ROOS-KEPPEL, George

ROOS-KEPPEL, George Olaf (also referred to as Ross-Keppel). 1866 — London ?.12.1921. Sir. British (Scots) Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. “Joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1886, and Indian Staff Corps, 1900. Served in the Burmese expedition, 1886-7. Commandant Kuram Militia, 1894-7, Political Officer with Kuram Column, Tirah expedition, 1897-8, N.W. Frontier, 1898-9. C.I.E. and Brevet-Major, Political Officer in charge of Khyber Pass, 1899.” In 1908-19 Chief Commissioner & Agent in N.W.F. Province and had important role in the 3rd Afghan War. Retired 1920. K.C.S.I. 1915, G.C.I.E. 1917.

Publications: A Manual of Pushtu. 1901.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Wikipedia with photo

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