Biography and Notes
Son of John Humphry Bland, for whose lineage see Bland of Blandsfort, Queen's Co., in Burke's 'Landed Gentry of Ireland', by Emily Charlotte, daughter of Rev. Wyndham Carlyon Maddon. Educated at Cheltenham College.
Trained as an electrical engineer. Was in South Africa 1896-1908. Served there in the Boer War in the Railway Pioneer Regiment (Queen's medal with 3 clasps). Afterwards a Rubber planter in the Malay States whence he returned for the Great War and joined the Royal Irish Rifles; Adjutant Mar. 1915; Capt. July 1915. British War medal; Allies' (Victory) medal. Officers' Friend for Ulster in the Ministry of Pensions 1919-23.
Inherited his father's property 1919, but sold it in 1924. He and his wife lived at Colquhouns, Penshurst, Kent.