Sir Charles Clarke, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke
Governor of Malta
In office
Monarch Edward VII
Preceded by Lord Grenfell
Succeeded by Sir Henry Grant
Personal details
Born 13 December 1839 (1839-12-13)
Died 22 April 1932(1932-04-22) (aged 92)
Nationality British
Relations Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, 1st Baronet
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1856–1907
Rank General
Commands Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Madras Army
Battles/wars Second Boer War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

General Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, 3rd Baronet GCB, GCVO (13 December 1839 – 22 April 1932) was Quartermaster-General to the Forces.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Eton College, Clarke was commissioned into the 57th Regiment of Foot in 1856.[1]

He rose to become Commandant-General of the Colonial Forces of the Cape of Good Hope between 1880 and 1882.[2] He held a series of administrative roles before becoming Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army in 1893 (renamed "the Madras Command of the Indian Army" in 1895).[2]

He was appointed to the command of the Sixth Army Corps in the Second Boer War in South Africa in December 1899. He served as Quartermaster-General to the Forces from 1899 until 1903 when he became Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta: he retired in 1907.[2]

He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Clarke of Dunham Lodge on 25 April 1899.[2]


In 1867 he married Gemma Cecilia Adams (who died in 1922) and together they went on to have a son and two daughters.[2] In 1929 he married Constance Marion Warner.[2]


Most Honourable Order of the Bath

  • Companion, CB, 1879 after the Zulu War
  • Knight Commander, KCB, 1896 Birthday Honours
  • Knight Grand Cross, GCB, 29 November 1900, in recognition of services in connection with the Campaign in South Africa 1899–1900[3]

Royal Victorian Order

  • Knight Grand Cross, GCVO, 1903


  1. ^ "no. 21853". The London Gazette. 26 February 1856. p. 696. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f The
  3. ^ "no. 27306". The London Gazette. 19 April 1901. p. 2695. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir James Dormer
C-in-C, Madras Army
Succeeded by
Post disbanded
Preceded by
New post
C-in-C, Madras Command
Succeeded by
Sir George Wolseley
Preceded by
Sir George White
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Succeeded by
Sir Ian Hamilton
Government offices
Preceded by
Lord Grenfell
Governor of Malta
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Grant
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Charles Clarke, 2nd Baronet
(of Dunham Lodge, Norfolk. cr.1831)
Succeeded by
Sir Orme Bigland Clarke, 4th Baronet