Major Charles Andrew Hamilton Palairet

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Charles Andrew Hamilton Palairet

Birthplace: Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: March 13, 1941 (64)
Westhill, Ledbury, Heredfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Ledbury, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Major Charles Harvey Palairet, JP and Emily Palairet
Husband of Mabel Lilias Jean Palairet
Father of Lieutenant-Colonel John Hamilton Palairet and Lilias Suzanne Palairet
Brother of Sir Charles Michael Palairet

Military Service: Royal Fusiliers
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Major Charles Andrew Hamilton Palairet

Major, 1st Royal Fusiliers of West Hill. Warden of this church for eight years.
Served in the South African War 1900-2.
Tibet Expedition 1904.
Great War 1914-18. Mons Star
He applied for the Oak Leaf, mentioned in despatches.

Charles Andrew Hamilton Palairet was 2nd Lt 1898, Lt 1899, Captain 1903. Palairet went on to become a Major with the Royal Fusiliers, serving in South Africa 1901-02, the Younghusband expedition to Tibet in 1903-04* where he was mentioned in despatches and also mentioned twice in despatches during the First World War, In 1915 and 1916.
* The Tibet Medal was authorised in February 1905 for all members of the Tibet Mission and accompanying troops who served at or beyond Siliguri from 13 December 1903 to 23 September 1904.

Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment) during WW1

1st Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Kinsale, Munster at the outbreak of war as part of the 17th Brigade of the 6th Division then moved to Cambridge.
Sept 1914 Mobilized for war and landed at St. Nazaire, France.
During 1914
The actions on the Aisne heights.
During 1915
The action at Hooge.
14.10.1915 The 17th Brigade transferred to the 24th Division.
During 1916
The German gas attack at Wulverghem, The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of Guillemont.
During 1917
The Battle of Vimy Ridge, The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of Langemarck, The Cambrai Operations.
During 1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Actions at the Somme Crossings, The Battle of Rosieres, The First Battle of the Avre, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre, the passage of the Grand Honelle.
11.11.1918 Ended the war in France, Bavai.

Memorial Plaque

St Michael & All Angels Church
Hereford and Worcester

Wall-mounted marble tablet; green marble surround; incised black letting; gilt border; regimental badge top centre; painted.
Remember God's Faithful Soldier and Servant / Charles Andrew Hamilton Palairet /
Major Royal Fusiliers of Westhill, Ledbury / Warden of this Church for eight years /
Born 28 January 1877 / Died 13 March 1941 / Served in South African War 1900-2
Tibet Expedition 1904 / Great War 1914-18 / Mons Star
A soldier mentioned in dispatches (or despatches) (MID) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which is described the soldier's gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.

In a number of countries, a soldier's name must be mentioned in dispatches as a condition for receiving certain decorations.

In the British Armed Forces, the despatch is published in the London Gazette.

Soldiers of the British Empire or the Commonwealth of Nations who are mentioned in dispatches but do not receive a medal for their action, are nonetheless entitled to receive a certificate and wear a decoration. For 1914-1918 and up to 10th August 1920, the decoration consisted of a spray of oak leaves in bronze.

This decoration was only established in 1919, but it had retroactive effect. From 1920 to 1993, the decoration consisted of a single bronze oak leaf, and in the Canadian Forces still does. Even if the soldier is mentioned in dispatches more than once, only a single such decoration is worn. In Britain, since 1993, the decoration is a single silver oak leaf. In each case the decoration is pinned or sewn diagonally on to the appropriate campaign medal ribbon. If no campaign medal is awarded, the oak leaf is worn on the left breast of the dress uniform.

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Major Charles Andrew Hamilton Palairet's Timeline

January 28, 1877
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (United Kingdom)
January 23, 1917
July 19, 1918
March 13, 1941
Age 64
Westhill, Ledbury, Heredfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
St. Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Ledbury, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England (United Kingdom)