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Henry Montgomery Lawrence
Brigadier-General
Brigadier-General
Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence
Henry Montgomery Lawrence
KCB (28 June 1806 – 4 July 1857) was a British military officer, surveyor, administrator and statesman in British India. He is best known for leading a group of skilled administrators in the Punjab affectionately known as Henry Lawrence's "Young Men", as the founder of the Lawrence Military Asylums and for his death at the Siege of Lucknow
Lucknow
during the Indian Rebellion.Contents1 Biography1.1 Background 1.2 Early career 1.3 Revenue Survey of India 1.4 Ferozepore 1.5 Peshawar
Peshawar
and Nepal 1.6 Punjab Commission 1.7 Rajputana and Oudh 1.8 Siege of Lucknow2 Educational institutions 3 Family life 4 Works 5 Commemoration 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksBiography[edit] Background[edit] Lawrence was born in June 1806 into an Irish family at Matara, British Ceylon
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Matara, Sri Lanka
Matara (Sinhalese: මාතර, Tamil: மாத்தறை) (originally Mahathota) is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo. It is a major commercial hub, and it is the administrative capital of Matara District.[1] It was gravely affected by the Asian tsunami in December 2004.Contents1 History 2 Attractions 3 Education3.1 Universities 3.2 Schools4 Economy and infrastructure4.1 Transport4.1.1 Rail 4.1.2 Road5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Matara historically belongs to the area that was called the Kingdom of Ruhuna, which was one of the three kingdoms in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
(Thun Sinhalaya තුන් සිංහලය). Matara was previously called Mahathota. The Nilwala River runs through Matara and there was a wide area where ferries used to cross
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Bengal Artillery
The Bengal Army
Bengal Army
was the army of the Bengal Presidency, one of the three presidencies of British India within the British Empire. The Presidency armies, like the presidencies themselves, belonged to the East India Company
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Coleraine
Coleraine
Coleraine
(/koʊlˈreɪn/; from Irish Cúil Rathain, meaning 'nook of the ferns'[1] [kuːlʲ ˈɾˠahɪnʲ]) is a large town and civil parish near the mouth of the River Bann
River Bann
in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is 55 miles (88.5 km) northwest of Belfast and 30 miles (48.3 km) east of Derry, both of which are linked by major roads and railway connections
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British Army
The British Army
Army
is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2017, the British Army comprises just over 80,000 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 26,500 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[4] Since April 2013, Ministry of Defence publications have not reported the entire strength of the Regular Reserve; instead, only Regular Reserves serving under the fixed-term reserve contracts have been counted.[5] The modern British Army
Army
traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the English Army
Army
that was created during the Restoration in 1660
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Siege Of Seringapatam (1799)
The Siege of Seringapatam
Seringapatam
(5 April – 4 May 1799) was the final confrontation of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Mysore. The British, with the allied Nizam of Hyderabad, achieved a decisive victory after breaching the walls of the fortress at Seringapatam
Seringapatam
and storming the citadel
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Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
(/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen); Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen); Ulster-Scots: Airlann [ˈɑːrlən]) is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain
Great Britain
to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland
Ireland
is the third-largest island in Europe. Politically, Ireland
Ireland
is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In 2011, the population of Ireland
Ireland
was about 6.6 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe
Europe
after Great Britain
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Bristol
Urban Chris Skidmore
Chris Skidmore
(Con) Jack Lopresti
Jack Lopresti
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Addiscombe
Addiscombe
Addiscombe
/ˈædɪskəm/ is an area of South London, England, within the London
London
Borough of Croydon. It is located 9.1 miles (15 km) south of Charing Cross
Charing Cross
and lies within the Historic County of Surrey. Addiscombe
Addiscombe
is a ward, and had a population of 16,883 in 2011.Contents1 Etymology 2 History2.1 Addiscombe
Addiscombe
Military Seminary 2.2 Growth3 Present day 4 Notable people 5 Geography 6 Sport 7 Transport 8 See also 9 ReferencesEtymology[edit] Addiscombe
Addiscombe
as a place name is Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon
in origin, and means "Eadda or Æddi's estate" from an Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon
personal name and the word camp, meaning an enclosed area in Old English
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Surrey
Surrey
Surrey
(/ˈsʌri/ SURR-ee)[2] is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties. It borders Kent
Kent
to the east, Sussex
Sussex
to the south, Hampshire
Hampshire
to the west, Berkshire
Berkshire
to the north-west and Greater London
London
to the north-east. The county town is popularly considered to be Guildford
Guildford
although Surrey County Council
Surrey County Council
sits outside its jurisdiction in Kingston upon Thames, part of Greater London
Greater London
since 1965
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Frederick Abbott (Indian Army Officer)
Major General Sir Frederick Abbott CB (13 June 1805 – 4 November 1892) was a British army officer and engineer of the East India Company.Contents1 Background 2 Career 3 Family 4 ReferencesBackground[edit] Frederick was born at Little Court, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, the second son of Henry Alexius Abbott, a retired Calcutta merchant of Blackheath, Kent,[1] and his wife Margaret Welsh, the daughter of William Welsh of Edinburgh. He had the following siblings:Margaret (1801–1877) Major-General Augustus Abbott (1804–1867) General Sir James Abbott, KCB (1807–1896) Emma Abbott (1809–1875) Major General Saunders Alexius Abbott (1811–1894) Keith Edward Abbott, Consul General (1814–1873) Edmund Abbott (1816–1816)[2]Career[edit] After training at Addiscombe Military Seminary from 1820 to 1822, Abbott was posted to India with the Bengal Engineers in 1823
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Calcutta
Kolkata
Kolkata
/koʊlˈkɑːtə/ (Bengali pronunciation: [kolkat̪a]), formerly Calcutta /kælˈkʌtə/ until 2001, is the capital of the Indian state
Indian state
of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata
Port of Kolkata
is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India, and is also nicknamed the "City of Joy". In 2011, the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the population of the city and its suburbs was 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India
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British Ceylon
Ceylon (Sinhala: බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය ලංකාව, Britanya Lankava; Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை, Birithaniya Ilangai) was a British Crown colony between 1815 and 1948
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Dum Dum
Dum Dum
Dum Dum
is a populated municipality under Barrakpore Commissionaire in north Kolkata. It comes under Barrackpore
Barrackpore
sub-division of the state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata
Kolkata
Metropolitan Development Authority.[2] It is one of the main entry points to the city of Kolkata, providing a number of transportation facilities into that city from the northwest, such as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, formerly Dum Dum
Dum Dum
Airport, which offers domestic and international flights. Dum Dum
Dum Dum
has developed into a modern commercial centre and also hosts the Ordnance Factory Dumdum (OFDC) and Gun & Shell Factory Cossipore(GSF) of the Ordnance Factories Board, which manufactures armaments and other equipment for the Indian Armed Forces, Navy & Air Force
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First Anglo-Burmese War
First
First
or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1). First
First
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