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|Peggy, all the London Gazette will have is a post that he has been awarded the MBE, it will not provide any details why.|
You may be best served for most of your requirements by contacting the MOD directly:
Army Personnel Centre Secretariat
Mail Point 515
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX
You must be the Next of Kin though to obtain these records:
For relatives wishing to obtain Service Records of Deceased soldiers they must apply to the same centre using the prefix:
Army Personnel Centre,
Mail Point 555
A widow or widower can obtain a search for their late spouses Service records free of charge, where as for any other family member there is a charge of £30 (currently). These searches much be accompanied by a Kinship form and a Search Document.
Full details of how to go about this procedure can be found on the veterans-uk.info website.
Please note however these charges are for a search only: they do not guarantee a record will be found & produced, many may have been lost or are even still classified in certain special circumstances.
It must be accepted as a principle that the rifle, effective as it is, cannot replace the devastation produced on the enemy by the speed of the horse, the magnetism of the charge, and the terror of cold steel. - British Army Cavalry training manual 1907