Robin Dalglish

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Robin Campsie Dalglish
Born 3 December 1880
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Died 17 December 1934(1934-12-17) (aged 54)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Royal Australian Navy
Years of service 1885 – 1934
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Harwich Docks
Shotley Training Establishment
HM Australian Squadron
Battles/wars World War I
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.


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. While as a Lieutenant, he served upon HMS Bacchante of 3rd Cruiser Squadron as part of the Mediterranean Squadron between 1902-1904. During 1905 he served upon HMS Leviathan of the 3rd Cruiser Squadron as part of the Mediterranean Squadron. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, he served upon HMS King George V during 1913 and at the outbreak of World War I. He served upon HMS Canada between 1915 and 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 in command of HM Australian Squadron between 7 April 1932 and 19 April 1934. On 2 January 1933 he was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath.[3]

He 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. ^ 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
1932 – 1934
Succeeded by
Rear Admiral Wilbraham Ford