Francis Ingall, 1908-1998

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Francis Ingall

Brigadier Francis Herman Barlay Ingall OBE DSO (1908-1998) was a British Army Officer. He was the founding commandant of the Pakistan Military Academy. Ingall was born on 24 October 1908 in the county of Surrey, England, UK. In 1927, he joined the Royal Military College Sandhurst and was commissioned in 1928. He joined the 6th Lancers, which was known as the Bengal Lancers of the British Indian Army. He saw action in the North West Frontier Province and participated in the Italian Campaign, World War II. He commanded an armoured brigade during the Italian Campaign for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He was awarded an OBE by the British Government for his vital service to Pakistan by founding Pakistan Military Academy. Later Francis Ingall migrated to the USA, settling in Sonoma. In 1982 he was appointed the Honorary Consul General of Pakistan in California, USA. His autobiography The Last of the Bengal Lancers was published in 1988.

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