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BOER WAR OR WW1? 4 months 3 weeks ago #84145

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One pip = 2nd Lieutenant
Two pips = Lieutenant
Three pips = Captain (your photo)
Crown = Major
Crown and one pip = Lt. Colonel
Crown and 2 pips = Colonel
and so on......

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BOER WAR OR WW1? 4 months 3 weeks ago #84146

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Thank you. can you tell me anything about a General Service Badge? What does a Captain do in WW2 in General Service?

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BOER WAR OR WW1? 4 months 3 weeks ago #84148

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General Service means that he may have not been assigned to a specific regiment yet, may be undergoing some sort of training or may be working in a staff position..... When I was at NDHQ there were so many Lieutenants and Captains around that they were used as Messenger Boys just to keep them busy..... LOL In most cases it was a temporary position.....

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BOER WAR OR WW1? 4 months 3 weeks ago #84150

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apovey2 wrote: Thank you. can you tell me anything about a General Service Badge? What does a Captain do in WW2 in General Service?


You are taking liberties now - this is a Boer War Forum - for matters pertaining to the Boer War - do you have a photo of your relative born in 1878? Do you still want to know more about him?

Alexander Lithgow, born 1878 in Falkirk, married Nellie Paterson in Johannesburg in 1909 - there is no indication that he served in the Boer War - he is certainly not on any medal roll for it. Alex Lithgow was born in 1910 in Johannesburg - he married a Grace Slabbert in 1936. He was a Clerk and she was a Typist. He is the chap in the photo you supplied.

The older Lithgow died in 1944

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BOER WAR OR WW1? 4 months 3 weeks ago #84151

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“Taking liberties” … that’s a bit harsh - I made an honest mistake. Thanks for the help though. I’ll leave the forum

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BOER WAR OR WW1? 4 months 2 weeks ago #84226

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Hi, understanding that your queries took you in a different direction to the main theme in this Forum, I have sent you a PM message, providing some details of where you can get more information on your Grandfather's war service..... Good Luck
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