Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

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Chronological events[edit]


  • 05 Aug - Appointed the position Secretary of State of War.
  • 06 Aug - Plan to increase the ranks of the regular army with volunteers was approved by Parliament to an of increase of 500,000 men.
  • 25 Aug - First Speech in Parliament.
  • 09 Nov - Speech given at the Lord Mayor's Guildhall Banquet, responding to the toast "The Imperial Forces of the Crown." [1][2]


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Source: Lord Edward Gleichen (1918–1920). Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III. Constable & Company, London. (Copyright expired)

  1. Various authors. (1915). Great Speeches of the War. Hazell, Watson and Viney, London.
  2. In his speech Earl Kitchener speaks with quiet confidence about the Army in the field, and of the greater Army in the making.