George Elphinstone Erskine

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George Elphinstone Erskine
Born 20 January 1841
Died 12 September 1912
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Indian Army
Years of service 1857 - 1895
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars Indian Mutiny, 1857

Major-General George Elphinstone Erskine (1841-1912) was a senior British Indian Army officer who served in India during the Indian Mutiny in 1857.


Born on 20 January 1841, George Elphinstone Erskine was educated at Bedford School. He entered the British Indian Army in 1857 and served in India during the Indian Mutiny, between 1857 and 1858. He served on the Oudh Commission between 1863 and 1889 and was appointed Commissioner to investigate landlord-tenant relations in Oudh State in 1883. He was appointed to the Commission for the amalgamation of the governments of the North-Western Provinces and Oudh State in 1889.[1]

The father of General Sir George Erskine, Major General George Elphinstone Erskine retired in 1895 and died in Brighton on 10 February 1905.[2]