Francis Edward Younghusband

Birth: 1863

Death:1942

Lt.-Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942)., K.C.I.E.,(1904), C.I.E., (1891), D.Sc, LL.D., F.R.G.S., Indian Political department (retired). He was born at Murree in 1863, the 2nd s. of late Major General J. W. Younghusband. He was educated at Clifton and Sandhurst and joined the Army in the 1st Dragoon Guards, 1882; became Captain, 1889; transferred to Political Department, 1890; Major, Indian Staff Corps, 1900; Lieutenant-Colonel, 1908; visited Manchuria, 1886; travelled from Peking to India via Chinese Turkestan, 1887; Political Officer, Hunza, 1892; 'Times' Special Correspondent in Chitral Expedition, 1895; Transvaal and Rhodesia, 1896-7; Political Agent in Rajputana, 1898; Agent, Central India, etc., 1902-3; British Commissioner, Tibet, 1900-4; Resident at Kashmir, 1906-9. Ride Lecturer, 1905; holds K.I.H. Gold Medal, 1901.

Publications: Heart of a Continent; Relief of Chitral; South Africa of To-day; India and Tibet: Within. Address: 3, Buckingham Gate, S.W. Club: Travellers’.

References:

The Indian Biographical Dictionary. pgs. 470-471 (1915) by C. Hayavadana Rao

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