Gilbert McMicking (Scottish politician)

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Gilbert McMicking

Major Gilbert McMicking was a Scottish Liberal Party politician. He was born 24 March 1862 at Liverpool, England and died 15 November 1942 at Glasgow, Scotland. He was the son of Gilbert McMicking and Helen MacFarlane. On 1 November 1893 at Kensington, UK. Gilbert married first, Gertrude Rosabel Katherine Gore (1871-1920). Gilbert and Gertrude were the parents of [1] Gilbert Thomas Gore McMicking, b.2 Aug 1894, Stanton Lacy, Wiltshire, England - d.11 Nov 1918,Netherlands *, [2] Ralph Gore McMicking, b.May,1897,Dadford,England - d.1964,Surrey,England, and [3] Robert James Gore McMicking (b.6 Oct 1905 - d.1983,Surrey). On 22 July 1921 at London, England, Gilbert married second, Ethel Eliza Binny Douglas (1876-1935).[1]

He served with the Honourable Artillery Company and reached the rank of Major. After the outbreak of the Second Boer War in October 1899, a corps of imperial volunteers from London was formed in late December 1899. The corps included infantry, mounted infantry and artillery divisions and was authorized with the name City of London Imperial Volunteers (CIV). It proceeded to South Africa in the early months of 1900, returned in October the same year, and was disbanded in December 1900. Major McMicking was appointed in charge of Field Battery (the artillery division) of the CIV on 1 January 1900, with the temporary rank of Major in the Army,[2] and left London for South Africa in early February with a contingent of officers and men of the Honourable Artillery Company.[3] He served in command of the artillery division of the CIV until the corps was disbanded. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his services in South Africa in 1901.[4]

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Kirkcudbrightshire from 1906 to January 1910, and from December 1910 until the constituency was abolished for the 1918 general election. He was then elected for the new Galloway constituency, and stood down at the 1922 general election.


  1. ^ McMicking Family Website,
  2. ^ "No. 27157". The London Gazette. 26 January 1900. p. 516. 
  3. ^ "The War - The Auxiliary Forces". The Times (36057). London. 5 February 1900. p. 10. 
  4. ^ "No. 27359". The London Gazette. 27 September 1901. p. 6328. 
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Maxwell Heron-Maxwell
Member of Parliament for Kirkcudbrightshire
1906Jan. 1910
Succeeded by
Mark John MacTaggart-Stewart
Preceded by
Mark John MacTaggart-Stewart
Member of Parliament for Kirkcudbrightshire
Dec. 19101918
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Galloway
Succeeded by
Cecil Dudgeon