Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Baron Lovat

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Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Baron Lovat

Also Known As: "14th Baron /Lovat/"
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Death: Died
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Son of Simon Fraser, 13th Baron Lovat and Alice Mary Fraser
Husband of Laura Fraser, Lady Lovat
Father of Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat; Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph Fraser; Magdalen Mary Charlotte Scott and <private> Maclean (Fraser)
Brother of Alice Mary Charlotte Constable-Maxwell; Mary Laura Fraser; Hon Etheldreade Mary Lindley; Alastair Thomas Joseph Fraser; Hon. Margaret Mary Stirling (Fraser) and 3 others

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Baron Lovat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Fraser,_14th_Lord_Lovat

Brigadier-General Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat and 3rd Baron Lovat KT, GCVO, KCMG, CB, DSO (25 November 1871 – 18 February 1933), was a leading Roman Catholic aristocrat, landowner, soldier, politician and the 23rd Chief of Clan Fraser. He was the son of Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat, and Alice Mary Weld-Blundell. While legally the 14th Lord Lovat (and 3rd Baron Lovat), he was referred to as the 16th Lord.

Educated at Oxford and a member of the Oxford University polo team Lord Lovat was commissioned into the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and promoted Lieutenant in 1890, but transferred to the 1st Life Guards in 1894. In 1897 he resigned from the Regular Army and joined a volunteer battalion of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. In 1899 he raised the Lovat Scouts, and served as their second-in-command in the South African War, where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. In World War I, he commanded the Highland Mounted Brigade of the 2nd Mounted Division, being promoted Brigadier-General in September 1914. In March 1916 he took command of the 4th Mounted Division and became a Major General two months later. He became a Rhodes Trustee in 1917, the same year as Rudyard Kipling. In 1919 he was appointed Army Director of Forestry.

Apart from his military career Lovat was also Chairman of the Forestry Commission from 1919 to 1927 and served in the Conservative administration of Stanley Baldwin as Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs from 1927 to 1929. He was made a Knight of the Thistle in 1915. Lovat died in February 1933, aged 61, and was succeeded by his eldest son Simon as the 15th Lord Lovat (known as the 17th Lord), who distinguished himself during the D-Day landings at Normandy in June 1944. His younger son Sir Hugh Fraser was a successful politician and first husband of author Antonia Fraser.