Arbuthnott, Robert Keith, 15th Viscount

Date of birth:
August 21st, 1897 (British India)
Date of death:
December 15th, 1966 (Hillside/Montrose, Angus, Scotland)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Captain
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1918
Action:
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a raiding party. He took an active part in the preliminary reconnaissances and training and led his men with great success in the raid, inspiring them by his courage and keenness."
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Captain
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1918
Mentioned in Despatches
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1938
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1939
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Unit:
11th Infantry Brigade, 78th Infantry Division, V Corps, First Army, British Army
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1944
Action:
"For gallant and distinguished services in Italy"
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Unit:
78th Infantry Division, V Corps, First Army, British Army
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1944
Action:
"For gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Unit:
78th Infantry Division, V Corps, First Army, British Army
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1945
Action:
"For gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Unit:
78th Infantry Division, V Corps, First Army, British Army
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1945
Action:
"For distinguished services in the cause of the Allies."
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Details:
"Palestine 1936-39"
General Service Medal 1918-1962

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