The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Keir, Major-General John Lindesay
Keir, Major-General John Lindesay, C.B. (1908), Commanding South Midland Territorial Force; s. of J. L. Keir, Fordlands, Bideford; b. 1856; educ; Wimbledon School, Woolwich; joined service in the Army, 1876; become Colonel. 1901; passed Staff ; special Service, South Africa, 1901-2; A.A.G., India, 1905; service in South Africa, 1899-1902 (despatches, Brt. of Col, Queen’s Medal, 5 Clasps): Commanding Allahabad , 1907-11; Won R.A. Gold Medal for Prize Essay, 1903; m. Alice Mary, d. of late F. I. Simpson of Baldock, Herts. Recreations: Golf, polo, hunting. Club: United Service.