Morris Abraham Cohen, a trick-shot pistol expert and once the bodyguard and right-hand man of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, father of the Chinese Republic, has been appointed a brigadier general in the army of the Canton government, accordding to the weekly magazine, Time. General Cohen, a native of England, served in the Canadian army during the World War. In 1915 he was promoted to a sergeant.
Having gained a knowledge of Chinese through his having been in charge of the Chinese imported to France during the war for clean-up work, he went to China in 1918 and became Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s right hand man. General Cohen is believed to be the only white man to become a Chinese Mason, which is considered a great honor in China. He speaks Chinese fluently.
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