Henry Augustus Smyth

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Sir
Henry Augustus Smyth
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Sir Henry Smyth, by Francis Smyth Baden-Powell
Born (1825-11-25)November 25, 1825
St James's Street, London
Died September 19, 1906(1906-09-19) (aged 80)
Stone, Buckinghamshire
Buried at Stone, Buckinghamshire
Allegiance Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Service/branch  United Kingdom
Years of service 1841–1893
Rank General
Unit Royal Artillery
Battles/wars Siege of Sevastopol (1854–1855)
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Other work Justice of the Peace for Buckinghamshire,
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries,
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

General Sir Henry Augustus Smyth (1825–1906), KCMG, FSA, FRGS, was a senior British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Bedford School, Smyth was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1843.[1] He served in the Crimean War and was present at the Siege of Sevastopol.[1] He became commandant of Woolwich garrison and military district in 1882 and General Officer Commanding the troops in South Africa in 1886.[1] In 1888 Smyth mustered an army of 2,000 troops and left for Zululand to put down a rebellion there.[2]

Smyth became acting Governor of Cape Colony as well as acting High Commissioner for Southern Africa in 1889.[1] He became Governor of Malta in 1890 before retiring in 1893.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Vetch & Lunt 2008.
  2. ^ Freedman, Russell (1967). "Dinizulu". New York: Holiday House. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

References[edit]

Attribution
Military offices
Preceded by
GOC-In-Chief South Africa
1887–1890
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by
The Hon. Hercules Robinson
Acting Governor of Cape Colony
Acting High Commissioner for Southern Africa

1889
Succeeded by
Henry Loch
Preceded by
Sir Henry Torrens
Governor of Malta
1890–1893
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Fremantle