.A.G. Headquarters,

Ireland, 1901-2; A.Q.M.G. Scottish Command,

1902-7; A.D.C. to the King. Recreations:

hunting, golfing. Address : 166 Sandgate Road,

Folkestone, Club : United Service.

All the best,

Nigel

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delta

Nigel - would be extremely grateful if you could check Charles Edward Storey DSO; tank commander at Flers

Stephen

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liverpool annie

Nigel !

You are the BEST !!!!!!!

Thank you so much !!

Annie :)

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Nigel - would be extremely grateful if you could check Charles Edward Storey DSO; tank commander at Flers

Stephen

Hi Stephen,

Major Storey is there but only has a brief entry. There's also a discrepancy in the name. Have I got the right man?

Here you go:

STOREY. Major Charles Ernest, D.S.O,

1917 ; Civil Servant ; m. Violet ; one d. Educ. :

; Cranleigh. Served S. Africa, Imperial Light

Horse, 1900-1 ; European War, 1914-19 (despatches,

D.S.O.). Address : Summerslea,

Lingtield, Surrey.

Cheers,

Nigel

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Nigel

Thanx for such promtpt help.

You have the right man, I think I have the wrong second name. which may be why i can't track him down properly.

Details I had were as follows: 2Lt Charles Edward Storey. Born 1877; educated Cranleigh School. Served with Imperial Light Horse in South Africa (1900 – 1902). Commissioned 18th R Fus then transferred to Hy Sect MGC (LG 26 Apr 1916). Injured during initial assault on 15th Sep 1916. Commanded replacement D4 during attack on 26 Sep 16, which breached the defences at Gueudecourt and captured 500 prisoners. Awarded DSO for gallantry and initiative. T/Lt 1 Oct 1916. A/Capt whilst comding a Sect 12 Apr 17 (LG 16 May 1917); Served with F Bn; relinquished a/Capt on losing comd of a sect 8 Oct 1917. Appointed A/Maj whilst comding a Coy – 12 Jan 1918. T/Capt and retain rank of A/Maj 19 Oct 1918 (LG 3 Feb 1919). T/Lt (A/Maj) relinquishes commission on account of ill-health resulting from wounds – 14 Mar 1919 and awarded rank of Maj. Married Violet, widow of George Henry Knapp, one daughter (Josephine Ann) married in September 1946. Address Linkside, Hindhead Surrey. Died 27 July 1943 address Firtree Cottage, Hazel Grove, Hindhead (Times).

Thanx for the steer once agin: on..... on

Stephen

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Hambo

Nigel

Thanks again

Have you anything on Sir Archibald Woolaston White

here's hoping!!

Thanks again John

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liverpool annie

One more please Nigel .... then I won't bug you any more !! ( you've been terrific ! )

Major Edward Francis Oakeley, J P

Annie :)

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LynnLyons

Thanks for looking anyway Nigel :)

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Nigel Marshall
Does anyone know what the criteria is for appearing in Who's who? (not having made it in there my self!). I know DSO winners made it in to Debrett's Knightage, Baronetage and Companionage. Is WW more a case of whether you are/were famous?

Mark

Hi Mark,

The simple answer is that there are no hard and fast rules relating to inclusion in the book. It doesn't neccessarily follow that if you are famous you will get in. Many of those included in Who's Who were not famous, however they were at, or approaching, the top of their profession. In Who's Who there are many senior Civil Servants, both Home and Imperial who could never have been classed as famous but are included.

With the requests for look ups, I have been surprised at the range of people who have made it into Who's Who. Aristocrats, politicians, military leaders, Indian princes, bishops of places at Home and the far flung reaches of the Empire, Engineers, Chemists, they are all there. In many cases though, it is very difficult to put your finger on one single reason why the person in question has made it into Who's Who. See post # 21 of this thread for the Who's Who explanation of who gets in.

The DSO recipient making it into Debretts is less of a mystery. The full title of a recipient of the DSO is a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, and so the 'Companionage' test is met.

Cheers,

Nigel

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Nigel

Thanks again

Have you anything on Sir Archibald Woolaston White

here's hoping!!

Thanks again John

Hi John,

Here you go:-

WHITE, Sir Archibald Woollaston,

4th Bt.; cr. 1802; b. 14 Oct. 1877 : s. of late

W. K. H. R. White, 2nd s. of 2nd Bt., and Edith

Laura, d. of late Rev. Archibald Paris ; S. uncle,

1907 ; m. 1903, Gladys Becher, d. of Rev. E. A.

B. Pitman ; three s. Educ.: Wellington College ;

Trinity College, Cambridge. Owns about 3800

acres. Heir: s. Thomas Astley Woollaston

5. 13 May 1904.

Keep 'em coming!

Cheers,

Nigel

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One more please Nigel .... then I won't bug you any more !! ( you've been terrific ! )

Major Edward Francis Oakeley, J P

Annie :)

Sorry Annie,

Nothing this time, looks like you'll just have to ask for another!

Cheers,

Nigel

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liverpool annie

OK Nigel ! ............. here goes !! ( you said I could !! ) :)

I found this about my Oakley ...... does this help ??? different spelling !!

Edward Francis Oakeley son of Sir Charles and Ellen ( fathers full name Charles William Atholl Oakeley )

Annie :rolleyes:

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Nigel Marshall

Hi Annie,

I was going to post this entry before as a 'close but no cigar' type of entry but didn't for some reason.

Anyway, here is the entry for the father of your man as detailed in your last post.

Best regards,

Nigel

OAKELEY, Sir Charles John, 5th Bt. ;

cr. 1790 ; J.P. ; e. s. of 4th Bt. and 1st wife,

Ellen, d. of J. M. Parsons, Angley Park, Cran-

brook; b. 6 May 1862; S. father, 1915; m. 1889

Emily, y. d. of Col. Andrew Green, late Rifle

Brigade ; one s. two d. Educ. : Winchester.

Heir; s, Charles Richard Andrew b. 14 Aug.

1900 ; m. 1924, Audrey Fairless Dampier, er. d.

of Capt.. Dampier Palmer, of Heronden Hall,

Tenterden, Kent. Address: Frittenden House,

Staplehurst. Clubs: Union, Bath.

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Hambo

Thanks again Nigel

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liverpool annie

Thank you Nigel .... very much !!

Annie :)

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Coldstreamer

do you still have this reference ?

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stiletto_33853

Who do you need Iain, I have Who's Who from 1897 to 1970.

 

Andy

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Maureene

Who was Who is a compilation , based on year of death, from Who's Who and most are available online

 

Who Was Who : a Companion to Who's Who, containing the biographies of those who died during the period .. published by A & C Black Ltd. Archive.org and Archive.org Lending Library.

Volume I 1897-1916 published 1920;
Volume II, 1916-1928 2nd edition 1947, Volume II, 1916-1928, 4th edition, 1967 Archive.org Lending Library
Volume III 1929-1940, c 1941, Vol III 2nd edition 1967 Archive.org Lending Library
Volume V 1951-1960 2nd edition 1964 Archive.org Lending Library
Volume VI 1961-1970 1972 Archive.org Lending Library
Volume VII 1971-1980 1981 Archive.org Lending Library
Volume VIII 1981-1990 1991 Archive.org Lending Library
 
Cheers
Maureen

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seaJane

If you are in the UK and have a library card: most public library systems subscribe to Who's Who / Who Was Who online, and you can gain access by clicking on the 'unlock' symbol and signing in with your card number.

https://www.ukwhoswho.com/

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