7th Hussars

Major R G Brooke DSO

Ronald George Brooke saw service on the Northwest Frontier as well as north, east and southern Africa. In the Boer War he was on the staff and with the South Africa Light Horse. He was wounded at Elandslaagte and was present at Spion Kop, Val Krantz, Heights of Tugela and Relief of Ladysmith. Also at Biggersberg, Botha's Pass, Almond's Nek, Laing's Nek and Belfast. Mentioned in despatches of Sir George White and General Buller for operations in Orange River Colony, Dec 1899, June 1900 and Nov 1900. In 1904 he exchanged as a major to the 11th Hussars and was second in command. His medals included a DSO and one from the Humane Society. The photo shows him as a captain in 7th Hussar uniform with gold cord aiguillettes denoting his status as aide-de-camp.

1866 born 25th Sep
1886 Lieutenant in 7th Hussars 13th Oct.
1888 ADC to Governor of Bombay (until 1889)
1895 Served in Chitral
1896 Captain 6th July
1897 ADC to Commander-in-Chief India
1897 Tirah Campaign
1898 ADC to Major-General in Egypt (Jan-Apr)
1898 ADC to Commander of Sudan Expeditionary Force
1898 Nile, Atbara and Khartoum
1898 DSO
1899 ADC to GOC Eastern District
1899 ADC to Lt-General, Natal
1900 Brevet major 29th Nov
1902 DAAG South Africa (Feb-Jun)
1902 East Africa (until 1904)
1903 Major 1st Aprilv 1903 DAAG Somaliland Field Force
1904 exchanged to 11th Hussars 5th Oct
1904 Brevet Lt-Colonel 7th Sep
1908 Retired 13th June

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