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

Name
ROBB, Sir Frederick Spencer (1858-1948), Major General

Service biography
Commissioned, 68 Light Infantry 1880; Staff College 1888-1889; Adjutant 1890-1892; Bde Maj, Aldershot 1892-1895; Staff Capt (Intelligence Div) Army Headquarters 1895-1896; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Army Headquarters 1896-1901; battle of Khartoum, Nile expedition, Sudan 1898; Assistant Adjutant General, Army Headquarters 1902-1904; Commander, 11 Infantry Bde and Colchester garrison 1905-1909; in charge of Administration, Aldershot 1910-1914; Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff 1914; World War I 1914-1918; Military Secretary to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War 1914-1916; Inspector General of Communications 1914-1915; in charge of Administration, Eastern Command 1916-1919; retired 1919; Col, Durham Light Infantry 1923-1928

Papers
LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Lt Gen Sir Lawrence Worthington Parsons include one letter from Robb 1915 PRIVATE POSSESSION: the Centre was informed in 1988 that unspecified papers were in private possession, but received no reply to an approach letter; PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE, LONDON: The War Office personal file for Lt Gen Sir Edward Thomas Henry Hutton includes correspondence with Robb regarding Hutton's medical unfitness for command 1915 (ref: WO 138/31)

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