The Honourable Major Arthur Malcolm Augustus Baillie
5th Paternal Cousin (4x removed)
The above photo courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
The above photo shows my 5th cousin (paternal side, 4x removed), The Honourable Major Arthur Malcom Augustus Baillie, taken during the King's Levee, June 4th, 1923.
Arthur was the 2nd son of my 4th cousin, Colonel James Evan Bruce Baillie of Dochfour, and his wife, Nellie Lisa Bass, 2nd Baroness Burton. Arthur was educated at Eton College, England and joined the Royal Artillary and saw action in World War I. He transferred to the 1st Life Guards in 1919 and became Major, The Life Guards.
The 1st and 2nd Life Guards saw action in Mons, Marne, Messines, Ypres, Paschendale, the Somme, Arras, on the Hindenburg Line and in France and Flanders.
Surviving the Great War and some of the fiercest battles, Arther returned to England and married Rosemary Laycock, daughter of Brigadier General Sir Joseph Frederick Laycock, on March 17, 1927. Together Arthur and Rosemary had 1 child, Ian Bruce Baillie, who later became Lt. Colonel.
Arthur died on February 14 - Valentine's Day, 1963 at the age of 66.