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Ian Bruce Deas Dewar, St. Bride's Episcopal Church, Onich

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:42 am    Post subject: Ian Bruce Deas Dewar, St. Bride's Episcopal Church, Onich Reply with quote

Situated on the A82.









In proud and grateful memory of IAN BRUCE DEAS DEWAR
Captain 2/7th The Dogra Regiment and Wing Commander the South Waziristan Scouts
Killed in action Dargai Sar near Jandola, Waziristan, N.W.E.P., India, 14th April 1938


Eldest son of David Deas Dewar and Agnes Dickson Hill, born 3rd February 1901, killed in action 14 April 1938, age 37, North-West Frontier, India.

He appears on the ‘Unattached List for the Indian Army’, Supplement to London Gazette, 3rd August 1920, see:

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32005/supplements/8141/page.pdf

London Gazette 7th April 1922, shows his appointment from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant, see:

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32665/pages/2819/page.pdf

and

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32665/pages/2820/page.pdf





His brother Ewan Charles Malise Deas Dewar is commemorated on one of the small plaques, see:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=56629#56629

And their parents on the other.

For more information on the Church, see: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ballachulish/stbrides/index.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a bit puzzled about the rank "Wing Commander" until I found this

South Waziristan Scouts
Headquarter Company (Consisting of Specialist elements)
2 x Troops Mounted Infantry, each troop 59 strong
3 x Infantry wings (each equivalent of an infantry battalion)
Total Strength: l4 x Officers and 2,774 Pathan
The Scout Corps were commanded by a Major, the wings by Captains and the companies by Subedars and troops by Jemadars.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 76353
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