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Douglas Mackinnon Baillie Hamilton Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald CB MVO.
Born in 1852, Cochrane entered the Life Guards in 1870. In 1884 he commanded the 2nd Life Guards detachment of the Sudan Camel Corps in the Gordon Relief Expedition. He was
present at the Battle of Abu Klea and received a mention in dispatches; he was promoted to brevet lieutenant-colonel. He inherited his Earldom in 1885. In 1895 he commanded the 2nd
Life Guards. He created the Dundonald Galloping Carriage for Maxim guns. He commanded the 3rd Mounted Brigade under General Buller, taking part in all the major battles leading
to the Relief of Ladysmith, and then into the Transvaal.
From 1902-1904, he was the last British officer to hold the appointment of General Officer Commanding the Forces in Canada. During his tenure he reorganized and modernized the
Canadian Militia. He eventually attained the rank of Lieutenant General.
He went on to serve in World War One and died in 1935.
|This unmounted photograph seems to show Cochrane while holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (the rank of which he held in the 2nd Life Guards since 1885) which could date the
image to Wolseley's Nile Campaign of 1884-85. His uniform appears to be of the gray serge material used during that campaign.
4 3/4 Inches by 3 3/4 Inches (11 cm x 8.25 cm)
Unknown Location - Possibly South Africa
c. 1885 - 1899