Francis Glanville

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Francis Robert Glanville
Born 19 March 1827
Lawhitton, Cornwall
Died 11 February 1910
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1844–1877
Rank Major General
Unit Royal Artillery

Major General Francis Robert Glanville (1827–1910) was a senior British Army officer.


A descendent of Sir John Glanville MP (1542–1600), and Sir John Glanville MP (1586–1661), the Speaker of the House of Commons, and the grandson of Rt. Hon. Reginald Pole-Carew MP (1753–1835), Francis Glanville was born in Lawhitton, Cornwall, on 19 March 1827, and educated at Bedford School.[1] He received his first commission in the Royal Artillery as a Second Lieutenant on 19 December 1844, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 2 April 1846.[2] He was promoted to the rank of Colonel on 29 December 1872, and retired from the Royal Artillery as a Major General on 14 July 1877.[3][4]

Whilst stationed in Gibraltar in 1860, Glanville married Dona Maria Conception Guadalupe, the daughter of Don Francis Carreras, with whom he had six sons and four daughters. Major General Francis Glanville died in Plymouth on 11 February 1910, aged 82.[5]


  1. ^ "- Person Page 1127". Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  2. ^ "The London Gazette" (PDF). p. 141. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  3. ^ "The London Gazette" (PDF). February 11, 1873. p. 587. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  4. ^ "The London Gazette" (PDF). August 14, 1877. p. 4691. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  5. ^ Obituary, The Times, 12 February 1910, p.13