William Leveson-Gower, 4th Earl Granville
Vice-Admiral William Spencer Leveson-Gower, 4th Earl Granville, styled The Honourable William Leveson-Gower until 1939, was a British naval commander and governor from the Leveson-Gower family. Leveson-Gower was the younger son of Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, by his second wife Castila Rosalind Campbell. After Wixenford School, William Leveson-Gower joined the Royal Navy in 1894, he was promoted to Sub Lieutenant in 1900, lieutenant on 26 June 1902, when he was re-appointed to the torpedo cruiser HMS Scout. In August 1902 he was posted to HMS Hood. Promotion to commander followed in 1913, he served in First World War and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1919. He was appointed Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1924, aide-de-camp to the King in 1929 and Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland in 1931, he was made a Companion of the Bath in 1930 and retired in 1935. Leveson-Gower became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man in 1937. In 1939 he succeeded his elder brother in the earldom.
Granville was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1945 and became Governor of Northern Ireland in 1945, serving until 1952. He was made a Knight of the Garter that same year. In 1916, Lord Granville married Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon, the second surviving daughter of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, elder sister of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, they had two children, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren: Lady Mary Cecilia Leveson-Gower, who married Sir Samuel Clayton on 7 July 1956. They have two children and have one grandson: Gilbert Falkingham Clayton, who married Rosalind Mullen in 1994, they have one son: Samuel Wittewronge Kit Clayton Rose Cecilia Clayton, who married William Wordie Stancer on 9 July 1993. Granville James Leveson-Gower, 5th Earl Granville, who married Doon Aileen Plunket on 9 October 1958, they have three children and nine grandchildren: Granville George Fergus Leveson-Gower, 6th Earl Granville, who married Anne Topping on 23 May 1997.
They have three children: Lady Rose Alice Leveson-Gower George James Leveson-Gower, Lord Leveson Lady Violet May Leveson-Gower Lady Marcia Rose Aileen Leveson-Gower, who married Jonathan Charles Bulmer in 1986. They have four children: Hesper Rose Constance Bulmer James Alexander Howard Bulmer Hector Charles Marcus Bulmer Lara Bulmer Hon. Niall James Leveson-Gower, who married Amanda Blaxell in 1996, they have one set of twins: Charlie Leveson-Gower Honor Leveson-Gower Lord Granville died in June 1953, aged 72. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium; the Countess Granville died in 1967. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl Granville
London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans; the City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of the London Assembly. London is considered to be one of the world's most important global cities and has been termed the world's most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive, sustainable, most investment friendly, most popular for work, the most vegetarian friendly city in the world. London exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, education, fashion, healthcare, professional services and development, tourism and transportation.
London ranks 26 out of 300 major cities for economic performance. It is one of the largest financial centres and has either the fifth or sixth largest metropolitan area GDP, it is the most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the busiest city airport system as measured by passenger traffic. It is the leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted three modern Summer Olympic Games. London has a diverse range of people and cultures, more than 300 languages are spoken in the region, its estimated mid-2016 municipal population was 8,787,892, the most populous of any city in the European Union and accounting for 13.4% of the UK population. London's urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census.
The population within the London commuter belt is the most populous in the EU with 14,040,163 inhabitants in 2016. London was the world's most populous city from c. 1831 to 1925. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries and sporting events; these include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. "London" is an ancient name, attested in the first century AD in the Latinised form Londinium. Over the years, the name has attracted many mythicising explanations; the earliest attested appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, written around 1136. This had it that the name originated from a supposed King Lud, who had taken over the city and named it Kaerlud.
