The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Beckett, Walter Ralph Durie
Beckett, Walter Ralph Durie C.M.G. 1909, F.R.G.S., H.B.M. Consul, Bangkok, Siam, since 1963; b. Agra N.W.P., India, 1864; s. of Col. W. H. Ceckett; Educ. Tonbridge School; Passed a competitive examination, 1886; student interpreter, Siam, 1886; 2nd Assistant 1888, 1st Assistant 1891, H. M. Vice-Con at , 1893; Acting Con. 11 April to 22 Oct. 1864, acted as Charge d’Affaires, 23 October to 6 November, 1894; Acting Consul, 1894-95, when he was again in charge of the Legation, H.M. Consul for territories of Chiengmai, Lampun, Lakhon, Phre, Nan, etc. (Northern Siam). 1897, H.M. Consul at Bangkok, 1903, and granted local rank of First Secretary, 1904; Charge d’Affairs during 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, and March 10, 1909, to January 26, 1910. Recreations: cricket, polo, tennis, golf, etc. Address: H.I.M. Legation, Bangkok. Oriental, and Chiengmai, Gymkhana Clubs.