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John Stirling

Birthplace: Fairburn, Muir of Ord, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland UK
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of William Stirling, 2nd of Fairburn and Monar and Charlotte Eva Mackintosh
Husband of Marjorie Kythe Mackenzie
Father of John Michael Stirling; Marjory Charlotte Mackenzie and Captain Sir Roderick William Kenneth Stirling of Fairbairn
Brother of Marion Louisa Brodie; Charlotte Isabel Stirling; James Erskine Stirling; Duncan Alexander Stirling and Robert Mackintosh Stirling

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About Sir John Stirling, KT, MBE, TD

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

Sir John Stirling, KT, MBE, TD (16 September 1893 – 21 March 1975) was a Scottish soldier and politician.

The eldest son of William Stirling of Fairburn, he was educated at Harrow School and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He served with the Lovat Scouts from 1914–1935, and was awarded the MBE in 1919. He was a Member of Ross and Cromarty County Council from 1919–1970, serving as Convener from 1935–1961. He was a Forestry Commissioner from 1948–1962, and Chairman of the Commission's Scottish National Committee from 1950–1959.

He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1956 and served as Lord Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty from 1964–1968.

He married Marjorie Kythe Mackenzie, daughter of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 7th Baronet, by whom he had three daughters and two sons, his eldest son John Michael (1925–1940) predeceasing him. His second son, Sir Roderick Stirling, would himself later serve as Lord Lieutenant.

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Stirling (Scottish politician)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 December 2012, 07:17 UTC, <> [accessed 26 August 2013]

The two Lovat Scouts Regiments saw extensive involvement in the First World War, firstly part of the Highland Mounted Brigade. Each regiment raised second line regiments (2/1st & 2/2nd) during the war.

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  • First Name: John
  • Initials: J
  • Surname: Stirling
  • Nationality: British
  • Rank: Captain
  • Gallantry Awards: MBE
  • Gazette Info: 6950
  • Gazette Date: 03/06/1919
  • Duty Location: BALK
  • Medals - Victory Medal and British War Medal
  • Service: British Army
  • Regiment: Lovat?s Scouts
  • Service: BA

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Sir John Stirling, KT, MBE, TD's Timeline

September 16, 1893
Ross and Cromarty, Scotland UK
June 1, 1915
Age 21
April 19, 1920
Age 26
Age 31
June 17, 1932
Age 38
Ross and Cromarty, Scotland UK
March 21, 1975
Age 81