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An alphabetical list of Commissioned Officers on the Active List of both services together with many of those retired with all ascertainable particulars concerning them, a list of the ships of the navy and of the Regiments etc of the Army, with an historical introduction.
Search for the name, rank, station, age, and war services of Officers on the Active List of the Navy, Army, and Royal Marines.
In the Army List will be found the various Regiments and other units of the service, with their officers, and the principal staff officers of the several commands at home and abroad; militia and volunteer battalions & c., are included, with their respective commanding officers and adjutants.
In the Navy List all the ships of the Navy, with particulars of the date of their completion, number of guns, speed, tonnage, horsepower and complement, with a list of officers serving upon each, a list of Flag officers on the Active List, with their squadrons in cases where a command is held, and the staffs of the different departments.
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