Edward Broadbent (British Army officer)
|Born||5 May 1875|
|Died||18 June 1944 (aged 69)|
|Years of service||1895 – 1939|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Broadbent was commissioned a second lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers on 28 September 1895, and promoted to lieutenant on 26 October 1897 He served on the North West Frontier of India under Sir William Lockhart 1897-98, taking part in the Tochi Field Force and with the Tirah Expeditionary Force, and was present at the battles of Dwatoi and Bara Valley.
Following the outbreak of the Second Boer War in 1899, he joined the 1st Battalion of his regiment in South Africa in early 1900, where they took part in operations in the Orange Free State (February to May 1900), including the battles of Paardeberg (February 1900), Poplar Grove (March 1900) and Karree Siding. Later in 1900 he served in the Transvaal east of Pretoria, and the following year he served in Transvaal west of Pretoria, including the action at Vlakfontein (July 1901). For his service in the war he was promoted to captain on 18 May 1901, and was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with two clasps. Following the end of the war, he return to the United Kingdom in August 1902.
- "No. 26921". The London Gazette. 21 December 1897. p. 7649.
- Hart´s Army list, 1903
- "The War - Return of Troops". The Times (36842). London. 9 August 1902. p. 11.
- "No. 28623". The London Gazette. 2 July 1912. p. 4747.
- "No. 29945". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 February 1917. p. 1606.
- World Statesmen
- "The London Gazette" (34053). p. 3353.
- National Archives
Lord Ruthven of Freeland
|Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey