The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lieutenant - Colonel S H Pedley


Units / Commanding Officers

Lieutenant-Colonel Stanhope Humphrey Pedley, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Hart’s Annual Army List 1908 – 30th January 1886, Lieutenant; 30th September 1895, Captain; 21st March 1905, Major. 

Major Pedley served in the campaign on the North West Frontier of India under Sir William Lockhart in 1897-98 with the Malakand Field Force with the 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment during the operations in Upper Swat and the Mamund Valley including the engagements at Landakai, Agrah and Gut and Badadai; also served with the Buner Field Force with the 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, during the operations in Buner and Chamia including the engagement at Tanga Pass (Medal with Clasp).


London Gazette 11th April 1916.

The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

Colonel Stanhope H. Pedley is retained on the Active List under the provisions of Article 120, Royal Warrant for Pay and Promotion, 1914. Dated 14th March, 1916.

London Gazette 14th April 1916.

The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, for services rendered in connection with military operations in the Field. The appointments to date from 1st January, 1916: —

To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order:—

Lieutenant-Colonel Stanhope Humphrey Pedley, Royal West Kent Regiment.

London Gazette 28th September 1916.

Durham LIght Infantry - Colonel S. H. Pedley, C.B. (Royal West Kent Regiment)  to command a Battalion.  - 6 August 1916.

London Gazette 15th May 1917.

War Office, 15th May, 1917.

The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, G.C.B., Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France.

General Headquarters, 9th April, 1917.

Sir,—I have the honour to submit a list  of names of those officers, ladies, non-commissioned officers, and men, serving, or who have served, under my command, whose distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty I consider deserving of special mention.

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant, D. HAIG, Field-Marshal, Commander-in-Chief, The British Armies in France.

Pedley, Colonel . S. H., C.B., Royal  West Kent Regiment

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