War Office

The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defense. It was founded in 1684 by William Blathwayt, Secretary at War. The War Office was housed at the Horse Guards in Whitehall between 1722 and 1858, and relocated to Cumberland House, Pall Mall until 1906.


Latitude: 51.505463372564
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Timeline of Events Associated with War Office

Date Event Manage
12 May 1820

Birth of Florence Nightingale

Photo of NightingaleFlorence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on 12 May 1829. Nightingale will one day aid soldiers in the Crimean War and reform nursing, statistics, and the War Office. Image: Photograph of Florence Nightingale (1858). This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Lara Kriegel, “On the Death—and Life—of Florence Nightingale, August 1910″

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