Memorial for General Sir Robert Dick

Edward Richardson


Madras (Chennai) Cathedral

Dick’s military career lasted 46 years and embraced the battles of the Peninsular War in Portugal and Spain, the epic conflicts of Quatre Bras and Waterloo in Belgium and finally the Sikh wars of the 1840s. His death at Sobraon in 1846 is described in the 1888 edition of DNB.

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  • William Salter's portrait of Sir Robert Dick (NPG)
  • See commentary below.

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