|Sir Gerald Kitson|
6 October 1856|
Morval, Cornwall, England
|Died||3 March 1950
Redhill, Surrey, England
|Years of service||1875-1918|
|Commands held||Royal Military College of Canada
Royal Military College Sandhurst
|Battles/wars||First World War|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Born the youngest son of the late Rev. James Buller Kitson and educated at Winchester College and Royal Military College Sandhurst, Gerald Kitson was commissioned into the 1st Regiment of Foot in 1875 and transferred to the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1876. After serving as aide-de-camp to the Viceroy of India from 1879 and then as aide-de-camp to the General Officer Commanding Western District from 1884, he was appointed Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General in Meerut in 1890, Assistant Adjutant-General in Ambala in 1892 and Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston in 1896. In Canada he introduced major reforms clearing out the staff and reducing the College programme from four years to three years and in the New Year Honours on 1 January 1901 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his work there.
He went on to be military attaché in Washington D. C. in 1900 and Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst in 1902. He was given command of the Jubbulpore Brigade in India in 1907 and of the Jullundur Brigade in 1908 before becoming Quartermaster-General in India in 1909. He commanded the 2nd Division in India from 1912, through the early years of the Great War, until 1916 and retired in 1918.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- 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.206
- The Tale of the T-Square Or The Little Black Sheep of RMC by Ross McKenzie, Curator, RMC Museum
- The London Gazette: . 1 January 1901.
- The Peerage
- Abolition of the Kilt The Scotsman, 15 December 1939
|Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada
Sir Edwin Markham
|Commandant of the Royal Military College Sandhurst