Modern scientific analyses of the name must account for the origins of the different forms found in early sources Latin, Old English, Welsh, with reference to the known developments over time of sounds in those different languages. It is agreed; this was adapted into Latin as Londinium and borrowed into Old English, the ancestor-language of English. The toponymy of the Common Brythonic form is much debated. A prominent explanation was Richard Coates's 1998 argument that the name derived from pre-Celtic Old European *lowonida, meaning "river too wide to ford". Coates suggested that this was a name given to the part of the River Thames which flows through London. However, most work has accepted a Celtic origin for the name, recent studies have favoured an explanation along the lines of a Celtic derivative of a proto-Indo-European root *lendh-, combined with the Celtic suffix *-injo- or *-onjo-. Peter Schrijver has suggested, on these grounds, that the name meant'place that floods'; until 1889, the name "London" applied to the City of London, but since it has referred to the County of London and Greater London.
"London" is sometimes written informally as "LDN". In 1993, the remains of a Bronze Age bridge were found on the south foreshore, upstream of Vauxhall Bridge; this bridge either reached a now lost island in it. Two of those timbers were radiocarbon dated to between 1750 BC and 1285 BC. In 2010 the foundations of a large timber structure, dated to between 4800 BC and 4500 BC, were found on the Thames's south foreshore, downstream of Vauxhall Bridge; the function of the mesolithic structure is not known. Both structures are on the south bank. Although there is evidence of scattered Brythonic settlements in the area, the first major settlement was founded by the Romans about four years after the invasion
Inveresk is a village in East Lothian, Scotland situated to the south of Musselburgh. It has been designated a conservation area since 1969, it is situated on elevated ground on the north bank of a loop of the River Esk. This ridge of ground, 20 to 25 metres above sea level, was used by the Romans as the location for a fort in the 2nd century AD; the element "Inver", from the Gaelic inbhir, refers to the confluence of the river Esk with the Firth of Forth. The village was in the Midlothian parish of the same name and developed distinctly from the separate burgh of Musselburgh. Inveresk has a fine street of 17th- and 18th-century houses. Inveresk Lodge is now leased, but the adjacent Inveresk Lodge Garden belongs to the National Trust for Scotland, its west facing gardens overlooking the river Esk are open to the public; this was the mansion of James Wedderburn who had made his fortune as a slave-owning sugar plantation owner in Jamaica. When his son by one of his slaves, Robert Wedderburn, travelled to Inveresk to claim his kinship he was insultingly rejected by his father who gave him some small beer and a broken or bent sixpence.
This experience turned Robert Wedderburn to radicalism. The war memorial, south of the church, was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer in 1920; the village is dominated by St. Michael's church that stands at its west end on the summit of the local hill overlooking Musselburgh, its graveyard/cemetery stretches westwards for 300m and is split into separate walled sections which can be broadly bracketed as original, a late Victorian extension, an Edwardian/ early 20th century extension to the north, a modern section to the far west. The current church is by Robert Nisbet and dates to 1805 and has a stone spire of Wren-influence but is believed to date to the 6th century; the graveyard has a number of interesting graves:- Edwin Alexander RSA RSW artist, son of Robert Alexander William Lindsay Alexander FRSE theologian John Brunton specialist wire-maker whose family created the Brunton Theatre A white-painted, cast-iron sculpture of a coffin draped in military regalia, atop a full-sized cannon and cannon-balls, just south of the church marking the grave of Major William Norman Ramsay of Waterloo fame A monument to 7 fishermen from Fisherrow of the fishing-boat "Alice" from Boddam, lost in the storm of 14 October 1881.
Rev Alexander Carlyle Curious cubic gravestones to Admiral Archibald Cochran and his son Admiral Thomas Cochran Rev William Lindsay Alexander John Cran, shipbuilder Sir Charles Dalrymple, 1st Baronet Mark Dalrymple, 3rd Baronet Sir Charles Dalrymple Fergusson, 5th Baronet The Buller-Elphinstone tomb: William Elphinstone, 15th Lord Elphinstone, Sidney Elphinstone, 16th Lord Elphinstone James Greenlees rugby player and scholar, headmaster of Loretto College 1926-41 A large monument to several of Hope Baronets of Craighall, including Sir Archibald Hope, 9th Baronet Major General Sir Patrick Lindesay, military hero, Acting Governor of New South Wales in 1831 John Grieve: John Grieve was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery at the Battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War. Admiral Sir David Milne 1763-1845, his son Admiral Sir Alexander Milne 1806-1896 and his geologist son David Milne-Home 1805-1890 David Rae, Lord Eskgrove Sir William Rae, 3rd Baronet son of the above, buried with his father Pte Alexander Sinclair survivor of the Gretna Rail Disaster killed at Gallipoli a few months Major Robert Vernor wounded whilst a Captain of the Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo Alexander Handyside Ritchie sculptor The Wedderburn tomb: Sir David Wedderburn, 1st Baronet, Sir John Wedderburn, 2nd Baronet, Sir David Wedderburn, 3rd Baronet James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl, buried here.
