Lionel Dunsterville: Letters to Mary Dunsterville c. 1875-1922
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English author and poet. His best-known works include the novels and short story collections The Jungle Book (1894), Just So Stories (1902), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), and Kim (1901), as well as a number of poems such as "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), and "If-" (1910). Kipling was born in Bombay, India, into an artistic family: his father was a sculptor, pottery designer, and professor of architectural sculpture and tw...
Lionel Charles Dunsterville (1865-1946) was a contemporary and close friend of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), the author, at the United Services College, Westward Ho! in Devon. Kipling was a pupil in 1878-82; they met again in India. Kipling's collection of stories, Stalky & Co (1899) relates chiefly to himself, his school friends, the College and Stalky. Dunsterville was the model for Stalky. Dunsterville entered the Army, served in Waziristan, on the North-West Front...
Mary (May) Dunsterville, later Mrs Lionel Armitage, was the youngest sister of Lionel Charles Dunsterville (1865-1946), the model for 'Stalky' Corkoran, hero of Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co . Lionel Dunsterville attended the United Service College, Westward Ho, where he was a contemporary of Kipling, and joined the Indian Army, from which he retired with the rank of Major-General. He described his experiences in his published memoirs, Stalky's reminiscences, which culminate in his command o...