O.B.E. London Gazette 5.6.1924.
D.C.M. London Gazette 11.7.1902.
Bar to D.C.M. London Gazette 11.7.1902.
Major H.E. Worthing, O.B.E., D.C.M., served with the Mounted Infantry during the Boer War and is listed as being wounded twice - at Stinkhoutboom on 24.6.1900 and in Clement's disaster at Nooitgedacht in 13.12.1900. He was Mentioned in Despatches twice and awarded the Bar to his Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry during the Guerilla War:
'In capture of Boer convoy near Rooival, Rustenburg district, June 8th 1901, headed a small number of men detached from their officers, and captured five wagons and carts under heavy fire; he has been three times wounded during the campaign and frequently brought to notice for good service' (War Office records refer).
There were six recipients of Dated Bars for the Boer War of whom only Worthing and Sergeant F.L. Andrews had won their first D.C.M. in the same Campaign.
Major Worthing was born in 1870, joined the Rifle Brigade in 1888 and served as Company Sergeant-Major in the Mounted Infantry Company commanded by Captain A.V. Jenner in the operations in Rhodesia 1896-97. He was appointed Regimental Sergeant-Major of the 5th Battalion in 1906 and Quarter-Master in 1912. He served in France, the Balkans, Salonika and Russia during the Great War, being Mentioned in Despatches four times and promoted Major. During the Second World War Worthing served at Wellington Barracks when the 1st Battalion, London Rifle Brigade was mobilised.