After our first Medical Officer Capt Patchett, was captured, it might well have been considered difficult to find another who fitted into the 8th Hussars so well. But after George Beith had served with us for a few weeks it became abundantly apparent that he had all the attributes that endear a Medical Officer to all ranks.

Professionally he was excellent, and his cheerful, but strict method of dealing with both officers and men was responsible for preserving the excellent health of the regiment under trying conditions.

George was killed on the 8th of October 1951.

Although George Beith had been with us for such a short time, his death by a chance shell more than ever brought home to everybody how much a friend of the 8th Hussars he had become.

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