Henry Bouverie

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Sir Henry Bouverie
Born 1783
Died 1853
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant-General
Battles/wars Peninsular War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George

Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Frederick Bouverie GCB GCMG (1783–1853) was a British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

He was the son of Edward Bouverie MP, of Delapré Abbey in Northamptonshire, and his wife, Harriet, the only daughter and sole heiress of Sir Everard Fawkener; and nephew of the 1st Earl of Radnor. Bouverie was educated at Eton College and commissioned a Cornet in the 2nd Dragoon Guards in 1799, transferring to the Coldstream Guards as an Ensign a few months later.[1] He spent the rest of his regimental career in the Coldstreams.

For his services during the Peninsular War, he received the Army Gold Cross, with one clasp, for the battles of Salamanca, Vitoria, San Sebastian, the Nive, and Orthez. He was Governor of Malta from 1836 to 1843.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sweetman, John (September 2004). "‘Bouverie, Sir Henry Frederick (1783–1852)’". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3017. Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Burney, Sarah Harriet (1997). Clark, Lorna J., ed. The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. p. 291. ISBN 0-8203-1746-2. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Ponsonby
Governor of Malta
1836–1843
Succeeded by
Sir Patrick Stuart