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Sir Frederick Forestier-Walker
14 April 1844 – 30 August 1910
Gen. Sir Frederick Forestier-Walker
Place of birth Bushey, Hertfordshire
Place of death Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Resting place Bushey, Hertfordshire
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Battles/wars Cape Frontier Wars
Anglo-Zulu War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

General Sir Frederick William Edward Forestier Forestier-Walker GCMG KCB (17 April 1844 - 30 August 1910) was Governor of Gibraltar.

Military career

Educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Forestier-Walker was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1862.[1]

In 1873 he was appointed Military Secretary to the General Officer Commanding Cape Colony and in that capacity saw action in the Cape Frontier Wars and the Anglo-Zulu War.[1] In 1882 he was briefly Assistant Adjutant-General and Quartermaster-General for the Home District and then returned to South Africa.[1] He was appointed a Brigadier at Aldershot in 1889 and Commander of British Troops in Egypt in 1990 before becoming General Officer Commanding Western District in 1895.[1]

In 1899 he became GOC Cape Colony and in 1905 he was appointed Governor of Gibraltar.[1]

In retirement he became a Director of the Cold Storage Company.[2]


In 1887 he married Mabel Louisa Ross and together they went on to have one son.[1]


Government offices
Preceded by
Sir George Stuart White
Governor of Gibraltar
1905 – 1910
Succeeded by
Sir Archibald Hunter


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