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Name: TIGHE, Michael Joseph DSO (Lieut.-General), Sir

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Nee: eldest son of Major Michael Joseph Tighe

Birth Date: 21.5.1864 Trincomalee, Ceylon

Death Date: 2.9.1925 London

Nationality: British

First Date: 1896

Profession: 1898 - Capt. M.J. Tighe (1st Baluchi Lt. Inf.) sent to Masaka; in command Brit. forces in E. Africa

Area: Uganda

Married: In Westminster 14 June 1900 Katherine Helen Mackay Scott b. 1865 Norwood, Kent, d. 26 June 1949 Eastbourne

Children: Valentine Michael Vincent (1904 India-1983 Eastbourne); another ?Michael Edward

Book Reference: Moyse, Kelly, North, DSO

War Service: Leinster Regt/Indian Staff Corps/ 24th Baluchistan Regt.

School: private school and Sandhurst

General Information:

Kelly - served with  Burmese Expedition 1886-9 and 1891-2, Chin Lushai Expedition 1890, operations against Mazrui rebels, E. Africa 1895-6, at capture of Nodiz Fort 1901, Major 1901, Brevet Lieut.-Col. 1902, ISC. DSO - Joined 1st Battn. The Leinster Regt. 25 Aug 1883, and the Indian Staff Corps 27 June 1885. He served in the Burmese War 1886-9 with the Mounted Infantry (Medal with clasp); with the Red Karen Expedition in 1889; served with the Mounted Infantry; was mentioned in Despatches 15 Nov 1889, and received a clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette 12 Nov 1889) - in recognition of services during the late operations in Burma. …. The DSO was awarded for personal gallantry at the action of Niza Kaing 1 June 1899, when in command of the MI of the AG to Sir N. Collet's Force ………. He served in East Africa, 1895-6; operations against the Mazrui Arabs, also with the Naval Brigade in operation on the coast (Medal and Brilliant Star of Zanzibar awarded for distinguished service before the enemy); Ufunda, 1897-99; operations against the Wa Zeita; operations against the Soudanese Mutineers (Despatches, Medal and clasp, Brevet Major, 4 Oct 1899)
North - arr. Mombasa with Indian Contingent for EAP 15/3/1896; on operations in southern Uganda Nov 1898

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