Henry Bayly (British Army officer)

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Sir Henry Bayly
Died 1846
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order

Lieutenant General Sir Henry Bayly GCH (died 20 April 1846) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey. He was the second son of Nicholas Bayly.

Military career[edit]

Bayly was promoted from the half-pay of the 85th Regiment to an ensigncy in the Coldstream Guards on 30 October 1790.[1] He was wounded at the Battle of Lincelles on 17 August 1793,[2] and was promoted to Lieutenant in the Guards on 31 August 1793[3] and purchased a Captaincy in the regiment on 10 September 1799.[4] During this period, he fought with the Guards during the invasion of Holland.[2]

Bayly was appointed ADC to the Prince Regent on 9 February 1811,[5] and was breveted major general on 1 January 1812. [6] He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1816.[7] He retired from that post in 1821 and was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1825.[8] He was then appointed GCH in 1834[9] and died in 1846.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 13249. p. 646. 26 October 1790. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b Daniel Mackinnon. Origin and service of the Coldstream Guards. pp. 43, 73. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 13564. p. 739. 27 August 1793. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15179. p. 906. 7 September 1799. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 16451. p. 230. 5 February 1811. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 16556. p. 2498. 28 December 1811. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17127. p. 687. 13 April 1816. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 18141. p. 925. 28 May 1825. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 19121. p. 122. 21 January 1834. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20599. p. 1529. 28 April 1846. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir John Doyle
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
1816–1821
Succeeded by
Sir John Colborne
Military offices
Preceded by
Edmund Stevens
Colonel of the 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
1825–1846
Succeeded by
Sir Gordon Drummond