Chief of the General Staff (India)
The Chief of the General Staff, India was a senior military commander in India from 1904 to Indian Independence in 1947.
The Chief of the General Staff, India assisted the Commander-in-Chief, India in commanding the British Indian Armed Forces. The post was largely honorary as all power resided in the hands of Commander-in-Chief, India. The post was replaced by that of Commander-in-Chief, Army in 1947 and then by that of Chief of the Army Staff in 1955.
Chiefs of the General Staff
Holders of the post have been:
- Mar 1906-Sep 1909 Lieutenant-General Sir Beauchamp Duff
- Oct 1909-Feb 1912 Lieutenant-General Sir Douglas Haig
- Feb 1912-Jan 1916 Lieutenant-General Sir Percy Lake
- Jan 1916-Jan 1920 Lieutenant-General Sir George Kirkpatrick
- Jan 1920-Nov 1924 General Sir Claud Jacob
- Nov 1924-Oct 1928 General Sir Andrew Skeen
- Oct 1928-Jul 1930 General Sir Philip Chetwode
- Jul 1930-Mar 1931 Lieutenant-General Sir Cyril Deverell
- Mar 1931-May 1934 General Sir Kenneth Wigram
- May 1934-Oct 1937 General Sir William Bartholomew
- Oct 1937-Jun 1939 General Sir Ivo Vesey
- Jun 1939-May 1941 General Sir Eric de Burgh
- May 1941-Dec 1941 Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Hutton
- Feb 1942-Apr 1944 Lieutenant-General Sir Edwin Morris
- Apr 1944-1946 Lieutenant-General Sir John Swayne
- 1946-1947 Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Smith
- ↑ The Indian Army in 1914 Archived September 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- ↑ "The Commanders-In-Chief (Change in Designation) Act, 1955". VakilNo1.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- ↑ Army Commands Archived July 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
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