Sir Herbert Strutt
General sir herbert strutt
Biographical information
Military career Lieutenant General
Physical information
Gender Male
Occupation Army
Loyalty England
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Julian Wadham

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 Edit


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.

Notes Edit

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

Appearances Edit

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).

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