Thursday, 20 September 2018

676) Horace Robertson

Lieutenant General Sir Horace Clement Hugh Robertson, (1894 – 1960). Senior officer in the Australian Army who served in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War. He was one of the first graduates of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, to reach the ranks of major general and lieutenant general.

- "Horace was nicknamed "Red Robbie" by his fellow schoolboys after his hair colour, in contrast to his older brother John, or "Black Robbie".

- "... and in the next few days comments by a 'sunburnt, red-headed Australian Brigadier' hit the headlines of the British press."…

- "A career soldier trained at Duntroon, the general was known as Red Robbie, not because of his politics but rather his shock of flaming red hair."…

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