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A. Brodie, Scots Guards 1900 1 week 4 days ago #66322

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I just received an old book entitled "The Natal Campaign" which is detailed in the events. I have the book because it mentions Major Miller-Wallnutt Gordon Highlanders page 394/395 at Wagon Hill. I previously bought his Gordon Highlanders sword with the Gordons crest in the guard and has a special order 1892p heavy blade rather than the usual claymore type. Only his initials are on the blade.
What I found interesting that was not mentioned was the inscription on the inside front cover being " A. Brodie Scots Guards Ladysmith Dec.1900" The events in the book happened just months before A.Brodie wrote in his book.
Does anyone have information on who A. Brodie is? I am assuming an NCO because his rank was not entered in front of his name. Any help is appreciated.
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A. Brodie, Scots Guards 1900 1 week 4 days ago #66326

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I suspect you will find he was a subaltern in the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.

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A. Brodie, Scots Guards 1900 1 week 4 days ago #66329

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Here is his entry from Boer War Services of British Officers.


It is rather nice to run across a period book about the ABW which has an inscription indicating it was owned by/given to a person who took part in the campaign. Many years ago, I ran across a copy of Gibson's History of the ILH and the fly was inscribed to a veteran of the ILH from an RSM. What made the book even better was that some of the chapters in the index had notations "I was there".
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A. Brodie, Scots Guards 1900 1 week 3 days ago #66339

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Thank-you both, great to be able to put some history of the owner to the book.
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