Robert Mylne, architect/master mason, 1633-1710, lived and died here Clarissa Dickson Wright the chef and broadcaster lived here until her death in March 2014. Henry Yule, Scottish Orientalist, born here Canmore - Inveresk, Roman Fort site record Workhouses - Inveresk Scottish Places - Inveresk
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, Piccadilly known as St James's Church, St James-in-the-Fields, is an Anglican church on Piccadilly in the centre of London, United Kingdom. The church was built by Sir Christopher Wren; the church is built of red brick with Portland stone dressings. Its interior has galleries on three sides supported by square pillars and the nave has a barrel vault supported by Corinthian columns; the carved marble font and limewood reredos are both notable examples of the work of Grinling Gibbons. In 1902, an outside pulpit was erected on the north wall of the church, it was carved by Laurence Arthur Turner. It was restored at the same time as the rest of the fabric. Like many central London churches surrounded by commercial buildings and fewer local people, St James’s lost numbers and momentum in the 1960s and 1970s. When, in 1980, Donald Reeves was offered the post of rector, the bishop said "I don’t mind what you do, just keep it open." During that decade and most of the 1990s numbers and activity grew, the clergy and congregation gaining a reputation for being a progressive and campaigning church.
That has continued. The "congregation" rejects that description and prefers "community", it is centred on the celebration of the principal Christian sacrament. It finds expression in a wide range of interest groups: spiritual explorers, labyrinth walking, Julian prayer meetings, the Vagabonds group, a LGBT group and many others; the community has supported, supports, the ordination of women to all the orders of the church, the just treatment of asylum seekers and those living in poverty. It celebrates what it regards as the "radical welcome" found in the heart of the Gospels and attested to by the Incarnation. Concerts are held in the church. Concerts have included performances by popular contemporary musicians such as R. E. M; the folk musician Laura Marling as part of her "church tour", the collegiate Indian-American music group Penn Masala and Devin Townsend on his 2015 UK acoustic tour. Hauser & Wirth, a contemporary art gallery, is running a programme of outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Southwood Garden in the grounds of the church.
The first exhibition was of work by the Swiss sculptor Hans Josephsohn, running from September 2009 to January 2010. Southwood Garden was created in the churchyard by Viscount Southwood after World War II as a garden of remembrance, "to commemorate the courage and fortitude of the people of London," and was opened by Queen Mary in 1946. From 23 December 2013 to 5 January 2014 the "Bethlehem Unwrapped" demonstration against the Israeli West Bank barrier featured an art installation by Justin Butcher, Geof Thompson, Dean Willars, which included a large replica section of the wall; the installation blocked the view of the church, other than a section of the top of the tower, stated by church authorities to be part of the point of the demonstration. The Piccadilly Market was established in 1981 and operates six days a week in the courtyard of St James's Church. Monday and Tuesday: Food Market, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Wednesday – Saturday: Arts and Craft Market, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. In 1662, Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans, was granted land for residential development on what was the outskirts of London.
