Sir Charles Monro, 1st Baronet

Sir Charles Monro, 1st Baronet
Charles Carmichael Monro
Gen. Sir Charles Monro
Born 15 June 1860
born at sea on the Maid of Judah
Died 7 December 1929 (aged 69)
Westminster, London, England
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1878 – 1920
Rank General
Commands held 13th Infantry Brigade
2nd London Division
2nd Division
I Corps
3rd Army
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
1st Army
British Army in India
Battles/wars World War I
Third Anglo-Afghan War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India
Other work Governor of Gibraltar

General Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, 1st Baronet of Bearcrofts, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, (15 June 1860 – 7 December 1929) was a British Army General during World War I and Governor of Gibraltar from 1923 to 1929.

Military career

Educated at Sherborne School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Monro was commisissioned into the 2nd Regiment of Foot in 1879.[1][2] He served in the Second Boer War and was present at the Battle of Paardeberg in 1900.[1] In 1907 he was appointed Commander of 13th Infantry Brigade in Dublin and in 1912 he became General Officer Commanding 2nd London Division.[1]

He was deployed to France as General Officer Commanding 2nd Division at the start of World War I and played an important part in the First Battle of Ypres.[1] In December 1914 he became General Officer Commanding I Corps and then in July 1915 he was made General Officer Commanding 3rd Army.[1] After the Gallipoli Campaign, General Ian Hamilton was dismissed as Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and replaced by Charles Monro in October 1915.[1] Monro ordered the evacuation of troops from Gallipoli.[1] In 1916 Monro briefly commanded the British First Army in France before becoming Commander-in-Chief, India later that year.[1] In 1923 he was appointed Governor of Gibraltar.[1]

Monro died in 1929 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.[3]

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Sir Charles Monro at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ Barrow, Gen. Sir George (1931). "The Life of General Sir Charles Carmichael Monro". London: Hutchinson & Co.. 
  3. ^ Brompton Cemetery List of notable occupants

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Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Lawson
General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
August 1914–December 1914
Succeeded by
Henry Horne
Preceded by
Douglas Haig
GOC I Corps
December 1914 – July 1915
Succeeded by
Hubert Gough
Preceded by
Sir Henry Rawlinson
Commander of the British First Army
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Horne
Preceded by
Sir Beauchamp Duff
Commander-in-Chief, India
Succeeded by
The Lord Rawlinson
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hamilton
Colonel of the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Succeeded by
Sir Wilkinson Bird
Preceded by
B. T. L. Thomson
Honorary Colonel of the 23rd London Regiment
Succeeded by
The Lord Astor of Hever
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Godley
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
(of Bearcrofts)
Succeeded by
Heraldic offices
Preceded by
Sir George Callaghan
King of Arms of the Order of the Bath
1920 – 1929
Succeeded by
Sir William Pakenham

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