DEPREE, George Charles

DEPREE, George Charles (De Prée). 1832 — Jersey 18.2.1887. British Colonial Officer in India. From 1848 at Addiscombe, joined Bengal Artillery in 1851. In 1854 joined the Survey Department and worked long in Ganjam district. As Captain in the 1860s conducted topographical survey of Chota Nagpur. Major 1868, in the 1870s Colonel, finally the Surveyor General of India 1884-87. Married 1870 Mary Elizabeth Haig, two sons and one daughter.

Publications: “On a Pali Inscription”, ProcASB 1866, 117f. (in Prākṛt, in Chota Nagpur).

Sources: www.greatwarforum.org/topic/186404-children-named-after-the-war/page/4/; ancestry.com; birth year in www.scribd.com/book/457626420/In-Haig-s-Shadow-The-Letters-of-Brigadier-General-Hugo-De-Pree-and-Field-Marshal-Sir-Douglas-Haig.

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