WWI C.M.G., D.S.O., GROUP OF 10 MEDALS TO COL. T. NISBET, BENGAL CAV.

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George neck badge; Distinguished Service Order George V; French Légion d'Honneur; Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasps to Lieut. T. Nisbet, Imp. Yeo.; 1914-15 Star to Capt. T. Nisbet, 28/Lt. Cavy.; WWI War Medal to Col. T.T. Nisbet; WWI Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oak Leaf to Col. T. Nisbet; India General Service Medal with Kurdistan clasp to Col. T. Nisbet; Delhi Durbar 1911; Croix de Guerre 1914-1916 avec Palme. Accompanied by original documents, including Commission Certificate for the Somersetshire Light Infantry dated 14 Sep 1901, four M.I.D. Certificates dated 10 Apr 1917, 2 Nov 1917, 15 Apr 1918 and 5 Mar 1919, with another to a nurse (possibly a relative), D.S.O. Bestowal Certificate dated 17 Mar 1917 French Légion d'Honneur Certificate dated 26 May 1920, Order of St. Michael & St. George Bestowal Certificate, Letter for the C.M.G. Seal, C.M.G. Statutes book, Egyptian Expeditionary Force letters, original portrait photograph, publication by Col. T. Nisbet, C.M.G. entitled 'The Motor Route in India' and copy of newspaper article with a synopsis of the Colonel's career published on his retirement.
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Description

D.S.O. Gazetted 17 Mar 1917. C.M.G. Gazetted 5 June 1919: "For operations in Egypt, including Sollum and the engagement at Agagir on 26 Feb 1916. Legion d'Honneur Gazetted 1 July 1920. Croix de Guerre Gazetted 31 Aug 1917. M.I.D.s Gazetted 10 Apr 1917, 2 Nov 1917, 15 Apr 1918 and 5 Mar 1919. The following is from a newspaper extract on Nesbit career: "Retirement of Colonel Nisbet - One of the best known figures in military circles in Egypt will be leaving the country when Colonel Thomas Nisbet, C.M.G., D.S.O., A.A. and Q.M.G., at General Headquarters, Cairo, vacates his appointment on 12 Feb to go to Quetta as A.Q.M.G. Colonel Nisbet began his service after being educated at Fettes and the R.M.C., in the ranks of the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa, and was given his first commission in Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry in 1901. In the following year he was attached to the Mounted Infantry and in 1904 transferred to the 28th Light Cavalry, Indian Army. From 1911 to 1914, he was adjutant of the Behar Light Horse, while during the late war he served on the staff of the 13th Division at Gallipoli, and later on General Maude's staff and as A.A. and Q.M.G., first of the Cavalry Division, afterwards of the 3rd (Indian) Division, in Mesopotamia. With the latter division he came to Palestine early in 1918. In 1919 he was appointed Director in Chief of Repatriation and Relief of Refugees, Syria and Palestine, being given his present post at G.H.Q just four years ago. Besides his British decorations, Colonel Nisbet holds the Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre. He was given a Brevet Lieutenant Colonelcy during the war and later recommended for accelerated promotion on account of meritorious service, besides being mentioned four times in dispatches. He is exceedingly popular, not only with his fellow officers and subordinates, but also with his very many friends in the British and foreign communities in Cairo. During his stay here he has been a very familiar figure on the polo field."