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MACDONALD, 6th Baron, cr., 1776; RONALD ARCHIBALD MACDONALD: D.L.; Bt. 1625; b., 1853; y. s. of 4th Baron; owns about 132,500 acres. Add.: Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye.
RT. REV. ALEXANDER: D.D.; Titular Bishop of Hebron; b., Nova Scotia, 1858; educ., St. Francis Xavier’s Coll., Antigonish; Parish Priest of St. Andrew’s Antigonish. Pubs.: “The Apostles’ Creed”. Add.: Nova Scotia.
ALEXANDER: F.R.G.S., F.R.S.G.S.; Explorer, Mining Engineer, Author; b., 1878; was one of the pioneers of the Wondyke gold-fields; led various exploring and geological expeditions in interior, Australia. Pubs.: “In Search of El Dorado.”
ALEXANDER GODFREY: b., 1909; e. s. of late Hon. Godfrey Evan Hugh. Add.: Ostaig House, Isle of Skye.
MACDONALD OF THE ISLES, SIR ALEXANDER WENTWORTH MACDONALD BOSVILLE: 14th Bt., J.P., D.L., landowner, Thorpe and Gunthwaite, Yorkshire; b., 1865; educ., Eton; Organist and Choirmaster Rudston Church. Add.: London.
ANGUS RODERICK: 23rd Chief of Clanranaid; b. 1858; 2nd s. of Admiral Sir Reginald; educ., Clifton Coll.; State Engineer, Alwar State, till 1902. Add.: London.
ANNE: Principal St. Helen’s School, Bridge of Allan; e. d. of late Rev. George; educ., Aberdeen; etc.; founded St. Helen’s School, Bridge of Allan, 1898. Pubs.: Lyrics, “In Life’s Garden”. Add.: Sussex.
COLONEL ARC141BALD WILLIAM: D.S.O., 1902; b., 1869; educ., Edinburgh Academy; served in the 1st Cameron Highlanders; served S. Africa as Adjutant of Lovat Scouts. Add.: Inverness-shire.
LT.-COL. ARTHUR CAMERON: D.S.O., 1916; Governing Director, Macdonald Gills and Co., Engineers, Ltd.; 2nd s. of late Hon. Alexander Cameron; educ., Royal Military Coll. of Canada. Civil Engineering and Contracting; Servian Order of White Eagle 4th Class. Add.: London.
CHARLES JAMES BLACK: Agricultural Correspondent of The Timer since 1907 Editor of the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Soc. of England; b. 1864; has studied on the spot the agriculture of Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden and Hungary, to supplement knowledge of farming acquired in like manner in almost every country in Great Britain. Add.: London.
COL. CHARLES JOSEPH: C.M.G., 1918; M.D.; late A.M.S.; Fellow R.I. Public Health; b. 1862; educ., Queen’s College, Cork, Charing Cross Hospital; served European War. Add.: Blackrock, Co. Cork.
LIEUT.-COL. CHARLES LESLIE: D.S.O., 1916; Headmaster, Amesbury School, Hindhead, Surrey; b. 1881; educ., Merchiston Castle; served European War. Add.: London.
LT.-COL. CLARENCE REGINALD: C.M.G., 1918; late commanding 1st Batt. Royal Warwickshire Regt.; b., 1876; served S. Africa.
HON. DANIEL ALEXANDER: Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench since 1927; b., Prince Edward Island, 1858; educ., Prince of Wales Coll.; Practiced Law in Manitoba 23 yrs.; admitted to Bar of Prince Edward Island. Add.: London.
DONALD: journalist and naturalist; Melbourne Argus War Correspondent; pubs.: “How We Kept the Flag Flying”. Add.: Melbourne.
REV. DONALD BRUCE: M.A., LL.D.; Headmaster St. Andrew’s Coll., Auora; b. Toronto, 1872; educ., Toronto Collegiate Institute; President Canadian Club, Toronto.
MAJOR DONALD R.: D.S.O., 1918; M.C.; Royal Artillery; b., 1884; s. of late Dudley Ward; educ., Harrow; served in France and Belgium, 1914 to end of War. Add.: Ireland.
