|Major General Andrew Wauchope
Major-General Andrew Gilbert Wauchope (July 5, 1846–December 11,
1899) was the second son of Andrew Wauchope and Frances-Mary née
Lloyd of Niddrie Marischal, Midlothian,
He was sent to HMS Britannia in 1859 to train as a naval cadet, then
posted as a midshipman to St. George the following year. He was not happy
there, and obtained his discharge from the Navy on July 3, 1862, shortly
before his eighteenth birthday.
He obtained a second lieutenant's commission in the Black Watch in 1865
and in 1867 he was appointed lieutenant, and served as an adjutant from
1870 to 1873. In 1873 he served in the Second Anglo-Ashanti War, and
was twice wounded and mentioned in despatches.
In July 1878, the United Kingdom took control of Cyprus as a result of the
Cyprus Convention, and Wauchope was appointed governor of the Paphos
region, returning to England in August 1880. He was promoted Captain in
1878, and made CMG in 1880.
He served on the staff in the Transvaal War in 1881, and with his regiment
in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War. That year, he married his first wife,
Elythea Ruth Erskine; she would die in childbirth in 1884, leaving him twin
sons. He fought in the Sudan Campaign in 1884, where he was severely
wounded at the Battle of El Teb on February 29, and mentioned in
despatches. He was promoted to major in March, and given a brevet
lieutenant-colonelcy in May, before serving on the Nile Expedition, where
he was again severely wounded at the Battle of Kirbekan in February 1885.
In 1893 he married his second wife, Jane Muir, the daughter of William
Muir; they had no children, and she would survive him.
He was promoted to colonel in 1888, being made CB in 1889 and given
command of the 2nd Battalion of the Black Watch in 1894 and in 1898 he
was promoted to major-general.
He was appointed to command the 3rd (Highland) Brigade in the South
African War and was killed at Magersfontein.