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Byng, Julian Hedworth George

Born: 1862 AD
Died: 1935 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Administrators, General

1862 – Born on September 11th in Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. British administrator and general in Canada.

1874 – He was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England.

1883 – He was commissioned, in the service of the 10th Hussars.

1884 – He fought in the Sudan Expedition.

1889 – He gained the rank of Captain.

1899 – He fought in the Boer War where he was mentioned in despatches.

1900 – He gained the rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel.

         – He was commanding officer of the South African Light Horse.

1902 – Married to Marie Evelyn Moreton, daughter of Hon. Sir Richard Charles Moreton and Janie Ralli on April 30th.

         – He was invested as a Member, Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.).

         – He gained the rank of Brevet Colonel.

         – He was commanding officer of the 10th Royal Hussars.

1905 – He was commanding officer of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade.

1906 – He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.).

1907 – He was commanding officer of the 1st Cavalry Brigade.

1909 – He gained the rank of Major-General.

1910 – He was General Officer Commanding of the East Anglian Division.

1915 – He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General.

         – He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.).

         – He was commanding officer of the 9th Army Corps.

         – He was commanding officer of the 17th Army Corp.

1916 – He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).

         – He was commanding officer of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

1917 – He gained the rank of General.

         – He was Commander of the 3rd Army.

1919 – He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

         – He was created  1st Baron Byng of Vimy, of Thorpe-le-Soken, co. Essex [U.K.] on October 7th.

1921 – He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.).

         – He held the office of Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

1928 – He held the office of Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

         – He was created  1st Viscount Byng of Vimy [U.K.] on January 12th.

1932 – He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

         – He gained the rank of Field Marshal.

1935 – Died on June 6th in Thorpe Hall, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, England.