Brigadier Henry C. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, CB, CMG, DSO Signed letter Clip

Brigadier Henry C. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, CB, CMG, DSO Signed letter Clip

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  • Brigadier Henry C. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, CB, CMG, DSO Signed letter Clip

£12.99

Brigadier Henry C. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, CB, CMG, DSO Signed letter Clip

Fixed to blue backing paper

Wiki states "A graduate of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Maitland served as an officer in the Royal Scots Fusiliers during the Second Boer War and the First World War. He was severely wounded in both conflicts and received multiple mentions in despatches.

In 1915, Maitland was promoted to the rank of brevet major; subsequent promotions followed and he was gazetted as a colonel in 1931. This coincided with the start of a two-year appointment as Quartermaster-General in Gibraltar. On his return, he was granted the temporary rank of brigadier, commanded an infantry regiment and became an Aide-de-Camp to the King before his retirement in 1937. Despite returning as an area commander for the first two years of the Second World War, Maitland left active service in 1941 and died at the age of 73 in 1953."

This item was found in a very large collection of genuine autographs, letters and other ephemera purchased at an auction in Cardiff.

Condition:Fixed to backing paper. Clipped. Faded, slight glue mark

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(Brigadier Henry C. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton Autograph Signature)