Pratt, Thomas [Simson]


Student United College 1811-1812 Gk. Jun.; Lat. Jun.; Math. Jun. 1812-1813 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; Math. Prov. (Secondar).


Born 1797 son of Captain James Pratt, 77th Athole Highlanders and Ann Simson. [Soldier]


Soldier - ensign 1814. Lieutenant 26th Regiment. Deputy Adjutant General Madras [now Chennai, India] 1843-1855. Commanded forces in Australia 1856-1861. Conducted war against Maoris [New Zealand] 1860-1861. General 1873. Retired 1877.

Knighted (K.C.B. [Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath]), 1861.

Brother in law of Thomas Chalmers, D.D.


Died 2.2.1879.


  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography...1851-1900. 6v. (Truro, 1892-1921)
  • DNB
  • Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • C. C. B. Watson, Alexander Cowan, 1915