HC Deb 22 May 1919 vol 116 cc599-600W

asked the Secretary of State for War how many Territorial officers have been promoted to the rank of brigadier-general in the actual fighting line; how many of those commanded Infantry brigades and Artillery brigades, respectively; and, of them all, how many retained their command actually at the front for a period of not loss than six consecutive months?


An Artillery brigade is commanded by a lieutenant-colonel, and I assume, therefore, that my hon. Friend refers to commanders, Royal Artillery, and not commanders of brigades, so far as the Artillery is concerned.

On this assumption, the figures are:

Territorial force officers promoted to Brig.-General in fighting line Retained command at front for six consecutive months.
Infantry Brigades. 22 18
Mounted Brigades 7 6
Canadian Cavalry Brigades 1 1
Commanders Royal Artillery 7 7
37 32