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Lord Henry Scott, CO of 18th Royal Fusiliers


Mark Hone
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I am currently writing the entry on our centenary roll of honour for Private John Austin Greenwood of 18th Fusiliers, who was killed on 18th January 1916. The letter of condolence to his parents was written by Lt Colonel Lord Scott. I have found a couple of references to him online and assume that he is the Lord Henry Scott who died in 1945. Does anyone know any more about him or what he did after 18th RF was disbanded?

Any help as always much appreciated

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Mark

I'm currently at work. I'll see if I have anything on him this evening. From memory most early UPS COs went on to command other battalions after disbandment.

Regards

Colin

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The nomenclature may be relevant; "Lord Scott" would be a hereditary peer in his own right, but "Lord Henry Scott" would be a courtesy title for a son of a Duke, Marquess or Earl.

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His full name and title was Lord Henry Francis Montague-Douglas-Scott. His medal index card is in that name. It lists service as Lt.-Col. Royal Fusiliers and Col. "Lab C. Comdt." He was born 15.1.1868 and died 19.4.1945. There is family history, under the above name, on the peerage.com website. His obituary in The Times, published Sat. 21.4.1945 makes no mention of his service in the Royal Fusiliers or Labour Corps.

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Is this who you are looking for Mark?

Colonel Lord Henry Francis Montagu Douglas Scott1
M, #10826, b. 15 January 1868, d. 19 April 1945
Colonel Lord Henry Francis Montagu Douglas Scott was born on 15 January 1868.1 He was the son of William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch and Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton.1 He died on 19 April 1945 at age 77, unmarried.1
He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, with a Master of Arts (M.A.).1 He fought in the Boer War.1 He was Colonel of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) between 1907 and 1912.1 He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches five times.1 He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).1 He held the office of Lieutenant of the Royal Company of Archers.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Dumfries-shire.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Roxburghshire.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Berwickshire.1
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Temp. Lt.-Col. Lord H. F. Montagu-Douglas-Scott was appointed Commandant in the Labour Corps 27.2.1918

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30676/supplement/5564

Relinquished the appointment on 14.3.1919

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32244/supplement/1761

And relinquished his commission 14.3.1919 and granted the rank of Col.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32245/supplement/1774

Edit to add:-

Appointed to command 1st Public Schools Battalion [18th (Service) Battalion] 1.9.1914

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28937/supplement/8222

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Mark,

I had him down as later commanding 28th RF (one of the UPS Reserve Bns) but I think this is incorrect.

Scott was specifically requested to be CO of 18th RF by GOC London District in 1914.

On 2 June 1916 he became CO of 8th Bedfords. This would tie in with the remains of 18RF being despatched to OCBs or IBDs.

In June, July and October he stood in as commander of 16 Brigade for short periods.

On 4 April 17 he was posted to GHQ.

The rank is wrong but this is likely his officer's file at Kew. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1062576

Kind regards

Colin

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