Major-General William Corson Holden, C.S.I., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., born Nassau, Bahamas, February 1893, the son of Mr. F.W. Holden, Imperial Lighthouse Service, and educated at Nassau Grammar School; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery, 10.12.1913; served with the Artillery during the Great War on the Western Front from 26.9.1914; promoted Lieutenant, 9.6.1915; appointed Adjutant, 27th Brigade, R.G.A., 14.3.1916; promoted Captain, 18.7.1917; Acting Major, 7.8.1917; served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force from 23.8.1917, and with the British Salonika Force in Greek Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the islands of the Aegean Sea from 2.1.1918; appointed Staff Captain, Royal Artillery Fourth Garrison, 18.6.1919; Captain Instructor in Gunnery School of Artillery, 25.2.1922; Brigade Major, R.A, 1926; promoted Colonel, 1.1.1937; served during the Second War with the British Expeditionary Force and with the Home Guard, 1940; appointed to the Eastern Supply Group Council, Delhi, 1941-42, in which capacity he visited Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaya, Burma, Rhodesia, Kenya, Uganda, and the Dutch East Indies; appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff, India, 19.4.1943; promoted Major-General, 20.9.1944, and appointed Deputy Master-General of Ordnance, India; retired 31.8.1946. Major-General Holden died at home in Beaulieu, Hampshire, 15.3.1955.
a) The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Companion's (C.S.I.) neck Badge, gold, silver, and enamel, with a fine quality central onyx cameo of a youthful Queen Victoria, the motto illuminated with diamonds, with neck riband
b) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2nd type, Military Division, Commander's (C.B.E.) neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, with neck riband
c) Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, with integral top riband bar
d) Military Cross, G.V.R., the reverse privately engraved 'Lieut. William Corson Holden R.G.A. 1917.'
e) 1914 Star, with Bar (2.Lieut. W.C. Holden. R.G.A.)
f) British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. Oak Leaves (Major W.C. Holden.)
g) 1939-1945 Star
h) Defence and War Medals
i) Greece, Kingdom, War Cross 1916-17, Second Class, silver, with bronze star emblem on riband, extremely fine (11)
C.S.I. London Gazette 8.6.1944 Colonel (Temporary Major-General) William Corson Holden, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., British Service, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, General Headquarters, India.
C.B.E. London Gazette 27.8.1940 Colonel (temporary Brigadier) William Corson Holden, D.S.O., M.C., late Royal Artillery
'For distinguished services in the field.'
D.S.O. London Gazette 1.1.1919 Capt. (A./Maj.) William Corson Holden, M.C., R.G.A.
'For distinguished service in connection with Military Operations in Salonika.'
M.C. London Gazette 1.1.1917 Lt. William Corson Holden, R.G.A.
'For distinguished service in the field.'
M.I.D. London Gazette 30.1.1919 Holden, Capt. (A./Maj.) W.C., M.C., Royal Garrison Artillery
'For gallant conduct and distinguished services rendered with the British Salonika Force during the period from the 1st March to the 1st October, 1918.'
Greek War Cross London Gazette 21.7.1919 Captain William Corson Holden, D.S.O., M.C., Royal Garrison Artillery
'For distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign.'
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