Robin Dalglish

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Robin Campsie Dalglish
Born 3 December 1880
Dubbo, Australia
Died 17 December 1934(1934-12-17) (aged 54)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1885–1934
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HM Australian Squadron (1932–34)
HMS Centaur (1928–30)
HMS Barham (1920–22)
HMS Ganges (1923)
Harwich Docks (1923)
Battles/wars First World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Rear Admiral Robin Campsie Dalglish, CB (3 December 1880 – 17 December 1934) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy. He represented Great Britain in Fencing at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics.[1] He was the first Australian born admiral in the Royal Navy.[citation needed]

Naval career[edit]

Born on 3 December 1880 in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. His family returned to England in 1888. He joined the Royal Navy in 1895 as a cadet, was confirmed as sub-lieutenant on 15 July 1900,[2] and in 1901 was at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. On 5 August 1902 he was appointed to the torpedo boat destroyer HMS Success, serving in the Portsmouth instructional flotilla.[3] While as a lieutenant, he served in HMS Bacchante of 3rd Cruiser Squadron as part of the Mediterranean Squadron between 1902–1904. In 1905 he served in HMS Leviathan, also of the 3rd Cruiser Squadron. Promoted to lieutenant commander, he served in HMS King George V in 1913 and at the outbreak of the First World War. He served in HMS Canada from 1915 to 1918 and participated in the Battle of Jutland. He was the Captain in charge of Harwich Docks and commanded Shotley Training Establishment in 1923. He was promoted to rear admiral on 4 April 1931 and appointed Rear Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron from 7 April 1932 until 19 April 1934. On 2 January 1933 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath.[4]

Dalglish died of illness on 17 December 1934.


  1. ^ "Robin Dalglish Olympic Results". Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27415. p. 1728. 11 March 1902.
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36834). London. 31 July 1902. p. 5. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33898. p. 3. 2 January 1933. Retrieved 14 October 2009.
Military offices
Preceded by
Commodore Leonard Holbrook
Rear Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron
Succeeded by
Rear Admiral Wilbraham Ford