Peter Clutterbuck

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Peter Henry Clutterbuck CIE CBE VD (28 September 1868 – 20 December 1951) was a British colonial civil servant and expert in forestry conservation, who worked as the Inspector General of Forests to the Government of India.

Clutterbuck was born in Great Stanmore, Middlesex.[1] He was educated at Clifton College[2] and Bloxham School, followed by the Royal Indian Engineering College.[3] He became a civil servant in the Imperial Forestry Service, and worked in the Central Provinces (1889) and United Provinces (1890). He was Deputy-Conservator of Forests, Eastern Circle, Upper Provinces from 1897 and Conservator of Forests, Eastern Circle in 1913. He was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal in 1911. Clutterbuck became Chief Conservator of Forests, Upper Provinces in 1915. He was Inspector General of Forests to the Government of India.[4] From 1919 to 1920 he was a Member of Upper Provinces Legislative Council. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1918 and as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919.[5][6] Clutterbuck was made a knight bachelor in 1924.[7][8]

He was an officer in the Indian Auxiliary Force between 1887 and 1919, and was in command of the 8th Northern United Provinces Horse from 1917 to 1918. He was awarded the Volunteer Officers' Decoration in 1912.

On 7 April 1896 he married Winifred Rose, daughter of Alfred Barrow Wilson Marriott.[9]

The area of CB Ganj near Bareilly, UP, India is named in his honour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. E. N Witchell and C. R. Huddleston, An Account of the Principal Branches of the Family of Clutterbuck (1924)
  2. ^ "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. ref no 2327: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  3. ^ M. E. N Witchell and C. R. Huddleston, An Account of the Principal Branches of the Family of Clutterbuck (1924)
  4. ^ The London Gazette (29 August 1924) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32969/page/6494/data.pdf
  5. ^ The London Gazette (1 January 1918) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30451/supplement/83/data.pdf
  6. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette (6 January 1920) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13547/page/27/data.pdf
  7. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette (29 July 1924) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/14044/page/983/data.pdf
  8. ^ The London Gazette (29 August 1924) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32969/page/6494/data.pdf
  9. ^ M. E. N Witchell and C. R. Huddleston, An Account of the Principal Branches of the Family of Clutterbuck (1924)