Charles Grant (British Army officer)
|Sir Charles Grant|
|Buried at||Balmacaan, Glen Urquhart, Inverness-shire|
|Years of service||1897–1940|
|Commands held||3rd Bn Coldstream Guards
137 (Staffordshire) Brigade
8th Infantry Brigade
53rd (Welsh) Division
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War
Second World War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Distinguished Service Order
He saw active service in the Second Boer War in South Africa from 1899 to 1902, in the Great War of 1914 to 1918, and was a general officer during the 1930s and the early stages of the Second World War.
He also served in the Great War, initially as a Brigade Major for 3rd Infantry Brigade which formed part of the British Expeditionary Force deployed to France in 1914. He was a General Staff Officer in various formations before becoming temporary Commander of 1st Infantry Brigade in 1917. In 1918 he was assigned to General Headquarters of the French Army, as a liaison officer between General Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff and French Marshal Ferdinand Foch.
He became Commanding Officer of the 3rd Battalion the Coldstream Guards in 1919 moving on to join the General Staff in Egypt in 1921. In 1925 he became Commander of 137 (Staffordshire) Brigade and in 1927 Commander of 8th Infantry Brigade.
In 1930 he became General Officer Commanding the 53rd (Welsh) Division and in 1932 Major-General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding the London District. In 1937 he was appointed General Officer Commanding in Chief of Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, retiring from that posting in 1940.
He was married in 1903 to Lady Sybil Myra Caroline (1879–1955), eldest daughter of Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, who had served as British Prime Minister from 1894 to 1895. They had one son, Charles Robert Archibald Grant, who married Pamela Wellesley (born 1912), a granddaughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington.
|GOC London District
Sir Bertram Sergison-Brooke
Sir Archibald Cameron
|GOC-in-C Scottish Command
Sir Harold Carrington