Charles Harris (civil servant)

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Sir Charles Harris GBE KCB (2 March 1864 – 10 June 1943) was a senior civil servant in the British War Office.

Harris was born in Ivybridge, Devon, and was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford. He joined the War Office in 1887, being promoted to Principal Clerk in 1900 and Assistant Financial Secretary, in charge of the Finance Department, in 1908. He held the latter position until his retirement in 1924, also being Joint Secretary to the War Office from 1920.

Harris was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1911, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1913, and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours.[1]

Government offices
Preceded by
First incumbent
Assistant Financial Secretary, War Office
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sir Herbert Creedy
Joint Secretary to the War Office
With Sir Herbert Creedy

Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Creedy
(Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War)


  1. ^ "No. 31840". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 March 1920. p. 3757.