To historic Armistice signing
then First Sea Lord in December 1917.
Disillusioned with politics after the war, however, following the fallout with his old friend Lloyd George, he resigned from the navy in 1919, settling in Cannes where he worked for Cable and Wireless and Marconi. When he died there was a large military funeral at Westminster, followed by a private burial at Wemyss.
Ironically, of course, the railway carriage at the Forest of Compiegne was deliberately used by Hitler on June 22 1940 for the signing of the FrancoGerman Armistice during World War Two – an occasion where Hitler believed he had avenged German First World War humiliation.
However, despite the significance of both occasions, Mr Wemyss, who has yet to visit the site of the signing, always feels as if “Rossie” as he calls him has “slipped below history” – until now.
“I’m so glad to have him as one of my relatives,” he added.