Stringer Lawrence(1697-1775), Known as the 'Father of the Indian army'
Sitter in 4 portraits
Major-General; known as the 'Father of the Indian Army'. Lawrence served in Gibraltar and fought in the Battle of Culloden before being placed in command of the East India Company's troops in 1748. While acting as the governor of Fort St. David, he recognised the abilities of his junior, Robert Clive and assisted in his rise. He left India in 1759 after being elevated to the rank of Major-General.
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