Henry Richard Abadie

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Henry Richard Abadie
Maj. General H. R. Abadie.jpg
A portrait of H. R. Abadie, by John St Helier Lander, 1904
Born 25 March 1841
Died 9 May 1915
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major General
Commands held Eastern District
Battles/wars 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Henry Richard Abadie CB (25 March 1841 – 9 May 1915) was a British Army officer.

Background[edit]

Abadie was born the son of Louis Pascal Abadie, who came from Chateau de Pellepoix in France.[1] He was married firstly to Kate Sandeman and following her death in 1883, to Caroline, daughter of Colonel Fanshawe Gostling in 1890.[1]

Military career[edit]

Abadie joined the army in 1858 and served in the 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia,[2] where he was involved in the Battle of Magdala.[1] He was made a captain 1872 and fought in the Second Anglo-Afghan War including the Battle of Kandahar in 1879.[2] He was with the 9th Lancers and commanded the Cavalry Depot at Canterbury from 1894 to 1897.[2]

From 1899 to 1900, he commanded Eastern District, during which he was promoted to Major-General and awarded a Companion of the Order of the Bath.[2] Thereafter Abadie was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, a post he held until 1904.[2] There is a painting of him in Derby at his regimental museum by John St Helier Lander.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Who was Who 1897-1916. London: A. & C. Black, Ltd. 1920. 
  2. ^ a b c d e C., Buckland (1906). Charles Edward Buckland, ed. Dictionary of Indian Biography. Harvard University, Digitized 8 July 2005: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim: London. p. 1. 
  3. ^ Abadie, painting, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, accessed September 2011
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Gatacre
GOC Eastern District
1899–1900
Succeeded by
Sir William Gatacre
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hopton
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
1900–1904
Succeeded by
Hugh Gough