The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Watson, General Sir John
Watson, General Sir John, V.C. (1857), K.C.B. (1886), G.C.B. (1902), Indian Army (retired); b. 1829; s. of William George Watson of Essex; entered the Bombay Army, 1848; served in the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49; Bozdar Expedition, 1857; in the Indian Mutiny, 1857-59; Umballa Campaign, 1863; Commanded the Central India Horse, 1871; Resident at Gwalior, 1877; Officiating A.G., Central India, 1871; Commanded the Cavalry despatched from Bombay to Malta, 1878; Commanded the Punjab Chief’s Contingent in the Afghan War, 1879-80; A.D.C. to Her Majesty Empress Victoria, 1870-71; Agent to Governor-General at Baroda, 1882-86; Colonel, 13th Duke of Connaught Lancers, 1904. Address: Northcourt Finchampstead, Berks. Club: United Service.