1. Grave:Lijssenthoek Military CemeteryII.A.7

Awards & Titles:

Knight Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of The Royal Victorian Order

Early Life :

Fifth Son of Mark, 5th Earl of Antrim, and Jane Emma Hannah Macan, his wife, of Glenarm, Co. Antrim; four brothers: William Randal, Mark Henry Horace, High Seymour and Alexander; five sisters: Caroline Elizabeth, Mabel Harriet, Evelyn, Jane Grey and Helena.

He was educated at Eton College and at University College, Oxford.

He married, in 1913, Ethel Henry Davis.

Held the office of Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Lord Salisbury between 1888 and 1902; Chief Intelligence Officer of the London District between 1914 and 1915;

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 5/Cameron Highlanders 

5th (Service) Battalion Formed at Inverness in August 1914 as part of K1 and attached to 26th Brigade in 9th (Scottish) Division. Moved to Aldershot and in February 1915 went to Bordon. Landed at Boulogne on 10 May 1915.

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Detail :

5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders. He died of wounds sustained on 21 November on Ypres Salient during the First World War on 23 November 1915

He is commemorated at his grave in Lijssenthoek Cemetery and a memorial was erected in his memory in Dalness in Argyllshire.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

9th March 1880
20th April 1880
1st June 1880

Initiated in 1880 into Apollo Lodge whilst at Oxford University. By 1884 he had resigned.

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