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29/03/2017 In this capacity he served all through the fighting at the Somme and the Ancre and for his services was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig.
29/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd April 1918: A Distinguished County Derry Officer
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29/03/2017 Lieutenant Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham, D.S.O., of the Army Veterinary Corps, whose sudden death from cerebral haemorrhage was recently reported, had suffered from the effects of strain during three years’ strenuous work at the front, and towards the middle of 1917, it became necessary for him to give up, first temporarily, and subsequently altogether, the position he held as Deputy Director of Army Veterinary Service with the 5th Army. He joined the Army Veterinary Corps in 1896, and served in the Somaliland Campaign (1902-1904), with the late General John E Gough, V.C., and was twice mentioned in despatches. He also served in the Argentines (1904-1905) and in India for many years, where he acted at one time as remount officer in Calcutta. When the war began he was at the Curragh with the 2nd Cavalry Brigade under General Sir Hubert Gough, and went to the front as Assistant Director of Army Veterinary Service (A.D.V.S.) with the 6th Division in September 1914. During the war he held various appointments, and was twice mentioned in despatches by Lord French, being selected as Deputy Director of Army Veterinary Service (D.D.V.S.) with the 5th Army under Sir Hubert Gough in 1916, with temporary colonel’s rank. In this capacity he served all through the fighting at the Somme and the Ancre and for his services was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig and was awarded the D.S.O. and honorary rank of brevet lieutenant colonel. He was invalided in May 1917, and later was able to return to comparatively light administrative duty at depots in the south of England, but died almost immediately on his appointment as A.D.V.S., Western Command. Lieutenant Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham was the youngest of seven sons of the late Sir W F Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., of Spring Hill, Moneymore, County Derry. He leaves a widow and a son and a daughter.
29/03/2017 Hubert joined the Army Veterinary Service Corps in 1896/1897.
29/03/2017 Hubert served in the East Africa Somaliland Campaign from 1902 to 1904 with the late General John E Gough, V.C., and was twice mentioned in despatches.
29/03/2017 He also served in the Argentines for a short period, between 1904 and 1905.
29/03/2017 Hubert Lenox-Conyngham lived in India for many years, where he acted at one time as remount officer in Calcutta.
29/03/2017 When the war began he was at the Curragh with the 2nd Cavalry Brigade under General Sir Hubert Gough, and went to the front as Assistant Director of Army Veterinary Service (A.D.V.S.) with the 6th Division in September 1914.
29/03/2017 Hubert was selected as Deputy Director of Army Veterinary Service (D.D.V.S.) with the 5th Army under Sir Hubert Gough in 1916, with temporary colonel’s rank.
29/03/2017 He was awarded the D.S.O.
29/03/2017 He gained the honorary rank of Brevet-Lieutenant Colonel in June 1917.
29/03/2017 Hubert held the position of Deputy Director of Army Veterinary Service with the 5th Army when he was invalided in mid-1917.
29/03/2017 He returned temporarily to comparatively light administrative duty at depots in the south of England.
29/03/2017 Major Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham died of illness on Friday 15th March 1918 in Chester, England. He died suddenly from cerebral haemorrhage. This was, it was reported, due to the effects of strain during three years’ strenuous work at the front.
29/03/2017 He had just been appointed Assistant Director of Army Veterinary Service, Western Command, in England.
29/03/2017 He was twice mentioned in despatches by Lord French.
29/03/2017 As the war progressed, Hubert attained the rank of major and held various appointments.
27/03/2017
27/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th March 1918: Death of Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham
27/03/2017 Major Hubert Lenox-Conyngham’s remains were brought home to Dublin, where he was buried in the north-west part of Kilgobbin Old Church Cemetery.
