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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Major Geo W Anderson Reply with quote

MAJ G W ANDERSON (ANDERSON BEY)

UKNIWM Ref: 8731

Address
PARISH CHURCH
RHYNIE
GRAMPIAN
SCOTLAND

Type: BOARD/PLAQUE/TABLET
Denomination: CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
OS Map Ref: NY 490 270




In memory of:

GEORGE WHITEFIELD ANDERSON
( b Rhynie 30 June 1856 )
Major
Quartermaster
attd., Egyptian Army

who died on
Tuesday 31 August 1915 . Age 60 .

Additional Information: Son of the late James and Elizabeth Anderson, of Bogieside, Rhynie. (Parish of Kearn)

Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
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Jim



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to ask. Sorry if it's a really stupid question.

Why, if he died having achieved the rank of Colonel, does his memorial tell us he's a Major?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps they thought that to be a major in the Seaforth Highlanders was a higher achievement that to be a colonel in the Egyptian Army.

Just a thought.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Major Geo W Anderson Reply with quote

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Why, if he died having achieved the rank of Colonel, does his memorial tell us he's a Major?


As detailed on it, the memorial was erected by his brother officers of the Seaforth Highlanders and is in memory of him serving with them as Major GW Anderson, 1st Seaforth Highlanders.
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