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PostSubject: Major R. C. Williamson, M.B.E., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders   Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:18 pm

Major R. C. Williamson, M.B.E., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

M.B.E. London Gazette 7 January 1918, Major.

M.I.D. London Gazette 10 September 1901, Quartermaster and Honorary Lieutenant.

Richard Charles Williamson was born on 18 March 1859, enlisted into the 91st Highlanders in 1877, and served throughout the Zulu War of 1879. He was promoted to Sergeant Major of the 1st Battalion on 6 July 1887 and held this important position for the next ten years, serving under no fewer than four commanding officers. He was commissioned Lieutenant and Quartermaster in the 1st Battalion on 7 July 1897, and served as such in the Boer War until September 1900, when he became Quartermaster to the newly arrived 4th (Paisley) Militia Battalion. He became Captain and Quartermaster in November 1900 and retired in March 1908. For his services at home during the Great War he was awarded the M.B.E.
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PostSubject: Major R.C.Williamson , MBE Argyll and Sutherland H'landers    Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:53 am

91st Regt Forsyth Roll , Lance Sgt R.C.Williamson 1788 entitled to medal with clasp 1879 .
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PostSubject: Re: Major R. C. Williamson, M.B.E., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders   Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:48 pm

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"Major, Late Sergeant-Major, R.C. Williamson, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
a) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Military Division, Member's (M.B.E.) breast Badge, silver (Hallmarks for London 1919)
b) South Africa 1877-79, one clasp, 1879 (1788 Lce. Sergt. R.C. Williamson. 91st Foot.), suspension slack
c) Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps, Modder River, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (Lt. & Qmr. R.C. Williamson. A & S. Highrs.)"

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