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THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COLLEGE

"OLD HAILEYBURY"

The Honourable East India College was set up originally in Hertford Castle in February 1806, with the intention of training Administrators for the Honourable East India Company's operations. The bulk of the former pupils subsequently worked on the Indian sub- continent, though others were at Capetown, Singapore and China. A few months after the opening, the school moved to a site at Hertford Heath, which became Haileybury College. In 1857 the school closed and was sold a few years later to become the home of a new school :-  Haileybury College.

Even though the pupils by and large were Civil Administrators e.g. : Magistrates, Judges etc they nevertheless became embroiled in the various campaigns of the time. To read details of these former pupils please visit the campaigns listed below.  

1ST AFGHAN WAR 1842
MULTAN 1848
INDIAN MUTINY 1857
EAST INDIA COMPANY VCs

This list includes 4 Victoria Crosses awarded to "Old Haileybury" & another 17  to former pupils of the sister college, Addiscombe at Croydon

The  abstracts have been taken from the book 

"MEMORIALS OF OLD HAILEYBURY COLLEGE".

The spellings are those used at the time the book was printed in 1894

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THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COLLEGE - OLD HAILEYBURY

THE CAMPAIGNS & WARS 1806 - 1857

Copyright Haileybury College

Wednesday October 01, 2003