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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Philip Neil Erskine 1933-2013

_.Philip Neil Erskine, who died in South Africa, 23 July, 2013, aged 79, was a scion of the Earls of Buchan (Earl, Peerage of Scotland, cr 1469). He was a son of Gen Sir George Watkin Eben James ERSKINE GCB KBE DSO (1899-1965), scion of the earls of BUCHAN and Ruby (1904-74) d of Capt Sir Evelyn Andros DE LA RUE JP 2nd Bt (1879-1950). He married in 1960 his 1st cousin Alice Fiona (b 1941) d of Maj Edward Copleston RADCLIFFE (1898-1967), scion of that gentry family formerly of Warleigh, and Mona Ruth DE LA RUE (d 1974, d of Sir Evelyn de la Rue 2nd Bt aforementioned), and had 2 sons and a dau. He was briefly (1962-64) equerry to HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. -=-

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