Henry Flavelle Forbes

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Henry Flavelle Forbes (1877 – 30 November 1959)[citation needed] was a member of the Imperial Civil Service who played a notable part in the modern history of Iraq.

He was born in South Dublin, Ireland, when that part of Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom. Educated at Wesley College (Dublin), he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, where he was a Senior Exhibitioner in History and Politics.[1]

He was made a Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire in 1919 for services in the Indian Political Department "in, and in connection with, the Military Operations in Mesopotamia."[2] As President of the Court of Appeal, he wrote a substantial review of one of the more significant civil laws that had been inherited from the Ottoman government.[3]


  1. ^ The Dublin University Calendar for the Year 1900-1901. Vol. I, Part II. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis and Co., Ltd. 1901.
  2. ^ London Gazette, 4 March 1919, Second Supplement, 5 March 1919, p.3108.
  3. ^ Forbes, H.F. The Peace Judges' Law of the 11 Nissan 1329 (24 April 1913) (So far as it Relates to Civil Suits). Baghdad, Iraq: Government Press. 1920