NameDespreaux John Boileau [13], [15], GGG Uncle
Birth1842 [15]
Death1864 [15]
Notes for Despreaux John Boileau
[BBB]: b 1842, probably in South Africa, when his father was on furlough there. Ensign 90th Foot, 1861; Lt ca. 1863. d 1864 at Mian Mir (Lahore) in the Punjab, a notoriously unhealthy station. No active service. He was godson of John Peter iv, who approved of him. He was a good artist, and used to send home clever sketches of his surroundings.

[Is he the author of the few sketches and letter we have at home? Almost certainly. The author of the letter calls himself Uncle Jack, and he was indeed the Uncle of Ellen Leah, who ended up with the letter. You should be able to view a copy of this letter by clicking on the multimedia link on Despreaux’s web card.]

[BBB]: “Despreaux John _, Thomas Ebenezer John's son, enjoyed only a sadly short career with his British regiment, for after but three years in India he died at Mian Mir, the new name for the old Lahore cantonments, with their terrible reputation for unhealthy conditions.”
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