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Re: QSA - G F Wells - Western Light Horse and others 8 years 2 months ago #5100

  • Percy
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One brief follow-up question, which I would welcome your views on

In the course of 2 years, George Wells seems to have progressed from Private to Orderly Room Sergeant Major.

Was such a rise up the ranks fairly common in this period, in particular amongst the Colonials serving in the Boer War, or is George Wells' promotion notable in itself?

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Re: QSA - G F Wells - Western Light Horse and others 8 years 2 months ago #5101

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Percy,
Promotions did take place amongst the Colonials, this was a new sort of war for a new century, enlisted ranks recieved commisions at a rate that was unheard of before.
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