I’m uploading a number of photos that my cousin Charles Daniel has sent me. I’m pretty certain that the women on the left is my great great grandmother Christina Mary Theresa Maitland (neé McDonell). I’m not sure who the other women is. I think the girl in foreground is my great grandmother (Elsie) and she’s probably sitting next to her brother (Angus). The boy on sitting on the left is their brother Alick and I think it might be Keith in the middle at the back.
From left, my gt gt gt Uncle Donald McDonell of Keppoch (21st Chief), my gt gt grandfather George Keith Maitland, A McPherson, Appur, my gt gt grandmother Theresa (wife of George Keith and sister of Donald McDonell), Appur, AH Rolland, FA Rolland.
My great grandmother Elsie (Alice Marie) and her brother Angus Charles Maitland in the photos above and below.
This time it’s Angus and his sister Christina Clair (Nina) although it could possibly be Elsie:
This time it’s Angus with his brother Alick (Alexander), although it could be his brother Keith who was Killed In Action in WW1.
Angus is on the left and Elise is standing behind her mother Theresa but not sure who the two on the right are.
Alick (Alexander McDonell) Maitland is sitting in the middle. My great grandfather George Henry Kirby was also in the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, but is not in the photograph below.
I’m guessing this photo with my great great grandfather George Keith Maitland is from the UK rather than Ceylon. According to from Major Anton Edema of The Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), this picture was taken at the Urugasmanhandiya training camp judging by the background.
This photo below is possibly from Queen Victoria’s visit in 1887 to Beaumont College which was Jesuit public school in Old Windsor, Berkshire. My grandfather Claude Kirby went there, and the Twentieth century impressions of Ceylon: its history, people, commerce … by Arnold Wright mentions that A.M. (Alexander McDonell) Maitland, son of George Keith Maitland, was educated at Beaumont so I’m guessing his brothers Keith and Angus were too.