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Robert Pollok (British Army officer)

Military careerEdit

Pollok was commissioned into the 15th Hussars in 1903.[1] He was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of United Provinces in India in 1908 and Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Australia in 1913.[1]

He served in World War I with the Australian Forces in Gallipoli and then transferred to the Irish Guards in 1916.[1] He became Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Irish Guards in 1917.[1]

After the War he attended the Staff College, Camberley from 1920–1921, was appointed Brigade Major for the 1st Guards Brigade at Aldershot Command and then, in 1926, he was re-appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Irish Guards.[1] He was made Commander of the 1st Guards Brigade at Aldershot Command in 1931 and Commandant of the Senior Officer School at Sheerness in 1935.[1]

He was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District in 1938[2] and GOC 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division in July 1940.[1] He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in July 1940[3] and retired in 1941.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
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  3. ^ "No. 34893". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 July 1940. p. 4244.
Military offices
Preceded by
Andrew McCulloch
Commandant of the Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
Succeeded by
Robert Pollok
Preceded by
James Cooke-Collis
GOC British Army in Northern Ireland
Succeeded by
Hubert Huddleston
Preceded by
Arthur Percival
GOC 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Charles Allfrey