SCOTT-KERR, Brigadier-General Robert. 20200



Autograph Letter Signed, to Lady Bonham, thanking her for “the book and easel”, a memorial in the chapel to Lionel, a fellow officer [George Lionel Bonham, 1873-1910]. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Regimental Orderly Room, Grenadier Guards, 26 January 1914. Brigadier-General Robert Scott-Kerr (1859-1942) was commissioned in the 24th Regiment of Foot in 1879, transferring shortly thereafter to the Grenadier Guards. He saw service in the Zulu War, where he fought at the Battle of Ulundi, the Sudan Campaign and the South African War, where he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order. From 1904 to 1908 he commanded the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. On the outbreak of the First World War he took command of 4th (Guards) Brigade in the British Expeditionary Force. He was wounded on 1 September, commanding 4th Brigade in a rear guard action during the Retreat from Mons, and returned to England. The injuries proved so severe that he never again held a field command; he commanded a brigade in the Home Forces for the remainder of the war, before retiring in 1919.