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Gilmour, John.
Adm. at TRINITY HALL, 1895. S.
of John [1st
Baronet], of Montrave, Leven,
Fife [and Henrietta, dau. of David Gilmour, of Quebec, Canada]. B. May 27, 1876.
School, Trinity
College, Glenalmond, and at Edinburgh University. Matric. Michs. 1895. Went to
the S. African War
with the 6th Batt., Imperial Yeomanry; Major; mentioned twice in despatches.
Lieut.-Col., Fife and
Forfar Yeomanry. Director of Caledonian Railway Co., 1913. Served in the Great
War (in Gallipoli,
and afterwards in Egypt and Palestine; wounded; D.S.O. and bar). Succeeded to
the Baronetcy, 1920.
M.P. for East Renfrewshire, 1910-18; for Pollock Division of Glasgow, 1918-40.
Secretary of State
for Scotland, 1926. Minister of Agriculture, 1931-2. Home Secretary, 1932-5.
Minister of Shipping,
1939-40. Lord High Commissioner to General Assembly of Church of Scotland, 1939.
G.C.V.O. Hon.
LL.D., Glasgow, 1925; Edinburgh, 1927; St Andrews, 1929. Rector of Edinburgh
University, 1926-30.
Brigadier of the Royal Company of Archers (King's Bodyguard for Scotland). Of
Montrave, Leven, Fife,
and 6, Cadogan Square, London. Died suddenly, Mar. 30, 1940, in London. Brother
of Harry (1898).
(Glenalmond Reg.; Army Lists; Who's Who, 1940; The Times, Apr. 1,
Approx. lifespan: 1876–1940
Adm Trinity Hall 1895
s. of John GILMOUR, [1st Baronet] of Montrave, Leven, Fife ,
s. of Henrietta GILMOUR dau. of Gilmour, David =% of Quebec, Canada ,
b. 1876:05:27
Sch: Trinity College Glenalmond, [Scotland],
Sch: Edinburgh University [Edinburgh], [Scotland],
Matric 1895:10MT:
Major: 6th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry S. African War [South Africa],
mentioned in despatches twice
Lieutenant-Colonel: Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
Director of Caledonian Railway Company 1913
Served in the Great War: [1914-18]
Served in: Gallipoli, [Turkey],
afterwards served in: Egypt ,
afterwards served in wounded: : Palestine ,
DSO and bar
Succeeded to the Baronetcy 1920
M.P.: for East Renfrewshire , 1910-18
M.P.: for Pollock Division of Glasgow, [Scotland], 1918-40
Sec. of State for Scotland: 1926
Minister of Agriculture: 1931-32
Home Sec: 1932-35
Minister of Shipping: 1939-40
Lord High Commissioner: to General Assembly of Church of Scotland 1939
Hon.LLD Glasgow, [Scotland], 1925
Hon.LLD Edinburgh, [Scotland], 1927
Hon.LLD St Andrews, [Fife], 1929
Rector of: Sch: Edinburgh University [Edinburgh], [Scotland], 1926-30
Brigadier of: Royal Company of Archers (King's Bodyguard for Scotland)
Of Montrave, Leven, Fife ,
Of 6 Cadogan Square, London ,
d. suddenly London , 1940:03:30
brother of Harry GILMOUR (1898)
Refs: Glenalmond Reg. Refs: Army Lists Refs: Who's Who 1940 Refs: The Times 1940:04:01