Lt Col John Raymond Evelyn Stansfeld, DSO.

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel John Raymond Evelyn Stansfeld, DSO, 2nd Battalion the Gordon Highlanders. son of John Birkbeck Evelyn Stansfeld and Agnes Mary Stansfeld (née Barringer). Married Constance Yolande de Bourbel de Montpincon (eIdest daughter of Major General Le Marquis de Bourbel de Mompinçon, RE) in 1904. Educated at Uppingham School, Rutland. Gentleman Cadet, Under Officer and Sword of Honour winner at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1899. Commissioned into the Gordon Highlanders 18 Apr 1899. Served in the Second Anglo Boer War in South African 1899-1902. Promoted to Lieutenant 25 Feb 1900. Took part in operations in Natal 1899 including the action at Colenso; operations leading to the Relief of Ladysmith including the action at Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights and Pieter's Hill. Was in the fighting in Natal, Mar to Jun 1900, including the action at Laing's Nek 6-9 Jun; in the Transvaal operations, East of Pretoria, Jul to 29 Nov 1900; Belfast 26 and 27 Aug and Lydenberg 5 to 8 Sep; in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, Jul to Nov 1900; in the Transvaal operations, Nov 1900-Dec 1901, and in the operations in Orange River Colony, Sep to Nov 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches by Sir R H Buller, 3 Feb and 30 Mar 1901; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps. For his conduct in attending the wounded under fire at Spion Kop was awarded the DSO. He was heavy-weight boxing champion in the Army Boxing in 1903 at Aldershot. Promoted to Captain 30 May 1904. Was Adjutant to the 5th Gordon Highlanders (Territorial Force) from 26 Aug 1904 to 1909. He served with the 2nd Gordon Highlanders in India and Egypt 1910-14; was at the Delhi Durbar, 1911 and received the Durbar Medal. He served in the Great War, leaving England with the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders on 4 Oct 1914, and landed in Belgium with the 7th Division. Was wounded in the First Battle of Ypres, Nov 1914, and at Neuve Chapelle on 13 Mar 1915. He was promoted Brevet Major Jan 1915. Was appointed to command the 2nd Battalion in May 1915. Was gazetted Lieutenant Colonel 23 Jun 1915. Was Mentioned in Despatches three times. He was mortally wounded at Loos 25 September 1915, while leading his battalion into action. He continued to command and direct after he was wounded, until he was taken to the dressing station at Cheques some hours later where he died 3 days later. Buried in grave I.B.3. of Chocques Military Cemetery, Chocques, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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John Raymond Evelyn Stansfeld, DSO. Lt Col 2nd Bn The Gordon Highrs. Doed of wounds received in action Loos, 28th Sept 1915. Under Officer and Sword of Honour 1899.

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