Robert Maxwell Dudgeon

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Robert Maxwell Dudgeon, CBE, DSO, MC, JP (20 February 1881 – 6 November 1962)[1] was a Scottish soldier and policeman.

The eldest son of Colonel Robert Francis Dudgeon, CB,[2] he was educated at Uppingham School and Loretto School. Following nomination from the Authorities of Public Schools, he was commissioned into the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders as a second lieutenant on 5 January 1901.[3] He saw active service with the 1st Battalion of his regiment in South Africa, during the Second Boer War. After the war ended in June 1902, Dudgeon and other men of the 1st battalion left Cape Town in the SS Dunera in late September 1902, arriving at Southampton early the following month.[4] He went on to become Brigadier-General before he retired in 1920.

From 1920 to 1930, he was Governor of HM Prison Edinburgh; and from 1930 to 1945 Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Deaths. The Times (London, England), Monday, Nov 12, 1962; pg. 12; Issue 55546
  2. ^ ‘DUDGEON, Lt-Col and Hon. Col Robert Francis’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 23 May 2016
  3. ^ "No. 27263". The London Gazette. 4 January 1901. p. 89.
  4. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning Home". The Times (36883). London. 26 September 1902. p. 4.
  5. ^ ‘DUDGEON, Brig.-Gen. Robert Maxwell’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 23 May 2016
Police appointments
Preceded by
William David Allan
HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland
1930–1945
Succeeded by
Sidney Anderson Kinnear