Eldred Pottinger (1811 - 1843):
Eldred Pottinger was born in Mountpottinger, County Down, and entered the Bengal Artillery as a soldier. In 1837 he travelled through Afghanistan disguised as a horse dealer and took part in the siege of Herat a year later. He was made a Companion of the Bath and succeeded William MacNaghten in Kabul. Though he was held a prisoner there in 1842, he was released and went to Hong Kong on leave. He died there of fever.
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