James Joseph Kingstone
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During World War I he was a 2nd Lieutenant (temporary Lieutenant) in the 2nd Dragoon Guards. He was appointed Adjutant in his regiment on 1 May 1915. He was mentioned in dispatches on 30 November 1915. On 11 January 1916 he was awarded the Military Cross (MC) and promoted to Lieutenant on 21 January. On 6/7/17 as a Captain was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for action in Flanders. He was also twice mentioned in dispatches during World War I.
Moved with Queens Bays to India in 1922 and then appointed staff officer grade three.
1938 Appointed Temporary Brigadier - Commandant School of Equitation, Weedon.
In 1941 during the Anglo-Iraqi War, Brigadier Kingstone was under the command of Major General J. G. W. Clark and was part of his relieving Habforce which included the 4th Cavalry Brigade, a battalion of The Essex Regiment, the Arab Legion Mechanised Regiment, a field artillery battery and a troop of anti-tank guns. Kingstone commanded a flying column named Kingcol in his honor.
One of his victories was to lead a column to Baghdad and force the city to surrender. This action is commemorated in the book The Golden Carpet, Somerset De Chair (Faber ASIN [http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0007JBALW B0007JBALW ]) This force was known as KingCol.
Kingstone was again under Clark's command during the Syria-Lebanon Campaign.
- Commandant, School of Equitation, Weedon (demolished 1960)
- Commanding Officer, 4th Cavalry Brigade, UK and Middle East - 1939 to 1940
- Acting General Officer Commanding, 1st Cavalry Division, Middle East - 1940
- Commanding Officer, 4th Cavalry Brigade, Middle East - 1940 to 1941
- Acting General Officer Commanding, 1st Cavalry Division, Middle East - 1941
- Commanding Officer, 4th Cavalry Brigade, Middle East - 1941
- Commanding Officer, 30th Armoured Brigade, UK - 1941 to 1942
- The London Gazette: . 9 December 1914. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- The London Gazette: . 1 November 1915. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- The London Gazette: . 1 January 1916. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- The London Gazette: . 14 January 1916. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- The London Gazette: . 7 June 1916. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- Joslen 1990, p. 189
- Joslen 1990, p. 33
- Joslen 1990, p. 181
- Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2.
Sir Wentworth Harman
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