McRAE, HENRY NAPIER (1851–)
Born Jan. 27, 1851 : son of Surgeon-Major James McRae : educated privately : entered the Army, 1871, and the Indian Staff Corps, 1874 : served in Afghanistan, 1878–80 : Bazar Valley expedition, etc. : in the Zhob Valley, 1884 : Hazara expedition, 1888, Brevet-Major : N.W. Frontier, 1897–98 : the relief of Malakand, Buner, etc. : C.B. : Waziristan expedition, 1901–2 : Officiating in Command of the Assam District : A.D.C. to H.M. the King.
McSWINEY, EDWARD FREDERICK HENRY (1858–)
Born 1858 : son of the Rev. J. H. McSwiney : educated at Oxford Military College and Sandhurst : entered the Army, 1879, and Indian Staff Corps 1882: served in the Burma campaign, 1886–8 : D.S.O. : Intelligence Depart ment Headquarters, India, 1892–7 Wazuristan Field Force, 1894–5 : Pamir Boundary Commission, 1895, Brevet Major : Kuram-Kohat Force as D.A.A.G. 1897 : Tirah campaign, 1897–8, Brevet Lt-Colonel : War Office Intelligence Department, 1898–9 : China expedition 1900–1 : Commandant 1st Lancers Hyderabad Contingent, since 1899 : C.B. 1903.
MEADE, SIR RICHARD JOHN (1821–1894)
Son of Captain John Meade, R.N. : educated at the Royal Naval School : entered the Bengal Army, 1838 : Lt-General, 1883 : General, 1889 : in the mutiny of 1857–9, while in charge of a column, captured Tantia Topi (q.v.) : Political Agent at Gwalior : A.G.G., Central India, 1861 : C.C, Mysore, 1870 : A.G.G. and Special Commissioner at Baroda, 1875 : Member of the Court for the trial of Malhar Rao, Gaekwar of Baroda, 1875 : Resident at Hyderabad, 1876–81 : died March 20, 1894.
MEDLICOTT, HENRY BENEDICT (1829–1905)
Born Aug. 8, 1829 : son of Rev. Samuel Medlicott : educated at Trinity College, Dublin : appointed to Geological Survey of Ireland, 1851; England, 1853; and India, 1854 : Professor of Geology, Thoraason College, Rurki, 1854 : Volunteer in Bundelkund in the mutiny, 1857–8 : Director of the Geological Survey of India, 1878 : Fellow of the Calcutta University : author of A Manual of the Geology of India, 1878 : retired 1887 : F.G.S. and F.R.S. : died April 6, 1905.
MEDOWS, SIR WILLIAM (1738–1813)
Governor : son of Philip Medows : born Dec. 31, 1838 : joined the 50th regt., 1756 : served in Germany, America, at Brandy wine, 1776; at St. Lucia; at the Cape of Good Hope, 1781 : to India, 1782, co-operated with Sir E.Hughes in dispersing the French fleet under Suffrein : Governor and C. in C, Bombay, from Sep. 1788, to Jan. 1790 : held similar appointments at Madras from Feb. 1790, to Aug. 1792 : took the field, 1790, against Tippoo : took some places, but the campaign was generally unsuccessful : Cornwallis took command in person" in 1791–2 : Medows captured Nandidrug, Oct. 19, 1791 : led a column in the attack on Seringapatam, Feb. 1792 : to England in 1792 : K.C.B. : General, 1798 : Governor of the Isle of Wight : C. in C. in Ireland 1801 : died Nov. 14, 1813.
MEHTA, SIR PHIROZSHAH MERWANJI (1845–)
Born Aug. 1845 : B.A. in 1864 : called to the bar, 1868 : Municipal Commissioner of the Bombay Corporation, 1873 : its Chairman, 1884–5 : Additional Member of the Legislative Council of the Governor of Bombay : elected representative of the non-official members of the Bombay Legislative Council to the Governor-General's Legislative Council : C.I.E., 1895 : K.C.I. E., 1904 : presided over the sixth session of the Indian National Congress held at Calcutta, Dec. 1890.
MEHTA, RUSTUMJI DHUNJIBHOY (1849–)
Born at Bombay, July 26, 1849 : son of Dhunjibhoy Byramji Mehta : educated at the Bombay Branch School and at the Bengal Academy from 1860, when his father settled in Calcutta : joined his father's business, Messrs. D. B. Mehta and Co. : in 1870 went to Hongkong to manage a branch of the business there and visited Japan : went to England in 1877 to