William Fry (British Army officer)

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Major General
Sir William Fry
14th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
Monarch George V
Preceded by Lord Raglan
Succeeded by Sir Claude Hill
Personal details
Born William Fry
8 September 1858
Died 30 March 1934 (1934-03-31) (aged 75)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Ellen Margaret Goldie-Taubman
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1878–1919
Rank Major General
Commands Mounted Infantry School
Lancashire Regiment District
East Lancashire Division
1st London Division
30th Division
Battles/wars Second Anglo-Afghan War
Second Boer War
World War I

Major General Sir William Fry KCVO CB (8 September 1858 – 30 March 1934) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.

Military career

Fry joined the British Army in 1878 and served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War as well as the Second Boer War.[1] He was appointed Commandant of the Mounted Infantry School at Bulford in 1905, Brigadier General commanding the Lancashire Regiment District in 1907 and Commander of the East Lancashire Division in 1908.[1] He went on to be Deputy Director General of the Territorial Force in 1910 and Commander of the 1st London Division of the Territorial Force in 1912.[1] He served in World War I as Commander of 30th Division and then as Major-General in Charge of Administration in Ireland until his retirement in 1919.[2] He was also Colonel of the West Yorkshire Regiment.[2]

In retirement he became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.[2] He lived at Winkfield in Berkshire.[2]


In 1886, he married Ellen Margaret Goldie-Taubman.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  2. ^ a b c d e The Peerage.com
Government offices
Preceded by
Lord Raglan
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by
Sir Claude Hill
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