The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Caldecott, Major-General Francis James

Caldecott, Major-General Francis James, C.B. (1884) retired list Royal Artillery b. 1842; s. of late C. M. Caldecott, J.P. and D.L., of Holbrook Grange, Warwickshire; educ. Cheltenham Coll; Lieut. Bombay Artillery, 1860; Capt. Royal Artillery, 1872; Major, 1880: Brevet Lt.-Col. 1881; Col. 1885; Maj.-Gen. 1894: Served Abyssinian expedition, 1807-68 (despatches, medal); Afghan War, 1879-80; Superintendent, Government Gunpowder and Experimental Explosives Factory at Kirkee; inventor of many improvements in the manufacture of gunpowder and its ingredients; retired, 1897. Recreations: cricket, Rugby, football in England in the sixties; later a leading cricketeer in India for many years. Club: Junior United Service.