The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Thackeray, Colonel Sir Edward Talbot
Thackeray, Colonel Sir Edward Talbot, K.C.B. (1897); V.C. (1857), F.R.G.S., Indian Army, (retired); s. of Rev. Francis Thackeray; b. 1836; educ: at Marlborough and Addiscombe; joined the Royal Bengal Engineers, 1854; served in the Indian Mutiny, 1857-58; in the Rohilkhand Field Force, 1858; Afghan War, 1879-80; held appointment in the P.W.D.; Colonel, 1881; C.B., 1886; retired, 1888; Knight of the Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem; Commander of the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, 1893-8; Publications. Two Indian Campaigns, Biographies of Officers of the Bengal Engineers, etc., 1893-98. Address: Villa Stratta, Bordigheria, Italy. Club: Athenaeum.