HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 cc1653-4W

asked the Secretary of State for War (l) what has been the total amount of pay and allowances paid to each of the Army commanders who received special Grants from Parliament during the five years 1914–15, 1915–16, 1916–17, 1917–18, and 1918–19;

(2) what were the total emoluments, including allowances, paid during each of the years, 1914–15, 1915–16, 1916–17, 1917–18, and 1918–19 to each of the field-marshals and generals who have been, voted special Grants by Parliament?


The total amount of pay and cash allowances drawn by the general officers referred to between 5th August, 1914, and 31st July, 1919 (except where earlier dates are shown), is as follows:

Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig £26,200
Field-Marshal Viscount French (up to 8th May, 1918) £19,800
Field-Marshal Sir E. H. H. Allenby £19,100
Field-Marshal Sir H. C. O. Plumer (up to 31st May, 1919) £18,700
Field-Marshal Sir H. H. Wilson £14,900
General Sir H. S. Rawlinson £17,600
General Sir J. Byng £15,100
General Sir H. S. Horne. £15,300
General Sir W. Robertson £18,400
General Sir W. R. Birdwood £15,600