Robert Pollok (British Army officer)
Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland
|Died||1979 (aged 94–95)|
|Years of service||1903–1941|
|Unit||15th The King's Hussars|
|Commands held||1st Battalion, Irish Guards|
1st Guards Brigade
Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
Northern Ireland District
43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Pollok was commissioned into the 15th Hussars in 1903. He was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of United Provinces in India in 1908 and Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Australia in 1913.
After the War he attended the Staff College, Camberley from 1920–1921, was appointed Brigade Major for the 1st Guards Brigade at Aldershot Command and then, in 1926, he was re-appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Irish Guards. He was made Commander of the 1st Guards Brigade at Aldershot Command in 1931 and Commandant of the Senior Officer School at Sheerness in 1935.
He was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District in 1938 and GOC 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division in July 1940. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in July 1940 and retired in 1941.
| Commandant of the Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
| GOC British Army in Northern Ireland
| GOC 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division