Major Degge Wilmot-Sitwell 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

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Major Degge Wilmot-Sitwell 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

Postby Ledge1967 » 15 Jun 2017 00:20

Hi all,
I am hoping someone out there can help me flesh out the movements of Degge during his time in South Aftica. Details are a bit light on but what i have has been gleaned from Army Lists, Rugby School Register and London Gazettes.
Any pointers would be appreciated or extra information would be greatfully received....more than anything a photo/illustration would be the icing on the cake.

Thanks

Cam

Degge Wilmot-Sitwell was born to Robert Sacheverell Wilmot-Sitwell and Mary Blanche Senior

Degge Wilmot-Sitwell was baptised on 22 June 1869 at Stanisby House, Horsley, Derbyshire, England.

Ruby School

4th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry
1 April 1888 – Gent., to be Second Lieutenant
13 April 1889 - Second Lieutenant to be Lieutenant
28th June 1890 4th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry to The Royal Irish Rifles
4th April 1900 Lieutenant to Captain
12th October Major - for continuous good service with Mounted Infantry
21 March 1902 appointment to the Staff - Staff Captain for Intelligence
15th November 1904 to be Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Sir B. M. Hamilton, K.C.B
He married Dorothy Violet Chandos-Pole, daughter of Reginald Walkeline Chandos-Pole and Violet Katharine Beckett-Denison, on 24 April 1906.
4th May 1906 1st Volunteer Battalion, The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry); Captain and Brevet Major
'D. Wilmot-Sitwell, The Royal Irish Rifles, to be Adjutant
2nd February 1907 retires on retired pay
16th December, 1915. Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General. Brevet Major Degge Wilmot-Sitwell, Reserve of Officers

Extract from Army List
South African War 1899-1902 (Emplyd with Mounted Infantry) Station Staff officer: Garrison Adjt and on Staff.
Operations in Orange River Colony Nov 11 to 31 May 02. Dispatches Queens medal with 2 clasps, Kings medal with 2 clasps

LORD Kitchener’s Dispatches, October 8, 1901.

Royal Irish Rifles (2nd Battalion)-Captain and Adjutant D Wilmot Sitwell; for his consistent good work in night operations with mounted infantry, especially in his capture of Steyn's laager, September 12 (Brevet Majority, October 9).
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