Francis Howard (British Army officer)
|Sir Francis Howard|
|Born||26 March 1848|
|Died||21 March 1930 (aged 81)|
|Commands held||Western Command|
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Howard was a younger son of the diplomat Sir Henry Francis Howard (1809-1898) by his second wife Baroness Marie Ernestine von der Schulenburg. Through his father he was a descendant of the Howard Dukes of Norfolk. His brother was another diplomat, Sir Henry Howard (1843-1921)
In 1895 he married Gertrude Jane Boyd, daughter of Hugh Boyd, and they had one son and one daughter.
Howard was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in 1866. He took part in the Jowaki Expedition in India in 1877 and then in and the Bazaar Valley and Lughman Expeditions of 1878 and 1879, before taking part in operations in Upper Burma in 1887 to 1889.
He was made Inspector General of Auxiliary Forces and Recruiting at the War Office in 1903 and then Commander of North Western District in 1904. He was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Western Command in 1905 and retired in 1907. He was recalled as Inspector of Infantry during World War I. On 9 December 1919, Howard was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Gloucestershire.
- Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) 1899, after service in Crete
- Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) 1917
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) 29 November 1900, in recognition of services in connection with the Campaign in South Africa 1899-1900
Henry Hallam Parr
|GOC North Western District
(GOC-in-C Welsh and Midland Command 1905;
GOC-in-C Western Command 1906)
Sir Charles Burnett