There are 2,272 British soldiers of the height of 6ft and upward. Of these, 671 are to be found in the Household Cavalry, 493 in the Foot Guards, 451 in the Infantry of the Line, and 367 in the Royal Artillery. These figures, with many others of great interest, are furnished by the Horse Guards authorities, and may be relied upon. Particulars are given, inter alia, of the chest measurements of the non-commissioned officers and men, and it appears that those who can boast of 40 inches or over number 3,366 out of a total of 95,654. The Royal Artillerymen are the best off in this respect, having 1,062 cases out of a force of 17,123, whilst the Infantry of the Line have only rg36oTrtrfW»B24 (
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Page 1 Advertisements Column 1, Evening Star, Issue 7988, 17 August 1889, Supplement
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 Evening Star, Issue 7988, 17 August 1889, Supplement
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