The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Pyne, Sir Thomas Salter
Pyne, Sir Thomas Salter, Kt., (1894), C.S.I. (1893); s. of John Pyne; b. 1860; came out to India as Engineer, 1883; became Engineer-in-Chief, Afghanistan, 1885; successfully carried out large undertaking, viz., manufacture of guns, small arms, cartridges, etc. was Master of Mint at Kabul; sent as Ambassador by H.M. Amir of Afghanistan, to Government of India; thanked by the Amir in Durbar; Assistant, Special Mission to Kabul, 1893. Club: St. Stephen and Badminton.