The King's Royal Rifle Corps


Field Marshal Lord Grenfell GCB GCMG


Sir Francis Wallace Grenfell is wearing the uniform of an officer of the Egyptian army.

1841 29th Apr. born
1859 Commissioned into 3rd Battalion KRRC
1877 9th Cape Frontier (Kaffir) War
1879 Zulu War
1881 Deputy Assistant QMG in Transvaal
1882 Promoted to Colonel
1882 ADC to Queen
1885 Sirdar in Egyptian Army
1885 Awarded CB
1886 KCB
1889 Promoted to Major-General
1889 Commanded Forces at Suakin and Toski
1892 GCMG
1894 Inspector General of Auxilliary Forces at War Office
1897 Command of British Expedition to Khartoum
1898 7th Aug. Colonel of 2nd Battalion KRRC (until 2nd Jun 1908)
1899 Governor of Malta for 4 years
1902 Created Baron Grenfell of Kilvey
1902 Founded Pilgrims Society
1904 Command of 4th Army Corps with the rank of General
1904 Commander-in-Chief of British Forces in Ireland
1905 10th Apr. Colonel of 2nd Life Guards (until 29th Apr 1907)
1907 30th Apr. Colonel of 1st Life Guards (until 23rd Jan 1920)
1908 Field Marshal
1908 3rd Jun. Colonel of 1st Battalion KRRC (until 1925)
1908 Retired
1925 Died at Windlesham, Surrey


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by Stephen Luscombe