The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Westmacott, Major-General Sir Richard

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The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915) by C. Hayavadana Rao
Westmacott, Major-General Sir Richard

Westmacott, Major-General Sir Richard, K.C.B. (1898), D.S.O. (1890); I.A., b. 1841; s. of Rev. Horatio Westmacott ; educ: at Rossal; entered the Bombay Army, 1859; served in the Indian Mutiny, 1857-58; Afghan War, 1879-80; Soudan Expedition, 1885; Commanded Advance Column, Chin Lushai Expedition, 1879-80 ; Commanded 29th Bombay Pioneers, 1887-94: A.A.G., Poona, 1894-95; Colonel on the Staff, 1895-96; Commanded Nagpur District, 1896-99; Commanded 1st Field Force, 1897; 4th Brigade Tirrah Expedition, 1897-98; Commanding First Class District, Mhow, 1900-03; Colonel, 128th Pioneers, 1904; m. Rose Margaret, d. of Major-General Francis James Caldecott, C.B., 1889. Address: Bishop’s Caundle, Sherborne, Dorset. Club: United Service.