M'CRAE, Col Sir George (1860-1928)

Scope and Content

Circular to Territorial Force Association, Edinburgh concerning his proposals to the Secretary of State for War for encouraging recruitment to the Territorial Force, Nov 1913. Papers and photographs relating to his service with the Royal Scots, 1916, 1920, 1922, 1926, principally comprising his report on the failure of the attack on the German line at Longueval by 16 Royal Scots Regt during the first Battle of the Somme, 3-4 Aug 1916, dated 8 Aug 1916; associated correspondence, notably a confidential letter to Commander, 3 Corps from Maj Gen L Nicholson, Commanding 34 Div, giving his assessment of the incident, 18 Aug 1916.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1860; entered Town Council of Edinburgh, 1889; elected City Treasurer, 1891; Chairman of Finance Committee, 1891-1899; MP, East Edinburgh, 1899-1909; Vice-President and Chairman of the Local Government Board for Scotland, 1909; commanded 16 Royal Scots, 1916; Chairman, Scottish Board of Health, 1919-1922; died in 1928. Surname alternatively spelt as McCrae.


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Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1975.

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Separated Material

British Library of Political and Economic Science, London University holds press cuttings and papers, 1901-1909 (Ref: Coll misc 567)

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