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Thomas Adams
Died January 1764
Place of death Calcutta, British India
Allegiance Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Major
Commands held Indian Army

Major Thomas Adams (died January 1764) was Commander-in-Chief, India.

Military careerEdit

Adams became Commander-in-Chief of the East India Company's troops in June 1763 following the British Declaration of War against Mir Qasim on account of the killing by Qasim's men of the British Resident at the Court of the Nawab of Bengal.[1]

Key engagements were the Battles of Gheria in August 1763 and Udhanala in September 1763: Adams pursued Qasim's troops to the gates of Monghyr and then besieged Patna where Adams was victorious but not before Qasim had killed some 60 British prisoners.[2] Adams followed Qasim's remaining sepoys for a few more days and then returned to Calcutta having conquered the whole of Bengal in just a few months.[3]

Adams died in Calcutta in January 1764.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
Eyre Coote
Commander-in-Chief, India
Succeeded by
John Carnac

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