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Abbott, Augustus (1804–1867), army officer in the East India Company, was born in London on 7 January 1804, the eldest of five sons of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife, Margaret (1774–1853), daughter of John Welsh...

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Abbott, Sir Frederick (1805–1892), army officer in the East India Company, was the second son of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Welsh of Edinburgh, writer to the signet. He was the brother of ...

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Banks, John Sherbrooke (bap. 1811, d. 1857), army officer in the East India Company, baptized at Naas, co. Kildare, Ireland, on 7 October 1811, was the son of Samuel Banks, physician in HM forces, of Burton upon Trent, and his wife, Lucinda. In 1828 he was nominated to a cadetship in the ...

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Beatson, Alexander (1759–1830), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was born on 24 October 1759 at Dundee. He was the second son of the three sons and one daughter of Robert Beatson (b. 1730), of Kilrie, Fife, and his wife, ...

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Birch, Sir Richard James Holwell (1803–1875), army officer in the East India Company, came of a well-known Anglo-Indian family, and was the son of Richard Comyns Birch, Bengal civil service, and his wife, Frances Jane, daughter of William Rider, sheriff of Calcutta; he was a grandson of ...

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Blacker, Valentine (1778–1823), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 19 October 1778. He obtained his commission in the Madras cavalry in 1798, and served as a cornet in the Mysore campaign of 1799, with a troop of cavalry of the ...

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Brind, Sir James (1808–1888), army officer in the East India Company service, son of Walter Brind, ribbon manufacturer and silk merchant of Paternoster Row, London, was born in London on 10 July 1808. After training at Addiscombe College (1825–6), he became second lieutenant, ...

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Broadfoot, George (1807–1845), army officer in the East India Company, was born at Kirkwall, Orkney, the eldest surviving son of the Revd William Broadfoot, from a west Yorkshire family and minister of the Kirkwall Secession Church, 1798–1817, and his wife, Helen, née Sutherland (1783–1839)...

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Broughton, Thomas Duer (1778–1835), army officer in the East India Company and writer on India, was born in Bristol on 8 March 1778, son of the Revd Thomas Broughton, rector of St Peter's, Bristol, and his wife, Jane; he was great-grandson of the ...