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Monday, October 28, 2019

Lieut-Col Sir [Walter Hugh] Malcolm Ross, GCVO 1943-2019

_. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir [Walter Hugh] Malcolm Ross, GCVO, OBE, died 27 October, 2019, his 76th birthday.

Courtier Sir Malcolm Ross joined the Royal Household in 1987, and was Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office 1991-2005; Extra Equerry to Her Majesty the Queen from 1988; Master of the Household to the Prince of Wales, 2006-08, &c.

Sir Malcolm was Lord Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, 2006-2018.

In 2016 he was appointed the Lord Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.

Appointed OBE, 1988; CVO, 1994; KCVO, 1999; GCVO, 2005.

He was born 27 Oct, 1943, son of Colonel Walter John Macdonald Ross [died 1982], by his wife the former Josephine May Cross [died 1982]. His sister Susan is the Countess of Annandale & Hartfell, wife of the 11th Earl; he married Susan Jane Gow [born 1949], daughter of General Sir Michael Gow, GCB, DL [1924-2013], by his wife the former Jane Emily Scott [born 1925], scion of the Scott baronets of Beauclerc; by whom he had issue, a son, Hector [born 1983], and two daughters, Tabitha [born 1970], and Flora [born 1974].

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