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Major-General the Hon Sir Frederick Gordon


Frederick                         b: 9 Oct 1861                         r:  4 Jan 1919                         d: 18 Oct 1927

KCB - xx xxx xxxx, DSO - 29 Nov 1900, MiD - 8 Feb 1901.

(Army): - 2 Lt:  22 Jan 1881, Lt: 1 Jul 1881, Capt: 1 Nov 1890, Maj: 22 Oct 1899, (L) Lt Col: 21 Oct 1901, (B) Lt Col: 22 Aug 1902, Lt Col: 9 Jan 1908, (B) Col: 30 Apr 1908, Col: 30 Aug 1911, (T) Brig-Gen: 4 Sep 1914, Maj-Gen: 3 Jun 1915.

(RAF): - Maj-Gen: 1 Apr 1918,

xx xxx xxxx:             Gentleman Cadet, RMC Sandhurst

22 Jan 1881:             Officer, 91st Foot

12 Feb 1881:            Officer, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Berkshire Regiment) (49th Foot)

 1 Jul 1881:               Officer, Berkshire Regiment

14 Sep 1881:             Officer, The Gordon Highlanders

31 Jan 1883:             Adjutant, The Gordon Highlanders

30 Jan 1888:             ?

 1 Jul 1889:               Seconded for duty with the Egyptian Army.

12 Aug 1896:            Brigade-Major, Malta

 9 Oct 1899:              Deputy Assistant Adjutant General  for Intelligence, Army HQ, South Africa

 7 Nov 1899:             Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, South Africa

15 Oct 1902:              Special Employment, Army HQ

 5 Feb 1903:              Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps

 6 Feb 1904:              Reverted to establishment of Gordon Highlanders

 9 Jan 1908:               Officer Commanding, ? Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders

10 Aug 1911:             GSO I, 2nd Division.

 5 Aug 1914:              GSO I, ?

 5 Sep 1914:               Officer Commanding, ? Brigade

17 Jun 1917:              GOC, ? Division

23 Dec 1917:             Brig-Gen in charge of Admin.

 1 Apr 1918:               Granted a Temporary Commission as a Major-General

 1 Apr 1918:               GOC, No 4 Area.

 8 May 1918:              GOC, North-Eastern Area.

 4 Jan 1919:                Relinquished Commission on ceasing to be employed.

30 Jul - 30 Aug 1919:    Attached to HQ Unit as Divisional Commander

Sometime between 1896 and 1899, his father must have inherited a title allowing him to assume the title, The Honourable.

He served in South Africa, being promoted Brevet Lieutenant Colonel for his services.

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