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.


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]


  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
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hopton
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
Succeeded by
Hugh Gough