Richard Hugh Stotherd (1828 - 1895):
Richard Stotherd was born in Augher, County Tyrone, and was educated at Woolwich. He joined the Royal Engineers in 1847 and served in Canada. While working as an instructor at Chatham he organised the first field telegraph. From 1876 to 1881 he served with the Royal Engineers in Belfast, was placed in charge of Ordnance Survey in Ireland, and two years later of the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey. In 1886 he retired with the rank of major general and nine years later died in Surrey.
||25 November 1828
||1 May 1895