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

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


  • 1926 (Creation)
  • 1922 (Creation)
  • 1920 (Creation)
  • 1916 (Creation)
  • 1913 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

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 ScotsRegt 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.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


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.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1975.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description. Further finding aids may be available in the Reading Room.

Related materials

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

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Compiled Mar 1997

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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