Victor Bruce was the 13th Earl of Kincardine and 9th Earl of Elgin. He was also the Viceroy and Governor General of India between 1894 and 1899.
To be frank, the great Victor Alexander Bruce’s impact upon Britain, and at the time of his life, that included India, was the Elgin Commission. His Elgin Commission was the first of it’s kind for the great British Empire. It considered the value of the lives of the dead, and considered the feelings of mourning relatives left behind in discussing how calvary should be used in the Boer War.
That may seem, I don’t know, normal now, however for the time it was revolutionary. It was also the first time the lowly soldier could speak up. For the grand “who gives a fuck” British Empire, this was kindness.
As such, The Kincardine 7 is dedicated to The Right Honourable Earl of Elgin. And…
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