Lt -Col. Archibald Ogilvie Lyttelton Kindersley, CMG

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Lt -Col. Archibald Ogilvie Lyttelton Kindersley, CMG

Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
Death: June 19, 1955 (85-86)
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Wasey Sextus Kindersley and Helen Maria Kindersley
Husband of Edith Kindersley and Hon. Emily Grace Kindersley
Father of Claude Richard Henry Kindersley, DSO, MC; Alistair Thomas James Kindersley and Private
Brother of Ronald Charles Murray Kindersley

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About Lt -Col. Archibald Ogilvie Lyttelton Kindersley, CMG

Lieutenant-Colonel Archibald Ogilvie Lyttelton Kindersley, CMG, DL (7 April 1869 - 19 June 1955) was a British soldier and diplomat.

  • Eldest son of Captain H. W. S. Kindersley, of the 29th and 99th Regiments, of Tranmere, Lymington.
  • Educated at the Edinburgh Academy.
  • British Army, - promoted to captain on 17 September 1892, and served with the Highland Light Infantry in Niger Coast Protectorate from 1893-1896, including the Brass River Expedition of 1895.
  • Commissioned for service during the Second Boer War and left Southampton in February 1900 with a battalion of the Scottish Rifles headed for South Africa, where he served as a transport officer, and received the honorary rank of major on 12 April 1902.
  • At the end of the war, he worked as a colonial administrator in South Africa.
  • Honorary attaché to the British Embassy in Tokyo from 1911-1913.
  • Recalled to military service in 1914 for the First World War, at Salonika Campaign from 1916–19 (thrice mentioned in dispatches, awarded the Ordre de l’Etoile noire).
  • Commanded the 1st Garr. Batt. of the Seaforth Highlanders and the 11th (Service) Batt. Cameronians.
  • CMG in 1919.
  • Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire and County President of the Isle of Wight Boy Scouts Association.
  • Lived at Hamstead Grange, near Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
  • 1908 he married Edith daughter of Thomas Craven, JP, of Kirklington Hall, Notts, sometime High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.
  • Two sons and a daughter;
  • Claude Richard Henry Kindersley (1911-1993),
  • Alistair Thomas James Kindersley (died 1941 on active service aged 26).

His first wife died in 1936. In 1937 he remarried to the Hon. Emily Seely, eldest daughter of J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone.

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Medal Index Cards Transcription

  • First name(s) Archibald Ogilvie Lyttleton
  • Last name Kindersley
  • Year 1914-20
  • Service number -
  • Rank Lieutenant Colonel
  • Second rank Lieutenant Colonel
  • Regiment Seaforth Highlanders, Highland Light Infantry
  • Second corps Highland Light Infantry
  • Service record Corps: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Second service record Rank: Lieutenant Colonel, Corps: Highland Light Infantry
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  • Country Great Britain
  • Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
  • Archive reference WO372/11
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Lt -Col. Archibald Ogilvie Lyttelton Kindersley, CMG's Timeline

Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
December 11, 1911
June 19, 1955
Age 86
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England UK