Brigadier General Charles Henry Alexander

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

2 Jun 1856

Date of Death

28 Jul 1946

War time / or Pre War occupation

Commanding Officer


Royal Field Artillery


Medals Awarded

Place of Birth

Milford House
County Carlow

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Royal Artillery Museum , 15th April 2014

Charles Henry Alexander, was an Officer in the Royal Artillery, and Commanding Officer of Number 6 Reserve Training Brigade (Royal Field Artillery), at Biscot Camp, Luton; between 1915 and 1917.

In 1917 he was posted to the be the CO of the Royal Field Artillery site at Abbey Wood.

He had a long and distinguished career starting with his joining the army on the 20th March 1874

He Made Captain on the 1st April 1885, Major on the 9th May 1894, Lieutenant Colonel on the 24th June 1903, Colonel on the 24th June 1906; and retired as an Honourary Brigadier General in 1919.

He served in Malta between May 1898 and October 1901. For which he was awarded his CBE

He served in India between November 1901 and August 1903, and again between December 1905 and June 1908.


He  married on the 17th March 1891, to Isabel Annie, daughter of Gen. Sir Campbell Claye Ross KCB of Lothian House, Ryde (IoW) and had one son.

Individual Location

Author: David


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