The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Gatacre, Major-General Sir John
Gatacre, Major-General Sir John, C.P. (1887), K.C.C. (1907), Colonel, 123rd. Outram’s Rifles; 2nd s. of late Edward Lloyd Gatacre of Gatacre, Shropshire; b. Shropshire, 1841; joined service as Ensign, Bombay Army, 1857; appointed to Bombay S.C, 1866; posted to 23rd Regiment, Bombay N.L.I. (now rifles), 1857; command of Nagpur District with rank of Brigadier-General, 1891-96; Major General, 1897; Indian Mutiny, 1858; China war (medal), 1860; operations in Okhamundel, 1865-68; Afghan War, 1879-80 (medal); Burmese Expedition; 1886-88 (despatches twice, medal with 2 clasps). Recreation: shooting. Address: 83, Bury Street, St. James, S.W. Club: Naval and Military.