Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Sir Charles Rosdew Forbes-Leith of Fyvie (né Burn), 1st Bt

British Army

Commander

Lieutenant-Colonel

Years of Service:

1888 - 1901

As Charles Burn, he served in the 8th Hussars and the 1st Dragoons, before he was transferred to the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in 1899. He was seconded for service with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa in 1900. After the outbreak of the Second Boer War, he was in command of a Battalion. He later commanded the Westminster Dragoons.

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