HC Deb 22 February 1900 vol 79 cc782-3
* SIR JOHN COLOMB () Great Yarmouth

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War how many general officers of each grade are now employed in South Africa, and how many in each grade belong to the artillery.


The general officers now employed in South Africa, according to their rank there, are—one field marshal, one general, nine lieutenant generals, twenty-three major generals, one brigadier general; total, thirty-five. Of these officers there belong to the Royal Artillery-one field marshal, two major generals, and one brigadier general. The Eighth Division, now mobilised at Aldershot is in command of a general who is an artillery officer.