An interesting and unique volume of cuttings, documents and letters of Scottish regimental interest relating to Major General Sir Colin Mackenzie
Lot 792
An interesting and unique volume of cuttings, documents and letters of Scottish regimental interest relating to Major General Sir Colin Mackenzie
Sold for £360 (US$ 562) inc. premium

Auction 17232: Scottish Sale
20 Aug 2009 11:00 BST

Edinburgh
Lot Details
An interesting and unique volume of cuttings, documents and letters of Scottish regimental interest relating to Major General Sir Colin Mackenzie
Contained in a cloth bound volume and including items from Queen Victoria, Lord Roberts, Kitchener, The Duke of Atholl, The Duke of Connaught, President Kruger, Baden Powell and General Sir John French.

Footnotes

  • Major General Mackenzie was born in 1861 and attended Edinburgh Academy. His long army career covered several important campaigns. After passing out of Sandhurst with distinction he was the last officer gazetted to the 78th Highlanders before it became 2nd Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders. He served in the Egyptian campaign of 1882 being present at the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir. He also saw action in India from 1886-1888 and then was appointed aide de camp to Lord Roberts in 1890. His subsequent career saw him made D.A.A.G of Bombay and later saw action with Kitchener during his Nile Expedition and fought at the Battle of Khartoum and the South African War of 1890. In 1910 he was made Chief of General Staff and First Military Adviser to the Canadian Government. The outbreak of the First World War saw a short period on the front line before being appointed Director of Staff Duties at the War Office and then took a division to the Somme the following year and also took part at Ancre, Third Ypres and Cambrai. Wounded in the cheek by a German sniper Mackenzie never took part in active service again. In 1918 he assumed command of Dover Garrison and retired in 1920. He was colonel of the Seaforth Highlanders from 1924 to 1931.
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