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

SCALLON, Sir Robert Irvin (1857-1939), General

Service biography
Joined Army 1876; joined 72 Highlanders 1877; transferred to Bombay Staff Corps 1877; Afghan War 1879-1880; battle of Kandahar, Afghanistan 1880; Adjutant, 23 Bombay Light Infantry 1881; extra Aide de camp to Commander-in-Chief, Bombay Army 1884; Burma campaign 1886-1888; Staff Officer, Kanle Column, Burma 1886-1887; Commander, Mayaing Column, Burma 1887-1888; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Poona 1891-1892; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Bombay 1895; Inspecting Officer, Punjab Imperial Service Sappers and Infantry 1895-1898; officiating as Inspector General, Imperial Service Troops 1897; Tirah expedition, North West Frontier, in charge of of Imperial Service Sappers and Infantry 1897-1898; Commander, 23 Bombay Rifles 1898-1904; Mahsud Waziri expedition, commanding Zhob Section of Blockading Force, North West Frontier 1900-1902; commanding troops in Zhob District during disturbances in Sheranni County, North West Frontier 1902; Commander, Aden Column; operations in Aden Hinterland 1903; Commander, 3 Bde, 9 Div, India 1904; General Officer Commanding and Political Resident, Aden 1905; Commander, Bangalore Bde, India 1906-1908; Adjutant General, India 1908-1909; Secretary to Government of India, Army Department 1909-1911; Commander, Burma Div, India 1911; Commander, 8 (Lucknow) Div, Northern Army, India 1913; World War I 1914-1918; Commander, Northern Army, India 1914-1915; retired 1919

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, DEPARTMENT OF MANUSCRIPTS: The papers of Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Viceroy of India, 1910-1916, include correspondence with Scallon 1910-1911 (ref: Hardinge)


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