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apanderson



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Abbreviations this time Reply with quote

Could someone please tell me what the following abbreviations are likely to be?

(Surgeon General George Bidie, Madras Army, died 1913 age 82) C.I.E. K.H.S.

and

(Commander Alastair George Murison Small, Royal Navy, died 1969 age 72) F.I.H.V.E.
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne

C.I.E.

Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire

K.H.S.

Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

F.I.H.V.E

Fellow of the Institution of Heating and Ventilation Engineers (now known as The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers).

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apanderson



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Adam,

I'll edit the posts for these two now which incidentally are on the same gravestone.

Here was me thinking that F.I.H.V.E. was some 'High Heid Yin' military type term and it turns oot he's a plumber!! Laughing

Anne
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