Augustus Baillie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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]

Baillie rejoined the forces and fought in the Second Boer War, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in November 1900.[4] He was in command of the 15th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry until the war ended in May 1902, and left Port Elizabeth for Southampton on the SS Colombian two months later.[5]

After the Second Boer War ended he was promoted to major in the Lovat Scouts Imperial Yeomanry in 1903.[6]

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.[7]

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1908[8] but again resigned his commission in 1910.[9]

In September 1914 following the outbreak of World War I he was appointed Commanding Officer of 2nd Lovat Scouts.[10]

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. ^ "No. 24870". The London Gazette. 3 August 1880. p. 4258. 
  3. ^ "No. 25571". The London Gazette. 23 March 1886. p. 1413. 
  4. ^ "No. 27359". The London Gazette. 27 September 1901. p. 6307. 
  5. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning home". The Times (36821). London. 16 July 1902. p. 11. 
  6. ^ "No. 27563". The London Gazette. 10 June 1903. p. 3717. 
  7. ^ Scottish Mortgage Trust: History Archived 25 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "No. 28171". The London Gazette. 26 October 1914. p. 6225. 
  9. ^ "No. 28332". The London Gazette. 26 October 1914. p. 620. 
  10. ^ "No. 28952". The London Gazette (Supplement). 26 October 1914. p. 8616.