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Inskip, Roland Debenham (1885-1971)

Roland Inskip fought in France during the First World War, being wounded and decorated for bravery. He participated in the Waziristan campaign of 1937 and was commanding 34 Indian Division, recently raised to defend Ceylon, when war broke out in the Pacific. Considered too old at 57 to command a combat division, he was retired but recalled at once to training duties.

Service record

1885     

Born in Suffolk
1905-8-5
Second lieutenant     
Graduates from Military Academy. Assigned to India Army.
1906-12-8     

59 Scinde Rifles
1907-11-5
First lieutenant

1914-8-5
Captain

1920-8-5
Major
Staff College
1924-1-7

12 Indian Brigade
1928-1-7

59 Scinde Rifles
1931-8-5
Lieutenant colonel     
Commander, 6 Battalion, 13 Frontier Force Rifles
1934-12-7
Colonel
Staff, Army Headquarters India
1936

Imperial Defense College
1937-1-28     
Brigadier     
Commander, 1 Indian Brigade
1939-4-16
Major general     
1939-8-5

Unassigned
1941-5-15

District officer, India
1941-10

Commander, 34 Indian Division, Ceylon
1942-2

Acting commander, Ceylon Command
1942-3     

Commander, 34 Indian Division, Ceylon
1942-10-7

Retires
1942-10-7

Recalled. Inspector of Training Centres, India
1946

Chief of staff, Bhopal State Forces
1947-8-15

Retires
1971-11-23     

Dies

References

BritishMilitaryHistory.co.uk (2010-10-4; accessed 2012-6-27)
Generals.dk (accessed 2012-6-27)
Pettibone (2006)


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