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Neg. No: (GP) L 9842
Neg. Size: 12"x15"
Neg. Date: 25-04-1927

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Sitter: Colonel James Forbes-Robertson (1884-1955).

Colonel James Forbes-Robertson (1884-1955).

Biog: Entered Border Regiment, 1904; Captain, 1914; Major, 1921; Lieutenant-Colonel, Gordon Highlanders, 1926; Colonel, 1930; Commander, 152 Infantry Brigade, T.A., 1932-34; retired, 1934.

Date: 25 April 1927.

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Descr: HL.

Costume: Service Dress uniform, Lieutenant-Colonel, The Border Regiment.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: The Victoria Cross [1918]; The Distinguished Service Order with Bar [D.S.O. London Gazette, 18 June 1917; Bar, London Gazette, 26 March 1918]; The Military Cross; 1914-15 star; British War medal 1914-20; Allied Victory medal 1914-19, with oak leaf.

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Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

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No of poses: 8

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Biog: Who's Who; The Army List, 1927; The Times, 6 August 1955, p 9a.

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Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1911, (facsimile edition), Thurston Press, Norfolk, 1986, (see amendments published 1912 and 1913).

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (The Victoria Cross) Burke's Peerage; (D.S.O) Sir O'Moore Creagh, and E.M. Humphris, The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1923, (facsimile edition), London, 1978; (The Military Cross) A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, Spinks Standard Catalogue of British and Associated Orders, Decorations & Medals, London, 1990; (others) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.

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