Havelock Road, CR0

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Sir Henry Havelock (April 5, 1795 – November 24, 1857) was the Major-General who recaptured Cawnpore during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 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. He died of dysentery later that year having held off a renewed siege after recapturing Lucknow. It is one of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company, and named after prominent figures in the history of British India. Namely, Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning, statesman and Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857; Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, Henry Havelock and Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, who were all generals in India during the same rebellion; and, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, Governor-General of India 1862 to 1863.

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