HC Deb 01 June 1871 vol 206 cc1373-4

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Why a junior Captain in the Royal County of Limerick Regiment of Militia was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel over the heads of the two Majors, one of whom had served in a regiment of the Line?


replied that Lord Limerick, who was promoted over the heads of several other officers, had served in the Rifle Brigade; and the Lord Lieutenant of the County, in recommending the promotion, stated that, in his opinion, Lord Limerick's position in the county rendered his position of greater service to the regiment than the promotion of any other officer. The Government were not aware of any other cause for the promotion which had taken place.