Thom's Irish Who's Who/Clifford, Lieut.-Gen. Robert Cecil Richard
CLIFFORD, Lieut.-Gen. Robert Cecil Richard, Indian Army; C.B. (1891); D.L., J.P. (High Sheriff, Co. Cavan, 1904); b. 30th June, 1839; 2nd son of Captain Robt. Clifford, J.P., H.E.I.C.S.; m. 1863, Mary, dau of Major W. A. Troup, H.E.I.C.S.; one son, two daus. Educ.: private schools in France and Ireland. Entered H.E.I.C.S., 1856; served in Hobson's Horse (now 9th Bengal Lancers), 1860-65; in 2nd Punjab Cavalry (now 22nd Sam Browne's Cavalry, Frontier Force) from Subaltern to Colonel; Commanded line of communications, Quetta to Kandahar, 1878-79.: Assistant Political Officer, Field Force, 1880. Colonel on the Staff, 1894-95. War Services: Indian Mutiny, 1858-59 (medal); Jawaki Expedition, North West Frontier, 1877 (despatches, medal); Afghan Campaign, 1878-80 (despatches three times, medal with clasp. Brevet Lieut.-Col.); Mahsud Waziri Expedition, 1881 (despatches) Res.: Cam Cottage, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland. Telegraph Office: Ballyconnell.