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About Maj. Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne
He joined the 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1895, and served as an aide-de-camp to Frederick Roberts during the Boer War 1899-1900. He stayed as a Lieutenant of the 1st Dragoon Guards until January 1901, when he was seconded for service on the army staff as Aide-de-camp to Lord Roberts, who had been appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Lord Roberts resigned when this post was abolished in early 1904, and Petty-Fitzmaurice was promoted Captain of his former regiment the 1st Dragoons in October 1904.
In May 1902, he was part of a delegation led by the Duke of Connaught to take part in the enthronement ceremonies in Madrid for the young King Alfonso XIII of Spain, and he was awarded the First class of the Spanish Order of Military Merit.
On 20 January 1909, he married Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynymound (daughter of Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound and Mary Caroline Grey) and they had two children:
Mary Margaret Elizabeth Petty-Fitzmaurice (1910–2003), married Lieutenant Colonel Ririd Myddleton. George Petty-Fitzmaurice, 8th Marquess of Lansdowne (1912–1999) From 1909 he was an equerry to the Prince of Wales (later George V) until he was killed in action in World War I. His widow Violet remarried to John Jacob Astor V on 28 August 1916.
MERCER-NAIRNE, Lord CHARLES GEORGE FRANCIS
Date of Death: 30/10/1914
Regiment/Service: 1st (Royal) Dragoons attd. Staff, 6th Cavalry Brigade
Awards: M V O
Grave Reference: E1. 10.
Cemetery: YPRES TOWN CEMETERY
Additional Information: South African Medal (5 Clasps), Legion of Honour (France), Order of Military Merit (Spain), Order of the Crown (Prussia), Order of the Iron Crown Class II (Austria). Equerry-in-Ordinary to King George V when Prince of Wales, 1909-10 and Equerry to His Majesty, 1910-1914. Sometime A.D.C. to Field Marshal Earl Roberts. Son of Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne and of Maud Evelyn, Marchioness of Lansdowne, of Bowood, Calne, Wilts; husband of Lady Violet Mary Astor (formerly Mercer-Nairne).
Name:- Nairne, Charles George Francis Mercer
Age :- 40
Rank:- Major (Lord)
Regiment / ship:- 1st (Royal) Dragoons attd. 6th Cavalry Brigade
Date of death:- 30th October 1914
Cemetery / Memorial:- Ypres Ton Cemetery, France
Area of cemetery / memorial :- E1.10.
Family information:- Lord Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice,father of the 8th Marquess of Lansdowne,12th February 1874 - 30th October 1914
Extra information:- South African Medal (5 Clasps), Legion of Honour (France), Order of Military Merit (Spain), Order of the Crown (Prussia), Order of the Iron Crown Class II (Austria). Equerry-in-Ordinary to King George V when Prince of Wales, 1909-10 and Equerry to his Majesty, 1910 - 1914. Sometime A.D.C. to Field Marshal Earl Roberts. Son of Henry Charles Keith, 5th Marquess of Lansdown and Maud Evelyn, Marchioness of Lansdown, of Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire.
Blairgowrie Advertiser 2nd January, 1915 Page 8
Local Events 1914- November
Lord Charles Mercer Nairne, laird of Meikleour, killed in action.
Medals - South African Medal (5 Clasps), Legion of Honour (France, Order of Military Merit (Austria).
Career - Equerry-in-Ordinary to King George V when Prince of Wales, 1909 -10 and Equerry to His Majesty, 1910 - 1914. Sometime A.D.C. to Field Marshal Earl Roberts.
Blairgowrie Advertiser 31st July 1915 page 7
“The Late Lieutenant Nairne’s Gallentry. How he fell in Battle ”
Here is a long article.
Conformations & Inventories 1915
Died 30th October, 1914, in the war in Flanders, in testate. Confirmation granted at Perth, 24th March, to the Honourable Violet Mary Mercer Naine (commonly called Lady Charles Mercer Nairne), 11 Hyde Park Terrace, London, his widow, Anthony George Hamilton, 17 Montagu Street, there, and Almarus Edward Henry Digby, 22 Mansfield Street, there, executors nominated in Will or Deed. Dated 9th August 1914, and recorded in the court books of commissariot of Perth 22nd March 1915. Value of estate, £30,663/10s.
The value of the Estate in 2006 using average earnings ratio would have been £9,177,782.11p
Maj. Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne's Timeline
February 12, 1874
London, Middlesex, England UK
February 6, 1910
November 27, 1912
October 30, 1914
Ypres, Flemish Region, Belgium
Ypres, Ton Cemetery, France