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John Bernard Arbuthnot

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Major John Bernard Arbuthnot, MVO (17 May 1875, in London – 16 September 1950) was a British soldier, banker, and journalist. Life Arbuthnot was the son of Colonel George Arbuthnot and wife Caroline Emma Nepean Aitchison. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Scots Guards on 18 July 1896, and promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 22 September 1898. Following the outbreak of the Second Boer War in late 1899, he was with the 2nd Battalion of his regiment as it left Southampton for South Africa on the SS Britannic in March 1900. On arrival, the battalion was attached to the 16th Infantry Brigade serving as part of the 8th Division under Sir Leslie Rundle. He fought with the 2nd battalion until the end of the war in May 1902. After his return to the United Kingdom, he was on 15 August 1902 appointed Aide-de-Camp to Sir Henry Arthur Blake, Governor of Hong Kong. Before departure for Hong Kong, he took part in the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra,
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