Forbes in the Military
20th and 21st Centuries
Sir Charles Rosdew Forbes-Leith of Fyvie (né Burn), 1st Bt
Years of Service:
1888 - 1901
As Charles Burn, he served in the 8th Hussars and the 1st Dragoons, before he was transferred to the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in 1899. He was seconded for service with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa in 1900. After the outbreak of the Second Boer War, he was in command of a Battalion. He later commanded the Westminster Dragoons.