Goal keeper for the Indian Hockey Team during the period 1973 to 1983
Railway Train Driver
Randall, Captain John, Neil
Victoria Cross Recipient
Supervisor of Electronic Systems & Railwayman
Raynor, Lieutenant William
Shikari. Called “The Jim Corbett of Elephants by the author Eric Stracey. Shot his 1st elephant inh 1928, his last in 1967 at the age of 76.
Rebeiro, Mary Isaacs
India’s first Postmistress in independent India (1904-1983)
Athlete-Hop Step & Jump and Long jump
Renny, Captain George Alexander
Richard, Sir Cliff
Richards, Major General William
Ricketts, Ensign John
Ricketts, John William
Presented Anglo-Indian petition to Parliament
Ridgeway, Colonel Richard Kirby
Set up Independent Oil Company
Robert, Major General George Rickets
Bengal Staff Corps
Roberts, General Sir Abraham
Roberts, Lord Frederick Sleigh, Field Marshall, Earl
Lord-Kandahar & Supreme Commander-Boer War
Robinson, Flight Lieutenant Lief VC
Shot down the first Zeppelin over England in the First World War
Roddy, Colonel Patrick,
Rodrigues, Dr. George, G.C.
Matron of Civil Hospital
Roe, Sir, Thomas
Ambassador of King James the First
Rogers, George Clement
Roland, Maj. George, Murray, VC (2 clasps)
Soldier – Berbera Bohotle Flying Column (Indian Army)
Somaliland, East Africa 1903
Rolland, Major G.M.
Rosamond, Lieutenant Mathew
Ross, Carl, Professor BSc., PhD., DSc., CEng.
Professor of Structural Dynamics
Priest/Former Editor “The Herald”
Ryan, Sergeant John
Saleur, Commander Colonel
Salkeld, Lieutenant Philip
Sartorius, Major General R.W.
Officer of the Bombay Police
Scallan, Frank Clinger
Artist & Writer
Seagrim, Major N.P.
Shaw, Lieutenant Colonel Marjorie
Military Nursing Service
Shebbeare, Lieutenant Robert Haydon
Soldier/ Brevet Major
Shepard, William James
Soldier & Clerk
Shore, Honorable Federick John
Agent of the Sagur and Narbada Territories
Shore, Sir John
Simon, Sir John
President of the Indian Statutory Commission
Sinton, John A.
Skinner, Brigadier Michael
Colonel of the Regiment Skinner’s Horse
Skinner, Lieutenant Colonel James
Slim, General Sir William
Smith, Sergeant John
Soldier/Acting Group Captain
Smith-Cameron, Rev. Canon Ivor
First Asian Chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Rev. Canon was the first Asian to be appointed as one of the Queen’s Chaplains, an honour shared also by the people of India, the Church in India, the Madras Christian College & St. Matthias Church, where he was a chorister for several years…..Savithri Devanesen
Smyth, Sir John, George,
Sombre, David Ochterlony Dyce
Member of Parliament 1841-42, & Renowned scholar
St. Claire-Watkins, Colonel Florence
Command Principal Matron
Staggs, Brigadier Joyce
Stanyon, Lieut. Col. Sir John, Henry
CIE, ADC, VD, MLA, MLC
Barrister At Law, Divisional Judge, Judicial Commission
Stark, Herbert Alick
Writer; Educator & Historian
Steel, Flora Annie
Musician, Singer & multi-talented Artist
Originating from a musical family – his Father was a multi-skilled musician and bandleader for the Governor’s Band – in Bombay during the British Raj.
House of Commons Member
Stoddard, Major Thelma
Military Nursing Service
Stormer (or Storr)
Stracey, Cyril Col.
Indian Army (Rajput Regiment), Indian National Army, Indian Foreign Services – Former Indian Ambassador to Norway
Stracey, E.L. (Eric)
Indian Police (Madras), First Director General of Police – Tamil Nadu State. Author, Historian on Anglo-Indians, Living in Canberra Australia
Stracey, P.D. (Pat)
Conservationist, Author, Broadcaster, Indian Forest Service, Former Chief Conservator of Forests-Assam (undivided)
Indian Civil Service (Bengal)
Assistant-Military Auditor-General’s Office
Air Commodore, Indian Air Force.
