This Day in History: 1919-08-01

According to the Regimental Register of Officers Major Edward Ross (who later commanded the 1st Battalion 1929-33) was employed with the Political Department in South Persia. It adds: ‘It is rumoured he did not hesitate to use the gallows, and on one occasion dumbfounded his Persian host by devouring a whole sheep at one sitting’.

Brigadier E J Ross OBE MC ADC