Field-Marshal Sir John French G.C.B., Commander of te Expeditionary Forces, 1914.  Was born 28th September 1852. Naval cadet for 4 years. Entered Army 1874. Served in Soudan Campaign 1884-5. Commanded 18th Hussars 1889-1893. Appointed Major-General to command Cavalry Division in Natal 1899. Commanded left wing of Lord Roberts' Forces 1900-1. General 1907. Inspector-General of the Forces 1907-11


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