53677 Major Patrick Arthur Shaw ROBERTSON, Grenadier Guards: Wounded 22/07/1944

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Personal Number: 53677
    Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
    Name: Patrick Arthur Shaw ROBERTSON
    Unit: Grenadier Guards

    London Gazette : 2 September 1932
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be 2nd Lts. 1st Sept. 1932: —
    Gren. G'ds.—
    Patrick Arthur Shaw ROBERTSON.

    London Gazette : 2 February 1934
    Gren. G'ds.—2nd Lt. Philip Theodore PETLEY, from Gen. List, T.A., next above 2nd Lt. P. A. S. Robertson.

    London Gazette : 22 November 1938
    Gren. G'ds.—Lt. P. A. S. Robertson is secd, whilst holding the appt. of A.D.C. to the Govr. and C.-in-C., S. Rhodesia. 2nd Sept. 1938.

    London Gazette : 3 September 1940
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts. 1st Sept. 1940:—
    Gren. G'ds.
    P. A. S. Robertson (53677).

    London Gazette : 2 July 1946
    The undermentioned Capts. to be Majs., 1st July, 1946-—
    P. A. S. ROBERTSON (53677)

    London Gazette : 9 March 1954
    Gren. Gds.
    Maj. C. EARLE, D.S.O., O.B.E. (56644) to be Lt.- Coil., 22nd Aug. 1953, with precedence next below Lt.Col. P. A. S. ROBERTSON (53677)

    London Gazette : 16 July 1954
    Lt.-,Col. P. A. S. ROBERTSON (53677) from Gren. Gds. to be Lt.-Col. on the Emp. List (1), 17th July 1954 with seniority 22nd Aug. 1953
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  2. welshmedals

    welshmedals Junior Member


    I am starting to research the career of Major PAS Robertson Grenadier Guards a pre-war regular Officer who was the brigade Major of the 4th Guards Armoured Division during 1944.

    I have some notes stating he joined and was wounded near Cagny on the 22 July 1944 with the 1st Motor Battalion Grenadier Guards and evacuated to the U.K. on the 27.07.44.

    I just wonder if anyone would be able to assist with this office and how he was wounded? I think the 1st Grenadier Guards were with the 5th Guards Armoured Div?

    thanks all.
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    He is listed in the Regtl history as wounded at Cagny on 22.7.44 with 1 st Bn as you say.
    He gets another mention of being the Regimental Adjutant from 45 to 47.
    Those are the only 2 mentions of him .

    BTW there was only one Guards Armd Div .
    Where did you get the idea of a 4th & 5th ones ? ;)
  4. welshmedals

    welshmedals Junior Member

    Thanks Owen, there appeared to be two men in the 1st killed the same day buried near Cagny, one being a Guardsman Clark.

    I will apply for his records as he died in Kensington in 1982.

    Find attached image of Robertson.

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  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    This is all the Regtl history has for 22nd July 1944.
    More detail maybe in the 1 GG war diary.

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  6. Philip Graham

    Philip Graham New Member

    I came across Major PAS Robertson’s signature in my father’s service book. My father was in the Grenadier Guards 2nd Battalion June 1938 to Sept 1946. I’m trying to find out more about my father’s army WW2 experiences. I know from his service book that he was with the BEF. Also was involved in Africa and Italy. Attached is the referenced signature.

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  7. wonastow

    wonastow New Member

    In the early 1970s I knew Pat Robertson well: his rank was Lt Col. He had commanded the 3rd Bn Grenadier Guards in Palestine in 1946. In 1954 he was Comptroller of the Household at the British Embassy in Paris. The Ambassador was Sir Gladwyn Jebb; they did not get on together. He was a nephew of Sir Francis Younghusband: he however was a a Roman Catholic (educated at Downside) and a parishioner of the Brompton Oratory (and of the Zetland Arms in South Kensington).
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