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Report: Military Service: Awards

         Description: Gallantry and efficiency awards to military personnel.


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# Person ID Full Name Birth Date Military Service: Date Military Service Tree
1 I3480  Colonel Mark Sever Bell, VC CB ADCColonel Mark Sever Bell, VC CB ADC  15 May 1843  1862  1862 Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, London?
25 June 1862 Commissioned into the Royal Engineers
1862-71 India: Bengal Sappers and Miners, appointed Superintendent of the Park and Field Train.?
1865-66 Appointed Assistant Field Engineer during the Bhutan Campaign
and joined the column which marched on Dewangiri ?
1868 Commanded the Royal Engineers and appointed Assistant Field Engineer during the Hazara Campaign
1868 expedition against the tribesmen of the Black Mountain region in the North West Frontier.
(His conduct brought to notice in despatches - carried out a forced march of 600 miles in 29 days).
1871 Appointed to the Public Works Department at Amritsar - Executive Engineer at Rupar
1872 England, selected for Wolseley's force. Appointed Adjutant.?
1873-74 West Africa, appointed Brigade and Special Service Officer during the Ashanti War
4 Feb 1874 Battle of Ordashu *awarded Victoria Cross
1874 Staff College
19 Aug 1874 promoted Captain.?
1880 Appointed Assistant Quarter Master General for Intelligence at Simla, Bengal?
25 June 1882 promoted Major and travelled throughout Northern China.
29 Oct 1884 Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel, travelled through south-western Persia.?
1885-88 Appointed Deputy Quarter Master General for Intelligence.?
1886-87 Mesopotamia and Armenia ?- Intelligence duties during the Burmah Expedition. ?Travelled extensively in western China and Kashgaria in 1887.?
16 Mar 1887 Brevet of Colonel and appointed Aide de Camp to HM Queen Victoria.
10 May 1889 Promoted Lieutenant Colonel, and appointed Commanding Royal Engineer at Shorncliffe, Kent.?
1890 appointed Commanding Royal Engineer at Dublin?
1894 Placed on half-pay for a few months?
1894-98 Appointed Colonel on Staff and Commanding Royal Engineer at Western District, Plymouth, Devon?
1898 Placed on half-pay due to ill health.?
15 May 1900 Retired

Orders, Decorations and Medals:
Victoria Cross
Order of the Bath: Companion (Military Division)
India General Service Medal 1854-95 with clasp 'Bhootan'
India General Service Medal 1854-95 with clasp 'Hazara 1888'?
Ashantee Medal 1873-74
Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1887 (Silver) and clasp '1897'? 
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