Sydney B. Pope

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Sydney B. Pope
Born 9 February 1879
Died 1955
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Indian Army
Rank Major General
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Major General Sydney Buxton Pope CB DSO (9 February 1879 - 1955) was a British officer who served in the British Indian Army.[1]

Military career[edit]

He was born 9 February 1879 at Dacca, Bengal.[2]

Educated St. Pauls School and Christ' College, Cambridge.[3]

Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 4th battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers 12 July 1900.[4]

Transferred to Royal Irish Regiment 4 May 1901.[5]

Transferred to the Indian Army 8 April 1903.[6]

Promoted Lieutenant 4 August 1903 attached the 113th Infantry.[7]

He transferred to the 58th Vaughan's Rifles (Frontier Force) 25 February 1904.[8]

He served on the campaign against the Mohmands on the North West Frontier during 1908.[9]

Promoted Captain 4 May 1910.[10]

Appointed Aide-de-Camp to the commander of the 4th (Quetta) division 5 December 1913 to 23 February 1914.[11]

From February 1914 he was at the Quetta Staff College.[12]

He served during World War One he served mostly on the Staff in France & Palestine and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, French Legion d' Honneur and Egyptian Order of the Nile, 3rd class.[13]

He was promoted Major 4 May 1916.[14]

He was appointed Brevet Lt-Col 1 January 1919 and Brevet Colonel 3 May 1921.

Appointed D. A. & Q. M. G. Baluch District 1 July 1922 to 31 July 1923 as a temporary Colonel.[15][16]

Promoted Colonel 29 April 1924 with seniority from 3 May 1921.

Appointed temporary Brigadier Commanding 8th Indian Infantry Brigade from 4 July 1926 to 4 July 1930.[17]

Promoted Major - General 29 October 1930 and awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath the same year.[18][19]

He was on the unemployed list from 18 October 1930 to 27 October 1931.

Appointed District Commander Waziristan District 16 November 1931 to 27 August 1934.[20]

Appointed D. A. & Q. M. G., Southern Command 27 August 1934 to 27 August 1938.[21][22]

Retired Major - General 27 August 1938.[23]

He was appointed the Colonel of the 4/19 Hyderabad Regiment (late the 98th Infantry) from 28 August 1931 to 31 May 1949 and held the distinction of being the first colonel of the Kumaon Regiment.[24][25]

He was appointed the Colonel of the 5/13 Frontier Force Rifles (late the 58th Vaughans Rifles) 24 February 1933.[26]

In retirement he was appointed a King's Messenger, an appointment he relinquished on the 27 June 1940.[27]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Whitehead, Clive (2003). Colonial educators: the British Indian and colonial education service 1858-1983. 1860648649. p. 37. ISBN 1-86064-864-9. 
  2. ^ Biographical Register of Christ's College, 1505–1905
  3. ^ Who’s Who 1935
  4. ^ London Gazette 24 July 1900
  5. ^ London Gazette 3 May 1901
  6. ^ January 1908 Indian Army List
  7. ^ London Gazette 1 April 1904
  8. ^ January 1908 Indian Army List
  9. ^ January 1937 Indian army list supplement
  10. ^ January 1915 Indian Army List
  11. ^ January 1937 Indian army list supplement
  12. ^ April 1914 Indian Army List
  13. ^ January 1937 Indian army list supplement
  14. ^ January 1919 Indian Army List
  15. ^ April 1923 Indian Army List
  16. ^ January 1937 Indian army list supplement
  17. ^ January 1937 Indian army list supplement
  18. ^ January 1931 Indian Army List
  19. ^ London Gazette 6 June 1930
  20. ^ January 1937 Indian army list supplement
  21. ^ January 1937 Indian army list supplement
  22. ^ London Gazette 16 September 1938
  23. ^ London Gazette 26 August 1938
  24. ^ Praval, K. C. (1976). Valour triumphs: a history of the Kumaon Regiment. India: Thomson Press. p. xv. 
  25. ^ January 1935 Indian army List
  26. ^ January 1935 Indian army List
  27. ^ London Gazette 12 July 1940