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PostSubject: Lt col Hon George Aubrey Vere Bertie   Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:06 pm

"Served with the Coldstream Guards. Ensign & Lieutenant - Coldstream Guards - 14th October 1868 Lieutenant & Captain - Coldstream Guards - 3rd May 1871 Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel - Coldstream (1st Battalion) - 12th January 1881 Special Service, South Africa - 1st March 1879 to 19th September 1879 South African War, 1879 - Zulu Campaign - Served with the 24th Foot. Medal with Clasp."

"He was the son of Montagu Bertie, 6th Earl of Abingdon and Elizabeth Lavinia Vernon-Harcourt.1 He married Harriet Blanche Elizabeth Farquhar, daughter of Sir Walter Rockcliffe Farquhar, 3rd Bt. and Lady Mary Octavia Somerset, on 13 October 1885. He died on 8 November 1926 at age 76.
He gained the rank of Zulu Wars in 1879.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Coldstream Guards.

Children of Lt.-Col. Hon. George Aubrey Vere Bertie and Harriet Blanche Elizabeth Farquhar
1.Vere Mary Bertie1 b. 30 Sep 1886, d. 14 Jan 1964
2.Margaret Adine Bertie1 b. 29 Apr 1888, d. 13 Dec 1978
3.F/O Claud Peregrine Bertie1 b. 13 Jul 1890, d. 19 Mar 1917"

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PostSubject: Re: Lt col Hon George Aubrey Vere Bertie   Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:06 am

Travelled to South Africa in the transport Clyde (left UK 1 March 1879) - commanded E Company 1/24th from 11 May 1879.

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PostSubject: Re: Lt col Hon George Aubrey Vere Bertie   Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:22 am

He died in Nice France,
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PostSubject: Lt Col George Aubrey Vere Bertie    Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:14 am

From Mac & Shad . Capt The Hon G.A.V, Bertie proceeded to the Cape in March 1879 with drafts , and took part in the advance of Newdigate's Divis , Capt Bertie was present at the battle of Ulundi .
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