Fourrier (French; German, Fourier or Furier), a non-commissioned officer attached to each company, responsible for the quartering of troops, as well as the procurement and distribution of food. During marches, several privates (Fourierschützen) are detailed to assist the Fourrier. During marches and in cantonments, a Fourrier Officer organizes the troops’ quarters. The non-commissioned officers in charge of the accommodation of staff officers are called Staff Fourriers. In court households, the court officials responsible for deliveries were called Court Fourriers. Cf. Forage.
Source: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage 1905–1909