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Rudolph Edward Trower
b: 19 Jan 1877 r:
10 Jul 1919
d: 29 Jun 1955
1 Jan 1919,
CIE - xx xxx 1911, MiD
- 5 May 1916,
- 31 Dec 1918,
LoH, O - 30 Nov 1918,
- 15 Jul 1919.
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- 2 Lt:
21 Sep 1896, Lt:
21 Sep 1899, Capt: 21 Sep 1905, Maj: 21
Sep 1914, (T) Lt Col:
30 May 1916, (T) Col:
1 Jan 1917, (T) Brig-Gen: 22 Jun 1917,
(RAF): - Brig-Gen [Col]: 1 Apr 1918, Act Brig-Gen: 1 May 1919, (H) Brig-Gen: 1 Sep 1919.
xxx xxxx: Attended RMA Woolwich.
21 Sep 1896: Officer, Royal Artillery.
9 Jun 1900: Seconded for service with the Hyderabad Contingent.
22 Jul 1901:
Officer, Indian Staff Corps.
xxx xxxx: Officer, 38th
Central India Horse
Assistant Military Secretary to HIM The King Emperor.
1915 Attached to RNAS for operations in Gallipoli.
6 Nov 1915: Flight Commander, No ? Sqn
1 Sep 1915: Officer Commanding, No 23 Sqn RFC
20 Sep 1915: ?
11 Feb 1916: Officer
Commanding, No 23 Sqn RFC (Various types, FE2b – Gosport/Western
May 1916: Officer
Commanding, No ? Wing, RFC.
Officer Commanding, No ? Wing, RFC.
1 Jan 1917: Officer Commanding, Eastern Group Command.
Aug 1917: Brigadier-General
Commanding, Eastern Training Brigade.
6 Mar 1918: Brigadier-General Commanding, IX Brigade.
10 Jul 1919: Granted the Honorary rank of Brigadier-General on retirement from the Indian Army
1 Sep 1919 : Resigns his commission and is granted the honorary rank of Brigadier-General
He was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Certificate
for Life Saving in 1907.
He gained RAeC Certificate No 1802 on 17 September 1915.
On 12 February
1919 he was injured whilst flying as a passenger in Handley Page O/400, C9685 of
No 216 Squadron, which crashed at Geyen on a mail flight. He
resigned his commission in 1919.
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