Robert Biddulph (British Army officer)
|Sir Robert Biddulph|
26 August 1835|
|Died||18 November 1918
Cornwall Gardens, Kensington, England
|Buried at||Charlton cemetery, London|
|Years of service||1850–1904|
Second Opium War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
General Sir Robert Biddulph, GCB, GCMG (26 August 1835 – 18 November 1918) was a senior British Army officer. He served as Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1893, and was then Governor of Gibraltar until 1900.
Educated at Twyford School and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Biddulph was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1853. He served in the Crimean War and was present at the Siege of Sevastopol in 1854. He then served in the Indian Mutiny, and was Brigade Major during the Siege of Lucknow in 1857.
In 1871 he was selected to be Assistant Adjutant-General at the War Office and then in 1879 he succeeded Sir Garnet Wolseley as High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief of Cyprus. In 1886 he returned to London to be Inspector-General of Recruiting and two years later became Director-General of Military Education. In 1893 he was briefly Quartermaster-General to the Forces. Later that year he became Governor of Gibraltar.
His final appointment, in 1904, was as Army Purchase Commissioner: in that capacity he abolished the purchase of commissions.
In 1864 he married Sophia Lambert and together they went on to have four sons and six daughters.
- Robert Biddulph at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- "Sitter: General Sir Robert Biddulph (1835–1918).". Lafayette Negative Archive.
- The London Gazette: . 3 June 1899. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- Italian Renaissance House and Biddulph Gate Famagusta, North Cyprus
- The Peerage.com
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