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Henry Oliphant Selby

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Obituary 1900[1]

"...the death of Colonel Henry Oliphant Selby, R.E., at Montreux, Switzerland, on the 2nd inst., at the age of fifty-two. Although his name is unfamiliar in England, in India he was well known, and possessed a very high reputation. He has served there almost contiuuously since 1871. In the Afghan war of 1879-80 be took part in the march to Kandahar with the force under Major-General Phayre, as superintendent of signalling on tho line of communications, and was mentioned in despatches and obtained the medal. In 1881 be was promoted to captain, in 1887 to major, in 1894 to lieutenantcolonel, and in 1898 to colonel. In 1883 he was appointed deputy consulting engineer for railways, Bombay, and undorsecretary to the Govornment of Bombay in the railway branch in March, 1892. In November..."More.




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