Frederick Solly-Flood

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Sir Frederick Richard Solly-Flood
Born 19 March 1829
Died 7 April 1909
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held Royal Military College Sandhurst
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Sir Frederick Richard Solly-Flood KCB (19 March 1829 – 7 April 1909) was a British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst.

Military career[edit]

Solly-Flood was the son of Frederick Solly-Flood (1801–1838) of Ballynaslaney House, County Wexford.[1] He was commissioned into the 53rd Regiment of Foot in 1859.[2] He became a Captain in the 82nd Regiment of Foot in 1860[3] and, having been appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1877,[4] became Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst in 1884 remaining in that post until 1886.[5] He subsequently commanded a District in Bombay.[6] He lived at Ballynaslaney House in County Wexford.[7]


In 1863 he married Constance Eliza Frere of Porthmawr, Crickhowell, Breconshire.[8] He was succeeded by his son Arthur.


  1. ^ Burke, Bernard (1912). Genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland. p. 236. 
  2. ^ "No. 21011". The London Gazette. 21 August 1849. p. 2596. 
  3. ^ "No. 22437". The London Gazette. 23 October 1860. p. 3800. 
  4. ^ "SOLLY-FLOOD, Maj.-Gen. Frederick". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 1641. 
  5. ^ "No. 25372". The London Gazette. 1 July 1884. p. 3011. 
  6. ^ "No. 26144". The London Gazette. 17 March 1891. p. 1482. 
  7. ^ The county families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland by Edward Walford, p.333
  8. ^ Armorial families: a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Military offices
Preceded by
Frederick Middleton
Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst
Succeeded by
Aylmer Cameron