|Born||6 December 1852|
|Died||24 June 1924|
|Allegiance|| United Kingdom
|Years of service||1871–1907|
|Commands held||General Officer Commanding Australian Military Forces
Commandant Queensland Defence Force
Commandant New South Wales Military District
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Mentioned in Despatches (2)
Major General Henry (Harry) Finn CB, DCM (6 December 1852 – 24 June 1924) was a senior officer in the British Army who served as General Officer Commanding Australian Military Forces (1904–1905).
Finn joined the British Army as a Private Soldier in the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers in 1871. He served in the Afghanistan War of 1878 for which he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and mentioned in despatches. He was commissioned into the 21st Hussars in 1881 becoming Inspector of Musketry for that Regiment in 1882 and Adjutant of the Regiment in 1884.
He took up appointments in Australia as Commandant of the Queensland Defence Force in 1899 and Commandant of the New South Wales military area in 1902. In 1904 he became General Officer Commanding Australian Military Forces and in 1905 he was made Inspector-General of the Australian Military Forces. He was a keen horseman and rode to and from his residence at Dawes Point Battery every day.
In 1886 he married Catherine Scott and they went on to have two daughters and one son.
- Harry Finn at Australian Dictionary of Biography
- The Barracks Guard Sydney Morning Herald, 24 December 1946
- A Look at the History of Officers Mess Victoria Barracks 1848 – 2001 by John Kreckler
Major General Sir Edward Hutton
|General Officer Commanding Australian Military Forces
1904 – 1905
Major General William Bridges
as Chief of the General Staff in 1909