Major Gerald G. Aylmer, Imperial Yeomanry (South Africa War)/ Army Service Corps/ Indian Army. Awarded Military Cross & French Croix de Guerre in WW1 (Gallipoli & Mesopotamia) & mentioned in dispatches (also for the Afgan War of 1919). See description.
Military Cross group of 8 to Major Gerald G. Aylmer
44th Company - 12th Imperial Yeomanry (1900-1901)
Commissioned (Lieutenant) - A.S.C. 23rd October 1901
France Croix de Guerre - London Gazette 14th February 1916
Military Cross - London Gazette 3rd June 1916 (France)
MiD - London Gazette 13th July 1916 - India Army S & T Corps (France)
Temp Lieut Colonel - MiD - London Gazette 3rd August 1920 (Afghanistan)
Fought in the South African War with the Imperial Yeomanry in the operation in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. He transferred to the Army Service Corps and subsequently the Indian Army, with which the remainder of his service was spent up to his retirement some years after the War. During the Great War, he saw much active service in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia, being mentioned in dispatches and receiving the Military Cross and the French Croix de Guerre. In the Afgan War of 1919, he was once again on active service and received another 'mention'.
He was a keen sportsman and a very good lawn tennis player (Queen's Club).
Lots of history included with this group.