Brigadier-General Lord Edward Loch CB CMG DSO MVO


Edward Douglas Loch was the son of the 1st Baron Loch and educated at Winchester. In the Boer War he was present at the battles of Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein and was badly wounded. During World War 1 he had several staff positions and commanded an Infantry Brigade, being mentioned in Despatches 5 times. In retirement he lived in Stoke-by-Clare in Suffolk, married to Margaret Compton, daughter of the Marquess of Northampton. They had 2 sons and 3 daughters. After his death in 1942 the funeral service was held on 20 August at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks. He was buried in Stoke-by-Clare.

1873 Born on 4 April
1893 2nd Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards
1897 Lieutenant, 12 May
1898 Mentioned in Despatches at Omdurman, and DSO
1899 Served on the Staff as signalling officer in Boer War
1900 Captain, 28 Jan
1900 Inherited title of Baron Loch
1900 Brevet Major, 29 Nov
1902 Regimental Duty, 23 Jan
1902 Diplomatic Mission to Morocco
1902 Royal Victorian Order
1903 Adjutant, 26 Jan
1905 Married to Lady Margaret Louisa Lizzie Compton, 6 Jun
1908 Staff College, 22 Jan
1908 Major, 15 Aug
1910 Brigade Major 3rd Inf Brigade, 12 Apr
1911 General Staff Officer Grade 2 at War Office, 16 Aug
1911 Lord-in-Waiting to King George V, 4 Dec
1913 Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, 10 May
1914 BEF Staff, August
1914 GSO Grade 1, 16 Dec
1915 Lieutenant-Colonel, 13 Mar
1915 CMG, 27 May
1916 Brevet Colonel, 1 Jan
1916 Chief of Staff in VI Corps
1917 Legion d'Honneur
1917 Commanded 110th Inf Brigade, 22 July
1918 CB, 1 Jan
1919 Major-General, 1 Jan
1922 Retired from the Army
1922 Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk, 27 Feb
1924 Captain of the Yeoman of the Guard
1927 Chairman of the Greyhound Racing Association
1931 The case of Mick the Miller controversy
1931 Took part in The America's Cup, on 'Candide'
1939 Area Commander of Home Guard at the age of 66
1942 Died in London, 14 Aug.


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by Stephen Luscombe