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IRopal Company of atcbers
The King's Bod i/ Guard for Scotland.
(Organised in the Year 1676 : Re-Constituted by Queen Anne, 1703.)
Captain Genekai,.
Buccleuch, William Henry Walter, Duke of, KG. KT. late Lt. Colonel Midlothian Yeomanry 27 Feb. 00
Captains (4).
Wemyss, Francis Richard, Earl of, VD.A.D.C. Colonel late 7 Middlesex Volunteer Bijles {London Scottish) 22 May 90
Rosebery, Archibald Philip, Earl of, KG. KT. YD. Hon. Colonel 1 Midlothian Royal Garrison Artillery
( Volun'eers), and 8 Volunteer Battalion Royal Scots '. 24 May 00
Haddington, George Arden, Earl of, KT. A.D.C. Colonel, Lothians and Berwickshire Imperial Yeomanry 26 May 04
Home, Charles Alexander, Earl of, KT. Colonel; Hon. Colonel 3/4 Bits. The Cameronians (Scottish
Rifles) and Lanarkshire Imperial Yeomanry 23 May 07
Lieutenants (4).
Elgin and Kincardine, Victor Alexander, Earl of, KG. GCSI. GCIE. Hon. Colonel Fife Royal Garrison
Artillery Volunteers 24 May 00
Balfour of Burleigh, Alexander Hugh, Lord, KT. late Captain 3 Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 22 May 02
Polwarth, "Walter Hugh, Lord '. '. 26 May 04
Aberdeen, John Campbell, Earl of, GCMG. Hon. Colonel, 1 Aberdeenshire Royal Garrison Art. Volunteers 23 May 07
Ensigns (4).
Tweeddale, William Montague, Marquess of, KT. 24 May 00
Linlithgow, John Adrian Louis, Marquess of, KT. GCMG. GCVO. Hon. Lt. Colonel, Forth Division Sub-
marine Miners, Royal Engineers Volunteers 22 May 02
Macdonald, Right Hon. Sir John Hay Athole, KCB.VD. Hon. Colonel The Queen's Rifle Volunteer Brigade
Royal Scots 22 May 90
Dalkeith, John Charles, Earl of, late Lieutenant Royal Navy 23 May 07
Bp.igadiers (12).
Hutchison, James Thomas, Esquire 21 May 01
Abercorn, James, Duke of, KG. CB. Colonel, late 5 Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers 24 May 94
Breadalbane, Gavin, Marquess of, KG. ADC. Knight of Justice of St. John of Jerusalem, Hon. Colonel,
5 Volunteer Battalion Black Watch 24 May 94
Saltoun, Alexander William Frederick, Lord, Lt. Colonel, late Grenadier Guards 24 May 04
Craig, Sir ames Henry Gibson, Bart 24M ay 00
Stuart, John Alexander Man,2 CB. CMG. Knight of Justice of St. John of Jerusalem, Lt.Col. and Colonel,
late 3 Battalion Gordon Highlanders ; (Adjf.) 24 Ma3' 00
Elphinstone, Sidney Herbert, Lord 24 May 00
Lockhart, Sir Simon Macdonald,' 1 Bart. MVO. Colonel, late i Life Guards, Lt.Col. Lanarkshire Imi erial
Yeomanry 22 Ma}' 02
Minto, Gilbert John,'' Earl of, GCMG. YD. late Scots Guards and late Colonel Scottish Borderers
Volunteer Brigade 26 May 04
Stair, John Hew North Gustav Henry, Earl of. Major, late Royal Horse Guards, Hon. Lt. Colonel
Ayrshire Imperial Yeomanry 26 May 04
Richmond and Gordon, Colonel Chas. H. Duke of, KG. GCVO. CB. ADC. 3 Bn. Royal Sussex Regt 23 May 07
Tweedmouth, Edward, Lord 23 May 07
Gordon-ailmour, Colonel Robt. G. h.p 123 May 07
Adjutant.— Stuart, Colonel J. A. M. CB. CMG 22 May 02
Surgeon. — Annandale, Thomas, FRCS. MD 24 May 00
Uniform. — Green. Facings. — Green Velvet.
2 Colonel Stuart served with the field force under Brigadier Murray, R. Artillery, employed en the
30-mile radius round Shanghai during the summer of 1863 (Medal). Also with the Anglo-Chinese Contingent in
Colonel Gordon's Taeping campaigns of 1863-64, and was present during the operations before Soochow and
at the siege and storming of Changchow (Chinese Medal, and 2nd Class of the order of the Precious Star).
Took part in the negotiations at Fort Zelandia, Island of Formosa, in 1869. (Mentioned in despatches). Was
selected in 1873 to raise re corps of Military Police for the treaty district of Newcbwang, Southern Manchuria,
at that time infested by mounted banditti, and subsequently commanded the force embodied (received the thanks
of the British and Italian Ministers and of the Imperial Commissioner, with the Brevet of Colonel in the
Chinese army and the Cross of the Italian Crown .ith Class). Served with the Nile Expedition in 1S84--85 as
Boat Officer and Staff Officer and afterwards as Commandant at Dal (Medal with Clasp, and Khedive's Star).
Received the thanks of the Egyptian Government and the 4th Class of the Osmanieh for his services as Aide
de Camp to General Valentine Baker Pasha, and Acting Deputy Inspector General of Gendarmerie in 1886-88.
Commandant at Ba>-e and on Line of Communications, Ashanti Campaign, igco (twice mentioned in despatches,
CB. ; Medal.)
3 Sir Simon Macdonald Lockhait served in the Egyptian war of 1882 with the 1st Life Guards, and was present
in the engagements at El Magfnr and Mahsama, in the two actions at Kassasin (28th August), and at the battle
Df Tel-el-Kcbir (Medal with Clasp).
4 The Earl of Minto served with the Turkish Army during the campaign on the Danube in 1877, and was
present at the crossing of that river and at the bombardment of Nikopolis (Turkish Medal). Was attached to
the Head Quarters' Staff in Afghanistan in 1878 (Medal). Employed in the Egyptian Expedition 1882, and was
wounded at the action of Mahutu (mentioned in despatches, Medal, Bronze Star, 4th Class of the Medjidie).
Was Chief of the Staff during the North West Rebellion in 1885, and tookpart in the action at Batoche (mentioned
in despatches, Medal with Clasp).
The Charter granted by Queen Anne, dated 31st December. 1703, confirms to the Royal
Company of Archers "as now constituted under a President and Council" . . . "according to
their former use and wont" . . . "all laws and acts sanctioned in their favour in time of our
illustrious predecessors, and the rules and constitutions framed by them for their own better
government" ; . . . "and we will and grant, and for us and our foresaids give and concede " to
our foresaid Royal Company, and the Council thereof "full power of assuming such other
Members as they may judge lit, and of nominating . . . such other officers who to them shall
seem proper " subject to the Sovereign's approval under His Majesty's hands.
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