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Staff officers tended to be senior officers who provided the interface between the commanding officer and the troops.  Staff officers had combat and non-combat roles such as headquarters duty and planning etc.  Note that noty only officers served on the staff.

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A Court-RepingtonCharlesLieutenant ColonelBorn in 1858 and entered Rifle Brigade, 1878; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1899. Staff service: Staff Captain (Intelligence.) Headquarters of Army, 1890-93; DAAG (Intelligence.) Headquarters of Army, 1893-95; DAAG, Egypt, 1897-98; Brig, Major Sudan Expedition Force, 1898; Military Attache (temp.) Brussels and The Hague, 1899; DAAG, South Africa, 1899-1900. War service: Afghan War, 1878 (medal with clasp); Nile Expedition 1898 (Despatches, May and September 1898; Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel; Egyptian medal with clasp; medal); Boer War, 1899-1900; with Ladysmith Relief Force; Spion Kop (Despatches, QSA (3)).
Source: List of CMG recipients. Various sources
A'CourtCLieutenant ColonelCommandant of Headquarters. MID LG: 8 February 1901, page: 971. Source: General Buller. 9 November 1900. Re: Lof C - Natal
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A'CourtCColonelMID LG: 10 September 1901, page: 5927. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 4 September 1901. Re: General mentions
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AldersonE A HBrevet Lieutenant ColonelCommanding 1st Mounted Infantry Brigade. MID LG: 8 February 1901, page: 846. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 31 March 1900. Re: Orange Free State
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AldersonE A HLocal Brigadier GeneralCommands & Staff. MID LG: 29 July 1902, page: 4837. Source: General Kitchener. 23 June 1902. Re: Final despatch & mentions
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AllenR EColonelList of CB recipients. Various sources
AllenR EColonelMID LG: 16 April 1901, page: 2604. Source: Field Marshal Roberts. 2 April 1901. Re: General mentions
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AllenRalph EdwardMajor GeneralAAG South African Field Force. Entered 1865; Colonel, 1896. Staff service: Brigade Major, Belfast, 1884; DAA and QMG, South Africa, 1884-85; Brigade Major, Eastern District, 1886-87; DAAG, Chatham, 1887; AAG, Curragh, 1896-97; AAG, South Africa, 1899-1900. War Service: Bechuanaland Expedition, 1884-85 (honourably mentioned; Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel); South African War, 1899-1900; on Staff. Major General Alien, born in 1846, was the son of Major R Shuttle worth Alien, JP, DL, and the daughter of Sir Samuel Cunard, Baronet.
AlthamEdward AlthamColonelCB, (1904), CMG (1901), 3rd Class Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japan), of 114, Earl's Court Road, London, SW, and of the Junior Naval and Military Club, Lond; was born Apr 13, 1856, at Wilton, Somersetshire, and is the second son of Major W S Altham, of Bridgwater. The Althams are a very old family. A younger son was Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Queen Elizabeth's reign, and a daughter of one of the Altham line was wife of Sir John Bankes, who pluckily held Corfe Castle—under historic circumstances—against a siege by Roundheads during the Civil Wars. Colonel Altham was educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford. He joined the Royal Scots in 1876, and was employed with the MI Company of that regiment through Sir Chas. Warren's Bechuanaland expedition in 1884-5; was District Adjt., Cape Town, 1885-7; PSC, 1889; DAAG, I NW District 1893-6, and was employed in the Intelligence division of the War Office from 1896 to 1899, except from July, 1896, to Mar, 1897, when he was Military Secretary, to the GOC in South Africa, Sir W Goodenough. During the Boer War Colonel Altham served as AAG for Intelligence on Sir George White's staff up to the relief of Ladysmith, and subsequently on Lord Methuen's staff in the OFS (medal with four clasps, and promoted Lt. Colonel); was appointed AQMG of the strategic branch of the War Office on the re-organisation of the HG Staff in 1901, and retired on half-pay in 1904. Colonel Altham married in 1880 Emily Georgina, daughter of W Macpherson Nicol, of Inverness.
AppelbeE BLieutenant ColonelChief Ordnance Officer. MID LG: 8 February 1901, page: 941. Source: General Buller. 30 March 1900. Re: Ladysmith
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