Royal Engineeers, Fowke Medal, Established 1865
Awarded from 1872 as the prize of the School of Military Engineering at Chatham. Francis Fowke,(1823- 1865), captain in the Royal Engineers and architect. He planned the building for the International Exhibition in Kensington in 1862 and the original design for the Albert Hall.
Charles Hugh Hodges Nugent was born on 11 December 1868, the son of Colonel Sir C.B.P.N.H. Nugent, K.C.B., R.E. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in April 1888, he was in the following year the Fowke's Medallist at the School of Miltary Engineering. Promoted to Captain in 1899, he was employed as Inspector of Iron Structures, at the War Office, 1899-1905. Promoted to Major in 1907, Lieutenant-Colonel in 1915 and Colonel in 1919. Nugent was an original member of the War Office Mechanical Transport Committee and Inspector of Machinery, Army H.Q. at Simla from 1911. During the Great war he raised and organised mechanical transport services in India, Aden and Mesopotamia. For his services he was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 26 November 1918) and was awarded the C.I.E. in 1916. He then served with the Northwest Frontier Field Force against the Afghans for which he was again mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 3 August 1920) and awarded the C.B.E. in 1920. Later employed as Assistant Commanding Officer R.E., Presidency District and Deputy Director, Military Works, United Provinces District, Meerut. Colonel (Temporary Colonel Commandant) Nugent died on 2 December 1924.
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