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Name  T. Robertson-Aikman

Lt.-Col. Thomas Stokes George Hughes Robertson-Aikman (born 25 February 1860 in New Parks, Leicestershire; died 18 April 1948 in Hamilton) was a Scottish soldier and curler.

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Early life

Robertson-Aikman was educated at Eton College and Brasenose College, Oxford.

Soldier

Robertson-Aikman joined the 1st battalion, Royal Lanark Militia, in 1880. The following year the militia regiment was merged with the Highland Light Infantry (HLI). He commanded the 4th battalion HLI 1900–12, and during World War I he commanded a district of the Royal Defence Corps. He was appointed CB in the 1923 King's Birthday Honours.

Curler

Robertson-Aikman was non-playing captain of the British curling team which won the gold medal at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix (France). Other team members were Laurence Jackson, Robin Welsh, William K. Jackson, Thomas Murray, John McLeod, William Brown and D. G. Astley. Sweden and France won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

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T. S. Robertson-Aikman Wikipedia


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