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Army Distinguished Service Medal Brigadier Harold St. John Loyd Winterbotham, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., A.D.C.

Army Distinguished Service Medal Brigadier Harold St. John Loyd Winterbotham, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., A.D.C.

Male 1878 - 1946  (Age: 68)    Has 14 ancestors and 9 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Harold St. John Loyd Winterbotham 
    Title Army Distinguished Service Medal 
    Prefix Brigadier 
    Suffix C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., A.D.C. 
    Born 5 Feb 1878  Northampton, Northamptonshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 3y 
    Address :  
    The Parsonage, Mid Street 
    Residence 20 Oct 1920  Southampton, Hampshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Address :  
    Ardullie Lodge, Moorhill, West End 
    Occupation Between 1930 and 1935  Southampton, Hampshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Director General, Ordnance Survey 
    • In the role as Director General, he would have moved to live in the large Georgian house designated the Director General's House still standing on the corner of Rockstone Place and The Avenue, Southampton.
    Died 10 Dec 1946  Sutton Courtney, Oxfordshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 15 Mar 1947  Abingdon, Oxfordshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • Brigadier H. St. J. L. Winterbotham, C.B., C.M.G.

      "HAROLD ST. JOHN LLOYD WINTERBOTHAM died on Tuesday, December 10, 1946, at his home at Sutton Courtenay at the age of sixty-eight. He was the second son of Canon R. Winterbotham, was born on February 5, 1879, educated at Fettes and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; and commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1897. He was awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps for his services in the South African War, and when the War ended was appointed garrison adjutant at St. Helena. After a short period of home service he returned to South Africa in 1908, where he carried out a topographical survey of the Orange Free State."
    Siblings 6 siblings 
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    WINTERBOTHAM, Brigadier Harold St John Loyd
    WINTERBOTHAM, Brigadier Harold St John Loyd
    Notes 
    • In an extremely distinguished military career, Harold achieved the following:

      Awarded - Commander of the Bath - CB
      Companion of Order of St Michael and St George - CMG
      Distinguished Service Order - DSO
      Officer of French Legion of Honour
      Grand Officer of St Sava (Yugoslavia)
      Distinguished Service Medal (USA)
      Victoria Medal - Royal Geographical Society (1929)

      Received commission in Royal Engineers - 1897

      Served Boer War - 1899 to 1900 (Queen's Medal (3 clasps)
      St Helena - 1902 to 1906
      Colonial Survey Section - Orange Free State, Sth Africa (1908-1911)
      Ordinance Survey - Southampton (1911-1914)
      World War 1, France - 1914 as Officer Comdg Ranging Section Royal Engrs
      1915-1917 Mapping with 3rd Army
      (attached to General Staff)

      Created Baronette - Lieut Colonel.
      1939: Hon. Degree from George Washington University, Washington, USA - Doctor of Science

      Geographical Section, General Staff (1922-1929)
      Employed to Inspect Colonial Survey Dept (1920-1930)
      Director-General of Ordinance Survey (1930-1935)
      Aide de Campe to King George V (1931-1935)
    Person ID I15742  Winterbotham Families
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2011 

    Father Rev. Rayner Winterbotham (ID:I15651)
              b. 19 Apr 1842, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 May 1924, Clutton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82) 
    Mother Margaret Blanche Rumsey (ID:I15677)
              b. 22 Mar 1841, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Sep 1867  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F3901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daisy Ballard Stockings (ID:I15747)
              b. 8 Sep 1883, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1969, Devon Central RD, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85) 
    Married 3 Mar 1909 
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2011 17:41:08 
    Family ID F3918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1878 - Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 3y - 3 Apr 1881 - Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address :  
    Ardullie Lodge, Moorhill, West End - 20 Oct 1920 - Southampton, Hampshire, England
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Director General, Ordnance Survey - Between 1930 and 1935 - Southampton, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1946 - Sutton Courtney, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 15 Mar 1947 - Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6133] Census 1881 Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland RG11/NA (Rayner Winterbotham)  (RG11/NA).

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