Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Lady Glubb

The death is reported of Lady Glubb, widow of Lieutenant-General Sir John Glubb, KCB, CMG, DSO, OBE, MC (1987-1986), aka _Glubb Pasha_.
She was the former (Muriel) Rosemary Forbes, daughter of Dr James Graham Forbes, MD, FRCP (who died in 1941), and married John Glubb in 1938. Her husband was son of Maj-Gen Sir frederick Glubb, KCMG, CB, DSO, who died in 1938.
_Glubb Pasha_ served in France during World War I and in 1920 was posted to Iraq, where he lived among Arab Bedouins and studied their language and culture. After serving (1926-30) as administrative inspector for the Iraqi government, Glubb was transferred to Jordan and attached to the Arab Legion, of which he assumed command in 1939. A trusted friend and personal adviser of King Abdullah, he made the legion the best-trained force in the Arab world. However, during the Arab-Israeli War of 1956, public opinion forced his dismissal. He is often referred to as Glubb Pasha. Glubb's many writings include The Story of the Arab Legion (1948), A Soldier with the Arabs (1957), and Britain and the Arabs (1959).
Lady Glubb was the mother of two sons and two daughters.
The funeral is at St Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, Sussex, 23 September, 2005.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 September 2005


1 comment:

Dennis R. Hidalgo said...

On February 18, 1913, a John Bagot sent a letter to the editors of the The Manchester Guardian, p. 3. He defended Mexican revolutionaries against attacks from people in Britain who saw them as savages. In his short letter he compared them to the Garibaldians from Italy and to those who were fighting for justice in Britain.

John Bagot Glubb would have been nearly 16 years old that day. My question is, would the author of that letter have been Lady Glubb's future husband (John Bagot Glubb)? Any help would be appreciated.

Dennis R. Hidalgo