The Full Wiki

More info on Raymond Durie of Durie

Raymond Durie of Durie: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lt-Col Raymond Durie of Durie, (10 August 1905 – 29 March 1999) was an army officer involved in the ‘Yantze incident’ and who later became chief of the Clan Durie.

Career

Raymond Dewar-Durie was born in Persia, where his father was the manager of the Imperial Bank of Persia. He was sent to school in England from aged five and later attended Blundell's School in Tiverton and the RMA Sandhurst before being commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1925.

Dewar-Durie had an interesting war, including an escape from Shanghai across Japanese held territory, taking 51 days to free China. He returned to China in 1949 as Assistant Military Attache to the British Embassy in Nanking and played a vital part in the ‘Yantze incident’ involving HMS Amethyst

Clan Durie

Although there was never any doubt that Raymond Dewar-Durie was head of the Durie family which had settled in Fife since the 16th century, he did not change his name until 1988, when he followed up the Lord Lyon King of Arms' direction, first made to his father, to claim Chief of the Name and Arms of Durie and became Durie of Durie.

Sources


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message