April 20th to 27th 1912 at Agricultural Hall, Norwich
I managed to acquire an original copy of “Illustrated Records of the 16th (The Queen’s) Lancers with programme of Grand Military Tournament and Assault-at-Arms”.
I already knew that my great-grandfather, Francis von Malachowski was a Bandsman in the 16th Lancers, and that he was stationed in Norwich during this time. I thought it was worth buying on the off-chance there was any mention of my great-grandfather. Sadly this didn’t pay off, but it did include some information about the history of the regiment which may fill in some gaps as to what my great -grandfather did whilst in the regiment (as the service records I have for him aren’t very detailed).
However, he is likely to have been a musician in the band that played at the event, so it’s interesting none-the-less.
The booklet did contain a programme of music, so we might know what he was playing:
The document also includes a list of personnel that made up the Tournament Committee, as well as a general list of officers and regimental staff (warrant and non-commissioned officers). Again, sadly no mention of my great-grandfather who was only a lowly bandsman. However I thought it might be useful if I shared the information in case it’s useful to anyone else.
Lieut.-Col. M. L. MacEwen
Major R. L. Macalpine Leny
Captain G. E. Bellville
Lietenant E. Copland Griffiths
Lieutenant and Adjutant Lord Holmpatrick
Lieutenant and Quatermaster C. J. Aris
- R.S.M. F. Mullins
- S.S.M. J. Parkin
- S.M.S. J. McConnell
- S.S.M. W. Sibley
- S.S.M. J. James
- S.S.M. J. Prosser
- Sergeant G. Thompkins
- Sergeant H. Harbour
General Manager – Major R. L. Macapline Leny
Assistant General Manager – Lieutenant E. Copland Griffiths
Equestrian Director – S.S.M. J. Prosser
Hon. Secretary – F. Mullins
Officers of the 16th (The Queen’s) Lancers.
As at April 1912
Colonel-in-Chief: General His Majestry Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, K.G., G.C.V.O.
Colonel: Major-General J. M. Babington, C.B., C.M.G.
Commanding Officer: Lieut.-Colonel M. L. MacEwen
Major R. L. Macalpine Leny (Second in Command)
Major C. J. Eccles (Weedon)
Major C. L. K. Campbell
Major E. St. J. H. St. John, D.S.O.
Captain C. F. Vander Byl
Captain A. Neave
Captain G. E. Bellville
Captain A. W. Macarthur Onslow (New Zealand)
Captain F. E. Adams (Weedon)
Lieut. W. J. Shannon (New Zealand)
Lieut. H. C. L. Howard (Weedon)
Lieut. E. L. H. Beddington (Staff College)
Lieut. G. F. H. Brooke (Cavalry School)
Lieut. J. Orr-Ewing (Somerset Yeomanry)
Lieut. Malise Graham (Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry)
Lieut. E. Copland Griffiths
Lieut. E. R. Nash
Lieut. Lord H. W. Holpatrick (Adjutant).
Lieut. J. L. Cheyne (Woolwich)
Lieut. C. E. H. Tempest-Hicks
Lieut. T. L. Horn (Weedon)
Lieut. H. L. Evans
Lieut. R. A. J. Beech
Lieut. C. J. Aris (Quatermaster)
2nd Lieut. R. L. Loyd (Weedon)
2nd Lieut. D. R. Cross (Weedon)
2nd Lieut. J. G. W. Clark
2nd Lieut. G. V. Naylor-Leyland
2nd Lieut. R. B. Longridge (Special Reserve)
2nd Lieut. W. M. MacNeill (Special Reserve)
2nd Lieut. M. A. Arbuthnot (Special Reserve)
2nd Lieut. J. R. Collins (Special Reserve)
Warrant and Non-Commissioned Officers
Reg. No. 5111 Regtl. Sgt-Major F. Mullins 3889 Bandmaster J. D. Markey, L.R.A.M. 5015 Q. M. Sergt. J. McConnell 3033 F. Q. M. Sergt. W. McClure 774 A.Q.M.S. F. Walker 4036 S.S.M.R.R. J. Prosser 4146 S.S.M.I.F. J. James 4258 S.S.M.I.M. W. Sibbey 5188 S.S.M. (O.R.S.) G. H. Parker 3460 Sadlr. S. Sergt. H. Frampton 169 Sergt. Master Tr. G. B. Read 3961 Sergt. Cook C. Keith 4932 Sergt. Tptr. W. H. Jones 5091 L. Sergt. O.R.C. W. Thorogood 5280 L. Sergt. S.T.M. A. Brooks
3602 S.S. Major J. Parkin 3714 S.S. Major J. Bennett 4762 S.S. Major C. Welton 3870 S.Q.M. Sergt. T. Marsden 4088 S.Q.M. Sergt. J. Hawkins 3955 S.Q.M. Sergt. E. A. Webb
3899 F. S. Sergt. W. Monaghan 4612 F. S. Sergt. W. Finch 4042 F. S. Sergt. C. Bedwell
3524 Kyte, E. 1909 Crocker, S. 3380 Scrutton, J. 3728 Higginbottom, D. 3660 Lewington, H. 3979 Postons, G. 4521 Pargeter, F. 3690 Norris, F. 4524 Tompkins, G. 4586 Austin, C. 3412 Kelly, W. 4539 Norton, F. 5121 Lindsay, W. 3446 Bailey, E. 5009 Brill, F. 4530 Lambert, T. 5195 Hunt, M. 4271 Archer, H. C. 5104 Sibley, F. 3705 Thompson, J. 4485 Wakefield, F. 4828 Wilson, A. 5043 Noakes, E. 5055 Williamson, C. 4890 Donovan, S. 4692 Cooper, F. 5161 Rogers, W. 4752 McDermott, H 4535 Williams, E.
4460 Reynolds, R. 5336 Docwra, F. 5546 Harbour, H. 5491 Goodheart, O. 5477 Pinder, W. 4058 Butler, C. 5252 Taylor F. 5266 Shakeshaft, J. 5566 Budd, T. 5398 Gundrill, H. 5639 West, S. 5078 Ross, J. 4901 Field, H.
3664 Bridges, H. 5276 Willis, G. 3688 Brander, J. 5321 Duerden, F. 5244 Scarlett, F. 96 Curtis, A. 5701 Dunning, P. 3689 Bishop, A. 492 Miles, J. 5661 Gibbs, A. 157 Johnson G. 5663 Collyer, G. 5672 Haynes, J. 214 Smith, G. 302 Lawrence, E. 5682 Noakes, F. 803 Bareham, F. 5493 Crame, F. 991 Thomas, J.
Shoeing Smith Corporals
4659 Green, J. 4704 Holyoak, E. 5122 Crossland T.
4513 Meyer, C. 4963 Pauley, W.