Havelock Road, BR2

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Named after the British military hero Major-General Sir Henry Havelock (April 5, 1795 – November 24, 1857), who recaptured Cawnpore during the Indian Mutiny of AD1857 which threatened to end British rule. Sir Henry, a member of the 78th Highlanders, won national acclaim and was awarded a knighthood for his actions. However he died of dysentery later that year having held off a renewed siege following the recapture of Lucknow.

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