Police officer with a key role at the Delhi Durbar 1911


Tegart, J. C.: Tegart of the Indian Police. Printed by the Courier Co. Ltd. Press [Tunbridge Wells, Kent] no date but probably circa 1950, 8vo.

Frontispiece portrait, 3 other plates, 36pp. red cloth gilt, fine condition. Sir Charles Augustus Tegart, K.C.I.E., M.V.O. [1881 – 1946] was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Special Investigation Branch in Calcutta in 1906 and had to deal with considerable terrorism and a number of assassinations. His organisation of protection for the King & Queen at the 1911 Delhi Durbar earned him the very personal award of M.V.O. He appears in the Official Directory in the camp of the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal [p 144]. An unusual little biography of a public servant who became something of a hero to the Anglo – Indian population of Calcutta.     jan26/3

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