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Charles Monro

British Army general

Sir Charles Monro (15 June 18607 December 1929) was a British Army general officer during the First World War and Commander-in-Chief, India for the latter part of the conflict. From 1923 to 1929 he served as Governor of Gibraltar.


  • The positions occupied by our troops presented a military situation unique in history. The force, in short, held a line possessing every possible military defect.
    • Conclusion of his report on the failure of the Gallipoli campaign.
    • Quoted in "The Economist", 8th October 2011, p. 69

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