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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.
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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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PostSubject: Re: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL MORGAN CROFTON   Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL MORGAN CROFTON   Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:19 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL MORGAN CROFTON   Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:31 pm

The photo looks like an officer in the Royal Artillery dating from

the time of WW1 or later.  So cannot be this Crofton.   Correct name appears to be Morgan Samuel Crofton (not that given in the topic heading).


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PostSubject: Re: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL MORGAN CROFTON   Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:18 pm

Hi Kenny

You are correct his name is Morgan Samuel Crofton.

As for the photo of him, it appears in the The V.C. and D.S.O. Book, Distinguished Service Order 1886 - 1915 Vol II Page 5

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PostSubject: Re: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL MORGAN CROFTON   Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:34 am

1879Graves

From my long experience always take what you find 'with a pinch of salt' - reference books do not necessarily get it right - however in this case you may have the previous entry (I do not have a copy of VC/DSO to hand to refer to). The image I think is of Major Maltby Crofton DSO, Royal Artillery - awarded DSO LG 1 Jan 1916 (page 572).
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PostSubject: Re: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL MORGAN CROFTON   Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:39 am

Hi Kenny

Many thanks, you could be correct.

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PostSubject: Re: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL MORGAN CROFTON   Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:29 pm

1879graves,

You could also look at Malby Crofton DSO - his father Colonel Malby Edward Crofton (4th Foot?) who served in the AZW and also ABW.
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