EDWARD MORTIMER: K.C., 1904; Minister of National Defence, Canada; b., 1865; educ., Pictou Academy; represented Canada at the League of Nations at Geneva in 1924. Add.: Nova Scotia.
REV. FREDERICK CHARLES: O.B.E., 1924; Hon. Canon of Durham; Rector of Purleigh since 1924. Add : Essex.
REV. FREDERICK WILLIAM: J. P.; Hon. Canon of Salisbury; late Rural Dean of Wylye; b., 1848; s. of W.; educ., Somerset College; In Freemasonry Past Grand Chaplain of England. Pubs.: Brochures on Local Govt. Add.: Somerset.
REV. FREDERIC WM.: President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference, 1899; b. 1842; s. of Rev. G.B.; educ., St. Peter’s Collegiate School and Owens College; visited Australia and New Zealand. Pubs.: “Life of Fletcher of Madeley.” Add.: Bournemouth.
SIR GEORGE: K.C.B., cr., 1927; C.B., 1916; M.A., Hon. LL.D. (Glasgow) Hon. D. Litt. (Oxford) F.B.A.; Permanent Sec. Scottish Education Dept. B. Elgin, 1862; educ., Edinburgh Univ. Add.: London.
GREVILLE: M.D.; Consulting Physician to King’s College Hospital (retired); b. Manchester, 1856; educ., King’s Coll. School and Hospital. Pubs.: “On the Respiratory Functions of the Nose.” Add.: London.
HECTOR MUNRO: F.R.S., 1901; M.A. (Aber. and Camb); F.R.A.S.; Prof. of Mathematics, Aberdeen Univ.; b. 1865; educ., Aberdeen; formerly Lecturer in Math. Pubs.: “Electric Waves, 1902.” Add.: Aberdeen.
HON. SIR. HUGH JOHN: Kt., cr., 1913; K.C.; Police Magistrate of the city of Winnipeg since 1911; b. 1850; educ., Queen’s Coll. and Univ. of Toronto. Add.: Manitoba.
HON. JAMES ALEXANDER: Chief Justice, Court of Appeal, British Columbia, since 1909; b. 1858; educ., Toronto Univ. Add.: Victoria, B. C.
LIEUT.-COL. JAMES BRODIE LAUDER. D.S.O., 1918; b. North Uist, Invernessshire, 1867; educ., Edinburgh; joined Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1916.
JAMES LESLIE AULD: D.S.O., 1918; D.Sc.; scientific adviser and laboratory director to manufacturing company; b. 1887; educ., Rugby School; served European War in the Royal Scots. Pubs.: Several papers in Transactions of Chemical Soc. London. Add.: London.
RT. HON. JAMES RAMSAY: P.C., 1924; LL.D.; J.P. Morayshire; M.P. (Lab); Prime Minister of Great Britain; b. 1886; s. of J.; educ., at a Board school; Hon. LL.D. University of Wales. Pubs.: “Socialism and Society.” Add.: London.
JOHN: senior partner in the Ben Nevis Distilleries; b. Millburn by Fort William; educ., Ushaw Coll.; keen on all Highland sports.
HON. JOHN ALEXANDER: P.C. Can, 1926; M.P. King’s County, P.E.I. since 1925; b. Tracadie, P.E.I., 1874; P.C. Canada and Minister without Portfolio in the Dominion Cabinet, 1926. Add.: P.E. Island.
RT. HON. JOHN ARCHIBALD MURRAY: P.C., 1916; M.P. (L.) Falkirk Burghs; b. Strachur, 1854; educ., Glasgow Univ.; elected mem of the London School Board for Marlebone in 1897. Add.: London.
JOHN ROBERT: O.B.E.; Stipendiary Magistrate for Kingston-upon-Hull; b., 1879; educ., Street Court, Westgage-on-sea; Standing Counsel to the National Traction Engine Owners’ and Users’ Ass’n. Pubs.: “Traction Engine Law Codified”. Add.: London.
JOHN SMYTH: F.R.S., 1917; Holt Prof. of Physiology, Liverpool Univ.; b. Dublin, 1867; educ., King’s School, Chester; Prof. of Physiology, Sheffield Univ. Pubs.: “Structure and Function of Nerve Fibres.” Add.: Liverpool and London.
