THE Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 3rd L.R.V., now known as the 7th Scottish Rifles, was born and educated in Glasgow, and is in civil life an architect - vice-president Glasgow I.A. and A.R.I.B.A. He joined the regiment as a private in 1868, became a commissioned officer in 1880, attained the rank of major in 1894, and that of lieutenant-colonel in 1903. On the retiral of Colonel Howie in 1905, he succeeded to the position he holds, and in the following September marched a body of seven hundred men past King Edward at the Edinburgh Review. He had attended the previous review before Queen Victoria in the rank of lieutenant, and during the forty years of his volunteer life has never missed an inspection or a camp till 1907, when severe illness came in the way. His chief recreations, indeed, are volunteering and rifle shooting, but he is also an enthusiast for football, and is president of the Glasgow Football Charity Cup Committee. He is a married man, a member of the Trades' House, and of Kilwinning Mother Lodge and the Cathedral R.A Chapter.

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