Lieut Col Lawrence Oliphant GRAEME, CMG, of Unknown Unit attached to THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS, was born in Inchbrakie. He died on 10 March 1916 Unknown. He is listed on the roll of THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS. The cause of death is given as Killed in action. Other information given: 1st Bn.
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lieutenant Colonel LAWRENCE OLIPHANT GRAEME, C M G, 3 times Mentioned in Despatches, served in the 1st Bn. of the Cameron Highlanders. He died on 10 March 1916 in France at the age of 43 and is buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY and is commemorated on I. K. 29. Additional information given: SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR. A.D.C. (DURBAR TOUR). THREE TIMES MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES. SON OF LT. COL. L. A. M. GRAEME, OF THE HOUSE OF INCHBRAKIE (1ST MADRAS FUSILIERS), AND CATHERINE GLAS SANDEMAN; HUSBAND OF PENELOPE GRAEME (NEE HOPKINSON), OF SUTTON GRANGE, WANSFORD, PETERBOROUGH.
Lieutenant Colonel L O Graeme, CMG [Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George], 1st, Cameron Highlanders, is commemorated on the War Memorial at Auchterarder.
Distinguished Conduct Medal
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De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour
Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Oliphant GrÃ¦me of, the son of Laurence Anthony Murray GrÃ¦me and Catherine Sandeman. He was born on 29 Oct 1872 in Crieff, Perth. He was married on10 Aug 1906 at Sutton, Wansford. He died on 10 Mar 1916 in Loos. Full entry: Graeme, Lawrence Oliphant, CMG, Lieut-Col, 1st Battn (79th Foot), The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, elder s of Lieut-Col Laurence Anthony Murray Graeme, of Fonthill, Shaldon, co. Devon, JP, late of Madras, now Dublin Fusiliers, of the family of Inchbrakie and Aberuthven, co. Perth, by his wife, Catherine, dau. of David Sandeman; b. Crieff, co. Perth, 29 Oct 1872; educ. Charterhouse, and the Royal Miitary College, Sandhurst; was gazetted 2nd Lieut Cameron Highlanders 18 June 1892; promoted Lieut 1 Feb 1894, being Adjutant of his regiment from 17 Nov 1897 to 4 June 1901; Capt 2 Nov 1898, Major 12 July 1909, and Temp Lieut-Col 11 June 1915; served in the South African War 1899-1902; as Adjutant of the 12th Battn Mounted Infantry from Oct 1901 to 31 May 1902, took part in the operations in the Transvaal Oct to Dec 1901, and March to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony May to Oct 1901, and Dec 1901 to March 1902, and those in Cape Colony May 1902 (Queen’s Medal with five clasps); was Adjutant of the Imperial Yeomanry from 1 April 1903 to 31 March 1907; after which he rejoined the 1st Battn Cameron Highlanders, being transferred to the 2nd Battn in India after his promotion; was an extra ADC to the King-Emperor during the latter’s visit to India; returned to England in 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 19 Dec 1914, as Second in Command, and on promotion to Lieut-Col was given command of the 1st Battn, and was killed in action near Loos 10 March 1916. Buried in Noeux-les-Mines Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais. Lieut-Col Graeme was three times mentioned in Despatches (London Gazettes, 22 June, 1915, and 1 Jan 1916) by FM Sir John (now Lord) French, and (London Gazette, 15 June 1916) by General (now FM) Sir Douglas Haig, for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and was also awarded the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George on 1 Jan 1916. He m. at Sutton, Wansford, 10 Aug 1906 Penelope, dau of the Rev William Hopkinson, of Sutton Grange, Wansford, co. Northampton. [Photo]
British Army Pension Records
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British Army Service Records
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Soldiers Died in the Great War
Lieutenant-Colonel (T) Laurence Oliphant Graeme 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action on 10 Mar 1916.
Auchterarder Roll of Honour
Lieutenant-Colonel Lawrence Oliphant GRAEME, CMG, lived at Aberuthven Lodge. He enlisted June 1892 in the 1st battalion of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Adjutant, 2nd Camerons, 1897 to 1901; Adjutant Scottish Horse, 1903-1907; ADC to the King Emperor, Indian Durbar.Served France, Killed there. He died 10th March 1916 at France and is buried at Noeux-les-Mines. South African Medal (3 Clasps), Durbar Medal, CMG.