Sir Charles Monro, 1st Baronet

British Army general

Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, 1st Baronet GCB, GCSI, GCMG (15 June 18607 December 1929) was a British Army General in the First World War. He held the post of Commander-in-Chief, India in 1916–1920. From 1923 to 1929 he was the Governor of Gibraltar.

Sir Charles Monro, 1st Baronet


  • 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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