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Lt.-Col. Sir Richard Temple, Bart., C.B., C.I.E

Nature volume 127, pages 412413 (14 March 1931) | Download Citation



WE regret to record the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Richard Temple, the distinguished Oriental scholar, which took place on Mar. 3, at Territet, Switzerland. Sir Richard Temple was born at Allahabad on Oct. 15, 1850, and was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cam bridge. He joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1871, and after six years' service in India was transferred to the Indian Army, serving in the 38th Dogras and 1st Gurkhas. After a distin guished military and administrative career, in which he served in Afghanistan and Burma, in 1895 he was appointed High Commissioner of the Adamans and Nicobars and superintendent of the Penal Settlement of Port Blair, a post which he held until his retirement in 1904. On his return to England, Temple settled on his family estate in Worcester shire. During the War, as chairman of the Wor cestershire Territorial Association, he took an active part in the recruiting, organisation, and training of reinforcements, and he also worked hard in con nexion with the St. John's Ambulance Association, of which he was assistant director, his war services being recognised in 1916 by the award of the C.B.

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