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Metcalfe, James (1817-1888), army officer in the East India Company

Henry Manners Chichester and James Falkner

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/18619
Metcalfe, James (1817-1888), army officer in the East India Company

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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 ...

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