Robert McCalmont

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Brigadier Sir Robert Chaine Alexander McCalmont KCVO CBE DSO DL (29 August 1881 – 4 November 1953) was a Northern Irish unionist politician and British Army officer.[1]

Macalmont was the son of Colonel and MP James Martin McCalmont. He was educated at Eton College.[1]

In 1900, he joined the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and served in the Boer War.[1]

After the death of his father, Robert Macalmont was took his father's seat as an Irish Unionist MP in the House of Commons for Antrim East at the 1913 by-election.[1]

He served with the Irish Guards in the First World War, and reached the rank of Brigadier-General. He was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in the 1917 New Year Honours and a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1937 Coronation Honours.[2] He was invested as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1952.[1]

He died in a Dublin nursing home in 1953, aged 72.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Brig.-Gen. Sir R. McCalmont". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 6 November 1953. p. 11.
  2. ^ "No. 34396". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 May 1937. p. 3084.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Martin McCalmont
Member of Parliament for Antrim East
Succeeded by
George Boyle Hanna