Wully - Sir William Robertson Bart

Molly Burkett Barny Books

Sir William Robertson Bart. is the only man to attain the rank of Field Marshall from serving in the ranks.  He worked in service when he left school and one of the houses in which he served as an under footman was that of the Earl of Cardigan, hero of the Charge of the Light Brigade.  It was here that William first thought of joining the army.

He took the Queen’s shilling in 1877 and earned quick promotion.  In 1885, he became Troop Sargeant Major.  He studied and applied for a commission.  In 1888 he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant of the 3rd Dragoon Guards serving in India where he earned the DSO.  He transferred to the Intelligence Branch.  He served in the Boer War, became Chief of Staff at Aldershot and Commandant at the Staff College in 1910.

In August 1914 he went to France as Quarter Master General.  In 1915 he was promoted to CIGS, Chief of the General Staff.

At the end of the war he was C in C of the Home Forces and in 1918 he became C in C of the British Forces in the Rhine.

He completed his army career  as Gold Stick in Waiting to the Royal Horse Guards.

Suggest this book to a friend

Enter your name and your friend's email address and we will send them a clickable direct link to this page.

Search...

Categories

Best Sellers

Sir Joseph Banks - Rooted in Lincolnshire

Our Price: £15.00

Lincolnshire Murders

Our Price: £14.99

British Motorcycle Racing Circuits

Our Price: £15.00

Bonneville – Go or Bust

Our Price: £15.99

The Family Divided: The Guernsey Novels - Book 4

Our Price: £7.99

The Story of Boston

Our Price: £17.99

Guernsey Green

Our Price: £3.75

Tennyson Poems in Lincolnshire Dialect - CD

Our Price: £4.95

Lincolnshire Bells and Bellfounders

Our Price: £50.00

The Silent War

Our Price: £8.99

Bomber Command. The Victoria Cross Raids

Our Price: £14.95

Let’s Go to the Pictures

Our Price: £5.00

Hanged at Lincoln

Our Price: £12.99

Sylvia Pankhurst - Everything is possible. DVD

Our Price: £20.00

The A-Z of Curious Lincolnshire

Our Price: £9.99

Memories of Bargate in Boston

Our Price: £10.00

Boston, Lincolnshire. Historic North Sea port and market town

Our Price: £14.99

Barking Mad: Confessions of a Dog-Sitter

Our Price: £9.99

CIOS Review 22: The German Defences - Methodism Occupied

Our Price: £4.50

Lincolnshire Natives and Others

Our Price: £8.50

Beautiful Guernsey

Our Price: £2.00

Lincolnshire Villains: Rogues, Rascals and Reprobates

Our Price: £9.99

'Spirituall Concupiscence': John Cotton's English Years, 1584-1633

Our Price: £26.25

Nobbut a Yellerbelly

Our Price: £0.00

Lincolnshirics

Our Price: £3.45

Echoes of Time: The Guernsey Novels - Book 5

Our Price: £7.99

A Century of Golf at Woodhall Spa

Our Price: £5.85

Katherine Swynford

Our Price: £4.95

Occupied

Our Price: £8.99

A Short History of Guernsey

Our Price: £9.99

German Tunnels, in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark

Our Price: £15.50

Wild Child: Coming home to Nature

Our Price: £16.99

Lincolnshire's Farm Animals. A Brief History

Our Price: £8.95

Lincolnshire A Dog Walker's Guide.

Our Price: £7.95

The Lincolnshire Seaside

Our Price: £12.99

Aircraft made in Lincoln

Our Price: £4.95

Pubs in Lincoln: A History - The City's Inns, Public Houses, Beerhouses, Breweries and Maltings

Our Price: £7.50

Eastern Hospitals and English Nurses

Our Price: £0.00

A selection of views in the county of Lincoln

Our Price: £30.00

Festung Alderney; The German Defences of Alderney

Our Price: £0.00

Born into Poverty

Our Price: £10.00

Finding Mother: The Guernsey Novels - Book 2

Our Price: £7.99

The Betrayal: The Guernsey Novels - Book 6

Our Price: £7.99

The Military Airfields of Britain, East Midlands

Our Price: £16.99

Ruskington: As I Remember It

Our Price: £0.00

The German Occupation of the Channel Islands

Our Price: £12.99

Swineshead at War

Our Price: £7.99

Frithville to Fricourt – and Back

Our Price: £8.50

Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port

Our Price: £12.99

(Pocket) Guide to Lincolnshire Pub Walks

Our Price: £5.95

The History & Archaeology of Jethou

Our Price: £20.00

Monk's Road: Lincoln's East End through time.

Our Price: £5.95

Female Occupations: Women’s Employment 1850 - 1950

Our Price: £12.99

Images of Lincolnshire Farming by Alan Stennett

Our Price: £0.00

Perry's Official Guide to Guernsey

Our Price: £7.95

For Better For Worse

Our Price: £8.95

Lincolnshire Railways (Stennett)

Our Price: £16.99

All Things Lincolnshire

Our Price: £25.00

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Our Price: £7.99

Guernsey As It Used To Be: A tour of the town in Victorian Times

Our Price: £14.99

Dangerous Waters: The Guernsey Novels - Book 1

Our Price: £7.99

Channel Island Occupation Review No. 40

Our Price: £9.75

Crimson Skies

Our Price: £3.50

The Scandal of Nathaniel Thorold

Our Price: £9.50

A Lincolnshire Journey

Our Price: £9.99

Guernsey Retreat: The Guernsey Novels - Book 3

Our Price: £7.99

The Channel Islands

Our Price: £9.99