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Name: RHODES, Francis William 'Frank' DSO (Col.)

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Nee: elder bro of Cecil Rhodes, son of the Rev Francis William Rhodes

Birth Date: 9.4.1851 Bishop's Stortford

Death Date: 21.9.1905 Groote Schuur, Cape Province

Nationality: British

First Date: 1893

Last Date: 1893

Profession: Military Secretary to the Governor of Bombay. Went on Sir Gerald Portal's mission to Uganda in 1893.

Married: Sarah b. 1849 Hemel Hempstead

Children: Annie (1870); Henry (1873); Fred (1879); Arthur (1882); Emma (1885)' Alfred (1889)

Book Reference: Permanent Way, Tucker, DSO, Eton, North, Chandler

War Service: Royal Dragoons

School: Eton

General Information:

DSO - became Lieut, 1st Dragoons 23/4/1873, becoming Captain 15/10/1884, and Major 19/9/1885. He served with the Egyptian Expedition 1884, and also in the Soudan Expedition under Sir Gerald Graham in 1884, as ADC to Major-General Sir Herbert Stewart, Commanding the Cavalry Brigade. Was present at the battles of Teb and Tamai (Despatches; Medal with clasp; Bronze Star). He was promoted to Captain in 1885. Capt. Rhodes was also present at the battles of Abu Klea and Gubat; afterwards ADC to Major-General Hon. J.C. Horner (horse shot; Despatches); Action of Gemaizah, near Suakin, in Dec 1888 (Despatches, 2 clasps; Brevet of Lieut.-Col. and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette 30/5/1891) ……..
Colonel Rhodes was Military Secretary to the Governor of Bombay 1890-93; served with th British South Africa Company; administered the Government of Marhmaland and Matabeleland 1894. He retired in 1896, and died 21 Sept 1905. An obituary notice of him appeared in the "Times" of 22 Sept. 1905
Eton - 'Times' Correspondent at Khartoum 1898. Eton XI 1869-70
North - arr. Zanzibar from Bombay 30/12/1892; Member of Sir Gerald Portal's 'Special Mission' to Uganda; ill at Mumias, June July 1893, dep Mumias for coast 27/7/1893; dep Mombasa for Europe 4/11/1893
Chandler - An accomplished hunter and cricket player, Col. Frank Rhodes served in India but was cashiered after his participation in the Jameson Raid. He accompanied Kitchener during the 1898 Omdurman Campaign as a correspondent for 'The London Times' and joined his brother's BSAC in time to serve in the Boer war. Frank Rhodes died in 1905 at his late brother Cecil's estate at Groote Schuur near Cape Town.
North - Kampala at 13/5/1893; ill at Mumia's June July 1893; dep. Mumia's for coast 27/7/1893; dep. for Europe 4/11/1893

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