Andrew McCulloch (British Army officer)

Major-General Sir Andrew Jameson McCulloch KBE, CB, DSO, DCM, DL (14 July 1876 – 19 April 1960) was a senior British Army officer.

Sir Andrew McCulloch
Born14 July 1876
Died19 April 1960
Castle Douglas, Scotland
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
RankMajor-General
Commands held9th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
64th Infantry Brigade
62nd Infantry Brigade
2nd Infantry Brigade
Senior Officers' School
52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division
Battles/warsSecond Boer War
First World War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Conduct Medal

Military careerEdit

Born the son of Lord Ardwall and Christian Brown, as "Andrew Jameson", he was educated at Edinburgh Academy, the University of St Andrews and New College, Oxford.[1] He adopted the surname McCulloch for inheritance purposes in 1892.[2] After studying at the Inner Temple and qualifying as an advocate, he was admitted to the Scottish bar in September 1897.[3] He enlisted as a private soldier in the City of London Imperial Volunteers and then transferred to the Highland Light Infantry in August 1900.[4]

He saw action in the Second Boer War and he then commanded the 9th Battalion, the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry from October 1917 and then the 64th Infantry Brigade from July 1917 during the First World War.[1] After the war he became commander of 62nd Infantry Brigade in 1919, commander of 2nd Infantry Brigade at Aldershot in 1926 and Commandant of the Senior Officers' School at Sheerness in 1930.[1] He went on to be General Officer Commanding 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division in 1934, temporary commander of the Troops in Malta in 1935 and then General Officer Commanding 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division again from 1936 until he retired in 1938.[5]

FamilyEdit

In 1905 he married Esmé Valentine Mackenzie; they had three sons.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Who Was Who 1897-2005, A&C Black Publishers, 2006
  2. ^ "Andrew James Jameson (1876-1960)". Armorial Jamesons. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  3. ^ "No. 26888". The London Gazette. 3 September 1897. p. 4938.
  4. ^ "No. 27217". The London Gazette. 3 August 1900. p. 4790.
  5. ^ "Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  6. ^ Edward Walford. "The county families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland".
Military offices
Preceded by
Bertie Fisher
Commandant of the Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
1930−1933
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Lindsell
Preceded by
Sir Walter Constable-Maxwell-Scott
GOC 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division
1934–1935
Succeeded by
Victor Fortune
Preceded by
Victor Fortune
GOC 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division
1936–1938
Succeeded by
James Drew