Wilfrid Dallas CAIRNS CMG DL, 4th Earl Cairns

Born1865 79 Eaton Place, London
Died1946
FatherHugh MacCalmont CAIRNS PC, DCL, LLD 1st Earl Cairns (1819 – 1885)
MotherMary Harriet McNEILE (1833 – 1919)
OccupationArmy Officer

Biography and Notes

Lord Cairns was educated at Wellington. He was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade achieving the rank of Lt in 1885; Capt in 1895; Maj in 1898 and Lt Col in 1905. He served in South Africa in 1902 and in Europe in WWI. He succeeded to the Earldom on the death of his brother (who had been his best man) in 1905. He was succeeded by his son, David Charles.

Life Events

1865Born
1885Death of father Hugh MacCalmont CAIRNS PC, DCL, LLD 1st Earl Cairns
1894Married Olive COBBOLD in St Michael's Church, Chester Sq, London
1895Birth of daughter Lady Hester Margaret CAIRNS
1899Birth of daughter Ursula Helen CAIRNS
1905Birth of daughter Lady Sheila Mary CAIRNS
1907Birth of son Brig. Hugh (Hugo) Wilfrid John CAIRNS DSO* Viscount Garmoyle
1909Birth of son R.Adm David Charles CAIRNS GCVO, KCVO, CB, DL 5th Earl Cairns
1912Birth of daughter Lady Katharine Olive CAIRNS
1919Death of mother Mary Harriet McNEILE
1942Death of son Brig. Hugh (Hugo) Wilfrid John CAIRNS DSO* Viscount Garmoyle
1946Died

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