Henry Hallam Parr

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Sir Henry Hallam Parr
Born24 July 1847
Died4 April 1914 (1914-04-05) (aged 66)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1865–1903
Commands heldNorth-Western District
Battles/warsAnglo-Zulu War
First Boer War
Anglo-Egyptian War
Mahdist War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

Major-General Sir Henry Hallam Parr KCB CMG (24 July 1847 – 4 April 1914) was a British Army officer who became General Officer Commanding North-Western District.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Twyford School, Hallam Parr was commissioned as an ensign in the 13th Regiment of Foot on 8 September 1865.[1] He fought in the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879, in the First Boer War in 1881 and in the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882.[2] He also saw action at the Battle of Tamai in March 1884 and took part in the Nile Expedition later that year during the Mahdist War.[2] He served as adjutant-general to Lord Grenfell, in his capacity as Sirdar of the Egyptian Army, in the late 1880s.[3] He became Commander, Shorncliffe Garrison, in July 1898, General Officer Commanding South-Eastern District in October 1899 and General Officer Commanding North-Western District in May 1902; he retired in November 1903.[4]


  • Parr, Henry Hallam (2008). Major-General Sir Henry Hallam Parr: Recollections and Correspondence. Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 978-1437131970.


  1. ^ "No. 23011". The London Gazette. 8 September 1865. p. 4320.
  2. ^ a b Keown-Boyd, Henry (1996). Soldiers of the Nile: Biographical History of the British Officers of the Egyptian Army, 1882-1925. Thornbury Publications. ISBN 978-0952804703.
  3. ^ "Major-General Sir Henry Hallam Parr: Recollections and Correspondence". The Spectator. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Army Commands" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
Military offices
Preceded by
Leslie Rundle
GOC South-Eastern District
Succeeded by
Leslie Rundle
Preceded by
Leopold Swaine
GOC North-Western District
Succeeded by
Francis Howard