|Sir Cecil East|
|Born||10 July 1837|
|Died||14 March 1908(aged 70)|
|Years of service||1854–1903|
|Commands held||Royal Military College Sandhurst|
Third Anglo-Burmese War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
General Sir Cecil James East KCB (10 July 1837 – 14 March 1908) was a British Army officer who became Governor and Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst.
East was commissioned as an ensign in the 82nd Regiment of Foot in 1854 and fought in the Crimean War. He also served in the Indian Mutiny and was wounded at Cawnpore. He transferred to the 41st Regiment of Foot and served as Assistant Quartermaster-General on the Lushai expedition in 1871 before being appointed Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster-General during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and then becoming Commander of the 1st Division during the Third Anglo-Burmese War in 1885. He went on to command several districts in India and became Governor and Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst in 1893 before retiring in 1903.
- Vibart, Henry Meredith (1912). "East, Cecil James". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
|Governor and Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst
Sir Edwin Markham