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A Great War C.M.G. group of ten awarded to Brigadier-General L. N. Beatty, 31st Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers (formerly 1st Bombay Lancers)
The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels

Queens Sudan 1896-98 officially named to: Lt. L. N. Beatty. 1/Bom: Lan:

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 officially named to: Lieut: L. N. Beatty. 1st Bo: Lcrs.

Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 officially named to: Capt: L. N. Beatty. 31st Lancers.

British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves officially named to: Brig. Gen. L. N. Beatty.

Delhi Durbar 1911, silver; France, Third Republic, Legion of Honour, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels, this with several enamel chips; Croix de Guerre 1914-18, with bronze palme unnamed as issued.

Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, no clasp officially named to: Lieut. L. N. Beatty 1st Bo. Lcrs.

C.M.G. London Gazette 22 March 1919.
Lionel Nicholson Beatty was born on 4 May 1867, the son of Surgeon-General Thomas Berkeley Beatty of the Indian Medical Service. In common with his younger brother, Guy, he was educated at Charterhouse (later Major-General Sir Guy Beatty, K.B.E., C.B., C.S.I., C.M.G., D.S.O.).

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment in May 1887, Beatty transferred to the Indian Army in November 1889 and gained an appointment in the 1st Bombay Lancers. He first witnessed active service in the Dongola Expedition in the Sudan in 1896 (Queen's medal; Khedive's medal), quickly followed by like services on the Punjab Frontier, at Bunar, and with the Tirah Field Force in the Bazar Valley operations of 1897-98 (Medal with 2 clasps). He was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 7 June 1898, refers).

Having gained advancement to Captain, he saw further action in the Somaliland operations of 1903-04, when he commanded the 11th Somali Camel Corps and acted as a Special Service Officer (Medal with clasp); he was once again Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 2 September 1904, refers).

Advanced to Lieutenant-Colonel in October 1912, Beatty was serving as Commandant of the 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers - formerly 1st Bombay Lancers - on the outbreak of the Great War. He subsequently witnessed active service in Aden, France and Mesopotamia between 1917 and 1919, and was advanced to Brigadier-General in November 1917. In addition to his resultant award of the C.M.G., he was twice Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 7 April 1919, refers; two entries), and awarded the French Legion of Honour, 4th class and Croix de Guerre.

Brigadier-General Beatty retired in 1920, and died on 14 October 1929. He was a cousin of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty.

Product Code: EM4047

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