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Lt.Col. Sydney Herbert Charrington C.M.G., D.S.O., Croix de Guerre

  • Born: 1878, Ham, Surrey
  • Died: 1954 aged 76


Found birth record; Sydney Herbert, Q1 1879, Middx.

1881 Census; Living as son (aged 2) at St Aubyns (or similar), Ham, Surrey with parents, 2 brothers, dau and 6 servants.

1891 Census; Living as son (aged 12) at Fernside, Princes Road, Wandsworth, London with parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters and 9 servants. PoB Kingston Hill, Surrey.

1901 Census; quick look, couldn't find. (About Anthony Courage); "Anthony ‘Giles’ Courage belonged to the famous brewing family. He was commissioned in the 15th Hussars on 9 December 1896. During an otherwise largely unremarkable pre-war career his chief regimental achievements were sporting rather than military. He was devoted to all the ‘typical pursuits’ of a regimental officer: hunting, fishing, shooting, horse racing and polo. And, like John Hardress-Lloyd and Sydney Charrington, future fellow tank brigade commanders, he was a keen player. Indeed, whilst with his regiment in India he played in the same regimental team as Charrington and a future tank battalion commander, the Hon J D Y Bingham........Courage was awarded the DSO, MC and French Croix de Guerre with palm, and was six times mentioned in despatches for his services in the war. In November 1918 he was appointed to command No. 2 Tank Group, being succeeded as GOC, 5th Tank Brigade by Sydney Charrington. "

Picture in NPG

London Gazette; 16 Aug 1918; Croix de Guerre ; Captain (temp Lt-Col) Sydney Herbert Charrington C.M.G., D.S.O., (Reserve of Officers) Tank Corps.

He is NOT the Col Charrington who was eventually Chairman of the family firm, that was Col. Francis Charrington (b1858), son of Spencer Charrington, MP of Humsden House, Herts.

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