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The late Lieutenant-General J.M. Macintyre, R.A.,
Inverness Courier, Dec. 30, 1902, p. 6a.

"Lieutenant-General John McKenzie Macintyre of Meadowbank, Fortrose, passed away on the night of Christmas Day. The remains were conveyed to Inverness yesterday, and were interred in Tomnahurich Cemetery, a spot for which he entertained the highest admiration. General Macintyre was born in London in 1827, being the eldest son of Mr D. Macintyre, Calcutta, and Mrs Margaret Macintyre, née Miss Mackenzie of Kinoraig and Redcastle. The General's connection with Fortrose was lengthened and intimate. His deceased mother and for a time his uncle (the late Colonel Hugh Mackenzie) resided in Meadowbank, while another uncle (the late Colonel Hector Mackenzie) resided in Mackenzie Lodge. Mackenzie Lodge is at present the residence of the brother of deceased, Major-General D. Macintyre, V.C., author of 'Hindu Koh' and 'Wanderings and Wild Sport on and beyond the Himalayas.' General Macintyre was brother-in-law to the late Surgeon- Major Wm. Brydon, C. B., the survivor in the disastrous retreat from Cabul in 1842. The late General received his military training at Addiscombe, and obtained a commission as Second-Lieutenant in the Madras Royal Artillery on 13th of June 1845. He was promoted Lieutenant in May 1849. He served through most of the Crimean War, and was attached to the Ottoman Army in 1855-6, serving with the local rank of Captain. He joined the Kertch Expedition as a Brigade -Major, and received the medal with clasp for Sebastopol. General Macintyre accompanied the army of Omar Pasha to Asia Minor, and went through the winter campaign there, including the Battle of the Ingour. In this conflict, Capt. Dymock, 95th Foot, having been killed, the young officer was appointed aide-de-camp to Sir Lintorn Simmons, the British Commander. He served with eminent ability in this capacity till April 1858, and received cordial acknow- ledgments of his services from the British Commander, when that officer resigned his post. In August 1858 he was gazetted Captain, having previously received the Turkish medal and the fifth class of the Medjidie. In 1860 Captain Macintyre was in command of a mountain train battery in the China Expedition of that year. He was also present at the defence of Shanghai in those memorable three August days when the rebel army, commanded by Chung Wong, made its fierce attack. Captain Macintyre personally laid a mountain train howitzer on this occasion, and by a well-directed shell he wounded the Commander-in Chief, in addition to killing and wounding several of his staff. During the defence, as Senior Officer of Artillery, he was in command of the South Gate Post, the principal mark of the rebels. For his brave conduct he was mentioned in despatches, besides receiving the medal for the Expedition. Subsequently, General Macintyre served for many years in India. In February 1870 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, to a Colonelcy in February 1875, and to the rank of Major-General in December 1878. In April 1889 he retired from the army with the rank of Lieutenant-General. Since his retirement General Macintyre resided at Fortrose, where the members of his family had spent their youth. The General soon became a well-known figure, as he always wore the Highland dress. He was a member of the Highland Club in Inverness, and of the Junior Conservative Club, London. He was also a J.P. for Ross-shire. For several years he was a member of Rosemarkie Parish Council. In the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, of which he was President, he took a warm interest. He was also an ardent supporter of the volunteer movement, and his sympathies were expressed in a substantial manner during the late South African war. In the times of peace he was a ready and generous benefactor, and conferred his aid in a quiet and unostentatious manner. General Macintyre was predeceased by his wife -- an amiable and accomplished lady, whose memory is still fragrant in Fortrose. They are survived by three daughters and three sons. Major Donald, the eldest, is in command of the 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkhas at the Imperial Camp, Delhi. The eldest daughter is Mrs. Wade, London, wife of Mr J. E. Wade, the famous sculptor, who has recently executed several Royal orders. The second daughter, Miss Marguerite Macintyre, is the well-known Scottish prima donna, whose musical success has been achieved not only in her native country, but all over Europe and in South America and Africa."

MACINTYRE, DONALD (1831–1903), major-general Bengal staff corps, born at Kincraig House, Ross-shire, on 12 Sept. 1831, was second son of Donald Macintyre of Calcutta by his wife Margaret, daughter of John Mackenzie of Kincraig House, Ross-shire. Educated at private schools in England and abroad, he was at the East India Company's Military College, Addiscombe, from 1848 to 1850, obtained his first commission in the Bengal army on 14 June 1850.

