An administrative document and correspondence concerning the conferment of the Burton Memorial Medal on Sir John Bagot Glubb.
1940 - Sir John Bagot Glubb
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- ReferenceGB 891 RAS BMM/7
- Dates of Creation1939 - 1943
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
Scope and Content
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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