Lieutenant C R Pawson

Carnegie Robert Pawson was born on 8 Feb 1880 at Shawdon, Alnwick. He was the son of Mr William Hargreave Pawson and Emily Violet Jervis who was the daughter of Carnegie Robert John Jervis, 3rd Viscount St Vincent of Meaford. According to the History of the Scots Greys, 2nd Lieutenant C R Pawson came out from England and joined the regiment in South Africa on 17 Dec 1900 when they were camped at Krugersdorp. He is next mentioned on 2 Oct 1901 when he commanded 50 men of C Squadron to escort wagons from Dliep Kloof to Melmoth to pick up supplies. They returned on 4 Oct. On 20 Oct 1901 he was in command of 75 men of C Squadron in a force commanded by Major Feildon. He was the most junior of the officers but commanded more men that the other two lieutenants. This was another convoy duty that lasted 9 days. The London Gazette of 29 Oct 1901 announced his promotion to Lieutenant. He resigned his commission on 15 June 1907. He was married to Maud Ethel Gaskell on 29 Oct 1904. They had two sons, Reginald and Algernon. He died in 1954 at Wallingford.

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