Herbert Townend, blessed with great intellect and sporting ability, was one of the so-called "Heaven Born" of the Indian Civil Service, as Rural Development Commissioner in Bengal. Possibly of even greater interest today are his wife Joan Bevington's letters in the archive cited below.
- Herbert Patrick Victor Townend (11 Mar 1887 – 23 Dec 1950)
- Lettice (Joan) Bevington (b 1892)
My wife Sonia, Ron's elder daughter, has vivid memories of her great-aunt Joan Townend, with whom Ron exchanged a good many letters during his Burma expedition.