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He might not be ruled out altogether. Perhaps the 1889 retirement was a formal confirmation of a practical reality - I don't know how the army operates. Also, the one who died in 1906 was given an honorary promotion on his retirement, so maybe this one was too.
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Hi Robert,

Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Reginald Wilkinson died aged 52, in Bath, June 1895.

So in 1889 he retired, aged 46.

Seems young to me, but one newspaper report did mention ill-health.

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his retirement date tends to rule him out.
As does his rank...
Don't trust everything you read in the newspapers.

See below extract from a memo by Monro's successor, Nicholas Gosselin, dated 28 June 1890:
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Hi David,

Thank you very much.

I thought you'd turn up trumps.

By the way, I didn't get my information from the newspapers. I took it from the India Office and Burma List, 1893.

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Hi David,

Thank you very much.

I thought you'd turn up trumps.

By the way, I didn't get my information from the newspapers. I took it from the India Office and Burma List, 1893.
No problem Simon, and I was referring to the information as to Wilkinson's rank in 1888, extracted from the 3 press articles cited in the OP.
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