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Name: PEARSON, Alfred Astley KCB (General), Sir

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Birth Date: 5.6.1850 Calcutta, India

Death Date: 26.11.1937 Marylebone, London

First Date: 1896

Profession: Military

Married: 1886 Jessie Grace Elizabeth Newport b. 7 Feb 1867 Aden, d. 25 May 1952 Jersey

Children: Hugh Guy Astley (2 Sep 1888-1965)

Book Reference: Moyse, Debrett

General Information:

Debrett - entered 107th Regt. 1870, became Capt. Indian Army 1882, Brevet Major 1887, Major 1890, Lieut.-Col. 1896, Brevet Col. 1900, Col. 1903, Maj.-Gen. 1904, Lieut.-Gen. 1911, and Gen. 1917; retired 1920; served in Afghan War 1880 (medal), with Burma Expedition 1886-7, as DAA and QMG 3rd Brig. (despatches, medal with clasp, Brevet Major) and in E. Africa 1895-6, in command of Field Force (thanked by Govt., 1st Class Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, medal); appointed AAG, India 1900, Col.-on-the-Staff, India 1903, and to command a 2nd class Dist., India 1904; officiated as AG in India 1904, and in Com. of Quetta Div. 1905-6; was an Inspector-Gen. of Vol. in India 1906-8, and in command of 3rd Div. N. Army, India 1908-12; is Col. of an Indian Inf. Regt.
Moyse - 15th March 1896 - ... reached Mombasa in command of the 24th Bombay Infantry (Baluchis) with a strength of 12 European officers & 737 native officers and men. (Mazrui rebellion)

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