David Lindesay-Bethune, 15th Earl of Lindsay

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The Earl of Lindsay
Born 9 February 1926
Died 1989
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major
Unit Scots Guards,
Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse
Awards Honorary rank of Colonel

David Lindesay-Bethune, 15th Earl of Lindsay (9 February 1926 – 1989), styled Viscount Garnock between 1943 and 1985, was a British soldier.

Lindsay was the son of William Tucker Lindesay-Bethune, 14th Earl of Lindsay and Marjory Cross, daughter of Arthur John Graham Cross. He was educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge.[1] He served in the Scots Guards as a junior officer and left with the rank of Major in 1951.[2]

He was appointed Honorary Colonel on 29 May 1957 [3] of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse. He held this post until 1962, when his tenure expired. He was however allowed to retain the honorary rank of Colonel.[4]

Family[edit]

Lord Lindsay married the Honourable Mary-Clare Douglas-Scott-Montagu, daughter of John Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu and Alice Pearl Crake, on 31 October 1953. They had one son, James, and one daughter, Caroline, but were divorced in 1968. He married as his second wife Penelope Crossley, daughter of Anthony Crossley and Clare Frances Fortescue Thomson, in 1969. He died in 1989 and was succeeded by his only son, James.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Lindesay-Bethune, 15th Earl of Lindsay profile, thepeerage.com; accessed 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ London Gazette (21 September 1951), london-gazette.co.uk; accessed 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ London Gazette (12 July 1957), london-gazette.co.uk; accessed 28 March 2016.
  4. ^ London Gazette (25 May 1962), london-gazette.co.uk; accessed 28 March 2016.

Sources[edit]

  • Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th Edition, edited by Charles Mosley, Wilmington, Delaware, 2003, vol II, pp. 2342–45; ISBN 0-9711966-2-1

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Military offices
Preceded by
Colonel Robert Appleby Bartram MC TD
Honorary Colonel of the
Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse

1957-1962
Succeeded by
Colonel Robert Appleby Bartram MC TD
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
William Lindesay-Bethune
Earl of Lindsay
1985–1989
Succeeded by
James Lindesay-Bethune