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Name: PRICE, Cyril Uvedale CMG (Major)

Nee: son of Gen. George Uvedale Price, bro of Charles Henry Uvedale, kin of Sir Charles Rugge-Price Bt.

Birth Date: 13 May 1868 Edmonton Msex

Death Date: 1956 South Africa

First Date: 1898

Profession: 27th Bombay Infantry, 1898 in Uganda in pursuit of mutineers

Area: Mruli, Bunyoro

Married: 1. In Elham, Kent 11 Oct 1902 Ethel Maude Ashe b. Malta 2 Mar 1867, d. 29 Sep 1916 Folkestone 2. In UK 7 May 1919 Mary Edith Lewis b. 20 Nov 1895, d. 5 July 1967 Contra Costa, California

Children: Roger Uvedale (22 Jan 1921-2004); by 1st marriage Catherine Rosina (Moore); Mary Sophia

Book Reference: Moyse, North, Web, Debrett

War Service: Indian Staff Corps/ 27th Bombay Infantry

School: United Service College, Westward Ho and the RMC Sandhurst

General Information:

North - moved with Company of troops from Kedong 1/5/1898; based at Mruli with Baluchis & Uganda Rifles July 1898; on patrol in South Bunyoro 6/12/1898
Web - In Jan 1897 … he was attached to the 27th Bombay Infantry (1st Baluchis) as Adjutant, and went on to win his first campaign medal with them in the Uganda operations of 1897-8. During this latter campaign he was engaged against the Sudanese mutineers, including the operations at Jeruba and Kijangute, and in Budda and Ankoli, gaining a mention in despatches. Shortly afterwards he sailed for China, and served as a Captain in the course of the Boxer Rebellion. Then, in 1903, back in India, Price attended the Delhi Durbar, attached as a political officer to his Higness the Mir of Khaipur. He was advanced to Major in Feb 1906. Appointed a Double Company Commander in the 130 K.G.O. Baluchis (Jacob's Rifles) in Oct. 1911, Price assumed command of the regiment in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in April 1915, and went on to serve with distinction in the operations in East Africa. …………. {much more on his soldiering in GEA in WW1}
For his part in some of the above related operations in German East Africa, Price was awarded the CMG and mentioned in despatches, in addition to gaining appointment to the Russian Order of St. Anne and in the later operations of that theatre of war between 1917-18, he again distinguished himself and was twice more the recipient of a 'mention'. The Colonel, who retired to South Africa, died May 1956

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