Can anyone help with info regarding the following? Just come across in an official publication, a reference to the rank/appointment in the Foot-Guards of Solicitor. The period in question is circa 1890. The Solicitors came after Quartermasters in the seniority listing and like the QMs, didn't wear bearskins but cocked-hats ('the fore and afts'). I would imagine from that, Solicitors were either recruited externally (like Medical Officers) or were promoted from the ranks. The rank/appointment appears unique to the three Guards regiments and was not present in the infantry of the line. The only reference I've seen on the web suggests the Solicitors were the Guards equivalent of Adjutant in line infantry regiments but I'm not convinced because the Guards regiments had Adjutants anyway, at the same time and also Guards Adjutants were were senior, not junior to QMs I could phone up the museum at Birdcage Walk but most museum don't like phone queries and anyway the answer might be of wider interest to other Arssers. I think it's a safe bet that the Guards' Solictor didn't stand in St James's Park and, er, solicit, but does anyone know what he actually did do?