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Prince Arthur of Connaught

Date of birth:
January 13th, 1883 (Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England)
Date of death:
September 12th, 1938 (London, United Kingdom)
Buried on:
Frogmore Royal Burial Ground
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Military career:
2Lt: 2nd Lieutenant, 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars (8 May 1901)
Lt: Lieutenant, 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars (14 January 1903)
Capt: Captain, 2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Greys) (27 April 1907)
Bvt Maj: Brevet Major (14 October 1913)
Maj: Major, 2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Greys) (19 August 1915)
Bvt LtCol: Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel (3 June 1919)
Retired from active service (31 December 1919)
Hon Maj-Gen: Honorary Major-General (27 October 1920)
Col: Colonel, Reserve of Officers (1 March 1922 to 13 January 1938)

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Awarded on:
1897
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1899
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1902
Order of the Garter
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
1902
King Edward VII Coronation Medal
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1904
Ordine Supremo della S.S. Annunziata - Cavaliere
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1905
Kungliga Serafimerorden
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1905
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1906
Daikun'i kikkashō
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1906
"For travelling to Japan and investing Emperor Meiji with the Order of the Garter"
Royal Victorian Chain
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1907
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Greys)
Awarded on:
1910
King George V Coronation Medal
Rank:
Brevet Major
Unit:
2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Greys)
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1913
Order of the Thistle
Rank:
Brevet Major
Unit:
2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Greys)
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1914
Elefantordenen
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Brevet Major
Unit:
Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), British Army
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1915

As aide-de-camp.
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), British Army
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1918
Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), British Army
Awarded on:
1919
British War Medal 1914-1920
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit:
Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), British Army
Awarded on:
1919
Victory Medal 1914-1918
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1926
Grand Cross to the Venerable Order of Saint John (GCStJ)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
1935
King George V's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
1937
King George VI Coronation Medal
Grootlint in de Leopoldsorde / Grand cordon de l'Ordre de Léopold
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Basilikon Tagma toy Soteros - Grand Cross
Sanct Olavs Orden Grand Cross
Order of St. Andrew

With swords
Order of St. Vladimir 3rd Class

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