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Call, Sir John, first baronet (1732–1801), East India Company servant and military engineer, was born on 30 June 1732 at Fenny Park, near Tiverton, Devon, the son of John Call (1704–1766) of Prestacott in Launcells, Cornwall, and his wife, Jane, daughter of John Mill...

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Clarke, Sir Andrew (1824–1902), military engineer and colonial official, was born on 27 July 1824 at Southsea, Hampshire, the eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Clarke KH (1793–1847), governor of Western Australia (1846–7), the descendant of a Scottish family who had settled in Ireland...

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Drummond, Thomas (1797–1840), administrator in Ireland and military engineer, was born in Castle Street, Edinburgh, on 10 October 1797. His father, James Drummond (1764/5–1800), a member of the Society of Writers to the Signet, belonged to an old landed Scottish family. In 1792 ...

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Thomas Drummond (1797–1840) by Henry William Pickersgill, c. 1838 National Gallery of Ireland

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Scratchley, Sir Peter Henry (1835–1885), military engineer and colonial administrator, was born on 24 August 1835 in Paris, the thirteenth child of Dr James Scratchley of the Royal Artillery, and his wife, Maria, the daughter of Colonel Roberts. After a private education in ...