Foreign the Lovat Scouts, he chose the best marksmen he could find and the perfect commander in the American, Frederick Russell Burnham, who served as Chief of Scouts to Lord Roberts, the British Army Commander-in-Chief.
While legally the 14th Lord Lovat (and 3rd Baron Lovat), he was referred to as the 16th Lord. In 1897 he resigned from the Regular Army and joined a volunteer battalion of the Queen"s Own Cameron Highlanders. After the war he was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1903 by Edward VII. In World War I, he commanded the Highland Mounted Brigade of the 2nd Mounted Division, being promoted Brigadier-General in September 1914.
He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1915 for demonstrable leadership and courage.
In March 1916 he took command of the 4th Mounted Division and became a Major General two months later. He became a Rhodes Trustee in 1917, the same year as Rudyard Kipling.
Awarded Knight Commander of the Order of Street Michael and Saint George in 1919, he was appointed Army Director of Forestry: apart from a military career Lovat was also Chairman of the Forestry Commission from 1919 to 1927 and served in the Conservative administration of Stanley Baldwin as Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs from 1927 to 1929. Lovat married Honorary Laura Lister, daughter of Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale, in 1910.
They had five children:
Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, Master of Lovat (1911-1933) and 15th Lord Lovat (1933-1995) (9 July 1911-1916 March 1995)
Magdalen Mary Charlotte Fraser (1 August 1913-1927 September 1969) Married John Scott, 4th Earl of Eldon (29 March 1899-1820 October 1976). They had 3 children: John Joseph Nicholas Scott, 5th Earl of Eldon (b 24 April 1937) and Honorary Simon Peter Scott (b 13 September 1939).
Died at the age of 56.
Honorary Sir Hugh died at the age of 66 from lung cancer. Honorary Veronica Nell Fraser (1920-1927 January 2005).
Died at age 85. Honorary Mary Diana Rose "Rose" Fraser (15 April 1926-1931 August 1940).
Died at age 14.
Educated at Ampleforth and Oxford, he was an active member of the Oxford University polo team and left with an Master of Arts. Lord Lovat was commissioned into the Queen"s Own Cameron Highlanders and promoted Lieutenant in 1890, but transferred as a Lieutenant into the 1st Life Guards in 1894.