2 november 1914
He joined the 12th Lancers from Militia
Promoted Captain .
Took part in the operations at Sierra Leone, African West Coast for which he received the medal and clasp.
Again in 1899 he was in command of the Bula Expedition in Nigeria, being mentioned in despatches by General Wilcox in December 1899.
He commanded the Nigeria Company Constabulary from the latter date.
Was appointed a Special Service Officer in the South African War : was Deputy Assistant Adjutant General , Ridley's Corps of Mounted Infantry from April to December 1900.
He took part in General's Ian Hamilton's march, being present at the actions of Diamond Hill, Johannesburg and Wittebergen.
Participated in further operations in the Cape Colony under General French.
He was Intelligence Officer to Capper's Column at the end of 1901 and Staff Officer to Doran's Column from December 1901 to May 1902.
For his services he was mentioned in despatches by Lord Roberts, 4th September 1901, given brevet rank of Major from November 1900 and received the Queen's medal with 4 clasps and the King's medal with two clasps.
From May to December 1902 he was Deputy Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of Colonel Hickman, commanding the troops at Middelburg , Cape Colony.
He again saw service in Nigeria , being in command of a column in the Kano Expedition for which he received the medal and clasp.
In 1903 he commanded Mounted Infantry in India and obtained the substantive rank of major in July 1905.
He was officiating Brigade-major of the Amballa Cavalry Brigade and to the Inspector-General of Cavalry in India.
He was killed in action at Ypres on 2 november 1914.
16 august 1911
16 april 1913
21 february 1915
Gazetted Second Lieutenant to the 16th Lancers
On the outbreak of war he went to France with his regiment and was wounded.
After a few weeks he rejoined.
Killed in action
He was twice mentioned in Sir John French's despatches , London Gazette 20 october 1914 and 17 february 1915.
He received the Military Cross , London Gazette 18 february 1915
He was a smart rider to hounds and was well known in the Pytchley country.
In 1914 he won his two regimental races at the Curragh, Lord Annaly's Cup at the Pytchley point-to-point races, and at Punchestown the two steeplechases in April.
Date of Death:
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Crousaz Cecil Francis
1st Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment
7 december 1888 , Guernsey , Channel Islands
31 october 1914
Son of W. de P. Crousaz, (Jurat of the Royal Court), of 8, de Beauvoir Terrace, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and the R.M.C. Sandhurst
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
Panel 35 and 37
31 october 1914
Entering the South Staffordshire Regiment
He served with his battalion in South Africa and Gibraltar from 1910-14.
He won the Featherweight Amy Boxing Cup at Aldershot in 1913.
Killed in a trench at Zonnebeke, by shell fire