What is a Corporal of the Field?

Introduction Corporal of the field is a former military rank. Refer to Corporal and Korporal. Background The rank is mentioned in William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Ben Jonson’s The New Inn. The rank was formerly of an officer in one source equivalent to a “captain of horse” or a brigade major or aide-de-camp. A… Read More


What is a Corporal?

Introduction Corporal is a military rank in use in some form by many militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organisations. The word is derived from the medieval Italian phrase capo corporale (“head of a body”). The rank is usually the lowest ranking non-commissioned officer. In some militaries, the rank of corporal nominally… Read More