1st Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel James Douglas McLachlan 04/08/1914 to 14/09/1914 Wounded

Captain Douglas Nathaniel Carleton Capel Miers 14/09/1914 to 23/09/1914 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Captain Ewen James Brodie 23/09/1914 to 28/09/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Lilburn MacEwen 28/09/1914 to 21/12/1914 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Craig-Brown 21/12/1914 to 10/05/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Laurence Oliphant Graeme 10/05/1915 to 10/03/1916 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Henry Campbell 11/03/1916 to 11/03/1916 Transferred to another active batalion

Major Henry Charies Methuen 11/03/1916 to 25/03/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Craig-Brown 26/03/1916 to 31/01/1917 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Charies Methuen 31/01/1917 to 03/03/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Wilfred Hargreaves John Erskine 03/03/1917 to 01/05/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Maxwell Dudgeon 05/05/1918 to 28/05/1918 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Leycester McCall 01/06/1918 to 12/10/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Charles Methuen 14/10/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

2nd Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Lilburn MacEwen 04/08/1914 to 05/08/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Campbell 05/08/1914 to 11/05/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Duncan Macpherson 17/05/1915 to 22/06/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel James Douglas McLachlan 23/06/1915 to 06/10/1915 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Duncan Macpherson 08/10/1915 to 09/08/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Adam Cathcart Lampson 09/08/1916 to 29/09/1916 Promoted

Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Leycester McCall 01/10/1916 to 28/04/1918 Wounded

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Neil Stewart 29/04/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel 04/08/1914 to 19/08/1914 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Donald Mackintosh of Mackintosh 19/08/1914 to 09/05/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel 09/05/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1/4th Battalion (absorbed by 1st)       

Lieutenant-Colonel Ewan Campbell 04/08/1914 to 29/10/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Fraser 29/10/1914 to 17/05/1915 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Hector Fraser 18/05/1915 to 08/11/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Murdoch Beaton 08/11/1915 to 19/03/1916 Invalided

2/4th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel J C O Fitzmaurice 09/01/1915 to 20/05/1915 Replaced

Colonel Owen Stuart Smyth 20/05/1915 to 07/09/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel John Campbell 07/09/1915 to 15/02/1918 Replaced

3/4th (into 4th Reserve) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Horace William Kemble 21/04/1915 to 31/07/1916 Replaced

5th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel 19/08/1914 to 09/05/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Beauchamp Duff 09/05/1916 to 06/07/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Robert Brown 06/07/1916 to 20/06/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel St Clair Maling Grant MacEwen 20/06/1917 to 26/09/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Gavin Maitland Makgill Crichton 26/09/1917 to 06/03/1918 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel John Inglis 06/03/1918 to 15/09/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander William Angus 15/09/1918 to 28/10/1918 Replaced

Major George Herbert Callender 28/10/1918 to 06/11/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel  Robin Campbell (Cawdor) 6/11/1918 Remained CO

6th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel George Cecil Minett Sorel-Cameron 06/09/1914 to 30/09/1914 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Angus Falconer Douglas-Hamilton 01/10/1914 to 26/09/1915 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel David Edward Maitland Makgill Crichton 04/10/1915 to 05/03/1916 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel James Cosmo Russell 05/03/1916 to 31/07/1917 Killed in action/Died of wounds

Lieutenant-Colonel Fearnley Anderson 01/08/1917 to 10/06/1918 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Norman Macleod 10/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO



Lieutenant-Colonel Angus Douglas Hamilton, killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915, on Hill 70 where he won his VC.








7th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel David Price Haig 08/10/1914 to 22/04/1915 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel James Walter Sandilands 23/04/1915 to 13/04/1916 Promoted

Major Thomas Latimer Cunningham 13/04/1916 to 13/05/1916 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel Cunliffe Herbert Marsh 13/05/1916 to 07/01/1917 Replaced

Lieutenant-Colonel David Edward Maitland Makgill Crichton 08/01/1917 to 23/04/1917 Invalided

Lieutenant-Colonel Norman Macleod 23/04/1917 to 10/06/1918 Remained CO

8th (Reserve) Battalion      

Lieutenant-Colonel Gilbert Gunn 14/12/1914 to 29/01/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Louis Scott-Kerr 29/01/1916 to 31/08/1916 Transferred to another active battalion

9th (Labour) Battalion (into 7th & 8th Labour Companies)       

Lieutenant-Colonel Montagu James Grant-Peterkin 12/08/1916 to 15/04/1917 Remained CO

10th Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Duncan Gus Baillie 26/11/1916 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

11th (Service) Battalion       

Lieutenant-Colonel Odo Richard Vivian 10/06/1918 to 11/11/1918 Remained CO

1st Garrison Battalion (into 18th Battalion RDC)       

Colonel Llewellyn Salusbury Mellor 08/02/1917 to 01/08/1917 Remained CO


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