Bates, Sir C L (1863–1951) Brigadier-General
Deputy Director of Remounts BEF KCMG CB DSO
Eton College Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry

Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry crop(Charles) Loftus Bates was the son of Thomas Bates, of Aydon, Northumberland.

He was commissioned in the 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards on, serving in the South African War, in which he was severely wounded and won the DSO. He retired from the army with the rank of captain, but maintained a military connection with the Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry, of which he was Honorary Colonel from May 1913.

His reputation as a horseman led to his appointment as Deputy Director of Remounts, BEF, in 1915 and, later, as Director of Remounts, Egypt (1915–19).

Sir Loftus Bates was Chairman of the Race Course Owners' Association after the war.

 

Dr John Bourne

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