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What rank is G+I? 1 month 4 weeks ago #64956

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Can someone put me out of my misery and let me know this rank please?



Guide and Interpreter?

The unit is the ILH. WO100/251p88.
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What rank is G+I? 1 month 4 weeks ago #64958

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Guide and Interpreter would be my guess

Jon
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What rank is G+I? 1 month 4 weeks ago #64962

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Good Afternoon David...….

From Find My Past...….

First name(s) George Robert
Last name Gilchrist
Service number 279
Rank Bugler
Regiment 1 Brabant's Horse
Other regiments/units

Unit: served with Commander-in-Chief's Bodyguard, Rank: Trooper, Number: 22655; Unit: served with 2 Imperial Light Horse, Rank: Unknown, Number: 38457; Unit: served with 2 Imperial Light Horse, Rank: Guide & Interpreter, Number: 1076

Rolls WO100/237 page 38
Literary references The National Archives WO127. Nominal rolls colonial units.
Biography
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Notes ILH: 25-11-1901 to 15-10-1902. QSA Clasps: We,W,CC
Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military Service & Conflict
Subcategory Boer Wars
Collections from Great Britain, UK None


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What rank is G+I? 1 month 4 weeks ago #64967

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Thank you Jon and Mike.

While the rank of Guide is common for a few units, I had not come across it before in the ILH.
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What rank is G+I? 1 month 3 weeks ago #64979

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Below is the QSA to a G & I in the 2nd ILH.
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What rank is G+I? 1 month 3 weeks ago #64986

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Many thanks, Brett, I had not come across that rank in the ILH before. A very nice medal too.
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