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Richard Strachey Biography »
Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Strachey, GCSI, FRS (1817–1908), British soldier and Indian administrator, third son of Edward Strachey and grandson of Sir Henry Strachey, 1st Baronet was born on 24 July 1817, at Sutton Court, Stowey, Somerset. From Addiscombe Military Seminary he passed into the Bengal Engineers in 1836, and was employed for some years on irrigation works in the Northwestern Provinces. Many members of the family were in the Indian government that sarcastic mentions were made of the "Government of the Stracheys".