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**Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth (also colonel of the [[5th Dragoons|5th Regiment of Dragoons]] in the Irish Establishment)
 
**Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth (also colonel of the [[5th Dragoons|5th Regiment of Dragoons]] in the Irish Establishment)
 
**William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington and Viscount Petersham (also colonel of the[[2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards|2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards]])
 
**William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington and Viscount Petersham (also colonel of the[[2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards|2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards]])
**Sir John Ligonier (also colonel of the [[Royal Horse Guards|Royal Regiment of Horse Guards]] and colonel-en-second of the [[British Royal Regiment of Artillery|Royal Regiment of Artillery]] because the position of colonel of the Royal Artillery was vacant)
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**Sir John Ligonier (also colonel of the [[Royal Horse Guards|Royal Regiment of Horse Guards]] and colonel-en-second of the [[British Royal Regiment of Artillery|Royal Regiment of Artillery]])
 
*Lieutenant Generals: about 31 individuals
 
*Lieutenant Generals: about 31 individuals
 
*Major Generals: about 35 individuals
 
*Major Generals: about 35 individuals

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Origin and History

On the eve of the Seven Years' War, in 1755, the British Army General Officers were organised as follows:

Note: General Officers would not include standard colonels and below. For these ranks, please refer to our article British Line Infantry Organisation.

References

Steward, Nicholas: A List of the Officers of the British Army to August 1755, Steward Archives, Salem, Massachusetts, 2015

Acknowledgement

Kenneth P. Dunne for the initial version of this article