Charles Burnett (British Army officer)
- For the Royal Air Force officer of the same name who started his career in the British Army, see Charles Burnett (RAF officer).
|Sir Charles Burnett|
|Commands held||Eastern District
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Burnett was born in Australia. He was commissioned into the 15th Foot in 1861. He participated in the Third Anglo-Ashanti War of 1873 to 1874, then attended and graduated from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He next saw active service in the Second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878 to 1880.
Burnett became assistant adjutant-general in Bombay in 1880 and commanding officer of the Royal Irish Rifles in 1887. He rose to be assistant adjutant-general at Aldershot in 1893. Promoted to major general in 1895, he became General Officer Commanding the Eastern District in 1896 before being posted to British India in 1898, where he was Commander of the Poona District by 1900. He was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal in the 1900 Birthday Honours. He was promoted to lieutenant general in 1905.
He retired in 1910.
- Kowner, Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War, p. 79.
- "No. 22525". The London Gazette. 2 July 1861. p. 2738.
- "No. 28817". The London Gazette. 31 March 1914. p. 2740.
- "No. 26409". The London Gazette. 3 June 1893. p. 3251.
- "No. 27195". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 May 1900. p. 3329.
- "No. 28269". The London Gazette. 9 July 1909. p. 5282.
|GOC Eastern District
Sir William Gatacre
Sir Francis Howard
|GOC-in-C Western Command
Sir Henry Mackinnon