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Famous London Scottish

The following famous people have served in the London Scottish Regiment:

Basil Rathbone (Actor)
Basil Rathbone was educated at Repton School and was engaged with the Liverpool and Globe Insurance Companies. In 1916 he enlisted for the duration of The Great War joining the London Scottish Regiment as a Private, later transferring with a commission as a Lieutenant to the Liverpool Scottish. In September 1918 he was awarded the Military Cross.
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Herbert Marshall (Actor)
Herbert Marshall, born Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall, in London, (May 23, 1890 - January 22, 1966) was a popular English cinema and theatre actor who overcame the loss of a leg during World War I, to enjoy a long career, initially as a romantic lead and then in character roles.
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Ronald Colman (Actor)
Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an Oscar-winning English actor. Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, Colman discovered acting while at school. He intended to attend Cambridge University to study engineering, but his father's death put an end to that. He served in World War I, where he was seriously wounded at the Battle of Messines.
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Claude Rains (Actor)
Claude Rains served in the First World War; he was involved in a gas attack that left him almost blind in one eye for the rest of his life. However, the war did aid his social advancement, and by its end he had risen from the rank of private to that of captain.
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Alexander Fleming (Scientist)
Fleming was born on a farm at Lochfield near Darvel in East Ayrshire, went to the local school, and then for two years at the Kilmarnock Academy. After working in a shipping office for five years, 20 year old Fleming inherited some money from an uncle.
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Kenneth Grahame (Author)
Grahame was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but in early childhood, after being orphaned, moved to live with his grandmother on the banks of the River Thames in southern England. He was an outstanding pupil at St Edward's School in Oxford and wanted to attend Oxford University but was not allowed to do so by his guardian on grounds of cost.
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Eric Newby (Author)
Newby was born and grew up at Hammersmith Bridge, London, and was educated at St Paul's School. After leaving school he worked for two years at The Dorland advertising agency until 1938, when he apprenticed aboard the Finnish windjammer Moshulu and sailed in a Grain Race from Australia to Europe by way of Cape Horn.
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Victor Silvester (Dancer)
Silvester was born as the second son of a vicar in Wembley, Middlesex. In 1915, then a student at Ardingly College, left to enlist in the British Army during the First World War.
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