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Oswald Cuthbert Borrett

Oswald Cuthbert Borrett

Male 1878 - 1950  (72 years)


  • Name Oswald Cuthbert Borrett  [1, 2
    Birth 04 Mar 1878  Gibraltar Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • 5th son of Major-General Herbert Charles Borrett (~1841-1919), CB, and Charlotte Anne Bennett (~1849-1931); marr St Mary, Poona, 23 Sep 1867.
    Residence Apr 1881  12 Church St, Lancaster Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • with mother Charlotte A[nnie] Borrett [née Bennett], 31 b Bombay, Major's wife; + siblings Ann Laura, 12 b Wimbledon; Herbert Percy, 11 b Dover; Charles Tuthill, 10 b Aldershot; Cecil Arthur, 8 b Purbrook Forts; Thomas L, 7 b Portsmouth; Gertrude H, 4 b Gibraltar; infant son [Harold Giles], <1m b Lancaster.
    Education abt 1891 - 1896  Wellington College, Crowthorne Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation 1898 -  Army Officer, King's Own Royal Regt  [2
    Marriage 26 Dec 1903  St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    Blanche Mary Murray,   b. 13 Jan 1882, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft 1956, Southern Rhodesia? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1932 - 1935  China Find all individuals with events at this location ; GOC British Troops in China  [2
    Post/Rank/Title Jun 1935  Lieutenant-General  [2, 5
    Occupation 1936 - 1939  Lieutenant, Tower of London  [2
    Decoration 1937  KCB  [2
    Residence 1939  Lowood, Rockshaw Rd, Reigate Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Residence 1950  Dukes Cottage, Rudgwick Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Death 28 Jul 1950  Mount Alvernia Hospital, Harvey Rd, Guildford Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 7, 8
    Probate 08 Feb 1951  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; £4,971 17s. 8d.  [7
    • Borrett sir Oswald Cuthbert K.C.B. C.M.G. C.B.E. D.S.O. of The Dukes Cottage Rudwick Sussex died 28 July 1950 at Mount Alvernia Harvey-road Guildford Probate London 8 February [1951] to Robert Percy Frith retired lieutenant-colonel H.M. army. Effects £4971 17s. 8d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Borrett, Lieutenant-General Sir Oswald Cuthbert. KCB, 1937 (CB 1923); CMG 1918; CBE 1922; DSO 1915. Born 4 March 1878; 5th s of late Major-General H. C. Borrett, CB; m Blanche, d of Col A. Murray; died 28 July 1950. Education: Wellington College. Career: Entered Army, King's Own Royal Regt, 1898; Capt. 1902; Adj. 1905-08; Maj. 1914; Col 1923; Maj.-Gen. 1930; Adj. Indian Volunteers, 1911-14; served S. Africa, 1899-1902 (Queen's medal 3 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps); European War, 1914-19 (DSO and bar, Bt Lt-Col, Bt Col, ADC to the King, 1915 Star, CMG, Chevalier Légion d'Honneur); N. W. Frontier, India, 1920-21 (medal and bar, Waziristan, CBE, CB); Col Comdt 7th Indian Infantry Bde, 1923-27; ADC to the King, 1919-30; commanded British Troops, Shanghai Area, 1927-31; Commander 46th (North Midland) Division TA, 1931-32; GOC British Troops in China, 1932-35; Lieutenant Tower of London, 1936-39; retired pay, 1938; Colonel the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), 1926-45 [Who Was Who]
    • wounded & gassed in WW1; awarded DSO & bar
    • Inspector of Directorate of Prisoners of War in WW2. Criticized by War Office Court of Enquiry in Aug 1941 into fraudulent conversion of prisoners' property. Resigned in Sep 1941.
    Person ID I1515  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2015 

    Family Blanche Mary Murray,   b. 13 Jan 1882, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft 1956, Southern Rhodesia? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage 26 Dec 1903  St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    • On the 26th Dec., 1903, at the Cathedral, Singapore, Captain Oswald C. Borrett, the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, son of Major-General Herbert Borrett, C.B., to Blanche May, second daughter of the Hon. Alex Murray, C.E., Surveyor-General, Singapore. [The Times]
    Notes 
    • no known children
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F0065  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 04 Mar 1878 - Gibraltar Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 12 Church St, Lancaster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1891 - 1896 - Wellington College, Crowthorne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 26 Dec 1903 - St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 26 Dec 1903 - St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - GOC British Troops in China - 1932 - 1935 - China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1939 - Lowood, Rockshaw Rd, Reigate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1950 - Dukes Cottage, Rudgwick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Jul 1950 - Mount Alvernia Hospital, Harvey Rd, Guildford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - £4,971 17s. 8d. - 08 Feb 1951 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 3 b Gibraltar

    4. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 09 Jan 1904.

    5. [S05] The Times, obituary, 29 Jul 1950.

    6. [S07] Other Sources, Rockshaw Road website.
      website accessed 31 Aug 2010

    7. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    8. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Surrey S W, 3Q1950.
      age 72