He set aside land for the building of a parish church and churchyard on the south side of what is now Piccadilly. Christopher Wren was appointed the architect in 1672 and the church was consecrated on 13 July 1684 by Henry Compton, the Bishop of London. In 1685 the parish of St James was created for the church; the church was damaged by enemy action in 1940, during the Second World War. Works of restoration carried out by Rattee and Kett. Gerrard Andrewes Samuel Clarke was rector from 1709 to 1729 and was one of the leading intellectual figures of eighteenth-century Britain. Joseph McCormick, Canon of York, chaplain to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, rector from 1900 to 1914. Leopold Stokowski was choirmaster from 1902 until 1905 when he left for a similar position in New York. William Blake, baptised 1757. George Thomas Smart, baptised 2 Jun 1776. Lord Chesterfield Lord Chatham John Ross and Alicia Arnold were married. Ince and Mayhew, founding partners of the furniture-makers, married sisters in a double wedding here in 1762.
Frederick de Horn and Angelica Kauffman, 1767. Horn was an imposter, married and Kauffman was a successful artist. George Bass, explorer of Australia and the Bass Strait, married Elizabeth Waterhouse in 1800. Georges-Alexis, marquis d'Amboise y épouse Louisa Barwell, fille de Richard Barwell, membre du Parlement, en 1815. Philip Hardwick, the architect, married Julia Shaw in 1819. General Sir Robert Arbuthnot, KCB, married Harriet Smith in 1826. Prince Friedrich Wilhelm von Hanau, eldest son of Frederik William, Elector of Hesse-Kassel, married the actress Auguste Birnbaum in 1856. In 1856, George Augustus Hopley, the Belgian Consul to Charleston South Carolina, in the US, married the French-born Felicité Claudine Rancine on 26 July. John Cyril Porte, an aviation pioneer and air racer, married Minnie Miller on 16 August 1916; the ceremony was conducted by Curate. Robert Graves, an author and poet, married Nancy Nicholson in the church in 1918; the best man was George Mallory. James Arbuthnot MP, married Emma Broadbent, daughter of Michael Broadbent, in 1984.
The Hon. John Herbert "Jock" Bowes-Lyon, was the second son of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, the brother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, he was an uncle to Queen Elizabeth II. John Bowes-Lyon was educated at Eton and New College, where he played first-class cricket for the university side in three matches in 1906 and 1907, playing as a fast-medium bowler. On 29 September 1914, Bowes-Lyon married The Honourable Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, the younger daughter of Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 21st Baron Clinton, they had five daughters, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren: Patricia Bowes-Lyon died in infancy Anne Ferelith Fenella Bowes-Lyon married, on 28 April 1938, Lt.-Col. Thomas William Arnold Anson, Viscount Anson, son of the fourth Earl of Lichfield, they have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She remarried Prince George Valdemar of Denmark on 16 September 1950.
Nerissa Jane Irene Bowes-Lyon Diana Cinderella Mildred Bowes-Lyon married Peter Gordon Colin Somervell on 24 February 1960. They have one daughter: Katherine Somervell is a god-daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, she married Robert W. P. Lagneau in 1991. Katherine Bowes-Lyon. Before the outbreak of World War I, Bowes-Lyon worked as a stockbroker in the City of London for the firm Rowe and Pitman. In 1915, he was posted with the Black Watch. Just prior to the Battle of Aubers Ridge in that year, he accidentally shot himself in his left forefinger. While receiving treatment in the UK, he admitted having experienced a nervous breakdown in 1912 and suffered from neurasthenia. Late that year, he was posted to the Ministry of Munitions and in the Territorial Army in 1916. After the war, he was twice threatened with courts-martial after having failed to show on parade for demobilisation, he returned to his job in the City. On 19 June 1920, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Forfarshire, he died at the family home of Glamis Castle just after midnight on the morning of 7 February 1930 of pneumonia, aged 44, leaving his widow to care for their four young children.
