Munro, Hector Charles Seymour


Second and only surviving son of Sir Hector Munro of Foulis, 11th Baronet, of Foulis Castle in Scotland and Lady Munro, nee Stirling. He came to Winchester from Ardvreck School and was a House Prefect, played in Commoner VI and the soccer XI, and was 12th man for Lords in his last term.

He entered Sandhurst on leaving school and was posted as a 2nd Lieutenant to 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, in July 1914. He went to France almost immediately war broke out but in May 1915 he was invalided home, suffering from the effects of gas poisoning. On his recovery he was appointed ADC to General Sir Henry Horne, with whom he served for 16 months in France and Egypt. He returned to his battalion in June 1917 and won the M.C. the following April. The citation read: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when during a withdrawal he formed a defensive flank with his company for a brigade. He performed this difficult operation with much skill, and subsequently covered another withdrawal”.

He was killed in action near Cambrai, whilst trying to locate the position of a German machine-gun battery. He came upon it unexpectedly, and although confronted by a number of the enemy refused to surrender.

He is commemorated on the war memorial in the Episcopal Church of St James the Great in Dingwall.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Munro
  • Forenames or initials: Hector Charles Seymour
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1908-1913
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Date of Birth: 30th March 1895
  • Date of Death: 23rd October 1918
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E5
  • Decoration: MC
  • Burial Site: SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY: Grave I.C.3