Lord Herbert Scott

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Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott
Personal details
Born 30 November 1872
Montagu House, London, Middlesex, England
Died 17 June 1944(1944-06-17) (aged 71)
Chelsea, London, England
Spouse(s) Marie Josephine Agnes Edwards
Children Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott
Marian Montagu Douglas Scott
Patricia Katherine Montagu Douglas Scott
Parents William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch
Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton
Awards Distinguished Service Order (1901)
Companion Order of St Michael and St George (1916)
Officer, Legion of Honour
Deputy Lieutenant of London
His Majesty's Bodyguard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (1922)
Royal Company of Archers
Knight of Justice, Order of St. John of Jerusalem
Mention in Despatches[1]
Military service
Nickname(s) Andrew
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/wars Second Boer War,
First World War

Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott, CMG, DSO (30 November 1872 – 17 June 1944) was the fifth child born to William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry and Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton.

Lord Herbert Andrew was a great-grandfather to Sarah, Duchess of York, and a maternal second great-grandfather (great-great-grandfather) to Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York. He was also a paternal uncle of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, previously Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, and thereby a maternal granduncle to Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

Early life, marriage, and family[edit]

Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott was born at Montagu House, Whitehall, London, Middlesex, England, on Saturday 30 November 1872. Commonly known by his middle name, Andrew,[citation needed] he was the fifth child born in a family of six boys and two girls.

On Wednesday 26 April 1905, at the age of thirty-two, he married Marie Josephine Agnes Edwards, daughter of James Andrew Edwards and Kate Marion Agnes MacNamara, at St. George's, Hanover Square. They had three children:

Military career[edit]

Montagu Douglas Scott was commissioned in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), where he gained the rank of captain. In December 1899 he was appointed for active service as a staff officer and extra Aide-de-camp to Lord Roberts, Commander-in-Chief of the forces in South Africa during the early part of the Second Boer War.[2] While stationed in South Africa, he was transferred to the regular army and appointed a second lieutenant in the newly created Irish Guards on 15 August 1900. Promoted to lieutenant on 6 October 1900, he served in the Guards Mounted Infantry in most of 1901, and was promoted to captain on 22 January 1902.[3] For his war effort he was mentioned in despatches, appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), and received the Queen's South Africa Medal with six clasps and the King's South Africa Medal with two clasps.[4] Following the end of hostilities in June 1902 he returned to England, leaving Cape Town in the SS Norman which arrived in Southampton in late August that year.[5] He was later promoted to lieutenant colonel while enlisted in the service of the Irish Guards.

Lieutenant Colonel Scott fought in the First World War and was commander of the 1st/23rd London Regiment in France.[1]

Civilian career[edit]

After his retirement from military service, he accepted a position as Chairman of Rolls-Royce.[1]


Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott died on Saturday, 17 June 1944, at Chelsea, London, England. He was seventy-one years old. At the time of his death, he was predeceased by one grandson, John Andrew Ferguson; he was survived by his wife, Marie Josephine, his three children, Claud Andrew, Marian Louisa, and Patricia Katherine, and seven 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.
  2. ^ "No. 27156". The London Gazette. 23 January 1900. p. 430. 
  3. ^ "No. 27418". The London Gazette. 21 March 1902. p. 1963. 
  4. ^ Hart′s army list, 1903
  5. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning home". The Times (36853). London. 22 August 1902. p. 5.