Byng, Julian Hedworth George

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Born: Sep 11, 1862 AD
Died: 1935 AD, at 72 years of age.

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.
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