Raise in rank during battle
Posted by Peg on August 12, 1998 at 11:00:03:
In the Battle of Assaye (India-1803), in the 74th Highland Lt. Infantry, every officer died except the Quartermaster and 384 of 500 men were killed. So, would new officers have been promoted from the field? Would they have created non-commissioned officers? How fast (to what rank) could one rise? In my readings, it sounds as though someone who is a private, not a commissioned officer, signs up for life whereas a com. officer can find ways to get out of the military. Would a non-commissioned officer be a 'lifer' or would he have ways to quit also? Thanks for any enlightenment.
- Rise in Rank Captain Everett 17:54:37 8/12/98 (1)
- Thank you, Captain! :) nfm Peg 02:06:21 8/13/98 (0)
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