Richard Hebden O'Grady Haly

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Richard O'Grady Haly
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Richard O'Grady Haly
Born 22 February 1841
Frant, Sussex
Died 8 July 1911
Camberley, Surrey
Buried at Frimley
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Canadian Militia
Rank Major-General
Commands held General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada
Battles/wars Mahdist War
Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Relations William O'Grady Haly (father)

Major-General Richard Hebden O'Grady-Haly, KCB (22 February 1841 – 8 July 1911) was a British Army officer and served as General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada from 1900 to 1902.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of General Sir William O'Grady Haly, O'Grady-Haly was commissioned into the British Army in 1858.[1]

He served with the Nile Expedition in 1882 and took part in the action of El Maffar, both actions at Kassassin and the Battle of Tel el-Kebir.[1]

He commanded the Second Column of the Hazara Field Force and was Mentioned in Despatches in 1888.[1]

He commanded the 1st Battalion the Suffolk Regiment in India and went on to be Assistant Adjutant-General in Belfast in 1891.[1] He was appointed General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada in 1900.[2]

He also was a surveyor and when he was Lieutenant-Colonel, he invented a compass clinometer system which was built by Elliott Bros. Pictures of the compass can be seen in the online compass museum COMPASSIPEDIA.[3]


In 1865 he married Geraldine Mary Gostling and they went on to have four daughters.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hutton
General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada
Succeeded by
The Earl of Dundonald