King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

FINLAYSON, Sir Robert Gordon- (1881-1956), General

Service biography
Entered Army from Suffolk Militia 1900; World War I 1914-1918; Staff Capt, Royal Artillery, 7 Div 1914-1915; Bde Maj, Royal Artillery, 3 Div 1915-1916; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 1 Army Corps 1916-1917; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Special Mission to Russia 1917-1918; Deputy Commander, North Russia Force 1918-1919; Instructor, Senior Officer School 1919-1920; Military Assistant to Chief of the Imperial General Staff 1921; General Staff Officer Grade 1, War Office 1922-1925; Staff College, Camberley 1925-1927; Commander Royal Artillery, 3 Div 1927-1930; Commander, Rawalpindi District, India 1931-1934; 3 Div 1934-1936; Commander-in-Chief, British Troops in Egypt 1938-1939; World War II 1939-1941; Adjutant General to the Forces and member of Army Council 1939-1940; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command 1940-1941; retired 1941; Special Commissioner, Imperial War Graves Commission 1942; Duke of York's Royal Military School 1942; Col Commandant, Royal Horse Artillery 1937-1947

Family informed the centre in 1989 that any papers had been destroyed No papers have been traced


Index terms
NAMES Maj Gen Robert Gordon-Finlayson (son); AVM James Richmond Gordon-Finlayson (son)

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