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Sir Richard Joseph Airey
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Birth: Apr., 1803
Surrey, England
Death: Sep. 14, 1881

General, KCB. He served on the Staff of Sir Frederick Adam in the Ionian Island 1827-30 and that of Lord Aylmer in North America 1830-32. In 1832 he went to Horse Guards. In 1838 he went to Canada with the 34th and whilst there he had to take charge of a large area of land bequeathed to him by a relative. It was during this time, living the rough life of a settler that he learned the importance of adapting what primitive resources were available to the best possible use. He also instigated, against stiff opposition, the practice of providing an evening meal for the soldiers; a practice hitherto unheard of. He was supported by the Commander-in-Chief, Lord Hill, and this was adopted throughout the army.
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  Harriett Mary Everard Talbot Airey (____ - 1881)
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
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Record added: May 26, 2012
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Sir Richard Joseph Airey
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Sir Richard Joseph Airey
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