Historical information

During the Second Boer War Hildyard was posted to South Africa and commanded 2nd Brigade from 1899 to 1900. He saw active service at the Battle of Colenso.
Hidyard remained in South Africa to command the 5th Division from 1900 to 1901 and took part in the Battle of the Tugela Heights.
He was appointed as Director-General of Military Education from 1903 to 1904 and lieutenant general on the Imperial General Staff commanding the troops in South Africa from 1904 to 1905. He was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Africa from 1905 to 1908. He retired in 1911.
Awarded Companion of the Order of the Bath 1897, (Diamond Jubilee Honours); Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath 1900; Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath 1911, (Coronation Honours)

Physical description

Individual image from photographed poster of tobacco and cigarette cards.