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General Annual Report on The British Army For the Year Ending 30th September, 1906, With Which is Incorporated the Annual Report of Recruiting. Prepared by Order of the Army Council. War Office, 1907. 1st Ed., orig. blue printed paper wraps., iv+137pp. Printed for HMSO by Harrison & Sons. 1907  #57675
[HLMainPic] The Annual Report contains a large number of statistical tables including the Establishment & Strength of the Army; ditto by Arms; details of numbers of troops embarked for India & other countries; Punishments & Rewards; Nationality, Religion & Education (which reveals, for instance, that of the Regular Army in that year, of 267,601 other ranks, 203,832 were of English & Welsh origin; 21,852 were Scottish & 30,654 were Irish [the small balance made up of soldiers born in India or the Colonies, &c.]). Includes various similar tables for the Army Reserve, Militia & Yeomanry, also stats. re Horses & Mules, alongside a detailed 40pp. Report of the Director of Recruiting & Oragnization on recruiting during the year. Much interesting detail that - especially in comparison with volumes from other years (including others here offered) provides an excellent basis for research on the make-up of the Army of the era: average age, length of service, courts martial & deserters, drunkenness, those re-engaging or taking discharge, & so forth. Orig. blue printed paper wraps., chipped but generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45




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