Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (Capt: G. Carlyon, S. Lanc: Rgt:), very fine
Geoffrey Carlyon was born at Catewell, Torquay in 1869 and educated at Charterhouse and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the South Lancashire Regiment in October 1890, he served with the Regiment in South Africa. Carlyon was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the operations of 17-24 January 1900 and went into action at Spion Kop. He later shared in the operations of 5-7 February 1900 and was in action at Vaal Krantz, before being on the Tugela Heights, 14-27 February 1900. Promoted Major in October 1910, he retired in April 1912 but was recalled and promoted Lieutenant-Colonel. Having twice commanded the 7th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, he is noted as having served with the North Russian Expeditionary Force during 1918 (entitled 1915 Star trio). He settled in East Africa after the War, and died on 12 May 1935; sold with copied MIC and research.
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