§ Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the Secretary of State for War how many Territorial officers have been promoted to the rank 600W 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?
§ Mr. FORSTER
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