Indian Army officer died in Tanganyika, 1948

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  1. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    Came across this inscription on his parents' gravestone, in Monton, Greater Manchester -
    Richard Sibbald
    (Major, Indian Army)
    Beloved Husband of
    and only son of
    Richard & Jean Brooks,
    who died at Kongwa,
    Tanganyika, Mar. 23rd 1948
    aged 27 years.

    It's not clear if he used Sibbald or Brooks as his surname, probably the latter. Did he have WW2 service, and was he still a serving officer at the time of his death?
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  3. RCG

    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

    Nothing much on ancestry apart from he was born Dec 1920, his mothers maiden name was Sibbald.
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