D.S.O. London Gazette 27.9.1901 'In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa'.
Brigadier-General Godfrey Leicester Hibbert, [C.B.], [C.M.G.], D.S.O., was born in January 1864 and was educated at Cheltenham College prior to being commissioned into the Northamptonshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant in February 1884. Transferring to the Royal Lancaster Regiment later in the same month, he was advanced to Captain in August 1891 and to Major while on active service in South Africa in February 1900. As Adjutant of the 4th Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, he was present in the operations in Cape Colony between March 1900 and May 1901, and finally in the Orange River Colony from May to July 1901, services that resulted in a Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 10.9.1901 refers) and the award of his D.S.O., which insignia was presented to him by King Edward VII.
Having been appointed Brigade Commander of the North Lancashire Territorial Brigade in February 1913, Hibbert was advanced to Brigadier-General on the outbreak of hostilities and took 154th Infantry Brigade to France where 'he was wounded in October 1915'. Next given the command of 77th Infantry Brigade, he witnessed further active service in Salonika, finally returning home in the course of 1917. Twice Mentioned in Despatches and created a C.B. in 1917 and a C.M.G. in 1919, the General died at Caton, near Lancaster in March 1924, aged 60 years.