Major Eustace Henry Egremont Abadie, 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 Major Eustace Henry Egremont Abadie, DSO, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers. Third son of Major General Henry Richard Abadie, CB, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and Kate Teesdale Abadie (nee Sandeman). Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the 9th Lancers on 11 Aug 1897. Served in India with his Regiment. Promoted to Lieutenant 3 May 1899. He served with much distinction in the South African War, 1899-1902, as ADC to General Sir John French and was present at the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin and Magersfontein; Relief of Kimberley; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Karee Siding, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; was present during the operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June), again in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Reit Vlei and Belfast; in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony and the Transvaal 30 November 1900, to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 10 Sep 1901); received the Queen's Medal with eight clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette, 27 Sep 1901). He was promoted to Captain 15 March, 1904; was a Staff College Graduate; was Adjutant of his regiment from February 1906, to August 1907, and was promoted to Major in March, 1912. Served in the Great War, and was killed in action near Messines, Belgium defending the front line with the 9th Lancers as part of the 1st Cavalry Brigade. His body was never recovered. He is also commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium, on a family memorial plaque in Canterbury Cathedral and on his parents grave in Ocklynge Cemetery, Eastbourne.
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Eustace Henry Egremont Abadie, DSO. Major, IX Queen's Royal Lancers. Killed in action, Messines, Belgium 31st Oct 1914 aged 37 years.

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