Distinguished Service Order, (GVR), silver-gilt and enamel, I.G.S 1908, ( EDVII), one clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (Captn. 19th Lancers.) , 1914 Star (Maj. 19/Lncrs.) B.W.M. & Victory these both erased, Delhi Durbar 1911,

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Distinguished Service Order, (GVR),  silver-gilt and enamel, I.G.S 1908, ( EDVII), one clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (Captn.  19th Lancers.) , 1914 Star (Maj.  19/Lncrs.) B.W.M. & Victory these both erased, Delhi Durbar 1911,

D.S.O. L.G. 8/3/1919 Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Hugh McNeile, 19th Lancers, Indian Army (EGYPT) ´On the 19th-20th Sept. 1918, he, with his regiment, covered a distance of some 90 miles from Selmeh to Jisr Mujamia, within 48 hours, during which he seized and prepared for the demolition of the bridge at Jisr Mujamia by daylight. This performance included two consecutive all-night marches over difficult country, and during the whole period there was practically no rest for man or horse. He did fine work.´

Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Hugh McNeile, D.S.O., born 1871; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Royal Artillery, 1891; transferred Captain, 19th Lancers, Indian Army, 10.7.1901; qualified as a Russian Interpreter the following year; Major 13.2.1909; served during the Great War as second in command of the regiment, from August 1915; Lieutenant-Colonel 13.2.1917; promoted to the command of the Regiment in 1918 (M.I.D. London Gazette 14.1.1917 and 11.6.1920); retired 1.6.1920; after the war resided at ´The Laurels´, Sunbury Common, Middlesex.

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