Sir Robert Dundas
Sovereign Grand Commander 1875-1900
Royal Scots Regiment Battle Colours
Sir Robert Dundas of Arniston, 2nd Baronet. was born on 28 July 1857 and died 12 December 1910. (i) (2) He was the son of Sir Robert Dundas, 1st Baronet. and Emily Louisa Diana Knox. He married Evelyn Henrietta Graham-Montgomery, daughter of Sir Graham Graham-Montgomery, 3rd Bt. and Alice Hope Johnstone, on 22 April 1893. He died on 12 December 1910 at age 53.
He gained the rank of Captain in the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) He was Brigadier of the Royal Company of Archers. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots Lothian Regiment In 1881, the 1st was in the West Indies; it moved to South Africa in 1884, when it saw action in the Bechuanaland campaign, and remained there until 1891, when it moved back to the UK to serve as the depot battalion and the 2nd moved out to India. With the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War, the 1st was quickly earmarked for service in South Africa, and sailed in late 1899. It remained there until 1903, being joined by the 3rd from 1900 to 1902 the first time a non-regular unit of the regiment had been activated. The bulk of the time in South Africa was spent patrolling and in mobile columns, with neither battalion engaged in any major battles. The 2nd battalion was posted in India in 1891 (iii), and stayed there until 1909. The battalion had various postings around the sub-continent, including Poona until late 1902 when it moved to Kamptee.
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), once known as the Royal Regiment of Foot, was the oldest and most senior infantry regiment of the line of the British Army, having been raised in 1633 during the reign of Charles I of Scotland. The regiment existed continuously until 2006.
Sovereign Grand Commander of the Order of the Fleur De Lys, Robert Dundas succeeded as the 2nd Baronet Dundas, of Arniston, co. Midlothian [U.K., 1898] on 11 November 1909.(1)
Children of Sir Robert Dundas of Arniston, 2nd Bt. and Evelyn Henrietta Graham-Montgomery
1. Victoria May Evelyn Dundas(2) b. 14 Aug 1895, d. a 1970
2. Robert Dundas(2) b. 20 Dec 1897, d. 30 Jan 1898
ii) Mills, T.F. "1st Bn, The Royal Scots: Deployments". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 12 July 2006. Retrieved 27 July 2006
iii) Mills, T.F. "2nd Bn, The Royal Scots: Deployments". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 12 July 2006. Retrieved 27 July 2006.