Famous Army Officers from the United Kingdom

List of notable or famous army officers from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top army officers born in the United Kingdom and even some popular army officers who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British army officers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These army officers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known army officer from the United Kingdom is included when available.

Everything from James Blunt to John Gabriel Stedman is included on this list.

This historic army officers from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British army officers of note?" and "Who are the most famous army officers from the United Kingdom?" These prominent army officers of the United Kingdom may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected British army officers.

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  • Arthur Raikes
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    Arthur Raikes

    Arthur Edward Harington Raikes (5 February 1867 – 3 March 1915) was a British army officer who served as acting prime minister, vizier and first minister to numerous Sultans of Zanzibar. Serving in the Wiltshire Regiment Raikes took up a position as brigadier-general in Zanzibar's army and fought on the pro-British side in the Anglo-Zanzibar War. He also helped to negotiate the demarcation of the boundary between Zanzibari and British territory on the African mainland. Raikes was awarded honours by several nations in the course of his work.
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1867-1915)
  • Charles Grey
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    General Charles Grey (15 March 1804 – 31 March 1870) was a British army officer, member of the British House of Commons and political figure in Lower Canada. In later life, he served as private secretary to Prince Albert and later Queen Victoria. He was born in Northumberland, England, in 1804, the second son of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by his wife, the Hon. Mary Ponsonby, daughter of William Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby. He was the younger brother of Henry, the 3rd Earl Grey. After a good private education he joined the British Army as a sub-lieutenant in 1820 and commanded the 73rd Regiment from 1833 to 1842. Grey represented Wycombe in the British House of Commons from 1832 to 1837, ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1804-1870)
  • Lieutenant General Edward Felix Norton DSO MC (21 February 1884 – 3 November 1954) was a British army officer and mountaineer. He attended Charterhouse School and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and then joined artillery units in India and served in World War I. He had been introduced to mountain climbing at the home in the Alps of his grandfather, Alfred Wills. His experience led to joining the British Mount Everest expeditions in 1922 and 1924, and reached high elevations both years. His 8570m height (reached on the Great Couloir route) was a world altitude record which stood for nearly 30 years, only being surpassed during the unsuccessful Swiss expedition of 1952. In 1924, he ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1884-1954)
    • Birthplace: Argentina
  • Francis Perceval Eliot
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    Francis Perceval Eliot

    Francis Perceval Eliot (September 1755 – 23 August 1818) was an English soldier, auditor, and man of letters. In 1814 he succeeded his half-brother as Count Eliot, however he did not feel it was proper to assume the title.
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1755-1818)
    • Birthplace: Kew, London, United Kingdom
  • Frank Beck

    Captain Frank Reginald Beck, MVO (3 May 1861 – 12 August 1915) was a land agent to the British royal family. He helped to form a volunteer company comprising members of the royal staff. Under his leadership this unit fought in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. During a battle there, Beck and many of his men went missing, presumed killed.
    • Age: Dec. at 54 (1861-1915)
    • Birthplace: Oxwick, United Kingdom
  • Henry Alleyne Lash

    Brigadier Henry Alleyne Lash, OBE was an officer in the British Indian Army.
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1901-1975)
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India