Charles Foulkes (British Army officer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charles Foulkes (British Army officer)

British general and field hockey player

Date of Birth: 01-Feb-1875

Place of Birth: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Death: 06-May-1969

Profession: military personnel, engineer, field hockey player

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Charles Foulkes (British Army officer)

  • Major-General Charles Howard Foulkes, CB, CMG, DSO (1 February 1875 – 6 May 1969) was a Royal Engineers officer in the British Army and also a British international field hockey player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in the bronze medal-winning team.
  • He saw service in World War I and, following the first German use of gas on 22 April 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres, became Britain's chief advisor on gas warfare.
  • He also advised on the use of gas to suppress the uprisings in Afghanistan (1919) and Waziristan (1920), but gas was never actually deployed in these conflicts.

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