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

ROBERTSON, James Alexander Rowland (born 1910), Major General

Service biography
Attached to 1 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1930; joined 6 Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army 1931; Instructor, Army School of Physical Training, India 1936-1937; World War II 1939-1945; Staff College, Quetta 1941; Bde Maj, 1 (Maymyo) Bde 1942; Bde Maj, 106 Indian Infantry Bde 1942-1944; Commander, 1/7 Gurkha Rifles 1944-1945; Commander, 48 Indian Infantry Bde 1945-1947; Instructor (General Staff Officer Grade 1), Staff College, Quetta 1947; Commander, 1/6 Gurkha Rifles 1947-1948; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Malaya Command 1948; Brig, General Staff, Malaya 1948-1949; General Staff Officer Grade 1, War Office 1950-1952; Col, General Staff, 1 Corps, Germany 1952-1954; Commander, 51 Independent Infantry Bde, Middle East Land Forces 1955-1957; Commander, 17 Gurkha Div, and Maj Gen, Bde of Gurkhas 1958-1961; General Officer Commanding Land Forces, Middle East Command 1961-1963; Col, 6 Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles 1961-1969; Gurkha Liaison Officer, War Office 1963-1964; retired 1964; Director of Personnel, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) 1964-1969



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