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Thompson, Sir Robert Grainger Ker (1916–1992), colonial official and military adviser

Ian F. W. Beckett

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/51340

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Thompson, Sir Robert Grainger Ker (1916–1992), colonial official and military adviser, was born at Malcolm Cottage, Great Stanmore, Middlesex, on 12 April 1916, the son of Canon (William) Grainger Thompson and his wife, Margaret Marion, née Ker. Educated at Marlborough College and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge...

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Subjects: Military History ; Military Administration ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism ; Warfare and Defence

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