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The Drum Major General was a royal appointment in the British Army used from the mid-17th century and into the 18th century. Under this appointment, all training and licensing of military drummers took place.

List of Drum Major Generals[edit | edit source]

The following individuals held the appointment of Drum Major General, with date of appointment:[1]

  • June 20, 1660 – J. Maugridge
  • April 10, 1688 – J. Maugridge
  • April 24, 1705 – R. Maugridge Jr.
  • February 18, 1720 – J. Clothier
  • February 4, 1754 – J. Conquest
  • C.1762 – L. Higgins[2]
  • 1766 - H. Moore[3]
  • January 4, 1777 - C. Stuart[4]
  • February 6, 1791 - Wm. Hood[5]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43813#s2 The artistic establishment: Drummers, harpers and fifers
  2. http://books.google.com/books?ei=vPk0TPPhBdTpnQf_nYD9Aw&ct=result&id=rXdnAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22drum+major+general%22+higgings&q=laurence+higgins#search_anchor An Eighteenth-century secretary at war: the papers of William, Viscount Barrington
  3. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 10, M'Intosh to Nash: Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800
  4. The Scots Magazine, Volume 39
  5. The Scots magazine, Volume 53

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