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Sir Rob Lockhart
Born 1893
Died 1981 (aged 87–88) (aged 87 or 88)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch British Indian Army
Years of service 1913–1952
Rank General
Commands held Southern Command, India
British Indian Army
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire
Military Cross

General Sir Rob McGregor MacDonald Lockhart KCB CIE MC (1893–1981) was a British Indian Army general of World War II and an early Scouting notable.

Military career[]

Lockhart was commissioned as an unattached officer in the Indian Army in 1913.[1] He joined the 51st Sikhs in 1914 and then served in World War I.[1] In 1934 he was appointed Military attache to Afghanistan.[2] Then in 1939 he was appointed Deputy Director of Staff Duties in the India Office.[2]

He served in World War II as Director of Staff Duties in the India Office from 1940 to 1941[1] when he became Military Secretary to the India Office.[2] He was appointed General Officer Commanding Southern Command in India in 1945.[2]

He was appointed acting Governor of the North West Frontier in India in June 1947 and then became Commander-in-Chief, India in August 1947.[1] He retired in 1948 but was recalled as Director of Operations during the Malaya Emergency between 1951 and 1952.[1]

He became Deputy Chief Scout for the Boy Scouts Association from 1951 to 1961.[1] He served on the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1953 to 1959. He was awarded the Bronze Wolf Award, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting, in 1961.


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Sydney Muspratt
Military Secretary to the India Office
Succeeded by
George Molesworth
Preceded by
Sir Noel Beresford-Peirse
GOC-in-C, Southern Command, India
1945 – 1947
Succeeded by
Post disbanded
Preceded by
Sir Claude Auchinleck
Commander-in-Chief, India
Succeeded by
Sir Roy Bucher
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Olaf Kirkpatrick Caroe
Governor of the North-West Frontier Province
Succeeded by
Sir George Cunningham

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