Dudley Marjoribanks, 3rd Baron of Tweedmouth
|Birthplace:||London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom|
|Death:||Died in Surrey, England, United Kingdom|
Son of Edward Marjoribanks, 2nd Baron of Tweedmouth and Fanny Octavia Louise Marjoribanks, Baroness Tweedmouth of Edington
|Managed by:||Sierra Taylor Maciorowski|
About Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley Churchill Marjoribanks, 3rd Baron Tweedmouth, DSO
Dudley Marjoribanks 3rd Baron Tweedmouth
Marjoribanks was the son of Edward Marjoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth and Lady Fanny Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough. He succeeded his father as the 3rd Baron Tweedmouth and is thus descended from Joseph Marjoribanks, a wine and fish merchant in Edinburgh who died in 1635. Joseph Marjoribanks is thought to have been the grandson of Thomas Marjoribanks of Ratho, head of the lowland Clan Marjoribanks.
He was a pupil at Harrow School and joined the Royal Horse Guards in 1895. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1897 and served with a composite regiment of the Household Cavalry in the Second Anglo-Boer War in South Africa from 1899-1902. He was present at the Relief of Kimberly and several other battles in Orange Free State, the Transvaal Colony and the Cape Colony. He was Mentioned in dispatches, was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with six clasps and was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order by the future King Edward VII in November 1900.
In early 1901 he was asked by King Edward VII to take part in a special diplomatic mission to announce the King´s accession to the governments of France, Spain, and Portugal. He was achieved the rank of Captain in 1904 and from 1905-1908 he was appointed Military Secretary to the High Commissioner in South Africa. In 1908 he was promoted to Major and was Director of Army Accounts and Quarter Master General for the West Lancashire Division from 1908-1910.
In the First World War he served with the Royal Horse Guards from 1914-1918 and was involved in the early battles. On 25 October 1914, 'Beef' as he was known was shot in the leg when trying to carry out a regimental action. "I had to stop and get into Hugh Grosvenor's trench. Got out presently and shot my horse with my revolver and saved all my kit. We were very lucky considering the fire we came in for." At the end of the war he served with the Guards Machine Gun Regiment from 1918-1919. During the war he was promoted to Lieutenant-colonel and created a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG).
After succeeding as Lord Tweedmouth, he was Lord-in-waiting to King Edward VII and King George V.
He was said to be an excellent shot and had an amiable personality but had financial difficulties throughout his life.
Lord Tweedmouth married, at St George's, Hanover Square, London on 30 November 1901, Lady Muriel Brodrick (1881-1966), eldest daughter of St John Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton and Lady Hilda Charteris. They had two daughters, Moyra and Millicent Joan and the title Baron Tweedmouth became extinct on his death.
^ Jump up to: a b Pine, Leslie Gilbert, "The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms" London, U.K., Heraldry Today, 1972, ISBN 9780900455230 ^ Jump up to: a b c Marjoribanks, Roger. "Marjoribanks of Lees", The Marjoribanks Journal Number 3, page 14, June 1995. Accessed on 22 May 2010 Jump up ^ Clan Marjoribanks web site accessed 29 April 2010 ^ Jump up to: a b c Biggins, David. "Marjoribanks, The Hon Dudley Churchill (Lord Tweedmouth)". Anglo Boer War. Retrieved 16 November 2015. Jump up ^ The London Gazette: no. 27359. p. 6304. 27 September 1901. Jump up ^ "The King - the special Embassies" The Times (London). Saturday, 23 March 1901. (36410), p. 12. Jump up ^ Lord Tweedmouth's Diary is in the HCM, Box 10, AB2637 Jump up ^ "Court circular" The Times (London). Monday, 2 December 1901. (36627), p. 9.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Edward Marjoribanks Baron Tweedmouth 1909–1935 Extinct