THORNTON, Thomas Henry. London (?) 1832 — Bath 10.3.1913. British Civil Servant in India. Son of a journalist, educated at Merchant Taylor’s School and Oxford (St.John’s, later its Fellow). In 1855 entered I.C.S. as one of the first “competition-wallahs”. Served in the Punjab, participated in 1957 battles. In 1864-76 Secretary to the Punjab Government, 1878-81 Judge of the Punjab Chief Court, then retired.
Publications: Biographies of Sir Robert Sandeman (1895) and Sir Richard Meade (1898); some aricles and reviews.
Sources: H. M. Durand, JRAS 1913, 739-742; Wikipedia