25 April 1856|
Sidcup, Kent, England
|Died||19 November 1944(aged 88)|
|Years of service||1866–1921|
First World War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
He was a right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper who played for both Kent County Cricket Club and the Marylebone Cricket Club: he also played football and played in goal for the Royal Engineers in the 1878 FA Cup Final.
He was appointed Assistant Director of Fortification Works in 1906 and Commander of Scottish Coast Defences in 1908.
He was appointed Major-General in charge of Administration at Irish Command in 1912 and Commander-in-Chief, Ireland in 1914: he was replaced following the Easter Rising in 1916. From 1916 until retirement in 1920 he was President of the Claims Commission British Armies in France.
He died on 19 November 1944.
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