Robert Auld (British Army officer)

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Robert Auld
Born 1848
Died 1911
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1869 - 1911
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars Second Boer War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Major General Robert Auld CB (1848–1911) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Military career[edit]

Auld was commissioned into the 5th Regiment of Foot in 1869.[1] He was appointed Aide-de-camp to the Governor of Malta in 1878, Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General at Headquarters Southern District in 1882 and Deputy Assistant Adjutant General at Headquarters Ireland in 1889.[1] He went on to be Commander of the Mounted Infantry at Aldershot Command in 1892, Assistant Adjutant General at Headquarters North Western District in 1894 and Assistant Adjutant General at Headquarters Southern District in 1897.[1] His next appointments were as Assistant Director General of Ordnance in 1899, Assistant Quartermaster General later in 1899 and Deputy Quartermaster General in 1902.[1] Finally he became Director of Supplies and Clothing in 1904, Commander of the Infantry Brigade at Gibraltar in 1905 and Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1908 before retiring in 1911.[1]

He lived at Saumarez Park in Guernsey[2] and died in office in 1911.[3]


Government offices
Preceded by
Barrington Campbell
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Hamilton