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#26 auchonvillerssomme

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

I would think the India abbreviations might be Honourable Vice Consul.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:27 AM

That sounds feasible ... but would he still be using it in Australia all those years after he was in India?

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

Not sure, I've seen stranger things.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

Haaaaaaa ... and what could be stranger than this story???

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

I am inclined to think it stands for something else ... the question is WHAT??? :thumbsup:


See my post about 2 or 3 up on the Indian magistrates http://1914-1918.inv...dpost&p=1692211 

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

I would think the India abbreviations might be Honourable Vice Consul.


Honourable Vice Chancellor is and was an Indian senior magistrate - see my earlier post  http://1914-1918.inv...dpost&p=1692211

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

However I think I've solved the mystery. During his time in India he must have been a senior magistrate or Judge. Lists of members of senior benches produced by the Indian Ministry of Justice to this day still show senior magistrates with VC after their name (see extract)

LIST OF HON'BLE V.C./ MEMBERS
ACCCORDING TO THEIR DUE DATE OF RETIREMENT
(AS ON 01.11.2011)
MAY DECEMBER 2011

1. SH. N. D. RAGHAVAN VC (J) BANGALORE BENCH 10.11.2011
2. SH. JOG SINGH M (J) BOMBAY BENCH 06.12.2011
3. SH. HRIDAY NARAIN M (A) JABALPUR BENCH 14.12.2011
4. SH. K.S. SUGATHAN M (A) AHMEDABAD BENCH 25.12.2011
5. SH. JUSTICE WAJAHAT ALI SHAH M (J) AHMEDABAD BENCH 30.12.2011

I won't bore by showing the complete list but either the Indian judicary is stuffed with Victoria Cross holders or it stands for something else



I think VC here means vice-chair in the same way as the English magistracy is organised. each bench has a chairman and one or more v ice-chairman

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:51 AM

So in the case of the Vice Chancellor thingy ... why would he still be using it in Australia?

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:51 AM

I think VC here means vice-chair in the same way as the English magistracy is organised. each bench has a chairman and one or more v ice-chairman

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

So in the case of the Vice Chancellor thingy ... why would he still be using it in Australia?


As it was an honoury rank he'd still hold it even if he didn't use it - don't forget somebody else wrote the inscription

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:57 AM

Okay ... that sounds about right.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

But are these relevent that far back, I have never come across any ex-colonial official being called vice chancellor before, Vice Consul, yes.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Mmmm ... I thought Vice Consul as there is something clanging around in the memory banks about officers that served in Indian and made there way to Australia using this term. I seem to recall they had an ongoing relationship of some sort with India.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

But are these relevent that far back, I have never come across any ex-colonial official being called vice chancellor before, Vice Consul, yes.

A vice consul is someone who provides consular services to citizens of his country in a foreign one. As such it would have been a nonsense at the time to have had a British Vice Consul in Australia or India

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

:w00t: Strewth ... so we are no further advanced than before :lol: :lol:

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:18 AM

Google 'Indian judiciary VC' and you get:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Thiruvananthapuram

And then, under Jurists

In these cases I assume Vice Chancellor...

Trajan


Or even

Chief/Senior Counsel and...........Vice Counsel ( VC)

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