Character number 3
Lieutenant James Robert Dullanty (1870 – 1897)
The youngest son of Sir John Dullanty, whose estate at Rotch Wood abutted the Queen’s estate at Balmoral.
James, a god-son of Queen Victoria graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in 1892, and was commissioned a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards’ 4th Company in that year.
Number 4 Company (Special Operations) Coldstream Guards had been raised by Lt. Gen. Sir Arthur Wellesley, later 1st Duke of Wellington, in 1808 when Britain was expecting Napoleon to invade. Trained and modelled in a manner the to Spanish guerrillas it was administered, and staffed by the Coldstream Guards.