Hi! I recently purchased a 1916 copy of General Sir George Wentworth Higginson's autobiography "Seventy-One Years of a Guardsman's Life". As it turns out, there is a very nice inscription dated November 1916 on one of the first pages. It reads as follows (photo of inscription included below):
Senior, Electae dominae,
quam ego diligo in revitate,
[The Elder to the Elect Lady, whom I love in the Truth]
This record of trench-warfare 60 years ago
by our oldest General
to be compared with that of today
by our youngest Lt. Colonel
I would love to know who this book was given to, so I'm hoping that someone may have an idea as to who the youngest Lt.-Colonel would have been. Higginson was a Grenadier Guard, so it could be members of his regiment or of the army in general --- as he was, literally, Britain's oldest Army General at the time.
Thanks for any suggestions!
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