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Captain & Quartermaster Andrew Sutherland

Captain Andrew Sutherland Pitfure

This resplendent military gentleman was Andrew Sutherland of Pitfure (uncle of Sonny Sutherland). Captain and Quartermaster, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in June 1915 and the Military Cross in February 1918.

Born in Rogart in October 1879, Andrew Sutherland was the son of carpenter Andrew Sutherland (1844-1912) and his wife Margaret Oliver (1852-1905). He enlisted in the Seaforths in 1897 and retired after more than 36 years of military service under his belt. He served in South Africa, the Great War and 10 years in India.

1897 – first promotion to Lance Corporal after only 4 months.
1900 – promoted to Corporal
1902 – created Lance Sergeant
1906 – Fort George, Militia Orderly Room Clerk and promoted to Sergeant
1908 – Colour Sergeant, 2nd Btn
1913 – Company Sergeant Major at Shorncliffe Barracks, Kent
1914 – Regimental Sergeant Major, 2nd Btn, Agra, India
1922 – Lieutenant and Quartermaster
? Date – Captain

Distinguished Conduct Medal