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Lt Col Douglas Craven Phillott, MA, PhD

Lt Col Douglas Craven Phillott, MA, PhD[1]

Male 1860 - 1930  (70 years)

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  • Name Douglas Craven Phillott 
    Prefix Lt Col 
    Suffix MA, PhD 
    Born 28 Jun 1860  India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Education 1870 
    Felsted School 
    Census 1871  Golden Manor, Hanwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mercantile Marine??, age 10, son 
    Beneficiary 1876  [3
    military fund: Douglas Craven Phillott son of Lt Col H R Phillott retired, 40 per annum till 27 Jun 1881 
    Occupation 1880  India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    first commission British Officer of the Indian Army 
    Occupation 1905  India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Secretary, board of examiners 
    Occupation 14 Jan 1906  India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ranked colonel, officers who qualify in Oriental languages, high proficiency Persian [Honors]. 
    Occupation 1912  India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    teaching in Hindustani 
    Travel 1913  SS Olympic, Southampton to New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sailing to New York 
    Probate 15 Apr 1913  Greville Place, Maida Vale, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    on death of Jane Grace Smith, to Douglas Craven Phillott retired colonel ...Effects 1859. 
    Occupation 1920 
    Lt Col Indian Army, retired 
    Died 11 Sep 1930  Felstead, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • The Times 15 Sep 1930
      FUNERAL AND MEMORIAL SERVICES
      LIEUTENANT- COLONEL PHILLOTT
      The funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Craven Phillott took place yesterday at Felsted Church, Essex. The officiating clergy were the Rev. G. E. Ingle and the Rev. F. Stephenson, Headmaster of Felsted School. The chief mourners were Miss Phillott (sister), Sir Basil Phillott Blackett, and Mrs. Hartnoll.
    Douglas Craven Phillott obituary
    Douglas Craven Phillott obituary
    The Times, Friday, Sep 12, 1930; pg. 14

    LIEUTENANT-COLONEL PHILLOTT
    Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Craven Phillott, late I.A., of The Bury, Felsted, died yesterday after a long illness, at the age of 70. He had been lecturer in Hindustani at Cambridge since 1912. The third son of Lieutenant-Colonel H. R. Phillott, he was educated at Felsted School. He joined the 40th Foot from Sandhurst, and served later in the 28th Punjab Infantry- and in the 3rd Punjab Cavalry. He was with the Zhob Valley field force in 1890, and D.A.Q.M.G., Int., Hazara field force in 189l and was in thc operations on the North-West Frontier in 1897-98. After serving as Consul in Persia for two years, he was employed in the India Office, and was later chief censor, Prisoners of War Central Bureau, Cairo, and chief censor, Indian Base, Port Said, 1914 to 1919. Colonel Phillott was a distinguished Orientalist, the author of many elementary and advanced works for students of Hindustani, Urdu, and Persian. He translated "Cavalry Drill " and( " Mountain Warfare" into the Indian vernaculars, and contributed many papers to the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, of which he had been general secretary, philological secretary, and twice gold medallist . He was a Fellow of Calcutta University, where he had been Persian lecturer. Colonel Phillott was fond of the ancient sport of hawking. He was unmarried. ;The funeral will be at Felsted-on Sunday,

    Probate 21 Oct 1930  'The Den' 10 Beechwood Avenue, Tilehurst, Reading Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    on death of Douglas Craven Phillott, to Sir Basil Phillott KCB... Effects 13,707 
    Buried Holy Cross, Felsted, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Douglas Craven Phillott funeral
    Douglas Craven Phillott funeral
    Chelmsford Chronicle
    19 September 1930
    Person ID I2066  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2017 