Three days he was buried at St Paul's Walden Bury. His widow was a leading guest at the 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, she outlived him by thirty-six years and died on 19 July 1966, aged 76. Nerissa and Katherine Bowes-Lyon were two of the daughters of John Herbert Bowes-Lyon and his wife Fenella; as John was the brother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon the Queen Mother, the two daughters were first cousins of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, sharing one pair of grandparents, Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Nina Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. In 1987, it was revealed that Nerissa and Katherine had been placed in Earlswood Hospital for the mentally disabled in 1941. Although Nerissa died in 1986, Katherine in 2014, both had been listed in Burke's Peerage as being dead since the 1963 edition. Suggestions of a royal cover-up were rejected in the press by Lord Clinton, who thought that his aunt Fenella had completed the form for Burke's Peerage incorrectly due to Fenella being'a vague person'.
According to a 2011 television documentary about the sisters, "throughout their time at the hospital, there is no known record that the sisters were visited by any member of the Bowes-Lyon or royal families, despite their aunt, the Queen Mother, being a Patron of MENCAP". Nurses interviewed on the documentary said that, to their knowledge, the family never sent the sisters a birthday or Christmas gift or card; when Nerissa died in 1986, none of her family attended the funeral. She was buried at Redhill Cemetery, her grave was only marked with plastic tags and a serial number until her existence was revealed in the media, after which the family added a proper gravestone. Three other mentally disabled cousins lived in Earlswood Hospital. Harriet Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, sister of Nerissa and Katherine's mother Fenella, married Major Henry Nevile Fane, 3 of their 7 children lived in Earlswood Hospital: Idonea Elizabeth Fane, Rosemary Jean Fane, Ethelreda Flavia Fane. Prof. David Danks director of the Murdoch Institute, thought that a genetic disease may have killed male members of the family in early childhood and caused mental retardation in females.
In 1996 the surviving cousins were moved to Ketwin House care home in Surrey.
Royal Victorian Order
The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria. It recognises distinguished personal service to the monarch of the Commonwealth realms, members of the monarch's family, or to any viceroy or senior representative of the monarch; the present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is the sovereign of the order, the order's motto is Victoria, its official day is 20 June. The order's chapel is the Savoy Chapel in London. There is no limit on the number of individuals honoured at any grade, admission remains at the sole discretion of the monarch, with each of the order's five grades and one medal with three levels representing different levels of service. While all those honoured may use the prescribed styles of the order—the top two grades grant titles of knighthood, all grades accord distinct post-nominal letters—the Royal Victorian Order's precedence amongst other honours differs from realm to realm and admission to some grades may be barred to citizens of those realms by government policy.
Prior to the close of the 19th century, most general honours within the British Empire were bestowed by the sovereign on the advice of her British ministers, who sometimes forwarded advice from ministers of the Crown in the Dominions and colonies. Queen Victoria thus established on 21 April 1896 the Royal Victorian Order as a junior and personal order of knighthood that allowed her to bestow directly to an empire-wide community honours for personal services; the organisation was founded a year preceding Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, so as to give the Queen time to complete a list of first inductees. The order's official day was made 20 June of each year, marking the anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne. In 1902, King Edward VII created the Royal Victorian Chain "as a personal decoration for royal personages and a few eminent British subjects" and it was the highest class of the Royal Victorian Order, it is today distinct from the order, though it is issued by the chancery of the Royal Victorian Order.
After 1931, when the Statute of Westminster came into being and the Dominions of the British Empire became independent states, equal in status to Britain, the Royal Victorian Order remained an honour open to all the King's realms. The order was open to foreigners from its inception, the Prefect of Alpes-Maritimes and the Mayor of Nice being the first to receive the honour in 1896; the reigning monarch is at the apex of the Royal Victorian Order as its Sovereign, followed by the Grand Master. Queen Elizabeth II appointed her daughter, Princess Royal, to the position in 2007. Below the Grand Master are five officials of the organisation: the Chancellor, held by the Lord Chamberlain. Thereafter follow those honoured with different grades of the order, divided into five levels: the highest two conferring accolades of knighthood and all having post-nominal letters and, the holders of the Royal Victorian Medal in either gold, silver or bronze. Foreigners may be admitted as honorary members, there are no limits to the number of any grade, promotion is possible.
