The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Benn, Major Robert Arthur Edward
Benn, Major Robert Arthur Edward, C.I.E. (1904), F.R.G.S., Indian Army; Political Agent, Kelat, Baluchistan; b. 1867; e.s. of Charles Edward Benn; m. 1898, Edith Annie Fraser, 3rd d. of Major-General Neville Parker Bengal Army (retired); Educ, Merchant Taylors’ School, Great Crosby, Heidelberg Coll., Germany, Royal Coll., Sandhurst; Entered army (Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1887: Squadron officer (Sind Horse), 1890; Lieut. 1889; Capt. 1898; Major, 1905; Intelligence Officer, Baluch. Afghan Boundary Commission, 1894-95; employed under Foreign Office as Military Adviser, to H.H. Khan of Kelat, Baluchistan, 1895-98; appointed to the Indian Political Department, 1898; served in Burmese War (medal, two clasps), 1885-87, 1887-89; Consul for Seistan and Kain, 1900-4; in Political charge of H.H. The Raj Rana of Jhallawar in Europe, 1904; on special duty in India with H.H. Inayatulla Khan, son of H.H. The Amir of Afghanistan, 1904-1905; Political Agent, Chagai, Baluchistan, 1905-6. Has twice completed overland journey from India to Europe on horseback. Address: Quetta, Baluchistan, India. Cavalry, Imperial and Colonial Clubs.