Death on the Pale Horse

Ashton Mosley Mayne 1889 - 1955

General Sir Ashton Mosley Mayne, GCB, CBE, DSO, FRSA, late of the 6th Lancers and Royal Deccan Horse. He joined the Indian Army in 1908 and was wounded during World War I earning a DSO in 1916. His nephew, Rupert Mayne, met an old Indian veteran whose life he had saved during a cavalry charge against the Turks in Mesopotamia.

In World War II he commanded 9th Indian Infantry Brigade 1939 - 1940, 5th Indian Division in Abyssinia and the Western Desert (Egypt and Libya) 1940 - 42, 21st Corps in the Middle East 1942 - 43 (his only son was killed at Salerno 1943), and was GOC Eastern Command, India 1943 - 44.

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