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De Facieu, Henri Joseph
Colonel in Sikh Army (D. 1893)

Son of Jean Alexis de Facieu, a colonel in the Sikh army, joined the Darbar's service in 1841. He commanded the Sher Regiment of Dragoons in General Ventura's brigade. After Maharaja Sher Singh's death, he left Lahore for Firozpur eventually moving down to Allahabad where he set up business. The business being ruined during the 1857 uprising, he left for Burma and joined the Burma army in which he rose to be a general. On Burma's annexation by the British in 1888, he retired and lived in Rangoon until his death in 1893.

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