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Captain W. R. M. Parr, Chinese Customs Service 2 days 23 hours ago #80762

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I'm currently reading 'Bayonets To Lhasa' by Peter Fleming, about the 1904 British expedition into Tibet. One man who's mentioned from time to time is Captain Randall Parr, who was employed by the China Maritime Customs Service, and who was based in Tibet. From their letters and diaries, some of the British officers who met Parr in Tibet "were impressed (as far as Regulars would allow themselves to be) by the fact that he had obtained special leave from the Chinese Customs to go and serve his Queen with a volunteer regiment of Mounted Infantry in the Boer War."

Who did he serve with in the ABW?

He's in this photo with General Macdonald, who was accepting the surrender of Gyantse, so Parr may be the man on the left on a light-coloured horse.


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Captain W. R. M. Parr, Chinese Customs Service 2 days 13 hours ago #80768

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Hi Berenice

Captain William Randall McDonald Parr served in the 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles


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Captain W. R. M. Parr, Chinese Customs Service 2 days 6 hours ago #80779

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Excellent. Thank you very much, Dave.
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