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    Quote Originally Posted by USCOB View Post
    Nice 1908 Majors Mess Dress Jacket
    I believe this to be John Gerrard Collins 2/nd Lt 17 Jan 1891: Lt 22March 1893: Adj. 14 July 1896: Capt 9 Feb 1900: retired15 May 1909: killed in action at Loos with the 8th Bn 25 Sept as Major.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    I believe this to be John Gerrard Collins 2/nd Lt 17 Jan 1891: Lt 22March 1893: Adj. 14 July 1896: Capt 9 Feb 1900: retired15 May 1909: killed in action at Loos with the 8th Bn 25 Sept as Major.
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    Thank you for the Info!
    So he re-enlisted for the Great War?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USCOB View Post
    The Colonel
    Label looks like Blair 1930 or so. It's a bit faded.
    Harold Neville Blair.
    2/Lt 30 Jan 1930: Lt 30Jan 1933: with Iraq Levies 1936-8: Capt 1August 1938: served in Palestine 1938-9: wounded in Crete 1941:wounded again at Tobruk 1941: and rescued from the Mediterranean by HMS Farndale on torpedoing of SS Chakdina Dec 1941: GSO2 War Office 1944: Major 1946: T/Lt Col C/O 2nd Bn 1947: GSO1 (Intelligence) Far East Land Forces Singapore 1948: Lt Col 1950 Commanding Highland Brigade Trg Centre Fort George 1950: Commanding 2nd Bn on reformation 1952: GSO1 HQ Scottish Command 1953: Col The Highland Brigade an T/Col 1954: retired as Hon Col 1957.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    I believe this to be John Gerrard Collins 2/nd Lt 17 Jan 1891: Lt 22March 1893: Adj. 14 July 1896: Capt 9 Feb 1900: retired15 May 1909: killed in action at Loos with the 8th Bn 25 Sept as Major.
    Ron.
    Ron,

    The 2nd Revised Edition has him listed as Collings.

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    My Buttons I collected so far.
    Interesting is maybe the very small one of the Late Brass ones.
    Major P. told me that it is a 13mm Greatcoat Button, worn on the back Cut of the Coat.
    Also the one next to it.
    It's a Gaunt Montreal, so a BW of Canada.
    Has to be moved when I found the "real" BW Button.
    The 1st one in a Row is a Screw Fit Button for the Shoulder Knots.
    Just have to find the other ones missing.
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