|Full name||Lord Henry Francis Montagu-Douglas Scott|
|Born||28 June 1871|
Bowhill, Selkirkshire, Scotland
|Died||19 April 1945 (aged 77)|
Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
|Relations||Lord George Scott (brother)|
Earl of Dalkeith (brother)
Charles Montagu-Scott (grandfather)
David Brand (nephew)
Lord George Hamilton (uncle)
Source: Cricinfo, 28 August 2019
The fourth son of William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch and his wife, Louisa Montagu Douglas Scott, he was born in January 1868 at Bowhill, Selkirkshire. He was educated at Eton College, before going up to Christ Church, Oxford. After graduating from Oxford, he was commissioned into the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) as a second lieutenant. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in May 1888, with promotion to the rank of captain in October 1890. Scott made a single appearance in first-class cricket for H. Philipson's XI against Oxford University at Oxford in 1891. Batting twice in the match, he ended the H. Philipson's XI first-innings unbeaten on 23, while in their second-innings he was dismissed for 2 runs by George Berkeley. He later served in the Second Boer War, during which he was promoted to the rank of major. He was granted the honorary rank of lieutenant colone in June 1905. with Scott obtaining the full rank in November of the same year. He served as the honorary colonel of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) from 1907–12.
Scott saw action in the First World War, during which he was mentioned in dispatches five times. Upon the outbreak of the war, he was transferred to command the 1st Public Schools Battalions in September 1914. He was appointed to the ceremonial rank of brigadier in the Royal Company of Archers in June 1915. Toward the end of the war, he was transferred to the Labour Corps. Scott relinquished his commission following the conclusion of the war and was granted the full rank of colonel. Scott founded the Royal Scots Club Edinburgh in 1921 as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Royal Scots, making membership of the club open to all ranks. In later life he served as the deputy-governor of the Bank of Scotland and as a justice of the peace for Dumfries-shire, Roxburghshire and Berwickshire. He died at Melrose in April 1945, unmarried.
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