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TIGHE, Michael Joseph (1864 - 1925), Colonel-in-Chief 2nd Frontier Force Rifles (IA)

Roberts, Frederick Sleigh (1832 - 1914), Field-Marshal; Colonel-in-Chief Overseas and Indian Forces in Europe during European War, 1914; Colonel of National (formerly the Veteran) Reserve

Wolseley, Garnet Joseph (1833 - 1913), Field-Marshal; Colonel Royal Horse Guards; Gold Stick-in-Waiting; Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Irish Regiment; Hon. Colonel of Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry from 1899

French, Field-Marshal John Denton Pinkstone (1852 - 1925), Captain of Deal Castle since 1923; Aide-de-camp General to King George V, 1911; Colonel 19th Hussars since 1902; Colonel Irish Guards, 1916; Colonel-in-Chief Royal Irish Regiment

BOLS, Louis Jean (1867 - 1930), Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Bermuda, since 1927; Colonel the Devon Regiment since 1921

HERBERT, (Edwin) Otway (1901 - 1984), retired as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command (1957–60); Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery 1956–66

Gough-Calthorpe, Somerset John (1831 - 1912), JP, Colonel-in-Chief of 5th Dragoon Guards from 1892

OBAIDULLA KHAN, Nowabzada Hafiz Mohamad Bahadur (1878 - 1924), Colonel-in-Chief, Bhopal Victoria Imperial Service Lancers; Hon. Major, British Army

NEPAL, Joodha Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana (1875 - 1952), Hon. Gen. in British Army and Hon. Colonel of all Gurkha Rifle Regiments in Indian Army; Maharaja, Prime Minister and Supreme-Commander-in-Chief, Nepal, 1932–45

NEPAL, HH, Projjwala Nepal-Taradhish Maharaja Bhim Shum Shere Jung Bahadur Rana (1865 - 1932), Prime Minister, and Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Nepal; Hon. Lieut-Gen. in the British Army; Hon. Colonel 4th PWO Gurkha Rifles

O’CALLAGHAN, Robert Thomas Alexander (died 1903), Surgeon-in-Chief of the Langman Field Hospital and Major Royal Army Medical Corps in South Africa, 1900 (medal and clasps, despatches); Surgeon, French Hospital, London; Lieutenant-Colonel 1st Flintshire Royal Engineers (VD)

STARR, Clarence L. (1868 - 1928), Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto; Surgeon-in-Chief, Toronto General Hospital; Consulting Surgeon, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Lieutenant-Colonel, Canadian Army Medical Corps; Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Canadian Army Medical Corps in Canada

Onslow, William Arthur Bampfylde (1913 - 1971), Colonel RAC (Yeomanry); late Lt Life Guards; Captain of HM Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard, 1951–60; Asst Chief Conservative Whip in House of Lords, 1951–60; High Steward of Guildford

GAYRE of Gayre and Nigg, Robert (1907 - 1996), Lieutenant-Colonel (late Reserve of Officers); ethnologist and armorist; Editor: The Armorial, 1959–74; The Mankind Quarterly, 1960–78 (Hon. Editor in Chief, since 1979), etc; Director of several companies

CONNAUGHT, Arthur of (1883 - 1938), Personal ADC to the King since 1936; Colonel-in-Chief, Scots Greys and Royal Army Pay Corps; Elder Brother, Trinity House; High Steward of Reading since 1935; Hon. Capt. RNVR

NEPAL, Maharaja Chandra Shum Shere Jung Bahadur Rana (1863 - 1929), Hon. General in the British Army, 1919; Hon. Colonel of the 4th Gurkha Rifles, 1906; Thong-lin-pimma-kokang-wang-syan (Chinese, 1902); Grand Croix de la Legion d’Honneur, 1929; Prime Minister, Marshal, and Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Nepal

SMITH, Kenneth Shirley (1900 - 1987), Lieutenant-Colonel RAMC 1942; Hon. Physician and Cardiologist, Charing Cross Hospital and to the London Chest Hospital; formerly: Chief Medical Officer Marine and General Mutual Life Assurance Society; Consulting Physician, Samaritan Free Hospital for Women; Staff Examiner in Medicine, University of London; Examiner in Medicine, Conjoint Board

SLOGGETT, Arthur (Thomas) (1857 - 1929), Colonel Commandant, RAMC, 1921–28; Director-General AMS June 1914–18; Hon. Surgeon to HM since 1911; Director-General British Armies in the Field, and Chief Commissioner, Order of St John of Jerusalem and British Red Cross Societies, Sept. 1914 to June 1918


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N. pl. colonels-in-chief a title given to the honorary head of a regiment in the British army.

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