Jervis-White-Jervis was the third son of Sir Henry Meredith Jervis White-Jervis, 2nd baronet and his wife Marian Campbell daughter of William Campbell of Fairfield, Ayrshire. He was educated at Harrow School and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He joined the Royal Artillery as 2nd Lieutenant in December 1844. He became 1st Lieutenant in 1846 and captain in September 1853. He was employed on special service under the Board of Ordnance in the United States in 1855
Jervis-White-Jervis continued his military career and held various appointments dealing with the armaments of the service until January 1866 when he became Brevet-Major. In December 1867 he became Lieutenant-Colonel. He authored several books including Manual of Field Operations, History of Corfu and of the Ionian Islands, The Enfield Rifle,' 1 and Our Engines of War. He remained in parliament until 1880.
Jervis-White-Jervis died at the age of 56. (1881)
Jervis-White-Jervis married in 1855 Lucy Cobbold, daughter of John Chevalier Cobbold M.P. for Ipswich and had several children.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Jervis-White-Jervis
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