Arthur Watson Pennington

Arthur Pennington was the son of Lieut-General Sir Charles Richard Pennington KCB, Colonel of the 14th Murray's Jat Lancers. For the first year of World War One he was seconded to the Imperial Service Troops in Egypt but when Col. Low was invalided out of the trenches he went to France to take over command of the 9th. He held this post from March 1915 to June 1916 when he was posted back to Egypt to command the Patiala Lancers.

This photo shows him as a 2nd Lieutenant in the full dress uniform of the 9th Bengal Lancers. The date of this picture must be 1896 as he is wearing an Indian General Service Medal with a clasp for the Relief of Chitral 1895. After the Tirah campaign of 1897/8 he received a two more clasps. The ribbon for this medal is 3 red stripes and 2 green; the medal itself is silver.

Prominent Dates
1867 20th Mar. Born
1888 11th Feb. Joined the Border Regiment as 2nd Lt.
1890 Transferred to 9th Bengal Lancers
1895 Relief of Chitral
1897-8 Tirah (operations against the Khani Khel Champkannies)
1902 DAAG of the Indian Contingent at Coronation of Edward VII
1907 Awarded MVO (Royal Victorian Order)
1907 In Charge of Kings Indian Orderly Officers with the rank of major
1914-15 World War 1 - Egypt
1915-16 Commanded 9th Hodson's Horse in France and Belgium
1916-18 Commanded Patiala Lancers in Egypt and Mesopotamia
1922 Retired with honorary rank of Brigadier-General
1927 8th May. Died in Camberley, aged 60.

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