During a routine browse of the shelves on the sixth floor in the Birmingham central library, I discovered a book giving the War Service of British Army Officers, covering the First World War and up to 1920. I have since discovered that not all officers who have war service are included within the book, however one or two were of interest to me, the first one I.W.Burnes-Lindow, was listed as a Major in the South Irish Horse. His war service entry gave a reference to a mention in despatches for 20th October 1914. Now I already knew that such entries would appear in a paper called the London Gazette. My second home, the central Birmingham library have copies of the London Gazette from 1914 up to 1920 and many more besides.
The London Gazette was first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in the United Kingdom. Within the Gazette are notices
covering, the granting of military commissions, military promotions, awards
of many kinds and a few general entries of interest. Along side this are
many dispatches written concerning actions which were taking place in
all theatres of war during the period 1914 to 1919. It was in one of these
despatches that Major I.W.Burnes-Lindows name appeared. Finding the Major
Burnes-Lindow entry was the start of what has become a very time consuming,
complete trawl of these papers. It is my intention to find all entries
relating to Officers and men of the South Irish Horse. As you
can see from the 1914 Star list many
men achieved a commission, these men are also included in my yearly lists,
linked below from a table. However as many of then were commissioned into
other regiments and corps they will not be included in the list of South Irish Horse Officers.
Linked from the table below is the first page covering the first year of WW1, 1914. The other years will follow as they are completed. The entries continue upto 1920 as many men were "Gazetted" after the war finished and some were granted awards as part of the Army of Occupation.
If you have a question about the South Irish Horse or the Gazette entries
then use the form on my contact page, don't
forget to include an email address if you want a reply !!
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