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Herbert Miles

Sir Herbert Miles
Lt. Gen. Sir Herbert Miles
Born 1850
Died 1926
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1869-1919
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Staff College, Camberley
British Troops in the Cape Colony
Battles/wars Second Boer War
First World War
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 Order of the British Empire
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Scott Gould Miles GCB GCMG GBE CVO (31 July 1850 – 1926) was Quartermaster-General to the Forces.

Military career

Miles was commissioned into the 101st Regiment of Foot in 1869.[1]

He had a change of career and became a barrister in the Inner Temple in 1880.[2]

He then rejoined the Army becoming Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General at the War Office in 1889 and then Assistant Adjutant-General at Aldershot Command in 1893.[2] In 1898 he was appointed Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley.[2]

He served in the Second Boer War as Deputy Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff for the Natal Field Force.[2] After the War he returned to his role at the Staff College and then, in 1903, became Commander of British Troops in the Cape Colony District.[2] He was appointed Director of Recruiting and Organisation at Army Headquarters in 1904 and Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1908.[2]

He was Governor of Gibraltar from 1913; he retired in 1919.[2]


Sir Herbert Miles Road in Gibraltar is named in his honour[3] as is Sir Herbert Miles Promenade.[4]


  • Obituary of Lieut.-General Sir Herbert Miles, The Times, 21 May 1926 (pg. 11; Issue 44277; col E)
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Hildyard
Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Rawlinson
Preceded by
Sir William Nicholson
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Succeeded by
Sir John Cowans
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Hunter
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien

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