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Tesh, Robert Mathiesonlocked

CMG 1968

Born 15 Sept. 1922; s of late E. Tesh, Hurst Green, Surrey; m 1950, Jean Bowker; two s one d; died 15 March 2002

HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Ambassador to Ethiopia, 1979–82


Queen Elizabeth’s, Wakefield; Queen’s College, Oxford (MA)


Oxford, 1940–42 and 1945–47; Rifle Brigade, 1942–45; HM Foreign Service, 1947: New Delhi, 1948–50; FO, 1950–53 and 1957–60; Delegation to NATO, Paris, 1953–55; Beirut, 1955–57; Bangkok, 1960–64; Dep. High Comr, Ghana, 1965–66; Lusaka, 1966; Consul-General British Interests Section, Canadian Embassy, Cairo, 1966–67; Counsellor, British Embassy, Cairo, 1968; IDC, 1969; Head of Defence Dept, FCO, 1970–72; Ambassador to: Bahrain, 1972–75; the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, 1976; the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 1976–78; FCO, 1978–79


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