Chesney, Sir George Tomkyns
Sir George Tomkyns Chesney (1830 - 1895), an English Army general, was born at Tiverton, Devon. He was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, and at Addiscombe, and served as second lieutenant with the Bengal Engineers in 1848. Chesney laterserved as a member of the Parliament. His famous short story, The Battle of Dorking, was published in Blackwoods Magazine in 1871. It dealt with a fictional attack against England by the Germans after their victory over France.
Sir George Tomkyns Chesney, British Army General, originator of Royal Indian Civil Engineering College at Coopers Hill, Staines. He is renowned for his timeless novel "The Battle of Dorking".