King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
Museum & Collections
First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Soldiers of the Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Gerrard Samuel Irvine
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Gerrard Samuels Irvine, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment. Found dead in the garden of his home “Flagstaff House”, Main Barracks, Wellington, South India, 2 Mar 1937. Cause of death: gunshot wound in the head. Buried in the Military Cemetery, Wellington. Commanding Officer of the Battalion. Born 11 Dec 1891. Educated: Oundle School, Northamptonshire & RMC Sandhurst. 2nd Lieutenant 11 Oct 1911 Lieutenant 13 Sep 1914, Captain 10 Oct 1915. Major 1 Dec 1928 Lieutenant Colonel 8 Nov 1935. Severely wounded & prisoner of war: 26 Aug 1914. A flower stand to his memory was placed In the Regimental Chapel. Wellington Memorial. He received a military funeral of which many photographs survive.
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