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Commanders in Chief of the Indian Army (Pre Independence)

Sl. No. Commander-in-Chief Tenure
1. Major General Lord Clive 1765-67
2. Brigadier General Sir Robert Baker 1770-73
3. Colonel Alexander Chapman 1774
4. Lieutenant General Sir John Clavering 1774-77
5. Lieutenant General Sir Eyre Coote 1779-83
6. Lieutenant General Robert Sloper 1784-85
7. Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis
{ Also Governor-General }
1786-93
8. Major General Sir Robert Abercrombie 1793-97
9. Lieutenant General Sir Allured Clarke 1797-1801
10. Lieutenant General Gerald Lake 1801-05
11. Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis 1805
12. General Lord Gerald Lake
{ Promoted to General and raised to peerage }
1805-07
13. Lieutenant General Sir George Hewett 1807-11
14. Lieutenant General Sir George Nugent 1812-13
15. General Lord Moira
{ Elevated to the Marquis of Hastings while in India }
{ Also Governor-General }
1813-23
16. Lieutenant General Sir Edward Paget 1823-25
17. General Lord Combermere 1825-30
18. General Lord Dalhousie 1830-32
19. General Edward Barnes 1832-33
21. General Lord Bentinck
{ Also Governor-General }
1833-35
22. Lieutenant General Sir Henry Fane 1835-39
23. Lieutenant General Sir Jasper Nicolls 1839-43
24. Field Marshal Lord Gough 1843-49
25. General Sir Charles Napier 1849-50
26. General Sir William Gomm 1850-56
27. General (The Hon.) George Anson 1856-57
28. Lieutenant General Sir Patrick Grant
{ Officiating }
1857
29. General Sir Colin Campbell 1857-60
30. General Sir Hugh Rose 1860-65
31. General Sir William Mansfield 1865-70
32. General Lord Napier 1870-76
33. General Sir Frederick Haines 1876-81
34. General Sir Donald Stewart 1881-85
35. General Sir Frederick Roberts 1885-93
36. General Sir George White 1893-98
37. Lieutenant General Sir Charles Nairne
{ Provisional }
1898
38. General Sir William Lockhart 1898-1900
39. General Sir Power Palmer 1900-02
40. General Lord Kitchener 1902-09
41. General Sir O'Moore Creagh 1909-14
42. General Sir Beauchamp Duff 1914-16
43. General Sir Charles Munro 1916-20
45. General Lord Rawlinson 1920-25
44. Field Marshal Sir Claude Jacob 1925
46. Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood 1925-30
47. Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwoode 1930-35
48. Field Marshal Sir Robert Cassels 1935-41
49. General Sir Claude Auchinleck 1941
50. General Sir Alan Hartley 1942
51. Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell 1942-43
52. General Sir Claude Auchinleck
{ Later promoted to Field Marshal while still C-in-C }
1943-47
 

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