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Graham, Robert Blackall, b. 1838 (Colonel)



  • Existence: b. 1838


Robert Blackall Graham was born in Agra in 1838. He was the son of Colonel Graham, Bengal Infantry. He was baptized in Agra on the 29th April 1838. He was educated at George L. Hanson's, Brighton for three years and John Brackenbury's Wimbledon from February 1855. He was accepted for the Bengal Cavalry in April 1856. He arrived in India in May 1856 for service with the 7th Bengal Cavalry.


Graham, R.B. (1887 ?) 'Photographic illustrations : with description of Mandalay and Upper Burmah Expeditionary Force, 1886-87', Birmingham : A. Pumphrey.

Graham, R.B. (1867), 'The handy horse-book', Edinburgh, London: William Blackwood and sons.


Cadet papers: IOL/L/MIL/9/237 ff.164-171.

Bengal Service: IOR/L/MIL/10/82 f.174.

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Upper Burmah [i.e. Myanmar] Expeditionary Force, 1886-87

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029B
Scope and Contents A printed volume containing prints, 135 x 100 mm, mounted above descriptive text. The photographer and writer was Colonel Robert Blackall Graham. His introduction is dated 1 April 1887.In November 1885 a British Force occupied Mandalay and imprisoned King Thebaw. This was followed on 1 January 1886 by the annexation of Upper Burma, but guerilla activity continued for more that a further year and there were various subsequent expeditions.Despite the title of this volume,...
Dates: 1886 - 1887
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