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PostSubject: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL MORGAN CROFTON   Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:16 pm

"CROFTON, MORGAN SAMUEL, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, was born 2 January 1850, son of Reverend Morgan Crofton. He was educated at Cheltenham College, and joined the Army in 1868, as Ensign, South Staffordshire Regiment From 1879 to 1880 he served on the Staff in South Africa, and in the Zulu War. In June 1879, he was on special service, and as Staff Officer and DAQMG from October 1879, to April 1880 (Medal with clasp). From 1881 he was ADC to the General Commanding, Scotland; and in 1884-86 he served in the Nile Expedition; was mentioned in Despatches; received the Medal with clasp and Bronze Star, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel. He was also created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 November 1886]: "Morgan Samuel Crofton, Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, South Staffordshire Regiment. For Action of Ginniss". From 1894 to 1899 he was Chief Staff Officer in South Africa, and he was created a CB in 1899; was promoted to Colonel and was Chief Staff Officer, Eastern District, Commanding the Eastern Counties Militia Brigade. In 1894 Colonel Crofton married Ruperta, daughter of Colonel Charles Edward Gostling Murray, and widow of W H Willats, of Denton Court, Kent. Colonel Crofton died on 9 January 1916.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)"
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PostSubject: Bvt Lt - Col Samuel Morgan Crofton    Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:44 am

From Mack & Shad ......Captain M.S.Crofton 38th Regt Proceeded to the Cape with drafts , and served with the Field Force
in the Later Phases of the war . Entitled to the Medal without Clasp .
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