Henry Wase Whitfield

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Henry Whitfield
Born 1814
Died 30 March 1877
Dover, Kent
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements

Lieutenant General Henry Wase Whitfield (Chinese: 威非路) (1814 - 30 March 1877) was the Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong and Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements.

Military career[edit]

Whitfield was commissioned into the 2nd West India Regiment in 1828.[1] He went on to be Commanding Officer of his Regiment in 1843 and commanded it for 15 years.[2]

He was promoted to Major-General in 1868[3] and appointed Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements in 1869.[4]

Memory[edit]

Whitfield Road (威非路道)[5] in North Point and Whitfield Barracks[6] in Tsim Sha Tsui, both in Hong Kong, were named after him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 18446. p. 387. 26 February 1828. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  2. ^ The Colonist, 3 May 1877
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 23442. p. 4995. 15 September 1868. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  4. ^ British and Indian armies on the China coast 1785-1985 by Harfield, A G, Published by A and J Partnership, 1990, Pages 483-484 ISBN 0-9516065-0-6
  5. ^ Yanne, Andrew; Heller, Gillis (2009). Signs of a Colonial Era. Hong Kong University Press. p. 51. ISBN 9789622099449. 
  6. ^ Brief Information on proposed Grade I Items. Items #43 and #44
Military offices
Preceded by
James Brunker
Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong
and the Straits Settlements

1869–1874
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Colborne
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell
Administrator of Hong Kong
April 1872
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy