We remember Richard Ireland Purdon

We remember Richard Ireland Purdon

Timeline

Timeline

1876
birth Source:8852913 1876
1899
service British Army Colour Sergeant 9269 Coldstream Guards Source:8853034 1899
1900
awards China War Medal Other War Service Award Source:8853034 1900
1900
service British Army Colour Sergeant 9269 1st (Weihaiwei) Chinese Regiment No 4 Company Source:8853034 13th July 1900
1900
awards Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration Source:8852915 13th July 1900
1904
service British Army Colour Sergeant 1st (Weihaiwei) Chinese Regiment Source:8852994 10th March 1904
1907
employment Superintentant Foreign Labour Detachment South Africa Source:8852959 23rd August 1907
1912
employment Vince Counsel Foreign Office Stanleyville Congo Source:8852915 1st January 1912
1912
appointments HM Vice Counsel, Stanleyville Source:8852915 1st January 1912
1916
employment Temporary Inspector (Non-Established) Board of Agriculture and Fisheries United Kingdom Source:8852915 14th April 1916
1917
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:3622094 1917 - 1919
1917
appointments Second in Command, Chinese Labour Corps Source:8852959 4th September 1917
1918
service British Army Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Chinese Labour Corps Source:8852915 14th February 1918
1918
appointments Assistant Adviser - Chinese Labour Corps Source:8852915 14th February 1918
1918
awards Order of the British Empire (OBE) British Award/Decoration Source:8852959 7th June 1918
1918
appointments Officer Commanding, Chinese Labour Corps Source:8853050 1918
1919
awards Commander of the British Empire (CBE) British Award/Decoration Source:8852959 1919
1920
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:3622094 11th February 1920
1920
location Kingsmead, Kingscote, East Grinstead, Sussex United Kingdom their own address Source:8852959 11th February 1920
1920
awards Order of Wen-Hu - 3rd Class Other War Service Award Source:8852915 17th February 1920
1920
service British Army Colonel Chinese Labour Corps Retired (Honourary Rank) Source:8852915 9th July 1920
1920
discharge Source:8852915 9th July 1920
1935
employment Poultry Farmer Fellbridge, Sussex United Kingdom Source:8852959 1935
1935
location Snow Hill Cottage, Fellbridge, Sussex United Kingdom their own address Source:8852959 1935
service British Army Temporary Major Chinese Labour Corps Source:8852959
service British Army Temporary Major Chinese Labour Corps Source:8852915
marriage Florence Lindsay Lloyd Source:8852913
employment Chief Inspector Foreign Labour Department South Africa Source:8852959
1965
death Not War Related Died at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead East Grinstead, Sussex United Kingdom Source:8852959 Source:8852913 12th May 1965

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Richard Ireland
Initials RI
Last Name Purdon
Source 3622094
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Kingsmead, Kingscote, East Grinstead, Sussex United Kingdom their own address known 11th February 1920
Snow Hill Cottage, Fellbridge, Sussex United Kingdom their own address 1935
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Chinese Labour Corps Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
British Army Chinese Labour Corps Temporary Major
British Army 1st (Weihaiwei) Chinese Regiment Colour Sergeant
British Army Chinese Labour Corps Temporary Major
British Army 9269 Coldstream Guards Colour Sergeant
British Army 9269 1st (Weihaiwei) Chinese Regiment No 4 Company Colour Sergeant
British Army Chinese Labour Corps Retired (Honourary Rank) Colonel
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
China War Medal Other War Service Award
Commander of the British Empire (CBE) British Award/Decoration
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Order of Wen-Hu - 3rd Class Other War Service Award
Order of the British Empire (OBE) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Florence Lindsay Lloyd wife

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External Evidence

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London Gazette M2740
Fellbridge & District History Group - R I Purdon M2740
United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers M2740
The Soldier's Burton - 1st Chinese Regiment M2740

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