Lieutenant-Colonel Sir George
Olaf Roos-Keppel, GCIE, KCSI (7
September 1866 - 11
December 1921) was a British military
officer who served in the capacities of Political Agent to the
Governor-General in Kurram and Khyber, and later
as Chief Commissioner, North West Frontier Province from 1908 till 1919.
He is also known for
his role in 3rd Afghan
He was commissioned in the Royal Scots Fusiliers in the 1880s and
was promoted to Lieutenant in 1892 and to Captain in 1895. In 1900
he was appointed a CIE and was promoted to Brevet Major in 1902,
receiving further promotions to Major in 1904 and to Brevet
Lieutenant-Colonel in 1907. In 1908, he was knighted with the KCIE
and was promoted to full Lieutenant-Colonel in 1912.
Roos-Keppel, along with Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum established
College , which was inaugurated by Haji Sahib Turangzai.
Roos-Keppel was also president of Central
Committee of Examiners in Pashto
credited with foreseeing the genius in the young Cambridge graduate Inayatullah
Khan by appointing him, at the age of 24, the Vice Principal of
College in 1913, and then the Principal in 1917.
was appointed a KCSI in 1915 and a GCIE in 1917. He formally
retired from the Indian Army in 1920 and died on 11 December of the
following year, aged 55.
Roos-Keppel was well versed in the Pashto
- Sir Olaf
Caroe, The Pathans, London: Macmillan, 1958