Martin Robertson-Glasgow

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Lieutenant-Commander (retired) Martin Robertson-Glasgow, (1 March, 1883 – 17 July, 1916) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Colonel John Campbell Robertson-Glasgow was born in Rawalpindi, India.[1]

Robertson-Glasgow was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1906.

At some point around 1908 he was acquitted on a charge of indecent assault in Canterbury, which I presume means the town of Canterbury.

He was granted two months' leave in September 1909 while appointed to the armoured cruiser Essex to attend to urgent private affairs. He married on 6 August, 1910.

He damaged the propellor of T.B. 19 in 1911 by proceeding alongside T.B. 20 while her stern [illeg] was under water.

An officer found that though Robertson-Glasgow seemed temperate while on board, "not so much on shore." He was found to have an excessive wine bill and to use stimulants which had a bad "re-actory[?]" effect. "Little self control, requires supervision." Vice-Admiral Warrender ordered that he be subject to quarterly reports.

Appointed to Agamemnon on 6 February, 1912, Robertson-Glasgow was tried by Court Martial for being drunk on board on 21 April, 1913 and pleaded guilty, which cost him six months' seniority. He asked to take up a position with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in January 1914 and was refused.

Robertson-Glasgow was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1914 and was placed on the Retired List for misconduct in accordance with Order in Council of 13 May, 1901 on 8 June, 1915 with retired pay.

He died fighting in the Army in France in July 1916 with the 23rd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert L. Jermain
Captain of H.M. T.B. 19
10 Feb, 1910[2] – 4 Feb, 1912[3]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Stow


  1. Wikitree entry by Bill Norton.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 399.
  3. Robertson-Glasgow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/55. f. ?.