Vir Chakra & Bar Award recepient. 1971 India-Pakistan War hero
At 14 he won the “Green Howard Cup for the South Indian Bantamweight
Born Ruby Myers
Chubby, petite and brown eyed, the self-christened Sulochana was among the early Eurasian female stars of Indian Cinema. She was born Ruby Myers in Pune and was working as a telephone operator when she was approached by Mohan Bhavnani of Kohinoor Films to work in films. Though excited by the offer, she turned him down as acting was regarded as quite a dubious profession for women those days. However Bhavnani persisted with his offer and she finally agreed, despite having no knowledge of acting whatsoever. She became a star under Bhavnani’s direction at Kohinoor before moving on to the Imperial Film Company where she became the highest paid movie star in the country. Among her popular films were Typist Girl (1926), Balidaan (1927) and Wildcat of Bombay (1927) where she essayed eight roles including a gardener, a policeman, a Hyderabadi gentleman, a street urchin, a banana seller and a European blonde! Three romantic super hits in 1928 – 29 with director R.S. Chaudhari – Madhuri (1928), Anarkali (1928) and Indira B.A. (1929) saw her at her peak of fame in the silent film era. In fact so widespread was her fame that when a short film on Mahatma Gandhi inaugurating a khadi exhibition was shown, alongside it was added a hugely popular dance of Sulochana’s from Madhuri, synchronised with sound effects. With the coming of sound Sulochana suddenly found a lull in her career, as it now required an actor to be proficient in Hindustani. Taking a year off to learn the language, she made a grand comeback with the talkie version of Madhuri (1932). Further talkie versions of her silent hits followed and with Indira (now an) M.A.(1934), Anarkali (1935) and Bombay ki Billi (1936). Sulochana was back with a bang. She was drawing a salary of Rs 5000 per month, she had the sleekest of cars (Chevrolet 1935) and one of the biggest heroes of the silent era, D. Billimoria, as her lover with whom she worked exclusively between 1933 and 1939. They were an extremely popular pair – His John Barrymore style opposite her Oriental ‘Queen of Romance’ image. But once their love story ended so did their careers. Sulochana left Imperial to find few offers forthcoming. Newer, younger and more proficient actresses had entered the scene. She tried making a comeback with character roles but even these were far and few in between. However, she still had the power to excite controversy. In 1947, Moraji Desai banned the Dilip Kumar – Noorjehan starrer, Jugnu, because it showed such a morally reprehensible act as an aging fellow professor falling for Sulochana’s vintage charms. In 1953, she acted in her third Anarkali, but this time in a supporting role as Salim’s mother. She finally passed away lonely and forgotten in 1983 in her flat in Bombay. A sad end for the woman who once became famous for drawing a larger salary than the Governor of Bombay and who even acted in a film named after her – Sulochana (1933)!
Sweeney, Keith J.
Melanie Sykes was born to an Anglo-Indian father, and an Anglo-Burmese Mother. Sykes first came to public attention as the bikini-clad girl in the Boddingtons beer advertisements with the broad “Northern” accent in the mid 1990s. Amongst other work during the 1990s she also modelled for Berlei lingerie.
Taylor, Colonel Phillip Meadows
Soldier & author
Taylor-Smith, Steven Hector
Secretary-Indian Airmail Society & Pioneer-Rocket Carriage. Father of Rocket Mail in India, Pioneer of Aero-philately, stamp to honour his aero-rocket projects, was in Police/Army/Medicine/Customs/Scouts
Teasdale, (Horatio) Harry
Thackeray, Lieutenant Edward Talbot
Owen Thorpe was born in India. After graduating from St Xavier’s College, Calcutta he worked for The Statesman newspaper and All India Radio. In 1970 he joined the UK Civil Service, working on Government and EU policy and, latterly, setting up
Tims, Major Olaf Alwyn Mark, VSM
Soldier, Hero and now retired Coffee Planter
Tombs, Major General Sir Henry
Travers, General James
Trevor, Major General W.S.
Tucker, Captain Eric, James
Railwayman & Recipient of the Ashoka Chakra Award
Cadet for Mardas
Tytler, General John A.