    Father Lt Col Henry Rodney "Harry" Phillott,   b. 1812, Killeely, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1876, Sutherland Gardens, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Lilias Syme,   b. 14 Jan 1828, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1890, Oakhill Road, East Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsProbate - on death of Jane Grace Smith, to Douglas Craven Phillott retired colonel ...Effects 1859. - 15 Apr 1913 - Greville Place, Maida Vale, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - on death of Douglas Craven Phillott, to Sir Basil Phillott KCB... Effects 13,707 - 21 Oct 1930 - 'The Den' 10 Beechwood Avenue, Tilehurst, Reading Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Educated Felsted School. He joined the 40th Foot from Sandhurst and served later in the 28th Punjab Infantry and in the 3rd Punjab Cavalry, He was with the Zohb Valley field forces in 1890 and the D.A.Q.M.G , Int,, Hazara field force in 1891 and was in the i operations of the North West Frontier in 1897 - 1898. After serving as Consus to Persia for two years he was employed in the India Office and was later Chief Censor, Prisoners of War Central Bureau, Cairo and Chief Censor Indian Base, Port Said, 1914 - 1918.
      Colonal Phillott was a distinquished Orientalist the author of many elementary and advanced works for students of Hindustani, Urdu and Persian.
      He was General Secretary of the Asiatic Society if Bengal, also philological secretary and twice gold medalist. He was a Fellow of Calcutta University where he had been Persian Lecturer,
      Colonal Phillott was fond of the ancient sport of Hawking, He was unmarried.

      Who Was Who
      PHILLOTT, Lt-Col Douglas Craven (born 28 June 1860, died 11 Sept. 1930)
      Indian Army (retired); Lecturer in Hindustani, Cambridge University, since 1912; Secretary and Member, Board of Examiners Calcutta, 1905\endash 12; Ex-Trustee and Treasurer, Indian Museum; Fellow of Calcutta University; Persian Lecturer, Calcutta University; President, Board of Studies in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu; and Member of the Syndicate, Calcutta University; General Secretary, Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1906\endash 08; Philological Secretary, 1907\endash 08; gold medallist, Persian; gold medallist, Urdu
    • (Research):Military Books Ref: MI24700
      Memoirs and Letters of Capt. Sir William Hoste, Bart., R.N., K.C.B., K.M.T.
      Armorial bookplate of [ Lieut.-Col.] Douglas Craven Phillott to the front pastedowns. Phillott served on the Zhob and Hazara Expeditions, on the latter as Field Intelligence Officer. Similar bookplates of Henry Rodney Phillott , Lieutenant Colonel H.M. Indian Army, 25th Madras Native Infantry, father to the above, mounted on versoes of first blanks.

      89. Phillott, Lt. Col. D.C. (translator), Taymur Mirza (original author). BAZ-NAMA-YI-NASIRI (A PERSIAN TREATISE ON FALCONRY). Pp. xxii, 195, 25 plates-tipped in by hand (monochrome tint), 1 additional clr plt, text-figs. Cloth, DJ, lg 8vo. (Quaritch, London, 1908), Eryr Press, Finchley, 2001, issued in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies, this being #140. The classic work on falconry, now in an affordable edition. Fine. $75.00
      90. Phillott, D.C. OBSERVATIONS ON EASTERN FALCONRY. Pp. x, 214, 1 tipped in clr plts, numerous other illustrations containing 15 hood patterns, 4 glove patterns, 6 trap patterns and other figures, some text-figs. Cloth, DJ, lg 8vo. Eryr Press, Finchley, 2001, issued in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies, this being #136. A rare collection of articles on falconry and other ornithology originals published in Calcutta by the celebrated Indian army officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Craven Phillott. From the Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1906-1910. Fine. $75.00

      Typescript letter, signed, from D.C. Phillott, Honorary Secretary to Lieut. Col. L.A. Waddell, c/o India Office, London. Asiatic Society of Bengal, 57 Park Street, Calcutta, 5th September 1907. Regarding request from Babu Padmanath Barooah to reprint plates from Waddell's 'Tribes of the Brahmaputra Valley'.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1244] biog i2069.

    2. [S5613] birth i2066.

    3. [S5349] pension i2064.

    4. [S5529] occupation i2066.

    5. [S1365] probate i2074.

    6. [S6450] death i2066.

    7. [S272] probate i2066.