HC Deb 22 February 1881 vol 258 c1528

asked the Secretary of State for War, How many commissioned officers serving in the Army have been promoted from the ranks, and what rank they now hold, with the number in each rank?


In reply to the hon. Baronet, I have to state that the total number of commissioned officers promoted from the ranks is 329. The number is made up as follows:—Lieutenant-general, non-effective, 1; major-general, effective, 1; colonels, 3; lieutenant-colonels, 6; majors, 7; captains, 41; lieutenants, 26; second lieutenants, 17; riding-masters, 33; quartermasters, 194— Total, 329.