The Secretary at War was a political position in the English and later British government, with some responsibility over the administration and organization of the Army, but not over military policy. The Secretary at War ran the War Office. After 1794 it was occasionally a cabinet-level position, although it was considered of subordinate rank to the Secretaries of State. The position was combined with that of Secretary of State for War in 1854 and abolished in 1863.
Secretaries at War, 1661–1854
Secretaries of State for War and Secretaries at War, 1854–1863
|Name||Entered office||Left office|
|The Duke of Newcastle||1854||1855|
|The Lord Panmure||1855||1858|
|The Lord Herbert of Lea||1859||1861|
|Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bt||1861||1863|