Major Reginald Lucas Hastings Conlan QSA

Collins Papers

1879 Mar 6 Born in Naini Tal,West Bengal, India son of Thomas and Harriet Josephine Conlan

1891 census shows him as a pupil of a Philip Wells "teacher of classics" in Lewisham. Then he went on to Marlborough College

1897 Sep 24. 3rd Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Reginald Lucas Hastings Conlan, Gent. to be Second Lieutenant.

1899 Apr 22. 3rd Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, The undermentioned Second Lieutenants to be Lieutenants :— R. L. H. Conlan.

1899 Oct 18. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Lieutenant Reginald Lucas Hastings Conlan, from 3rd Battalion the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, on augmentation

1900 Mar 5. Promoted Lt.

1899-1902 Served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the Boer War, being present at the relief of Ladysmith operations in June 1900, operations in Natal, March-June 1900 including the action at Laing’s Nek, operations in the Orange River Colony, June and operations in the Transvaal east of Pretoria, July 1900. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (Lieut., Rl. Dublin Fus.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Lieut., Rl. Dublin Fus.) late war service included operations in the Transvaal, December 1900-May 1901 and Jan-May 1902 (Queen’s and King’s medals).

1907 Jul 10. Adjutant of the 5th battalion

1908 Jun 21 Promoted Captain. The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, The undermentioned Lieutenants to be Captains. Reginald L. H. Conlan, on augmentation.

1909 Jul/Sep. Marriage at Ardee to Dorothy M H Jameson

1914 Aug 4 Lands in France. He served in Belgium, 22-27 August 1914 and was wounded.

1914 Sep 13. Captured, POW. WO161 reports him as POW in an asylum and "insane"

1915 Sep 1. Promoted Major

1917 Dec 9 Exchanged to Switzerland

1918 Mar 24 Repatriated to UK.

1919 Jun 23 Major Conlan joins 2nd RDF at Badajoz Barracks, Aldershot, and takes over command of battalion

1919 Oct 21. Brevet Col Bonham-Carter takes over command from Conlan.

1919 Dec 4. Sails to Constantinople with 2nd RDF. He is company commander of A Coy

1920 Nov 20. Joined ADRIC with service no 1076. Posted to B Coy in Templemore Abbey as DI2

1920 Nov 23. Promoted Command B Coy

1921 Jan 28. R.D. Fusl—Maj. R. L. H. Conlan retires on ret. pay.

1921 Jul 2. Assumes command Depot Coy

1922 Feb 13. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1929 Mar 6. The undermentioned having attained the age limit of liability to recall, cease to belong to the Res. of Off.: — Maj. R. L. H. Conlan.

1929 and 1930. He is on the electoral rolls in England. He is living with his wife Dorothy Haig Conlan

1940 His mother dies in Surrey, leaving £4000. He is executor

1939 Jan 13 a Mr R Conlan in Palestine Police sails from UK to Port Said. I don't know if this is him.

1939 Register at "Memory Holme" Rownhams Road , Romsey and Stockbridge R.D., Hampshire. He is a "Commissioned Officer Regular Army Retired , Inspector Dominion Constabulary Retired, Unpaid Hospital Librarian"

1941 Oct 1. Leaves UK for Cape Town. He is an "army officer" living in South Africa

1947 Feb 14. Arrives in UK from South Africa. His address is Elm Bank, Douglas Rd, Cork and he is an "army officer" living in Southern Rhodesia

1951 Feb 5. died in Cork, Ireland. It would appear that his wife stayed in South Africa and died there in April 1951.