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Pakistani Christian – Brigadier Francis Herman Barclay Ingall


Pakistani Christian - Brigadier Francis Herman Barclay Ingall

Brigadier Francis Herman Barclay Ingall, DSO OBE was a British Army Officer. He was the founding commandant of the Pakistan Military Academy.

Francis Ingall was born on 24th October 1908 in Surrey, England. He received education at Hurstpierpoint. Later on, in 1927, he went on to join the Royal Military College Sandhurst and got commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on the Unattached List, Indian Army on 31st January 1929.

Subsequent to arriving in British India, he joined 2nd battalion of the Essex Regiment on 23rdMarch 1929. In 1930, he joined British Indian Army and the 6th Lancers which originated from regiments of Bengal Lancers of the British Indian Army.

During his service he witnessed action in the North West Frontier Province during 1930-31. He was transferred to the Army Remount Department in 1934 and gained permanent appointment in early 1938, as the Assistant Remount Officer, Sargoda Remount Depot.

Later on, in 1939-40, he served Shahpur Area and Shahpur Remount Depot. For the duration of World War II, he was the commandant of the Indian Armoured Corps Officer Training School at Ahmednagar, India.