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Lieutenant General Richard Harte Keatinge VC CSI (17 June 1825 – 25 May 1904) was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to Britishmarker and Commonwealth forces.

Life and career

Keatinge was born in Dublinmarker. He was 32 years old, and a major in the Bombay Artillery, Bombay Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 17 March 1858 at the assault of Chundaireemarker for which he was awarded the VC:

In 1862 he was transferred to the Royal Artillery and then to the Bombay Staff Corps of the British Indian Army.

In 1868, he founded the Rajkumar College, Rajkotmarker, which opened its doors as a school for boys in 1870.

From 1871 to 1873 he was Chief Commissioner of Ajmer-Merwara, and from 1874 to 1878 was Chief Commissioner of Assam. He later achieved the rank of lieutenant general.

In retirement, he settled at Horshammarker, Sussex, where he died in 1904.


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