REV. JOHN SOMERLED: M.A.; D.D. University of Aberdeen, 1926; Minister, Sefton Park Presbyterian Church. Add.: Liverpool.
CAPT. KENNETH: D.S.O., 1900; late A.S.C.; b. 1873; s. of Lt.-Col. C.E. Captain, 1899; served Soudan Campaign, 1898.
LIEUT.-COL. KENNETH LACHLAN: D.S.O., 1916; J.P.; 2nd s. of late Lachlan McKinnon; b. 1867; educ., Edinburgh Univ.; European War. Add.: Invernessshire.
MRS. L. M. MONTGOMERY: F.R.S.A.; b. Clifton, P.E. Island, 1874; educ., Prince of Wales’ College; taught in school for 3 yrs. and wrote for periodical publications for several yrs. Pubs.: “Anne of Green Gables” etc. Add.: Ontario, Canada.
COMMANDER MALCOLM HENRY SOMERLED: D.S.O., 1916; O.B.E., 1919; Royal Navy British Representative on the Straits Commission, Constantinople; educ., H.M.S., Britannia; served in Intelligence Department at Admiralty, 1918; a member of the Naval Section at Paris Peace Conference.
SIR MURDOCK: K.C., M.G., cr., 1914; C.M.G., 1910; C.B., 1917; M. Inst. C.E.; Consulting Civil Engineer; M.P. (L.) Inverness since 1922; late Adviser and UnderSecretary of State for Public Works in Egypt; b., 1866; Civil eng.; railway construction in Scotland. Add.: London.
CAPTAIN PETER DRUMMOND: M.P. (U.) Isle of Wight since 1924; b. Nova Scotia, 1895; educ., Dalhousie Coll.; served European War. Add.: London.
RANALD: C.M.G., 1924; O.B.E., 1919; F.S.A. (Scot); Hon. Sheriff-Substitute and J. P. Inverness-shire; b., 1868; educ., Lochmaddy and Glasgow; Permanent Overseas Forces L.S. and G.C. medal, 1925. Add.: Isle of North Uist.
RANALD MACKINTOSH: C.B.E., 1919; N.Z. Red Cross Service, England; b. 1860; e. s. of late W.K.; Managing Director Christchurch Tramways; Director several companies. Add.: New Zealand.
LIEUT.-COL. REGINALD JAMES: D.S.O., 1918; retired List Royal Artillery; e. s. of late Hon. W. J.; Royal Military Coll. Pub.: “History of the Dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery”. Add.: London.
ROBERT: M.P. (C.) Cathcart Division of Glasgow since 1923; member of Glasgow Town Council; b. 1875. Add.: London.
LIEUT.-COL. RODERICK WILLIAM: I.A., C.I.E., 1927; Inspector-General of Police, Burma, since 1923; b. 1881; educ., Inverness College; Commissioner of Police, Rangoon, 1921-23; King’s Police Medal.
RONALD: Novelist and dramatist; b. 1860; educ., Trinity College. Pubs.: Novels “The Sword of the King”. Add.: London.
MAJ.-GEN. STUART: C.B., 1918; C.M.G., 1916; M.B.; b. 1861; s. of late William; educ., Elgin Academy; Hon. Physician to the King, 1918. Add.: Ross-shire.
SYDNEY GRAY: M.A., M.B., B.C., Cantab; F.R.C.S.; Consulting Surgeon; Specialty, Diseases of the Urinary Organs; b. 1879; e. s. of Eben; mem. of the British Medical Ass’n, and of the Ass’n Internationale d’Urologie. Pubs.: books and various medical journals. Add.: London.
MAJOR THOMAS WILLSON: D.S.O., 1918; late Border Regiment; served European War, 1914-18; retired pay, 1921. Add.: Scotland.
WILLIAM: Sc.D. (Agr.) Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.S.E.; Editor and Proprietor of the Agricultural Journal of S. Africa; b. 1875; educ., Royal High School, Edinburgh. Pubs.: “The Conquest of the Desert”