THE Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel of the late Glasgow Highlanders, otherwise the 5th V.B.H.L.I., is a son of Patrick Ramsay, dyer, Glasgow, and was born in the city in 1854. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and Gilbertfield House School, and was in his time a keen football player. At the age of twenty-one he was gazetted Sub-Lieutenant in his present regiment, and as a Lieutenant attended the review of the Glasgow Volunteers by the Prince of Wales on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of Glasgow Post Office. As a Captain, again, he commanded a company at the Volunteer Review before Queen Victoria at Edinburgh in 1881. And at the laying of the foundation stone of Glasgow Municipal Buildings two years later he was one of the Volunteer Marshals of the Trades procession. In 1885 he was gazetted Captain in the Reserve of Officers, and ten years later he was gazetted Major with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, and received the Volunteer Decoration. On the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Celebration in 1897 he commanded the detachment of Glasgow Infantry Volunteers which went to London, and he received the jubilee Commemoration Medal. He was attached to the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders in the Southern Army under Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., G.C.B., in the great manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain in 1898, 54,000 regular troops taking part. Three years later he became substantive Lieutenant-Colonel, and in 1901 received the rank of Honorary Colonel. He succeeded to the command of his battalion on 17th July, 1903.

    Colonel Ramsay married in 1900, Mena, younger daughter of the late William Anderson, ship owner, Lossiemouth. His wife died in 1905, leaving no issue. He is a Conservative in politics, and has travelled considerably, both on the Continent and in the United States.

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