[The Military Accounts Department, Meerut, India.] Printed tribute by the members of the department, on the retirement of Lieut.-Colonel E. B. Peacock, Controller of Military Accounts.

[Lieut.-Colonel E. B. Peacock [Edward Barnes Peacock], Controller of Military Accounts, E.C. & U.P. District, Meerut, India]
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At bottom left: 'MEERUT, | Dated the 28th January 1925.'
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The recipient Lieut.-Col. Edward Barnes Peacock (b.1873; fl.1955), son of Sir Barnes Peacock (1810-1890), Chief Justice of Bengal, served in the 31st Punjab Regiment. The present document is printed in dark-blue ink on 38.5 x 25 cm piece of thin wove paper. The main body of text comprises twenty-five lines in small print, enclosed in decorative border. Aged and creased, with slight loss at bottom right, taking away a small part of the border. Headed: 'To | Lieut.-Colonel E. B. Peacock, | Controller of Military Accounts, | E. C. & U. P. DISTRICT. | MEERUT.' Praising Peacock in the usual florid style, and beginning: 'SIR, | WE the members of the Military Accounts Department, Meerut, have assembled here this afternoon with a heavy heart to express our sincere gratitude to you, and to meet you in a friendly entertainment on the eve of your departure from our midst on leave pending retirement.' The authors feel that Peacock's 'great sense of justice is derived in no small measure from your illustrious ancestor Sir Barnes Peacock, the late Chief Justice of Bengal, whose name is even to-day revered in this country as an example worthy of emulation by all those who occupy positions of authority.'