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"PAYNE, RICHARD LLOYD, Captain, was born 24 May 1854, second son of John Selwyn Payne. He was gazetted to the Somerset Light Infantry 19 January 1876, as Lieutenant, and served in the South African War in 1878-79, in the Kaffir Campaign. Expedition against Sekukuni. Zulu Campaign: engagement of Zungen Nek, action of Kambula and Battle of Ulundi. (Medal with clasp). He became Captain 8 May 1885. Captain Payne served in the Burmese Expedition, 1885-86, was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 November 1886]: "Richard Lloyd Payne, Captain, Liverpool Regiment. For services in Burma". He was Adjutant, Volunteers, 15 September 1887 to 14 September 1892; and became Major 8 November 1894. Captain Payne served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, taking part in operations in Natal, March to June 1900. Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August), and Lydenburg (5 to 8 September). He was in command of 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fasiliers from 22 April 1900 to 22 April 1901, and from March 9, 1902 to 31 May 1902. Operations in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900, to April 1901, and December 1901. Operations in Orange River Colony, March to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches by Sir Redvers Buller 13 September and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]. He was given the Brevet of Colonel 29 November 1900, and received the Queen's Medal with three clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps. He had been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 27 January 1900; was created a CB in 1905, and became Colonel 18 July 1905, from which date until 6 February 1908, he was Brigadier General, 16th Brigade, Irish Command. He was promoted to Major General 14 November 1907; and commanded a brigade in India, 14 April 1909 to 29 October 1912; and a division in India from 30 October 1912. He retired 23 June 1917. Major General R L Payne married, in 1884, Clara Fripp Agnes, only daughter of Brigadier General Henry Bethune Patton, and they had one son. Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)"
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Name PAYNE, Richard Lloyd (1854-1921), Major General Service biography Joined 13 Somerset Light Infantry 1876; Kaffir War and Zulu War, South Africa 1878-1879; Sekuki Campaign, Transvaal, South Africa 1878; Burma 1885-1886; Mohmand Field Force, North West Frontier, India 1897-1898; Commander, 1 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, South African War 1899-1902; Brig Gen commanding 16 Bde, Irish Command 1905-1908; Bde Commander, India 1909-1911; Commander, 3 Div, Northern Army, India 1912-1914; retired 1917
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