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William Henry Sitwell

(1860-1932), Brigadier-General

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William Henry Sitwell

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1922
NPG x67924

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William Henry Sitwell

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1922
NPG x67925

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William Henry Sitwell

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1922
NPG x67926

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William Henry Sitwell

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1922
NPG x67927

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William Henry SITWELL
Lieutenant- Colonel

William Henry SITWELL, British Lieutenant- Colonel. Served Afghan Campaign,1880 (medal); battles of Atbara and Omdurman, Nile Expedition, 1899 (despatches, medal, Khedive’s medal, with 4 clasps, brevet of Lieutenant- Colonel); raised and commanded 22nd Battalion Mounted Infantry, and afterwards a mobile column of all arms till the end of the war (despatches, medal with 3 clasps, King’s medal with 2 clasps).
Background
SITWELL, William Henry was born on November 20, 1860. Son of late Major Francis Henry Massey Sitwell of Barmoor Castle, Northumberland.

Education
Harrow; Royal Military College Sandhurst.

Career
Joined 5th Fusiliers, 1880. Served Afghan Campaign,1880 (medal). Ashanti Expedition, 1895-1896 (star).

Nile Expeditions, 1897-1898. Severely wounded at Shebalia. Capture of Shendy; battles of Atbara and Omdurman, Nile Expedition, 1899 (despatches, medal, Khedive’s medal, with 4 clasps, brevet of Lieutenant- Colonel).

South Africa Campaign, 1900. Commanded two regiments of Mounted Infantry (despatches, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order). South Africa Campaign, 1901-1902.

Raised and commanded 22nd Battalion Mounted Infantry, and afterwards a mobile column of all arms till the end of the war (despatches, medal with 3 clasps, King’s medal with 2 clasps). P.S.C. 1890.

D. A. Attorney - General 1895-1897. Assistant-Adjutant-General 1900.

Employed with Bechuanaland Border Police, 1891-1893. Companion of the Distinguished Service Order 1900; General Staff Officer, 1st Grade, 3rd (Lahore) Division, India.

Membership
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Club: Naval and Military.

Connections
Spouse 1902, Constance Selina (d. 1908), y.daughter of Canon Hon. Sidney Meade Educ.

Father:
Major Francis Henry Massey Sitwell
Spouse:
Constance Selina

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