Lord Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott

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Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott
Nickname(s) Andrew
Born 30 November 1872
Montagu House, London, Middlesex, England
Died 17 June 1944(1944-06-17) (aged 71)
Chelsea, London, England
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/wars Second Boer War,
First World War
Awards Distinguished Service Order (1901)
Companion Order of St Michael and St George (1916)
Officer, Legion of Honour
Deputy Lieutenant of London
His Majesty's Bodyguard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (1922)
Royal Company of Archers
Knight of Justice, Order of St. John of Jerusalem
Mention in Despatches [1]

Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott, CMG, DSO (30 November 1872 – 17 June 1944), was the fifth child born to William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry and Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton.

Lord Herbert Andrew was a great-grandfather to Sarah, Duchess of York, and a maternal second great-grandfather (great-great-grandfather) to HRH Princess Beatrice of York and HRH Princess Eugenie of York. He was also a paternal uncle of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, previously Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, and thereby a maternal granduncle to HRH Prince William of Gloucester and HRH Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester.

Early Life, Marriage, & Family[edit]

Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott was born at Montagu House, Whitehall, London, Middlesex, England, on Saturday 30 November 1872. Commonly known by his middle name, Andrew, he was the fifth child born in a family of six boys and two girls.

On Wednesday 26 April 1905, at the age of thirty-two, he married Marie Josephine Agnes Edwards, daughter of James Andrew Edwards and Kate Marion Agnes MacNamara, at St. George's, Hanover Square. They had three children:

Military career[edit]

Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott was promoted to Captain while in the service of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scots Lothian Regiment. In December 1899 he was appointed a staff officer as an extra Aide-de-camp to Lord Roberts, Commander-in-Chief of the forces in South Africa during the early part of the Second Boer War.[2] He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel while enlisted in the service of the Irish Guards. Lieutenant Colonel Scott fought in the First World War and was commander of the 1st/23rd London Regiment in France.[1]

Civilian career[edit]

After his retirement from military service, he accepted a position as Chairman of Rolls-Royce.[1]

Death[edit]

Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott died on Saturday, 17 June 1944, at Chelsea, London, England. He was seventy-one years old. At the time of his death, he was predeceased by one grandson, John Andrew Ferguson; he was survived by his wife, Marie Josephine, his three children, Claud Andrew, Marian Louisa, and Patricia Katherine, and seven grandchildren.

Honours and awards[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Charles Mosley, Ed, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003, volume 1, page 562.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27156. p. 430. 23 January 1900.