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Adjutant general

An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer. In Revolutionary France, the adjudant-général was a senior staff officer an assistant to a general officer, it was a special position for colonels in staff service. Starting in 1795, only colonels could be appointed to the position, it was supplemented by the rank of adjudant-commandant in 1800. In 1803 the position was adjudants-généraux reverted to the rank of colonel. In Imperial Russia, the Adjutant general was an assistant who attended the Tsar, a field marshal or a general. Rank insignia Examples of rank insignia to the dress uniform, to be worn in the Imperial Main Headquarters in 1904 In India the Adjutant-General is the senior administration officer for the Indian Army and reports to the Chief of Army Staff. In Pakistan, the Adjutant-General and Judge Advocate General is the army's most senior administration and legal officer. In Sri Lanka the Adjutant-General is the senior administration officer for the Sri Lanka Army and reports to the Commander of the Army.

The Adjutant General's branch responsible for personal administration, medical services and rehabilitation. For over 250 years the Adjutant-General to the Forces was one of the most senior officers in the British Army, he was responsible for supporting its people. Since 2016 the Adjutant-General has been renamed Commander Home Command with different responsibilities. In the United States, there are three definitions of this term: The chief administrative officer of the United States Army, subordinated to the Army Chief of Staff, works directly for the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, or ACS, G-1. A major general position, as of 1984 it is a brigadier general billet; this officer is head of the Adjutant General's Corps and is responsible for the procedures affecting awards and decorations, as well as casualty operations, for the administration and preservation of records of all army personnel. The post is held by Brigadier General Robert W. Bennett Jr; the chief administrative officer of a major military unit, such as a division, corps, or army.

This officer is subordinated to the unit chief of staff and is known as the G-1. The senior military officer of a state's, commonwealth's, or territory's military forces, including the National Guard, the naval militia, any state defense forces; this officer is known as the "AG" or the "TAG" and reports to the state's chief executive when the National Guard is not in a "federalized" status under Title 10 USC. Adjutant "History of the US Army Adjutant General's Corps, 1775 - 1891" in The Army of the United States Historical Sketches of the Staff and Line with Portraits of General-In-Chief A current listing of The Adjutants General for each state and the District of Columbia within the United States

John Peto (cricketer)

John Peto was an English cricketer. Peto's batting style is unknown, he was christened at Godalming, Surrey on 26 December 1810. Peto made a single first-class appearance for Surrey against the Marylebone Cricket Club at The Oval in 1847, he was dismissed in Surrey's first-innings total of 197 for 7 runs by William Hillyer, with the Marylebone Cricket Club making 91 all out in response to that total. Forced to follow-on, the Marylebone Cricket Club made 216, with Peto taking his only stumping of the match when he stumped Samuel Dakin off the bowling of Nicholas Felix. Chasing 110 for victory, Surrey were dismissed nine runs short of their target, with Peto ending the innings not out on 5, he died at Guildford, Surrey on 22 February 1874. His brother William Peto played first-class cricket. John Peto at ESPNcricinfo John Peto at CricketArchive

Grimstone and Frampton railway station

Grimstone and Frampton railway station was a station on the Wiltshire, Somerset & Weymouth Railway, part of the Great Western Railway between Maiden Newton and Dorchester. It was in the hamlet of Grimstone, in the parish of Stratton but relatively close to the parish of Frampton which it was intended to serve, it is directly south of Grimstone Viaduct. When the line opened on 20 January 1857 it was called Frampton Station but in July 1857 it changed name to Grimstone Station and in July 1858 it was renamed again to its final name of Grimstone and Frampton Station; the station became unstaffed from 11 April 1966 and closed on 3 October 1966. Refer to Mike Oakley's booklet for more details. A fatal accident occurred on Saturday 16 May 1914 when a watercress seller named Carter was killed at the station. If had been customary for him to gather watercress, grown on the Sydling Water and return to Dorchester to sell it, he arrived at 4:40 and was to return on the 5:12 train. He crossed to the up platform via the footbridge.

As the 4:38 express from Weymouth passed through at 4:57 he walked onto the line and was killed despite the express sounding warning whistles as it approached the station. An inquest was held on the Monday at which it emerged that he had not gathered any watercress and despite what he had said he had not forwarded any to Dorchester; the jury recorded a verdict. He was always referred to as no one knew his Christian name; however a postcard was found. His age was unknown but estimated to be about 50 and he was thought to have a sister in Ealing, he had lodged at a public house in Dorchester for some years. He was buried at Stratton Church on Tuesday 19 May 1914; the station master was Thomas Charles Olding, the engine driver was Albert Clifton Webb. The express resumed its journey after an 11-minute delay; the station was demolished after closure and the site is now a depot for Minster Fuels. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present.

Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. Station on navigable O. S. map Stratton Village website