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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Pitt, Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Charles Dean

Pitt, Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Charles Dean, R.A., officer commanding artillery, Victoria, was born on March 24th, 1851, and was appointed lieutenant Royal Artillery in August 1871, captain in May 1881, and major in Sept. 1887. From Feb. 1877 to Feb. 1880 he was aide-de-camp to the Governor of Bombay, and from 1881 to 1888 was Deputy and Assistant Quartermaster-General in the Presidency of Bombay. In March 1889 Major Dean-Pitt took the command of the Victorian Artillery forces, with the local rank of lieutenant-colonel.