Recruiting Officer

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“The Present Administration Are Your Best Recruiting Officers”

ROBERTSON, William (1865 - 1949), late Gordon Highlanders; Recruiting Staff Officer, Scottish Command, retd

LUMLEY, Eric Alfred (1891 - 1979), RAF retired; lately Medical Officer to RAF Recruiting Centre, Birmingham

FRANKS, Kendal Fergusson (1886 - 1944), psc; Indian Army, retired; Assistant Director Recruiting, since 1940; ADR and Chief Civil Liaison Officer, since 1943

SHATWELL, Kenneth Owen (1909 - 1988), Emeritus Professor in the University of Sydney; New South Wales Liaison Officer (Recruitment) for Government of Hong Kong, since 1962

RIDGEWAY, Edward William Crawfurd (died 1917), 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles; Recruiting Officer for Gurkhas

KINDERSLEY, Archibald Ogilvie Lyttelton (1869 - 1955), DL; late commanding 3rd Batt. The Highland Light Infantry; retired, 1924; Army Recruiting Officer for the Isle of Wight September 1939

HART, Charles Joseph (1851 - 1925), Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army, 1914–20, as Recruiting Officer, Officer Commanding Troops, Competent Military Authority for Arms and Ammunition, Birmingham, and President Northern Area Quartering Committee Southern Command

CUYLER, Charles (1867 - 1919), reserve of officers since 9 March 1919; Lieut-Colonel commanding Depot Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and 43rd Recruiting Area, 6 Aug. 1914–9 March 1919


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A comedy by Farquhar, produced 1706.

It deals with the humour of recruiting in a country town, with a vividness suggesting that the author drew on his own experience. It describes Captain Plume making love to the women in order to secure their followers as recruits; Kite, his resourceful sergeant, employing his wiles and assuming the character of an astrologer, for the same purpose; while Sylvia, daughter of Justice Ballance, who is in love with Plume but has promised not to marry him without her father's consent, runs away from home disguised as a man, gets herself arrested for scandalous conduct, is brought before her father, and delivered over by him to Capt. Plume, as a recruit. Capt. Brazen, a rival recruiting officer, who boasts of battles and friends in every quarter of the globe, endeavours to marry the rich Melinda, but finds himself fobbed off with her maid.

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George Farquhar (1678—1707) playwright

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