HC Deb 10 June 1873 vol 216 c724

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can furnish the House with the names of those gentlemen who have been selected by the Government to attend on the Shah of Persia during his approaching visit to this Country?


Sir, Major General Sir Henry Rawlinson, formerly Minister of this country in Persia; Colonel Sir Arnold Kemball, formerly Consul General at Bagdad; Major Byrne, Oriental Aide-de-Camp to the Secretary of State for India; and Captain Grey have been appointed by Her Majesty's Government to proceed to Brussels and accompany the Shah to England and attend on him during his stay in England. In England a Lord-in-Waiting, an Equerry-in-Waiting, and a Groom-in-Waiting will attend upon the Shah on behalf of the Queen. Moreover, Mr. Ronald Thomson, late Chargé d'Affaires at Teheran, and Dr. Dickson, Physician to the Legation at Teheran, have accompanied the Shah at his request from Persia.