Henry Renny

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Henry Renny
24th General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
In office
1869–1874
Preceded byStudholme John Hodson
Succeeded byJohn Alfred Street
Personal details
Born1815
Died1900
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceBritish Army
RankGeneral
CommandsGeneral Officer Commanding, Ceylon

General Henry Renny CSI (1815–1900) was a British Army officer who was the 24th General Officer Commanding, Ceylon.

He was appointed General Officer Commanding, Ceylon in 1869 and succeeded by John Alfred Street in 1874.

Career[edit]

Born 9 September 1815, Henry Renny was the second surviving son of Alexander Renny-Tailyour of Borrowfield and Elizabeth Bannerman Ramsay. He entered the army as Ensign in 1833. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1835, Captain in 1844, Lieutenant-Colonel in 1853, Colonel in 1854, Major-General in 1867, Lieutenant-General in 1874, and General in 1877.

He commanded the 81st Regiment throughout Indian Rebellion of 1857. For this service and others performed by the 81st Regiment, he was made a Companion of the Star of India (C.S.I.), and the 1857 Medal. He commanded the 1st Brigade in the Sittana Expedition of May 1858, under Sir Sydney Cotton, obtaining medal with clasp.

In 1875, he was given the colonelcy of the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot, transferring in 1879 back to the 81st Regiment of Foot (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers) until their amalgamation with the 47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot to form The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1881. He was then colonel of the 2nd Battalion of the Loyal North Lancs until his death. He was made full general on 1 October 1877.[1] [2][3]

He married Eleanor Anne, third daughter of Robert Rickart Hepburn of Rickarton and had two sons and a daughter. He died in 1900.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 15 July 2006. Retrieved 2 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "81st (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers) Regiment of Foot". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 14 May 2006. Retrieved 2 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 7 May 2006. Retrieved 2 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
Military offices
Preceded by
Studholme John Hodson
General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
1869–1874
Succeeded by
John Alfred Street
Preceded by
New Regiment
Colonel of the 2nd Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
1881–?1900
Succeeded by
Hugh Thomas Jones-Vaughan
Preceded by
William Frederick Forster
Colonel of the 81st Regiment of Foot (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers)
1879–1881
Succeeded by
amalgamation to form The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment