Sir John Gilmour, 4th Baronet

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For his father, Conservative MP for Fife East, see Sir John Gilmour, 3rd Baronet.

Sir John Gilmour, 4th Baronet DL (15 July 1944 – 10 February 2013) was the son of Sir John Edward Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave, 3rd Bt. and Ursula Mabyn Wills.


Gilmour was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England.[1] and North of Scotland College of Agriculture, Scotland. He was admitted to the Royal Company of Archers.[1]

Family and public life[edit]

Gilmour married Valerie Jardine Russell, daughter of George Walker Russell, on 6 May 1967. They lived at Wester Balcormo, Fife. [2]

Yeomanry career[edit]

Commissioned on 26 May 1966[3] as a Second Lieutenant into the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse, Gilmour became the fourth generation of his family to serve in this regiment.

Rising to Captain he saw the regiment turned into a cadre[4] with its armoured vehicles removed and its pay stopped. This continued until he finished his service as a Captain when his regiment was put into suspended animation. In 1992 his regiment were reactivated and in 1999 he gained the rank of Honorary Colonel.

Civil appointments[edit]

Gilmour held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Fife since 1988.[1]

Titles and honours[edit]



Honorary military appointments[edit]

  • Honorary Colonel of The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse Squadron of The Queen's Own Yeomanry
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Gilmour
(of Lundin)
Succeeded by
Nicholas Gilmour


  1. ^ a b c Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition(2003) volume 2, page 1554
  2. ^ "Col Sir John Gilmour, 4th Baronet 1944-2013". Peerage News. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette 1966
  4. ^ The London Gazette 1975
  5. ^

See also[edit]

Gilmour Baronets