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QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL CECIL KEY HUTCHISON, COLDSTREAM GUARDS OFFICER:

Bars, 'Belmont,',Modder River','Driefontein'. officially engraved naming - Lieut. C.K.Hutchison,Coldstrm Gds. (CECIL KEY HUTCHISON - Born 10 April 1877 at Chelsea, London and educated at Eton College: First Commissioned into the Militia as Second Lieutenant with 3rd.Battalion, The Royal Scots on 14 April 1896: Promoted Lieutenant 24 April 1897: Transferred to the Regular Army and Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, 1st.Battalion, Coldstream Guards from May 1898: Promoted Lieutenant from July 1899 and Captain on 21 January 1907: First active service was in South Africa during the Boer War , taking part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and the disaster that was the Battle of Magersfontein: Operations in the Orange Free State from February to May 1900, including the actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein. He retired from the Army on 3 February 1909 to serve in the 3rd.(Special Reserve)Bn.,The Royal Scots: He was recalled for service in World War One and landed in France with 1st.Bn.,Coldstream Guards on 25 November 1914 and was in action at Givenchy on 21-22 December 1914: At Guinchy near La Bassee on 25 January 1915, the Battalion trenches were over-run and he was taken prisoner of war: He was subsequently transported to Germany where he was held in various camps until 27 November 1917 when he was sent for internment in Switzerland: He was repatriated to England on 20 December 1918: He resigned his Commission on 12 June 1920 and was granted the honorary rank of Major: Hutchison was a keen sportsman and in 1896 had played cricket for Eton College: He went on to represent the Household Brigade and subsequently played for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC.) between 1898 and 1904: He also played for the Cricket Golfers until 1905: He turned from cricket to golf in which sport he earned much higher fame, becoming one of the greatest golfers of his day: From 1904 to 1912 he regularly played for Scotland against England and twice won the St George's Challenge Cup - 1903 and 1910: He lost in the final of the Amateur Championship of 1909 to Robert Maxwell by just a single hole: Later in life he turned to golf architecture and with James Braid, designed the courses at Carnoustie and Gleneagles and completed the reconstruction of the Ailsa Course at Turnberry: In 1925 he created the Kington Golf Club in Herefordshire, which is still the highest course in England: He died in a private nursing home at Horsell, Woking, Surrey on 25 March 1941 at the age of 64years.) :Sold with verification; copy Army List entry; copy Officer's Papers: copy Report of Capture and Internment: Copy Obituary 'Wisden 1941': copy article taken from 'The American Golfer' of July 1909 with full report of the 1909 Amateur Championship at Muirfield including photographs of "Captain Hutchison" engaged in golf matches: NEF - £695