Augustus Baillie

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Augustus Baillie
Born (1861-03-25)25 March 1861
Died 8 January 1939(1939-01-08) (aged 77)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Order

Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Charles Baillie DSO (25 March 1861 – 8 January 1939) was one of the founders of Baillie Gifford, one of the United Kingdom's largest investment managers.

Career[edit]

Brought up in Scotland, Baillie was initially commissioned into the Royal Horse Artillery[1] in 1880[2] but resigned his commission in 1886.[3]

He rejoined the forces and fought in the Second Boer War, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in November 1900.[4]

After the Second Boer War ended he was promoted to Major in the Imperial Yeomanry in 1903.[5]

In 1907 he co-founded the legal firm of Baillie Gifford WS which in 1909 formed and then acted as manager of The Scottish Mortgage and Trust Company Limited.[6]

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1908[7] but again resigned his commission in 1910.[8]

In September 1914 following the outbreak of World War I he was appointed Commanding Officer of 2nd Lovat Scouts.[9]

He died in 1939.[1]

Family[edit]

In 1905 he married Meta Trotter and together they went on to have one son and one daughter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Augustus Charles Baillie at the Peerage.com
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24870. p. 4258. 3 August 1880. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25571. p. 1413. 23 March 1886. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27359. p. 6307. 27 September 1901.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27563. p. 3717. 10 June 1903. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  6. ^ Scottish Mortgage Trust: History
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28171. p. 6225. 26 October 1914. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28332. p. 620. 26 October 1914. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28952. p. 8616. 26 October 1914. Retrieved 19 September 2009.