Major A.C. Perry
16th Imperial Yeomanry
Distinguished Service Order (VR); Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Transvaal,
Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (Captain D.S.O.); British War Medal (Major); Victory Medal
(MID) (Major); Special Constabulary Faithful Service Medal (GVR) (Arthur C. Perry).
MID Lord Roberts 4 September 1901; DSO LG 27 September 1901.
With seven photocopy pages of service papers, photocopy pages of Marlborough College register,
Kelly’s Gloucestershire directory of 1939, MID and DSO entries from ‘South African War
Honours and Awards’ and MIC. Arthur Clyde Perry was born 1 June 1873, the only son of the
Rev. W.V.B. Perry of Sandhurst near Gloucester. Educated at Marlborough. In the Boer War was
attached to Imperial Yeomanry from 6/Manchester Regiment. Awarded DSO “in recognition of
services during the operations in South Africa”. Invested by King Edward VII 17 December 1901.
In 1903 married Margaret, youngest daughter of the late Captain Thomas de Winton, RHA of
Walisworth Hall near Gloucester. Retired from 4/Manchester Regiment 1904. Served in WW1
with 6/Manchester Regiment, Royal Field Artillery and Machine Gun Corps. Commanded a depot
company of the M.G.C.T. at Grantham from December 1915. Landed in France 18 February 1918
and served with Artillery Horse Lines. Served as Horsemaster to 119th Army Brigade R.F.A.
Gazetted temporary major 9 November 1917. Invalided to England with chronic dyspepsia
September 1918. Released from service with 1st Reserve Battalion M.G.C. at Crystal Palace 6
June 1919. Occupation gentleman. Resided at Twigworth Lodge, Twigworth, Gloucestershire.