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Principal Commissariat Officer, 3rd Burmese War, 1885-88; won medal, two clasps, twice mentioned in despatches. Publication: Treatise on bread making for the use of the Army in India, published by order of Government. Recreations: shooting, boating, photography. Address: 11, Aberdeen Court, Maida Vale. W. Club: Junior Conservative.

Laurie, M., M.V.O., I.C.S., Commissioner, Irrawadi Division, since 1912; educ: Watson’s College, Edinburgh, etc.; joined service, 1889; Deputy Commissioner, 1901; President, Rangoon Municipality, 1904; Commissioner, Irrawadi Division, 1912. Address: Bassein, Burma.

Law, James Macdonald, C.I.E., (1910); Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Railways and Criminal Investigation Department, Burma; s. of William Trevor Law; educ: Lycée, Bordeaux; came out to Burma, 1874; joined Burma Police, 1877; served in Burma War, 1S85-86 (medal, two clasps); District Superintendent of Police; 1886; Deputy Inspector-General of Police, 1906, (received thanks of Local Government seven times, and specially mentioned and commended nineteen times in their annual reports). Aress . Rangoon, Burma.

Lawley, Hon’ble Sir Arthur, K.C.M.G., (1901), G.C.I.E., (190G), formerly Governor of Madras; 4th s. of 3nd Baron Wenlock; b. 1860; Captain, 10th Hussars,1882; served at Saukkim, 1884; Private Secretary to Duke of Westminster; accompanied Earl Grey to Rhodesia, 1896; was Administrator of Matabeleland, 1893; Governor, Western Australia, 1901-02; Lieutenant-Governor, Transvaal, 1902; advocated the importation of Chinese labour into South Africa; appointed Governor of Madras, November 1905; arrived in Madras, March 1906; assumed charge of administration from Mr. Gabriel Stokes; his administration of the Presidency is marked by two features:- (1) the large number of tours which he undertook to make hmiself personally acquainted with every detail of the administration, and (2) the passing of the Madras Estates Land Bill; an oil-painting of Sir Arthur and Lady Lawley was placed in Council Chamber, Madras, 1915; m. Annie Allan, d. Sir Edward Cunard, 2nd Baronet 1885. Address: 26, Portland Place, London, W. Clubs: Turf, Naval and Military.

Lawrence, Lady Hariet Catherine; d. of late Rev. Richard Hamilton, and widow of Lord Lawrence, (d. 1879), formerly Viceroy and Governor-General of India, 1864-68. Address: 5, Egerton Place, London, S.W.

Lawrence, Sir Walter Roper, 1st Bart. (1906), G.C.I.E. (1906), K.C.I.E. (1903), C.I.E. (1891), Member, India Council, London; 6th s. of George Lawrence, J.P. of Monmouthshire; b. in Morton Court, near Hereford, 1857; educ: Cheltenham College, and Balliol College, Oxford; was first in the Competitive Examination, 1877; entered service in Bombay, 1879; Assistant Commissioner in various places till 1880; Political Agent, 1881-84; Under-Secretary, Punjab Government, 1884-86; Under Secretary Government of India, 1887-89; officiating Secretary to