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Lieutenant George Montgomery Munro

Lieutenant George Montgomery Munro

George Montgomery Munro was born on 12 August 1853 at Foulis Castle near Evanton in Easter Ross, the ancestral seat of Clan Munro. His father was Sir Charles Munro, who succeeded his father as the 10th Baronet in 1886 and died two years later in 1888.

George joined the 42nd Highlanders (The Black Watch) as a Lieutenant on 11 December 1872, rising to the rank of Captain in 1880. He served with distinction and was wounded in the Third Anglo-Ashanti War in 1874, receiving the Ashantee medal and clasp. He retired from the Army in 1888 and went to live in Nova Scotia, where he died, unmarried, on 13 October 1896.

A brief obituary appeared in The Times on 21 October 1896: 'The death is announced of Captain George Montgomery Munro, who retired from the Black Watch in 1888, after 16 years' service, joining subsequently the Reserve of Officers. In 1874 he took part in the battle of Amoaful, the destruction of Becquah, the battle of Ordahsu [sic], and the capture of Kumassi during the Ashanti war, receiving the medal and clasp. He was third son of the late Sir Charles Munro, of Foulis, and died in Nova Scotia on the 13th inst., having recently completed his 43rd year.'

Photographed by Giuseppe Lorenzo Formosa of Valletta in Malta.

Signed and inscribed verso by the sitter at ‘Pembroke Camp / Malta’ on 7 March 1877.


Code: 126169
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