Josceline Wodehouse

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Sir Josceline Wodehouse
Born 17 July 1852
Died 16 January 1930 (1930-01-17) (aged 77)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held Northern Army, India
Battles/wars Anglo-Zulu War
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

General Sir Josceline Heneage Wodehouse GCB CMG (17 July 1852 – 16 January 1930) was a senior British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Born the elder son of Vice-Admiral George Wodehouse and educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Wodehouse was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1873.[1] He fought in the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879.[2]

He became Commandant of the Frontier Field Force in Egypt in 1888.[3] He was made Commander of the 3rd Brigade of the Malakand Field Force during the Siege of Malakand in 1897[3] and appointed General Officer Commanding the Presidency District of Bengal in 1898.[3]

He went on to be Governor of Bermuda in 1907 and General Officer Commanding the Northern Army in India in 1908.[4]


In 1885 he married Constance D'Aguilar and in 1901 he married Mary Joyce Wilmot-Sitwell.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Alfred Gaselee
GOC-in-C, Northern Army, India
1908 – 1910
Succeeded by
Sir James Willcocks