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Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Strutt[1] is a senior British Army Officer during the Great War. He visits Downton Abbey during the Great War to dine with the Crawleys and inspect the convalescences home they have established.

Series 2[]


The general meeting Lord and Lady Grantham on his arrival at Downton.

Tom Branson intended to humiliate him by pouring a pot of slop over his head during one dinner, but Mr. Carson, Mrs. Hughes, and Anna stopped him before he could act.

The general soon left, never knowing of the incident.


  • The general was referred to as "the hero of the Somme" but he is a fictitious character.


Appearances and Mentions
Series 2 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3
Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special


  1. Shoulder insignia identifies him as holding the rank of Lieutenant General (crown above crossed baton and sabre).