Henry Grant (British Army officer)

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Sir Henry Grant
Born (1848-12-13)13 December 1848
Died 22 April 1919(1919-04-22) (aged 70)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1868–1909
Rank General
Commands held 5th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Nile Expedition
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

General Sir Henry Fane Grant GCB, GCVO (13 December 1848 – 22 April 1919) was a British Army officer who commanded 5th Division.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of General Sir Patrick Grant, Grant was commissioned into the 4th Queen's Own Hussars in 1868 and took part in the Nile Expedition in 1884.[1] He became Assistant Adjutant-General in Bengal in 1891, Inspector-General of Cavalry in India in 1893[2] and Inspector of Cavalry in the United Kingdom in 1898.[3] He went on to be General Officer Commanding 5th Division in 1903 and Governor of Malta in 1907 before he retired in 1909.[1]

In retirement he became Lieutenant of the Tower of London.[3] He was killed while out rabbit-shooting in Scotland[4] and is commemorated by a memorial tablet at Duthil Church near Carrbridge.[5]


Military offices
Preceded by
Leslie Rundle
General Officer Commanding the 5th Division
Succeeded by
Herbert Plumer
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles Clarke
Governor of Malta
Succeeded by
Sir Leslie Rundle