27/03/2017 Lieutenant Colonel Hubert M Lenox-Conyngham, D.S.O., Major Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham, youngest son of the late Sir William Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., of Springhill, Moneymore, died at Chester on 15th March. This officer went to the front with the original Expeditionary Force, and was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshall Viscount French. He was subsequently awarded the D.S.O. and the brevet of Lieutenant Colonel in recognition of his services, and was twice mentioned by Sir Douglas Haig. Of his brothers, the late Lieutenant Colonel John Lenox-Conyngham, Connaught Rangers, fell at the head of his men in September 1916. Major W A Lenox-Conyngham, general list, is serving in a record office, and Colonel G P Lenox-Conyngham, late Royal Engineers, is still on the active list.
26/02/2017 Major H M Lenox-Conyngham, D.S.O., F.R.C.V.S., Army Veterinary Corps, is to be brevet lieutenant colonel for distinguished service in the field, is a son of the late Sir William Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., Springhill, Moneymore. This officer, who recently relinquished the rank of temporary colonel, has been thrice mentioned in despatches – once by Viscount French and twice by Sir Douglas Haig – and was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order at the beginning of the present year. One of his brothers, Lieutenant Colonel John Lenox-Conyngham, Connaught Rangers, fell at the head of his battalion last year.
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26/02/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th August 1917:
23/02/2017 Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham, D.S.O., F.R.C.V.S. (Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons), Army Veterinary Corps, son of the late Sir William Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., of Springhill, Moneymore. Colonel Lenox-Conyngham has seen a good deal of service in France, having been recently mentioned in despatches by Lord French and Sir Douglas Haig, in addition to winning the D.S.O.
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23/02/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th July 1917:
29/01/2017 The following officers had the honour of being received by the King at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, when his majesty invested them with the insignia of Companions of the Orders into which they had been admitted :- D.S.O. Colonel Hubert Lenox-Conyngham, A.V.C. (Moneymore).
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29/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th May 1917: Decorated by the King
13/01/2017
13/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st January 1917:
13/01/2017 Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham, F.R.C.V.S. (Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons), Army Veterinary Corps, awarded the D.S.O., is a son of the late Sir William F Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., and Lady Lenox-Conyngham, Springhill, Moneymore, and a brother of Lieutenant Colonel John S M Lenox-Conyngham, Connaught Rangers, who fell at the head of his battalion some months ago.
08/01/2017
08/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th November 1916:
08/01/2017 Lieutenant Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham, F.R.C.V.S. (Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons), a member of the well-known County Derry family, has been promoted to the rank of temporary colonel while holding an appointment as Deputy Director of Veterinary Services.
30/12/2015 Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham was born in Dublin on 18 October 1869
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30/12/2015 The CWGC record Major Lenox-Conyngham as follows: D.D.V.S. Born in Dublin. Son of Col. Sir William and Lady Lenox-Conyngham; husband of Eva Lenox-Conyngham (nee Darley), of The Paddocks, Kilsby, Rugby. Served in Somaliland Campaign (Mentioned in Despatches).
30/12/2015 He is commemorated on Coagh War Memorial and on Moneymore War Memorial.
30/12/2015 Major Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham has been promoted to the temporary rank of lieutenant colonel whilst holding the appointment of deputy director of veterinary services of the army (4th July). This officer, who was mentioned in despatches last year by Field Marshall Viscount French, is the youngest son of the late Colonel Sir William Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., D.L., Of Spring Hill, Moneymore.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th August 1916: Appointments
30/12/2015 Hubert was married to Eva Darley of The Paddocks, Kilsby, Rugby and lived at Fern Hill, Dublin.
30/12/2015 He was a son of Sir William and Lady Laura Calvert Arbuthnot Lenox-Conyngham of Springhill House, Moneymore. They had thirteen children; William Arbuthnot Lenox-Conyngham, Rev. George Hugh Lenox-Conyngham, Elizabeth Mary Clark, John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham, Charlotte Melosina Lenox-Conyngham, Arthur Beresford Lenox-Conyngham, Sir Gerald Ponsonby Lenox-Conyngham, Ernest Lenox-Conyngham, Edward Fraser Lenox-Conyngham, Hubert Lenox-Conyngham, Alwyn Lenox-Conyngham, Laura Eleanor Duff and Harriet Alice Katherine Lenox-Conyngham (a passenger on the RMS Titanic).
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