Brigadier General John Robinson Royston

Ranks Held Colonel, Temporary Brigadier General, Major
Birth Date 29 April 1860
Birth Place South Africa: Natal, Durban
Death Date 25 April 1942
Death Place South Africa: Natal, Durban
Final Rank Brigadier General
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • Natal Border Rifles
  • Light Horse
  • 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade
  • 5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
Place Durban
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Gazettes Biographical information The Oxford companion to Australian military history in 1995
Published in London Gazette in 1902-01-17
Published in London Gazette in 1917-02-15
Published in London Gazette in 1902-04-25
Published in London Gazette in 1902-01-28
Published in London Gazette in 1903-12-04

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    28 January 1902 on page 581 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    25 April 1902 on page 2766 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    17 January 1902 on page 376 at position 2
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Light Horse
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    15 February 1917 on page 1603 at position 4
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Natal Border Rifles
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    04 December 1903 on page 8019 at position 1

Timeline

Date of birth 29 April 1860
Date of death 29 April 1860
Other 1916-02-22 - 1916-06-19 Commanding Officer of the 12th Light Horse Regiment.
Date of recommendation honour or award 19 June 1917
Date of death 25 April 1942