Major-General R L Payne CB DSO


Richard Lloyd Payne was born on 24 May 1854. He first served in South Africa in 1878, in the expedition against the Sekukini, in the Zulu campaign, the engagement at Zungin Nek, action at Kambula and the Battle of Ulundi. He was in the Burma expedition of 1885 to 1887 where he won the DSO and was mentioned in dispatches. In the Northwest Frontier 1897-8 he was in the Mohmand Field Force. In the Boer War he was in action at Belfast and Lydenburg, and mentioned in dispatches.

1876 Joined 13th LI from the Militia, 19 Jan
1878 Served in South African and Zulu War
1884 Married to Clara Fripp Agnes (one son)
1885 Captain, 8 May
1885 Burma Expedition
1887 Adjutant of Volunteers, until 1892
1894 Major, 8 Nov
1897 Served on NW Frontier
1899 South African War
1900 Lieut-Colonel commanding Inniskilling Fusiliers, 27 Jan
1900 Brevet Colonel, 29 Nov
1905 Colonel, 18 July
1905 Command of 10th Brigade, Ireland
1907 Major-General, 7 Nov
1909 Command of Karachi Brigade, 14 Apr
1912 Command of Mhow Division, 30 Oct
1914 Colonel of Somerset Light Infantry, 5 Apr
1917 Retired from army, 23 Jun
1921 Died


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by Stephen Luscombe