Henry Jervis-White-Jervis

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Henry Jervis-White-Jervis (1825 – 22 September 1881) was a British army officer and a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1859 to 1880.

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[1]

Jervis-White-Jervis stood for parliament unsuccessfully at Harwich in 1857. At the 1859 general election he was elected Member of Parliament for Harwich.[2]

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.[1] He remained in parliament until 1880.[2]

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.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Bagshaw
Robert John Bagshaw
Member of Parliament for Harwich
With: Robert John Bagshaw to May 1859
William Campbell May 1859 – 1860
Richard Thomas Rowley 1860–65
John Kelk 1865–68
Succeeded by
Henry Whatley Tyler