Name:-   Nairne, Charles George Francis Mercer

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   40

Rank:-   Major (Lord)

Number:-  

Medal:-    M.V.O.

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  1st (Royal) Dragoons attd. 6th Cavalry Brigade

Date of death:-   30th October 1914

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Ypres Ton Cemetery, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    E1.10.

Family information:-  Lord Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice,father of
the 8th Marquess of Lansdowne,12th February 1874 - 30th October 1914

Extra information:-    South African Medal (5 Clasps), Legion of Honour (France), Order of Military Merit (Spain), Order of the Crown (Prussia), Order of the Iron Crown Class II (Austria). Equerry-in-Ordinary to King George V when Prince of Wales, 1909-10 and Equerry to his Majesty, 1910 - 1914.  Sometime A.D.C. to Field Marshal Earl Roberts.  Son of Henry Charles Keith, 5th Marquess of Lansdown and Maud Evelyn, Marchioness of Lansdown, of Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 2nd January, 1915 Page 8

Local Events 1914- November

Lord Charles Mercer Nairne, laird of Meikleour, killed in action.

Medals - South African Medal (5 Clasps), Legion of Honour (France, Order of Military Merit (Austria).

Career - Equerry-in-Ordinary to King George V when Prince of Wales, 1909 -10 and Equerry to His Majesty, 1910 - 1914.  Sometime A.D.C. to Field Marshal Earl Roberts.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 31st July 1915 page 7

“The Late Lieutenant Nairne’s Gallentry.  How he fell in Battle ”

 Here is a long article.

Conformations & Inventories 1915

Died 30th October, 1914, in the war in Flanders, in testate.  Confirmation granted at Perth, 24th March, to the Honourable Violet Mary Mercer Naine (commonly called Lady Charles Mercer Nairne), 11 Hyde Park Terrace, London, his widow, Anthony George Hamilton, 17 Montagu Street, there, and Almarus Edward Henry Digby, 22 Mansfield Street, there, executors nominated in Will or Deed. Dated 9th August 1914, and recorded in the court books of commissariot of Perth 22nd March 1915.  Value of estate, £30,663/10s.

The value of the Estate in 2006 using average earnings ratio would have been £9,177,782.11p

Kinclaven Churchyard

Also on memorial at Caputh, Perthshire

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