Chief Constable David Muir Robertson - Clackmannan County Police

Chief Constable David Muir Robertson OBE KPM

Order of the British Empire (1949)

King’s Police & Fire Service Medal (1945)

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Defence Medal

King George V Jubilee Medal, 1935

King George VI Coronation Medal, 1937


Clackmannan County Police


David Muir Robertson


David Muir Robertson was born in Tullibody, Clackmannanshire on 27 January, 1893 and joined Clackmannan County Police on 12 May 1913.


He served in the Highland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps between 12 April, 1915 and 1919 serving in England, Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine before re-joining the force on 7 January 1919.


He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal and these are confirmed in his Medal Index Card (MIC) and on the RAMC Medal Roll in W 329/2078 at the National Archives. His picture in Egypt can be seen below.


He was promoted to Sergeant on 21 April, 1921 and Inspector on 16 May 1930 when the force amalgamated with Alloa Burgh Police.


On the Retiral of Chief Constable John Scott in 1932, David Robertson became Chief Constable on 29 October that year.


His name is on the Medal Rolls for the 1935 Jubilee and 1937 Coronation Medals.


David Robertson was awarded the King’s Police and Fire service Medal in the Victory Honours List of 1945 for his Meritorious Service in organising the Air Raid Precautions activity in an area of considerable armaments production.


In January, 1949, David Robertson was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.


When Clackmannan County Police amalgamated with Stirling County Police in May 1949, David Robertson briefly took command of the Northern Division but retired on 31 December that year.


In May, 1953, David Robertson was appointed as an Honorary Sheriff-Substitute in Alloa Sheriff Court.


Mr Robertson died in Alloa on 26 June, 1963.


For a comprehensive obituary of CC Robertson, please click here.

Sergeant David Robertson HMBFA Royal Army Medical Corps 1917 (Back row extreme right)
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