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Booktitle:

Robert Risson

Betascript Publishing (2011-02-23 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-4-88421-1

ISBN-10:
6134884219
EAN:
9786134884211
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Major General Sir Robert Joseph Henry Risson CB, CBE, DSO, ED (20 April 1901–19 July 1992) was a soldier and public administrator. He was chairman of the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board from 1949 to 1970. Sir Robert was born in 1901 at Ma Ma Creek near Grantham in South East Queensland. Educated at nearby Gatton High School and subsequently at the University of Queensland, he graduated in Civil Engineering before joining the newly formed Brisbane Tramways Trust in 1923. He joined the Australian Army Engineers (Militia) as a Lieutenant in May 1933 and married Gwendolyn Spurgin in Brisbane in May 1934. He enlisted in the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in October 1939 and saw active service with the Seventh and Ninth Divisions in the Middle East including Tobruk and El Alamein, and with the 1st Australian Corps in New Guinea. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier in March 1943.
Publishing house:
Betascript Publishing
Website:
https://www.betascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow
Number of pages:
72
Published on:
2011-02-23
Stock:
Available
Category:
History
Price:
29.00 €
Keywords:
Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board, Distinguished Service Order, Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board

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