[Sir] Richard Hieram Sankey

1829-1908; b. 22 March, Rockwell Castle, Co. Tipperary; ed. Rv. D. Flynn’s Scho., Harcourt St., Dublin, and East India Co. military academy, Addiscombe; 2nd lieut. Madras Engineers, 1846; served in Indian Mutiny campaign,; chief engineer at Mysore, 1864-77; est. irrigation dept.; commanded Royal Engineers on march from Kandahar to Kabul, 1878-1879; major-gen. and CB, 1883; Chairman of Irish Board of Works, 1884-96; KCB 1892; d. 11 Nov., 32 Grosvenor Place, London. DIB

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