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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

From The Great War 1914-1918
Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, 1890
Portrait of Field-Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 29 July 1910


The following timeline provides a simple chronological listing of events relating to Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener.


5 August Appointed the position Secretary of State of War.
6 August Plan to increase the ranks of the regular army with volunteers was approved by Parliament to an of increase of 500,000 men.
25 August First Speech in Parliament.
9 November Speech given at the Lord Mayor's Guildhall Banquet, responding to the toast "The Imperial Forces of the Crown." [1][a]


  1. In his speech Earl Kitchener speaks with quiet confidence about the Army in the field, and of the greater Army in the making.


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