With the 66th Gurkhas he served under Sir Colin Campbell, afterwards Lord Clyde [q. v.] in the two expeditions of 1852 against the hill tribes on the Peshawar frontier, including the destruction of the fortified village of Pranghur and the action at Ishkakot. He also joined the expeditionary force against the Boree Afridis in Nov. 1853. In 1856 he took part with the 66th Gurkhas in the expedition under Sir Neville Chamberlain [q. V. Suppl. II] to Kuram Valley, Afghanistan, and with the Doaba field force in Peshawar Valley in 1864, receiving the medal with clasp. He was made lieutenant on 23 Nov. 1856. During 1857 and 1858, when engaged in raising an extra Gurkha regiment (now the 4th Gurkhas), he took part in protecting the hill passes on the Kale Kumaon frontier from the Rohilkund rebels and in keeping the district in order. For these services he was awarded a medal. He was promoted captain in June 1862 and major on 14 June 1870. He served with the Lushai expedition in 1871-2, being several times mentioned in despatches, and being made brevet lieut.-colonel on 11 Sept. 1872. For an act of gallantry in this campaign, at the storming of the stockaded village of Lalgnoora on 4 Jan. 1872, he received the Victoria Cross. Macintyre, who was serving as second in command to Colonel (Sir) Herbert Macpherson, C.B., V.C., commanding the 2nd Gurkhas, while leading the assault, was the first to reach the stockade, which was from 8 to 9 feet high. To climb over it and disappear among the flames and smoke of the burning village was the work of a very short time. The stockade was successfully stormed by Macintyre under the heaviest fire which the Lushai delivered that day.

Macintyre, who became lieut.-colonel on 14 Jan. 1876 and colonel on 1 Oct. 1887, commanded the 2nd Prince of Wales's Own Gurkhas with Sir Garnet Wolseley's force at the occupation of Cyprus and also with the Khyber column, directed against the Zakha Khel Afridis, in the Afghan war of 1878-9. He was also in both expeditions to the Bazar Valley under Lieut.-general Sir Francis Maude, V.C. (medal). He retired with the rank of major-general on 24 Dec. 1880, and thenceforth lived at Mackenzie Lodge, Fortrose, Ross-shire. Macintyre, who was a traveller and sportsman, published an account of his experiences in 'Hindu Koh, Wanderings and Wild Sports on and beyond the Himalayas' (1889; new edit. 1891). He was a J.P. for Ross-shire and an F.R.G.S. He died at Fortrose on 15 April 1903 and was buried in Rosemarkie churchyard. He married Angehca, daughter of the Rev. T. J. Patteson, Kirmetties, Forfar.

Capt D.G.F.W. Macintyre DSO, DSC, RN
Donald Macintyre known to his fellow officers as D. Mac was one of the most successful wartime COs of convoy escorts in the Battle of the Atlantic credited with sinking at least seven U-boats, including U-99 commanded by Otto Kretschmer, the most successful U-boat commander of them all. His utobiography, U-Boat Killer, is perhaps the best account of the war against the U-boats by a serving officer. He went on to write many more books on the Battle of the Atlantic.

Donald George Frederick Wyville Macintyre was born at Dehra Dun, the son of a major general in the Indian Army, on the 26 January 1904. He attended a preparatory school in Cheltenham and the Royal Navy College Osborne before joining the Royal Navy as a fourteen year old cadet at Dartmouth in 1917.

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Bob McIntyre: Scottish racer's historic 101mph TT lap marked on 60th anniversary

The achievement of a Scottish racer who became the first man to lap the Isle of Man TT course at more than 100mph will be celebrated on the 60th anniversary.

The late Bob McIntyre set the milestone lap on the event's 50th anniversary in 1957 on a red and white Gilera machine.

Manx racer Geoff Duke had recommended the Italian team signed him up after he was injured at Imola.

McIntyre became the first man to average more than 100mph for a lap on way to victory in the Senior race.

In fact, the then 28-year-old went above 100mph on four of the eight laps - with his quickest of 101.12mph coming on his fourth lap of the 37-mile course.

See http://www.bbc.com/sport/motorsport/41023073 for more information.


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