Assistant Under Secretary for War

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United Kingdom
Office of the Assistant Under Secretary for War
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Royal Arms as used by His Majesty's Government
War Office
StyleThe Right Honourable
(Formal prefix)
Assistant Under Secretary of State for War
SeatWestminster, London
AppointerThe British Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Formation1854-1861, 1862-1870
First holderJohn Arthur Godley
Final holderSir John Pakington

The Assistant Under Secretary for War was a British Government level position established in 1854, the office was abolished in 1861 then reinstated in 1862. It was abolished again in 1870. In 1877 the post Chief Chief Clerk, War Office was re designated Assistant Under Secretary of State for War.[1]

History

The Assistant Under Secretary of State for War was a British Government level position established in 1854 the abolished in 1861, it was revived in 1862 the abolished again in 1870. In 1877 the office of the chief clerk at the war office was re designated assistant under secretary of state for war [2]

Office Holders

Assistant Under Secretary for War

Name Entered office Left office
John Arthur Godley[3] 1854 1861
Sir Douglas Strutt Galton[4] 1862 1868
Sir John Pakington 1868 1870

Footnotes

  1. Roper, Michael (1998). The Records of the War Office and Related Departments, 1660-1964. London: Public Record Office. p. 196. ISBN 9781873162453.
  2. Roper, Michael (1998). The Records of the War Office and Related Departments, 1660-1964. London: Public Record Office. p. 196. ISBN 9781873162453.
  3. Kaminsky, Arnold P. (1986). The India Office, 1880-1910. Westport, Connecticut, United States: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 227. ISBN 9780313249099.
  4. Jarvis, Peter; Griffin, Colin (2003). Adult and Continuing Education: Vocational education. 55: Taylor & Francis. p. London. ISBN 9780415130288.

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