Herbert Gilbert MacLachan Amos
- Born: 28 Apr 1866, St George's, Southwark
- Marriage: Kate Isabella Stratton Q3 1893 in Steyning, Sussex
- Died: 30 Jun 1924, Hitchin, Herts aged 58
Captain, was born in London 28 April, 1866, son of the Reverend James Amos, of St Ibbs, Hitchin, Herts. He entered the West India Regiment 15 October 1890; became Lieutenant, West India Regiment, 29 April 1892: Lieutenant, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 7 June 1893; Adjutant, KOSB, 25 July 1898, and Captain, KOSB, 24 January 1900. He served in South Africa 1900-1-2; operations in Orange Free State, February to May 1900; Paardeberg 16 to 26 February; actions at Poplar Grove and Karee Siding, 29 March; actions at Yet River 5 and 6 May; Zand River 10 May; operations in Transvaal, May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria; operations in Transvaal, east of Pretoria and west of Pretoria. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Herbert Gilbert Maclachlan Amos, Captain, King's Own Scottish Borderers. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 December 1901, and was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]. He retired, and became Honourable Major in the 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment (Special Reserve). Major Amos married, in 1893, Kate Isabella, daughter of General W A Stratton, and they had one son and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Herbert married Kate Isabella Stratton, daughter of Colonel William Albert Stratton and Mary McLachlan, Q3 1893 in Steyning, Sussex. (Kate Isabella Stratton was born on 15 Nov 1868 in 22 Leinster Gardens, Hyde Park, London and died in 1948 in Hitchen, Hertfordshire.)