The styles of knighthood are not used by princes, princesses, or peers in the uppermost ranks of the society, save for when their names are written in their fullest forms for the most official occasions. Retiring Deans of the Royal Peculiars of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and Westminster Abbey are customarily inducted as Knights Commander. Prior to 1984, the grades of Lieutenant and Member were classified as Members and Members but both with the post-nominals MVO. On 31 December of that year, Queen Elizabeth II declared that those in the grade of Member would henceforth be Lieutenants with the post-nominals LVO; the current officers of the Royal Victorian Order are as follows: Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II, since 1952 Grand Master: Anne, Princess Royal, since 2007 Chancellor: William Peel, 3rd Earl Peel, as Lord Chamberlain, since 2006 Secretary: Sir Alan Reid, as Keeper of the Privy Purse, since 2002 Registrar: Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon, as Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood Chaplain: Peter Galloway, as Chaplain of the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, since 2008 Upon admission into the Royal Victorian Order, members are given various insignia of the organisation, each grade being represented by different emblems and robes.
Common for all members is the badge, a Maltese cross with a central medallion depicting on a red background the Royal Cypher of Queen Victoria surrounded by a blue ring bearing the motto of the order—VICTORIA—and surmounted by a Tudor crown. However, there are variations on the badge for each grade of the order: Knights and Dames Grand Cross wear the badge on a sash passing from the right shoulder to the left hip.
Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon was a British soldier and older brother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen consort of the United Kingdom from 1936 until 1952, known in Great Britain as the Queen Mother. Bowes-Lyon was killed during World War I, he was a maternal uncle of the current queen, Elizabeth II. Fergus was born at Forbes House in Ham, London the son of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and his wife, Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck, he was educated at Berkshire. He was a keen cricketer and played in the annual autumn fixtures held at the cricket ground at Glamis Castle. On 17 September 1914, just a fortnight after the start of World War I, he married Lady Christina Norah Dawson-Damer, daughter of the 5th Earl of Portarlington, their daughter, was born the following year. Rosemary was only two months old when Fergus died in the line of duty on 27 September 1915, only 10 days after the first anniversary of his wedding, his issue: Rosemary Luisa Bowes-Lyon she married Edward Wilfred George Joicey-Cecil on 28 April 1945.
They have two children and four grandchildren: James David Edward Joicey-Cecil he married Jane Susanna Brydon Adeley on 5 April 1975. They have two daughters: Katherine Mary Joicey-Cecil Susanna Maud Joicey-Cecil Elizabeth Anne Joicey-Cecil she married Alastair Richard Malcolm on 16 March 1971, they have two sons: Colin Andrew Fergus Malcolm William James Ronald Malcolm In the First World War he served with the 8th Battalion, Black Watch. Alfred Anderson the last surviving Scottish soldier of the conflict, was his batman. Bowes-Lyon was killed during the Battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt in the Battle of Loos; as he led an attack on the German lines, his leg was blown off by a barrage of German artillery and he fell back into his sergeant's arms. Bullets struck him in the chest and shoulder and he died on the field, he was buried in a quarry at Vermelles, but although the quarry was adopted as a war cemetery, the details of his grave were lost, so he was recorded among the names of the missing on the Loos Memorial.
At the time of his death his brother John was serving with the Black Watch. His younger brother Michael was at home recovering from wounds and his eldest brother, Lord Glamis, had left the Black Watch after being wounded, his mother, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, was affected by the loss of her son, after his death became an invalid, withdrawn from public life until the marriage of her daughter Elizabeth to the future king in 1923. Fergus's widow married Captain William Frederick Martin, his widow died on 29 March 1959, aged 68. In November 2011 his grandson supplied family records to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission detailing his original burial place, showing that it had remained marked until the end of the war; as a result, in August 2012 his place of commemoration was moved to the Quarry Cemetery, marked by a headstone inscribed with his details and the words "Buried near this spot" as the precise location of the grave is still not known