General Sir Neville
Gerald Lyttelton GCB
1845 - 6 July 1931) was a British Army Officer. He served as
Chief of the
Hagley in Worcestershire, he
was the son of 4th
College and was commissioned in the Rifle Brigade in
He was fought at the battle of
. Lyttelton commanded the 4th Brigade and then
the 2nd and 4th Divisions in South
Africa between 1899 and 1900: he was involved in the Siege of
Ladysmith, a protracted engagement during the Second Boer War.
He was Commander-in-Chief
, South Africa from
1902 to 1904.
In 1904 he was appointed Chief of the General Staff: this was a new
post created on his appointment and replaced the post of Commander-in-Chief of the
; it was retitled Chief of the Imperial
shortly after his successor was appointed in
1908. At that time he moved on to become Commander-in-Chief, Ireland
which post he continued until his retirement in 1912.
He was a member of the Mesopotamia
He died at the Royal Chelsea
on 6 July 1931.