Commander-in-Chief in India
The Commander-in-Chief in India (or Commander-in-Chief of India) was the chief military commander for the British administration in India. The holder liaisoned with the head of the civilian administration, the Governor-General.
Particularly well known Commanders-in-Chief include:
- Stringer Lawrence 1748-54, 1761-65
- Robert Clive 1756-60, 1765-67
- Eyre Coote 1761-63, 1779-83
- Charles Cornwallis 1786-93, 1805
- Gerard Lake 1801-05, 1806-07
- Hugh Gough 1843-49
- Colin Campbell 1792-1863
- Commander-in-Chief, India, Wikipedia, listing all holders of the position between 1748 and 1947.
Historical books online
- Forty One Years in India: From subaltern to commander-in-chief Volume 1 by Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar (1897), Volume 2 (1898) Archive.org