George Luck

General Sir George Luck, GCB (24 October 1840 – 10 December 1916) was a British Army officer.

Sir George Luck
Sir George Luck
Born24 October 1840[1]
Blackheath, Kent, England
DiedDecember 10, 1916(1916-12-10) (aged 76)
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Commands heldBengal Command
Battles/warsSecond Anglo-Afghan War
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Military career

Luck was commissioned into the 15th Regiment of Foot in 1858.[2] He commanded the 15th Hussars during the Second Anglo-Afghan War between 1878 and 1880.[3] He became Inspector-General of Cavalry in India in 1887,[4] and Inspector-General of Cavalry in the UK in 1893. Returning to India in 1898, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Bengal Command. In early November 1902 he left India on eight months′ sick leave,[5] at the end of which he retired from the army in 1903.[6]

He was given the colonelcy of the 15th (The King's) Hussars in 1904, a position he held until his death in 1916.[7] He was promoted full general on 23 May 1906.[8]

In retirement he lived at Landford Lodge near Salisbury, Wiltshire[9] and was appointed Lieutenant of the Tower (1905–07).[10]

He married Ellen Georgina Adams; they had no children.[9]


  1. Burke, Sir Bernard, ed. (1914). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (76th ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 2400.
  2. "No. 22128". The London Gazette. 16 April 1858. p. 1908.
  3. "Items of social news". New Zealand Herald. 17 December 1917. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  4. Badsey, p. 67
  5. "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36912). London. 30 October 1902. p. 10.
  6. Whitaker's Almanack 1903
  7. "No. 27751". The London Gazette. 6 January 1905. p. 151.
  8. "No. 27918". The London Gazette. 1 June 1906. p. 3848.
  9. Obituary, The Times, 12 December 1916
  10. Vanity Fair, 4 December 1907
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Baker Russell
C-in-C, Bengal Command
1898 1903
Succeeded by
Sir Alfred Gaselee
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