1940 - Sir John Bagot Glubb

Scope and Content

An administrative document and correspondence concerning the conferment of the Burton Memorial Medal on Sir John Bagot Glubb.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Bagot Glubb was born in Preston, Lancashire, in 1897. He was educated at Cheltenham College before joining the Royal Engineers in 1915. He served on the Western Front in World War One and was transferred to Iraq in 1920. He became an officer of the Arab Legion in 1930, forming the Desert Patrol in 1931. In 1939 Glubb succeeded Frederick G. Peake as the commander of the Arab Legion remaining in charge of its command until 1956. Glubb died in 1986 at his home in Mayfield, East Sussex.


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Related Material

The Minutes of the Council Meeting may provide additional details of the award to Sir John Bagot Glubb. The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1941 (3), p. 294, it was reported that the Burton Medal had been given to Major John Glubb, as part of the Anniversary General Meeting Report.

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