255,195 Pages

Sir Leslie Rundle
General Sir Leslie Rundle
Born 6 January 1856
Died 19 November 1934
Place of birth Newton Abbot, Devon[1]
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army British Army
Rank General
Commands held 5th Division
Northern Command
Eastern Command
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Distinguished Service Order
General Sir Henry Macleod Leslie Rundle GCB GCMG GCVO DSO (6 January 1856 – 19 November 1934) was a British Army General during World War I.

Military careerEdit

Born in Newton Abbot, Devon,[2] to Captain Joseph Sparkhall Rundle, Royal Navy and his wife Renira Cathrine (née Leslie, who was daughter of Commander W. W. Leslie of the Royal Navy), Leslie Rundle was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1876.[3] He fought in the Zulu War in 1879, the First Boer War of 1881 and the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882.[3] He was involved in the Nile expedition between 1884 and 1885 and served in the Sudan Frontier Field Force from 1885 to 1887.[3] He went to the Sudan Frontier in 1889 and was involved in the Khartoum expedition in 1898.[3] He led a column up the Blue Nile to relieve Gedaref that year.[4]

He was appointed Deputy Adjutant General in 1899 and then Divisional Commander at Aldershot in 1900.[3] He commanded the 8th Division of the South African Field Force during the Second Boer War of 1900 to 1902,[3] for which he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George 29 November 1900.[5] He went on to command 5th Division from 1902.[6]

He became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command in 1905 and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta in 1909.[3] He went on to be General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command in 1915 and retired in 1916.[3]


He married in 1887 Eleanor Georgina Campbell, daughter of Captain H. J. M. Campbell, Royal Artillery, but they had no children.[7][8]


Military offices
Preceded by
New Post
GOC-in-C Northern Command
Succeeded by
Sir Laurence Oliphant
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Grant
Governor of Malta
Succeeded by
Lord Methuen
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles Woollcombe
GOC-in-C Eastern Command
Succeeded by
Sir James Wolfe-Murray

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.