'Lieutenant-General Sir John Cradock KB & KC', 1809
Stipple engraving by J Godby after Sir Thomas Lawrence, published by E Orme, 2 January 1809.
General Sir John Francis Caradoc, 1st Baron Howden, Commander in Chief, Madras 1803-1807, was recalled to Britain by the Court of Directors of the East India Company as a result of his mishandling of the situation at Vellore in 1806. A mutiny by Hindu and Moslem Indian troops had broken out against the Madras Army's new dress regulations that required the removal of beards, caste-marks and ear rings. Cradock changed his surname to Caradoc in 1820.
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