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Metcalfe, James

H. M. Chichester

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Metcalfe, James (1817–1888), army officer in the East India Company, illegitimate son of Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, Baron Metcalfe (1785–1846), was educated at Addiscombe College (1834–5), and in 1836 was appointed an ensign to the 3rd Bengal native infantry, of which regiment he was adjutant from 1839 to 1846, when, on the death of his father, he inherited ...

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