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Sir Thomas Bilbe Robinson
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1853
Rotherhithe
Greater London, England
Death: May 15, 1939
Broadstairs
Kent, England

Lieutenant-Colonel, G.B.E., K.C.M.G., K.B.E. He was an English-born Australian businessman and public servant, the son of a shipbuilder. In 1881 he emigrated to Queensland and went into business, becoming involved in many companies. He also joined the Queensland Militia and rose to the rank of Major commanding the 1st Queenslanders and was later senior officer in Central Queensland. In 1910 he returned to London as Agent-General for Queensland and served until his retirement at the end of 1919. During the First World War the Board of Trade gave him the responsibility of procuring and distributing frozen meat to the Allied Forces. This job he carried out exceptionally well, and by the end of the war he had dealt with 3,500,000 tons of meat, the largest quantity that had been handled by a single organisation at any time in history to date. It was one commodity that the Allied Forces were never short of. He was knighted in 1910 shortly after his appointment as Agent-General, appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in 1913, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1917, and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 1920 Birthday Honours. He was also an Officer of the Légion d'Honneur (for his services as a commissioner of the Franco-British Exhibition), and a Commander of both the Order of the Crown of Belgium and the Order of the Crown of Italy.
 
 
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  Rosa Hannah Bible Cowell Robinson (1882 - 1961)*
 
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Burial:
St Peter the Apostle Churchyard
St Peters
Thanet District
Kent, England
 
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Record added: Jun 06, 2010
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Sir Thomas Bilbe Robinson
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 Added: Feb. 16, 2012
Happy Christmas Sir
- wessex
 Added: Dec. 25, 2011

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