Walter Hore-Ruthven, 10th Lord Ruthven of Freeland

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The Lord Ruthven of Freeland
Born 1870
Died 1956
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held London District
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order

Major-General Walter Patrick Hore-Ruthven, 10th Lord Ruthven of Freeland, 2nd Baron Ruthven of Gowrie CB CMG DSO (6 June 1870 – 16 April 1956), known as Master of Ruthven 1870-1921, was Major-General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding London District.

Military career[edit]

Hore-Ruthven was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1887.[1] He served in the Second Boer War, and on 1 January 1902 was appointed regimental Adjutant of the Scots Guards.[2][3] He later served in World War I.[4] He succeeded as 2nd Baron Ruthven of Gowrie and as 10th Lord Ruthven of Freeland in 1921.

After the War he became Commander of the Bangalore Brigade Area in India and in 1924 he was appointed Major-General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding London District.[4] In 1929 he was made Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.[4] He retired in 1935.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25710. p. 3288. 17 June 1887. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 17 January 1902. (36667), p. 9.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27402. p. 648. 31 January 1902.
  4. ^ a b c d Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Jeffreys
GOC London District
1924–1928
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Corkran
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles Sackville-West
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
1929–1934
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Broadbent
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Walter James Hore-Ruthven
Lord Ruthven of Freeland
1921–1956
Succeeded by
Bridget Monckton
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Walter James Hore-Ruthven
Baron Ruthven of Gowrie
1921–1956
Succeeded by
Grey Ruthven