The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment
Lieut. Guy Cyril St.
Pourgin de Dombasle, O.B.E.
Soldiers of the First World War database entry - G.
C. St. P. de Dombasle
- Gloucester Regiment - 2 years
- Royal Irish Regiment - 3 years
- South Africa: 1901-02
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 4 SEPTEMBER, 1915; 5th
Canadian Infantry Battalion. - Lieutenant G. C. de Dombasle to be
temporary Captain whilst holding the appointment of Brigade Machine-gun
Officer. Dated 17th May, 1915.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 7 JUNE, 1916; ROYAL
FLYING CORPS. - Flying Officers. - From Flying Officers (Observers). -
Lt. G. C. de Dombasle, R. Canadian R.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 19 JUNE, 1916; ROYAL
FLYING CORPS. - Flight Comdrs. - (From Flying Officers, and to be temp.
Capts. whilst so empld.). - Lt. G. C. de Dombasle, R. Can. R. 17th May
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 17 JANUARY, 1916.; The
Royal Canadian Regiment. - Lieutenant G. C. de Dombasle, from 5th
Canadian Infantry Battalion, to be temporary Lieutenant. Dated 4th
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 3 JULY, 1917; R. Can.
Rgt. - Temp. Maj. G. C. St. P. de Dombasle to be seconded, for service
with R.F.C. 20 Dec. 1915.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 10 JANUARY, 1917; ROYAL
FLYING CORPS. - Sqdn. Comdrs. - And to be temp. Majors whilst so empld.
- Lt. (temp. Capt.) G. C. de Dombasle, R. Canadian Inf. Regt., from a
Flight Comdr. 28th Dec. 1916.
- Commanding Officer, No. 1
Squadron RAF; 24 Dec 1916
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 21 MAY, 1919; Nova Scotia
Regt. - Temp. Capt, (actg. Lt.-Col.) G. C. St. P. de Dombasle ceases to
be seconded, for duty with the R.A.F. 18 Apr. 1919. - Temp. Capt.
(actg. Lt.-CoL) G. C St. P. de Dombasle is seconded, for duty with the
C.A.F. 19 Apr. 1919. (Substituted for Gaz. notifications 9 May 1919,
page 5875 incorrectly describing initials as G. C. St. J.)
- THE LONDON GAZETTE, 30 MAY, 1919; The surname of Lt.-Col.
G. C. St. P. De Dombasle is as now described and not as stated in the
Gazette of 16th May 1919.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 3 JUNE, 1919; The KING
has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday,
to give orders for the following promotions in and appointments to the
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of
distinguished services rendered during the War:- To be Officers of the
Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:- Lt.-Col. Guy Cyril
St. Pourgin de Dombasle (Can. Forces).
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 10 JULY, 1919; Can. Air
Force. - Temp. Capt. (actg. Lt.-Col.) G. C. St. P. de Dombasle, from
Nova Scotia Regt., to be temp. Lt.-Col., and to remain seconded. 28
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 30 JULY, 1919; Nova
Scotia Regt. - Temp. Capt. (actg. Lt.-Col.) G. C. St. P. de Dombasle,
O.B.E., ceases to be seconded, for duty with the R.A.F. 27 Feb. 1919,
and is seconded, for duty with the C.A.F. 28 Feb. 1919. (Substituted
for Gaz. notification No. 31333, 9 May 1919.)
- THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1 AUGUST, 1919; ROYAL AIR FORCE. - The
following are granted permanent commissions in the R.A.F. in the ranks
stated. Dated 1st August: - Lieutenant-Colonel G. C. St. P. de
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 16 SEPTEMBER, 1919; Nova
Scotia Regt. - Temp. Lt.-Col. G. C. ISt. P. de Dombasle, O.B.E.,
relinquishes! his commn. on the O.M.F. of C. on appt. to a commn. in
the R.A.F. 31 Aug. 1919.
- THE LONDON GAZETTE, 18 NOVEMBER, 1919; The notification in
the Gazette of 11th Nov. 1919 concerning Lt.-Col. G. C. St. P. De
Dombasle is cancelled.
- Royal Air Force appointments: Wing Commanders:- G. C. St.
P. de Dombasle, O.B.E., to R.A.F. Depot, pending disposal on transfer
to Home Estab., 18 Oct 24
First World War Honours and Awards to Canadians in British Fying Services.
From the data base at airforce.ca, prepared with assistance from Surgeon Commander (ex F/O) John Blatherwick, CM, CD, MD.
DE DOMBASLE, Lieutenant-Colonel Guy C. St.G - Officer, Order of the British Empire - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 June 1919. Born in Calcutta, 1883; joined Gloucester Regiment and served in South Africa. In Canada at outbreak of war and joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Detached from Royal Canadian Regiment to RFC, December 1915; appointed Flying Officer (Observer), 15 February 1916; with No.44 Reserve Squadron, 16 May 1916; to No.27 Squadron, 20 October 1916; commanded No.1 Squadron, December 1916 to early 1917; appointed Squadron Commander (Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) as Commandant, School of Military Aeronautics, August 1917. In 1920 appointed to command No.8 Wing (Marske) and the to Group Headquarters, Kenley. July 1922, posted to Headquarters Iraq Command (Air Staff duties). From October 1923 to December 1924 on staff of Station Hinaidi. Commanded Station Northolt, January 1925 to August 1927; appointed Inspector of Recruiting, RAF. Died in a nursing home, 7 July 1929. Charles Grey, in the obituary notice published in The Aeroplane (10 July 1929) wrote, "Wing Commander de Dombasle, though not a young man, was one of the finest players of Lawn Tennis in the RAF. He never won a championship, but he was always there or thereabouts. He was a fine all-round sportsman and won the affection and respect of all who served under or with him."
Date of Birth - 11 Feb 1880
Date of Death - 7 Jul 29; Wg Cdr de Dombasle G C St.P (Guy Cyril St. Pourcin), OBE