A superb and complete collection to a distinguished Officer of the 13th Hussars

 

To include Regimental Mess Dress, Summer White Patrols, Forage Cap, Hussar Pantaloons and Hessian Boots

 

Hon Brigadier General Aldolphe Symons CMG

Commissioned 1892, Lt 1893, Capt 1901

South African War - Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso; operations of 17th January to 24th January 1900 and action at Spion Kop.; operations of 5th to 7th February 1900 and action at Vaal Krantz; operations on Tugela Heights (14th - 27 February, 1900) and action at Pieters Hill. Operations in Natal March to June 1900. including action at Laings Nek (6th-9th June) . MID London Gazette 10th September, 1901. Queens south Africa Medal with 4 Clasps. 

On return from South Africa he attended the Staff College and was promoted to Major in July , 1905

Lt Colonel commanding (Brevet Colonel 1916) 13th Hussars 1913-1917. GSO grade 1 BEF, A Deputy Director (temp Brigadier-General), 1917-1918 - exact post unknown. Retired with Hon Rank of Brigadier General, 1919. MID LG 15th June, 1916. 4th Jan 1917 and 20th Dec 1918. CMG

He volunteered for service in WW2 and was second-in-command (as Brevet Colonel) Home Guard, London District, 1940-42

 

Edwardian 13th Hussars Officers Uniform - Lt Colonel Adolphe Symons

     

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