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Name: WARD, Lancelot Edward Seth CMG, DSO & Bar (Lieut.-Col.)

Nee: sometimes spelt Launcelot

Birth Date: 7.8.1875 Apsley, Herts

Death Date: 27.8.1929 Lambeth, London

Nationality: British

First Date: 1902

Profession: Military

Area: Nairobi, Hut - 1920 Makindi Bridge Thika

Married: Yes

Children: Margaret Oswald (1916)

Book Reference: HBEA, Moyse, Debrett, EAHB 1905, Hut, North, EA Diary 1903, EAHB 1906, DSO, EAHB 1904, SS, Red Book 1912, Web

War Service: Oxford & Bucks. L.I.

School: Felsted

General Information:

Moyse - 1911 - Marakwet - 2 members of the tribe were suspected of the murder of a white settler, van Breda. A strong patrol set out under Major L.E.S. Ward. Eventually 1 murderer was given up and the patrol withdrawn on 6/1/1912. The other murderer was arrested at Nandi. Lt. W. Lloyd-Jones remained behind as garrison. ............ 1905 - expedition in Central Province, Uganda
Debrett - entered Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire L.I. 1897, and retired as Capt. 1907; Lieut.-Col. Reserve of Officers; European War 1914-18 as Lieut.-Col. RA (wounded, despatches, DSO with Bar, CMG); appointed ADC to Gov. and Com.-in-Ch. Nyasaland Protectorate 1924.
EAHB 1905 - 4th KAR, Uganda
Gazette - 23/9/1914 - Appt. - Chief Staff Officer - Lieut.-Col. L.E.S. Ward, King's African Rifles, to date September 3rd 1914 DSO - ….. employed  with KAR 1902-7 and 1908-12; served Tirah Exp. 1897-8; Medal and 2 clasps; Nandi Exp. 1905-6; Medal and clasp; Somaliland 1908-10; Despatches, clasp; Europ. War 1915-18; Despatches, CMG
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Col. L.E.S. Ward, CMG, DSO, 9 Lushington Road, Eastbourne - Farm 1236
Red Book 1912 - L.E.S. Ward - Nairobi - 2nd in command KAR (Major L.E.S. Ward)
Web - Played cricket for Somerset (3 first class matches 1913-20)
HBEA 1912 - Second in command 3/KAR, Nairobi and Steward of EA Turf Club.
Moyse - 1910 - part of 1 KAR from Nyasaland to EA under Major Ward...... Dealt with native trouble at Machakos in 1911. 1911 - C.O. of the Lango Detachment

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