Major Godfrey Disney Collings.
Was born 13 November 1855, son of the Reverend P B Collings, MA. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and entered the 91st Highlanders 28 February 1874; became Lieutenant 28 February 1876; served in the Zulu War in 1879, and was present at the Battle of Ginginhlovo and relief of Etstowe (Medal and clasp). He became Captain, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 21 February 1888; resigned 13 August 1894, and joined the Army Pay Department, becoming Paymaster on that date. He was promoted to Honorary Major 13 August 1894, and Substantive Major 13 February 1899; became Staff Paymaster 23 April, 1899, and Lieutenant Colonel. He served in the South African War, 1900-2; operations in Cape Colony, April to June, 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, July 1900; operations in the Transvaal, July to 29 November 1900; operations in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 17 June, 1902}; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 2G June, 1902]: "Godfrey Disney Collings, Major, Army Pay Department. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1902. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 23 April 1904, and became Colonel and Chief Paymaster, APD, 13 January 1908. Colonel Collings served in the European War, as Command Paymaster with the Forces in Egypt, and was mentioned in Sir John's Maxwell's Despatches. He retired 15 November 1916. He married, in 1891, J K, daughter of Honourable P L van der Byl, MLC, Cape Colony.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)