Location
On the southern wall of St. Thomas's Chapel (see Cathedral Plan).
 

Memorial
Memorial to 2nd Lieutenant Edward Ross
 
Inscription
Erected by his brother officers to the memory
of 2nd Lieutenant Edward Macrae Ross 2nd Battalion
Seaforth Highlanders Ross-shire Buffs.
The Duke of Albany's - Third son of
Horatio S.J. Ross and Grandson of
Horatio Ross of Rossie Forfarshire N.B.
who died at Ferozepore India 19th May 1893 aged 22

 

Further Information
Extract from the London Gazette, March 9th 1888.
"2nd Battalion, the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, Edward Macrae Ross, Gent., to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 10th March, 1888."
 
Horatio Ross (b. 5 September 1801 d. 6 December 1886) was a landed gentleman, regarded as one of the greatest all-round sportsmen of his day. He was named Horatio after his godfather Horatio Nelson with whom his father, Hercules Ross, had a lengthy correspondence. On 26 December 1833 Ross married Justine Henrietta Macrae, the daughter of Colin Macrae of Inverinate, the clan chief. They had five sons. Ross was also an amateur photographer, active at the very beginning of the medium's history. He was a founder and president of the Photographic Society of Scotland, where he recommended fellow amateurs should use their cameras to capture the beauties of the Highlands and the Scottish countryside, rather than using them for portraits.
 
Horatio's eldest son was Horatio Seftenberg John Ross, the father of 2nd Lieutenant Edward Macrae Ross.
 
See www.qohldrs.co.uk/html/seaforth_history.htm for a history of the Seaforth Highlanders
 

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