Commander-in-Chief, Ireland

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Commander-in-Chief, Ireland was title of the commander of British forces in Ireland before 1922.


The Commander-in-Chief, Ireland was given the additional title of Commander-in-Chief Third Army Corps in October 1901 (the title was withdrawn in 1904).[1]

In the Republic of Ireland, the role nominally is held by the President of Ireland today as the supreme commander of the Defence Forces. In Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2009, the senior British military appointment was General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland.

Commanders-in-Chief, Ireland, 1700–1922[edit]

Holders of the post have included:[2][3]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27676. p. 3083. 13 May 1904. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Army Commands
  3. ^ List of Commander-in-Chief Ireland[dead link]
  4. ^ Paula Watson and David Wilkinson, ERLE, Thomas (c.1650–1720), of Charborough, Dorset in The History of Parliament Online. Accessed 19 February 2013.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27154. p. 289. 16 January 1900.