The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

20th Century Portraits Catalogue

George Francis Milne, 1st Baron Milne (1866-1948), Field Marshal

Born in Aberdeen in 1866; educated at the University of Aberdeen before deciding on a military career and entering the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; gazetted to the Royal Artillery in 1885 and spent much of his early career in India; passed into the Staff College, Camberley and saw his first action in 1898; during the First World War he was promoted major-general, general staff, Second Army and was then ordered to Salonika with the temporary rank of lieutenant-general; after the sudden death of General Lord Rawlinson, commander-in-chief in India, Milne was nominated as his successor and served for seven years as CIGS; left the War Office at the age of sixty-seven, and was created Baron Milne of Salonika and Rubislaw, county of Aberdeen in 1933; during the Second World War he became an air-raid warden in Westminster, a colonel-commandment of the Pioneer Corps, and wrote a weekly column for the Sunday Chronicle; he died in London in March 1948.