Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott

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Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott
Nickname(s) Andrew
Born 13 July 1906
Died 24 January 1971
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Rank Brigadier
Commands held Colonel, Irish Guards
Brigadier, 1st Guards Brigade
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Distinguished Service Order (1944)
Officer, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
Mention in Despatches [1]

Brigadier Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott, DSO (13 July 1906 – 24 January 1971) was the first child and only son born to Lieutenant Colonel Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott and Marie Josephine Edwards. He was a grandson of Sir William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry and Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton, and a paternal first cousin to Lady Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, later known as Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. He was a maternal first cousin once removed to Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a paternal great-uncle to Sarah, Duchess of York, and a maternal second great-uncle to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York.

Early life, marriage, and family[edit]

As was the case with his father, Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott was known most commonly by his middle name, Andrew. He was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England.

On Saturday 10 August 1929, Montagu Douglas Scott married Lady Victoria Doris Rachel "Doria" Haig (1908-1993), daughter of Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig and Dorothy Maud Vivian.[1] Andrew and Doria had two children together:

  • Captain Douglas Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott (21 June 1930 – 21 June 2010)[1]
  • Henrietta Montagu Douglas Scott (9 December 1934 – 20 February 2008)[1]

Andrew and Doria divorced in 1951, and on Friday 4 May 1951, Andrew married Zalia Snagge (1915-1986), daughter of Sir Harold Edward Snagge and Inez Alfreda Lubbock, and ex-wife of Lieutenant Colonel Esmond Charles Baring.[1] Andrew and Zalia had one child together:

  • Nicholas Herbert Montagu Douglas Scott (17 November 1954)[1]

Military career[edit]

Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott was promoted to colonel while in the service of the Irish Guards. He was promoted to brigadier while in the service of the 1st Guards Brigade. Brigadier Scott fought in the Second World War, where he was mentioned in despatches.[1]


Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott died on Sunday 24 January 1971, in his 65th year.[1] He was predeceased by one grandson and survived by his first wife, Doria, his second wife, Zalia, his three children Andrew, Henrietta, and Nicholas, and four grandchildren.

Honours and awards[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.