A Sierra Leone D.S.O. group of nine to Brigadier-General F.M.Cartleton, Royal Lancaster Regiment, late West African Regiment,
Lot 116
A Sierra Leone D.S.O. group of nine to Brigadier-General F.M.Cartleton, Royal Lancaster Regiment, late West African Regiment,
Sold for £5,760 (US$ 9,412) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Sierra Leone D.S.O. group of nine to Brigadier-General F.M.Cartleton, Royal Lancaster Regiment, late West African Regiment,
Distinguished Service Order, V.R. in silver-gilt and enamel; Queen's Sudan 1896-98 (Lt F.M.Carleton. 4/Bn E.A.); East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900, one bar, Sierra Leone 1898-9 (Capt F.M.Carleton, D.S.O. K.O.R.L.R.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, six bars, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Liang's Nek (Major F.M.Carleton. D.S.O., R.Lanc.R.); King's South Africa, two bars, S.A.01, S.A.02 (Maj. F.M.Carleton. D.S.O. Rl.Lan.Rgt.); 1914-15 Star (Lt.Col.F.M.Carleton. D.S.O. R.Lanc.R.); British War and Victory Medal (Brig. Gen. F.M.Carleton.); Khedive's Sudan 1896-1908, two bars, Firket, Hafir, unnamed. Court mounted for display. Toned very fine or better. (9)

Footnotes

  • D.S.O. London Gazette 9.1.1900 For services whilst employed in Sierra Leone.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 3.11.1896; 29.12.1899; 8.2.1901.

    Brigadier-General Frederick Montgomerie Carleton was born on the 21st July 1867, youngest son of the late General Henry Carleton, C.B. R.A.. He was educated at the Military College, Oxford; joined the King's Own Regt 3rd October 1888; became Lieutenant 1st April 1890; was Adjutant, Royal Lancaster Regiment 12 July 1891 to 11 July 1895; was employed with the Egyptian Army 21 March 1896 to 16 October 1897; served with the Expedition to Dongola in 1896 and was MID (L.G. 3.11.1896). He also served in the Nile Expedition in 1897, was promoted to Captain, King's Own Regt, 11 May 1898 and was attached to the West African Regiment 9th April 1898 to 24 June 1899. He was acting Staff Officer, Mendiland Expedition (including Songo Town-Kwalu Expedition), afterwards with the Karene and Protectorate Expeditions. He was MID (L.G. 29.12.1899), and awarded the D.S.O., this was presented to him by Lieut-Gen Holdyard, Commanding the 5th Infantry Brigade, South Africa 13 Nov. 1899 to 11 Dec 1901. He was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the operations of the 17th to the 14th Jan 1900 and action at Spion Kop (slightly wounded). He was further mentioned in despatches by Sir R.Buller 30 March, 19 June and 9 Nov 1900 (L.G. 8.2.1901); received the Brevet of Major. He passed the Staff College in 1902; became Major 26 June 1906 and retired 22 Feb 1908. He served in the European War and retired with the rank of Brigadier General 20 October 1917.

    Only 8 D.S.O.s awarded for the Sierra Leone Campaign.

    Sold with assorted copied research.
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